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Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

Junior Liz Hodges practices while debate coach Samantha Leo times her. The debate team is currently preparing for an important upcoming tournament Nov. 8-9 at Apple Valley High School.

Maggie Klaers and Emily Ziessman

November 3, 2019

As coach Aedan Helweg reflected on his time teaching the debate team, he explained how the club can be beneficial for other aspects of life. “Debate is awesome, it’s a great way to prepare for just about everything you can prepare for — college and your professional career,” Helweg said. ...

ACE seeks committed members

Senior and project manager Christian Vega speaks during Architecture Construction Engineering's first meeting Oct. 24 while senior Zoe Younger smiles and watches. According to Vega, the first meeting was a time for team members to introduce themselves and discuss their plans.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

October 28, 2019

At his first Architecture Construction Engineering meeting, freshman Asher Shertok said he hopes to develop relationships with his fellow team members and mentors.  “I think the small group could be good,” Shertok said. “You get good one-on-one attention from the mentors and the teachers.” ...

French Club kicks off new year

Senior Patrick Djerf writes ideas for future French club meetings at the club's first meeting 8 a.m. Oct. 11 in B231. Attendees were able to eat French foods and listen to French music.

Marta Hill

October 24, 2019

After the first French Club meeting of the year, junior Maya Lee said she appreciated the opportunity to meet new people that French Club provided. “It was fun because I got to have a lot of conversations with people who I don’t usually get to talk to because we are in a lot of different classes,...

Drone racing program takes off

Senior Rafe Covin practices flying a drone Sept. 11. The group's first meeting of the school year included flying around and an informational presentation.

Gabriel Kaplan

September 14, 2019

At Park’s drone racing program’s first meeting Sept. 11, senior Will Schweitering, the leader of the activity, said he hopes to turn drone racing into a club in order to spread the fun of the sport to more people.  “We want to be a club, but it’s really just a way for us to come together and...

Quiz Bowl practices for Nationals

Senior Sam Jensen practices Quiz Bowl in preparation for Nationals. Nationals will be held May 25-26 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Carly Joseph, Izzy Kanne, and Samantha Klepfer

May 23, 2019

Senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney said she and her teammates get ready to face the buzzer by doing more than just studying facts. “We’re continuing with our daily practices and then individual people are studying a lot more especially as a team. We have been doing a little fundraising as well,” Hansen-...

Roots and Shoots prepares for local outreach

Senior Roots and Shoots leader Katie Christiansen and sophomore member Zoe Frank discuss the club's upcoming residential and business outreach plans during a meeting Feb. 5. According to Frank, Roots and Shoots meets on Tuesdays.

Amaia Barajas, Jenna Cook, and Noah Orloff

February 11, 2019

Sophomore Roots and Shoots member Zoe Frank said Roots and Shoots currently has a responsibility to make sure the Climate Action Plan’s expectations are met. “We talked about new ways we can help implement solar energy and renewable sources, which will help achieve the Climate Action Plan’s...

Poetry slam stimulates talent

Junior Anika Jamison shares her artwork at the 36 Arts poetry slam and art share. 36 Arts meets Tuesdays before school.

Dahlia Krebs, Mira Malka, and Ruthie Posada

December 6, 2018

Senior Nechama Buchbinder, president of 36 Arts, said her reason for having a poetry slam was to allow students to show off the art they have made. “This poetry slam and art share was really a good way for students to express themselves and share their art,” Buchbinder said. The 36 Arts club...

SHEC brainstorms topics to discuss

SHEC president Erica Dudley writes down ideas for the upcoming year Nov. 8. The topics brainstormed for future meetings included consent and contraception.

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Noah Orloff

November 17, 2018

According to senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney, the first Sexual Health Education Club meeting went well overall. “(The) turnout could have been a little better, but it’s a really busy time of the year and it was our first meeting,” Hansen-Mahoney said. According to Sexual Health Education Club (SHE...

Math Team competes at first meet of the season

Junior Eitan Weinstein solves a trigonometry problem in front of fellow Math Team members during Math Team meeting after school Nov. 12 in room B330.

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 12, 2018

When junior Math Team member Rafe Covin completed his events at the Math Team’s first meet of the season, he said he felt confident despite the meet’s difficulty. “I thought (the meet) went pretty well. The questions are usually pretty hard, and I got a couple right, so that was good,” Co...

New dance club teaches hip-hop

Park's new dance team practices one of their routines, choreographed by coach Tontiana Kendricks, in the Dakota Foyer after school Nov. 1. The team is rehearsing multiple different routines which they will perform at boys' basketball games this winter.

Maria Perez Barriga

November 6, 2018

After hearing from staff members that students wanted a dance team, coach Tontiana Kendricks said she felt compelled to teach the dancers. “It was brought to my attention by staff at Park that there were students who were interested in creating a hip-hop dance team. The staff expressed the passion the ...

Approved clubs, activities this year

Cecilia Brown, Lara Garcia, Delany Wallerich, and advisor Al Wachutka begin their meeting around the stove on Oct. 31.

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2018

School administration approves final list of clubs for 2018-19 year

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