The Echo

A time capsule of a historic senior year

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.

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 chapter of their lives came to an end.  Every year, in its final print issue, Echo publishes a li...

PSEO information sessions

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.

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 chapter in my life. I was inspired to do Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) through my sister...

ACE sees increased participation

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.

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 advantage of and I’m glad to be able to help these students get an idea of what architecture, co...

College representatives visit Park

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.

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 a college representative so she could learn more about the school. “I decided to visit a college...

Minds Matter empowers low income students

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

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 fun. I’ve learned a lot about life, about college, about a lot of things,” Habia said. “At...

Senior gets full ride for musical talent

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.

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 he is very excited for the opportunity. “I was planning on going to Iowa State University, b...

Varsity soccer players commit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

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.

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 have more playing time next year. “Other schools were interested in me, but this school seemed t...

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

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.

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 almost feels like I have to continue swimming because I’ve been doing it for so l...

Organization raises scholarship money for students

Photo illustration by Amaia Barajas

Maria Perez-Barriga

March 5, 2019

The organization Dollars for Scholars is a community in St. Louis Park that raises money to give scholarships to seniors, according to counselor and scholarship coordinator Barb Nelson. Nelson said Dollars for Scholars has been helping seniors in St. Louis Park High School for a long time and the comm...

College and Career Readiness flourishes with ideas

Kara Mueller working on future College and Career Readiness programs for students on Dec. 14.

Isaac Wahl

December 15, 2018

When looking into the lesser known area of our school, the College and Career Readiness department, there is a whole world of programs in the making to prepare students for their futures, according to Career and College Readiness coordinator Kara Muller. Muller said the school’s advisory program...

Memories that keep on

Memories that keep on

Sophie Olmen

December 3, 2018

As I begin my final season of basketball for my high school career, many thoughts run through my head. I began playing the sport in kindergarten, and I have played it since. From parks and recreation, with everyone playing together, to varsity at the high school — and many teams in between. Including...

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