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Senior Grace Kanyinku will be studying cosmetology at Aveda Arts and Science Institute Minneapolis in the fall of 2021. She plans to open a salon in the future that specializes in African-American hair, as well as give out free haircuts for homeless people.

Senior takes next step towards cosmetology

Maria Perez Barriga March 1, 2021

Through searching online and connecting with a current graduate student, senior Grace Kanyinku realized she wanted to pursue her education at Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute Minneapolis. “When I...

Junior Marley Miller applies to the University of Minnesota Duluth. COVID-19 has brought changes to the application requirements, stressing out many students.

COVID-19 creates added stressors on college applicants 

Molly Schochet January 18, 2021

College applications are just one of the countless things impacted by COVID-19. Counselor for the class of 2021 Laura King said COVID-19 has led to different requirements for applications than in the past.  “The...

Senior Abby Meyer listens to coach during practice. Meyer committed to playing both hockey and lacrosse at Lake Forest college, a Division III school in Illinois.

Meet the Athlete: Abby Meyer

Maria Perez Barriga January 15, 2021

What do you like the most about playing hockey and lacrosse? I just love it. I don’t know how to explain it, I just really like it. It’s fun. It’s kind of the same as hockey. It’s just fun to...

Senior ladies lead a chant to cheer for the football team at the Homecoming football game Sept. 20. Seniors pumped up the crowd as Park played against Spring Lake Park.

A time capsule of a historic senior year

Marta Hill and Maggie Klaers June 2, 2020

The graduating class of 2020 was robbed of the normal “senior experience;” this class did not get to have a senior Prom or a Graduation, but also did not get an opportunity for closure as this...

Freshmen Leila Campbell, Maren Wilsey, Cecelia Jensen, Elena Ortiz, and Alicia Narais talk with a representative from Aveda Institute Minneapolis at the college fair March 11. Students who are interested in receiving college credits as high schoolers can participate in PSEO.

PSEO information sessions

Colin Canaday March 11, 2020

PSEO information meetings will take place in the Media Center Classroom, according to counselor Heidi Cosgrove. Informational meetings will go over what PSEO is, as well as how to sign up for courses.  

PSEO offers expanded opportunities

PSEO offers expanded opportunities

Abby Prestholdt March 3, 2020

As soon as I received the email at the end of my sophomore year saying I was accepted into the University of Minnesota for their Post Secondary Enrollment Options program, I was ecstatic about this new...

Freshman Amanuel Shetaye works with mentor Dan Klobucar during the ACE meeting Dec. 19. According to Klobucar, ACE recently has experienced growth in number of participants.

ACE sees increased participation

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff December 27, 2019

While reflecting on his high school years, Architecture Construction Engineering mentor Dan Klobucar said the program was not available for him as a teen.  “It’s a pretty good opportunity to take...

University of Kansas representative meets with senior Erik Piehl to answer his questions about the school Sept. 17. The next representative coming to Park will be from Grinnell College Oct. 9.

College representatives visit Park

Molly Schochet and Isra Mohamed October 8, 2019

Many colleges have visited Park over the past couple of weeks, offering students a chance to meet representatives from schools they are interested in. Senior Ruby Stillman said she wanted to meet with...

Minds Matter Director of Student Recruitment Travis Bezella and students involved in the program present to potential applicants, May 6.

Minds Matter empowers low income students

Gabriel Kaplan May 13, 2019

Junior Hilda Habia said she has enjoyed being a part of the Minds Matter program and has formed connections with other students involved in the group. “(Minds Matter) is really good. It’s been really...

Emmett Foner plays the violin during his orchestra class May 2. Foner was awarded a full ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Senior gets full ride for musical talent

Carly Joseph May 10, 2019

For his notable achievements with the violin, senior Emmett Foner said he was awarded a full ride to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. While he was not originally set on going to Eau Claire, he said...

Seniors Emmanuel Iwe and Zinedine Kroeten shake hands after signing to play soccer for University of Missouri Kansas City, April 21. They began playing together at the soccer club Joy of the People.

Varsity soccer players commit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

Maria Perez Barriga May 8, 2019

As senior Zinedine Kroeten was deciding what school to commit to, he said he chose to play soccer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City because of their high interest in him, and that he will likely...

Senior Luke Anderson competes in butterfly during a meet against Bloomington Jefferson. Anderson recently committed to continue swimming at the University of St. Thomas next year.

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Sofia Seewald May 7, 2019

After six years of participating in Park swimming, senior Luke Anderson said he is eager to continue his swimming career and create long-lasting connections with his new team at the University of St. Thomas. “It...

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