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Sophomore expresses self through dance

Sophomore Rosario Montero- Ward practices a dance routine March 19. Montero-Ward is creating a new dance club starting fall of 2020.

Megan Hoenie

May 5, 2020

What are you doing? So right now we are working on starting a dance team. Hopefully like next year we would probably have a performance team in the fall and potentially in the winter, but probably just the fall. Right now we are working on finding coaches, setting up information sessions and things lik...

eSports teams compete from home

eSports coach Jake Utities points during the eSports meeting for the spring season March 5. Utities is a tournament organizer for Minnesota Varsity League's State championship, which moved online for League of Legends and Overwatch because of COVID-19.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 17, 2020

With two substitutes filling in for absent players, senior Joseph Lindstrom said he was satisfied with the team's play at the online-championship that resulted in a loss against Wayzata in the inaugural season of Minnesota Varsity League. “It was just difficult because we had two people that were sub...

eSports holds meeting in preparation for spring season

Junior Angel Diaz smiles during the eSports meeting March 5. According to coach Jake Utities, the meeting was in preparation for the eSports spring season.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 9, 2020

Just like in athletic sports, eSports coach Jake Utities said the tenets of collaboration, perseverance and friendship are also key to eSports.  “This program gives an opportunity for those that are typically not celebrated at the school to have that opportunity, to give them that ability to b...

Robotics prepares for competition

Robotics adviser Trevor Paulson works with junior Nick Perszyk during the team's meeting Feb. 10. According to Paulson, the team does not have a class during school hours to work so it has to stay after school.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

February 12, 2020

While reflecting on her goals for robotics, junior Julia Salita said increased female involvement would leave a positive impact on the team and help diversify the field.  “My goal for the team, in general, is to not only get new members but also get more female members because, at competition, ...

ACE prepares for March presentation

Freshman Isaac Cantor speaks with senior Ethan Meisler during the ACE meeting Jan. 30. ACE will present at the University of Minnesota March 5.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

February 3, 2020

After only a few months in Architecture Construction and Engineering, freshman Isaac Cantor said the club allows him to feel as if he is a part of the group because they allocate parts of their work to small groups.  “It’s a team process,” Cantor said. “We go in little groups of two and t...

Girls’ basketball breaks losing streak

Junior Raegan Alexander guards Como Park player Cloey Dmytruk at Park’s home opener game. Park defeated Como Park Dec. 6.

Sofia Seewald

December 7, 2019

With Park down several points in the first half, junior Kendall Coley said it felt good to end with a win.  “Coming back and pushing through (and) just getting out of the hole we dug ourselves into (was a key moment),” Coley said. According to senior and captain Shayla Miller, playing Como P...

Math Team places last at meet

Senior co-captain Zachary Weiser practices with team coach Elizabeth Huesing during Math Team practice Oct. 21. According to Weiser, the team’s next meet is in December.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

November 21, 2019

While reflecting on Math Team placing last in their recent tournament at Edina High School, co-captain senior Zachary Weiser said the team will be able to review their questions from the meet. “As a team, we did not do so great. On our team event, we didn’t get any of the questions right which wa...

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. ...

Math Team sets goals for season

Math Team adviser Kari Johnson works with sophomore Sophie Davis during practice Oct. 21. According to Johnson, last season Park placed fourth in their conference.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

October 23, 2019

Senior Math Team captain Zachary Weiser said he hopes more students will consider joining the activity, noting the club’s welcoming atmosphere. “Math Team is super fun. It’s definitely a good challenge but also you don’t have to worry about not being the greatest at math,” Weiser said.  ...

Synchro ends competition season

Juniors Annie Breyak and Ella Hammerstrand hold up their pinky fingers during the song

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 5, 2019

After celebrating its success at State, Park’s synchro team looks to the next season and preparing through summer programs, according to sophomore Maya Lee. “In the summer you can do the strength and conditioning program, summer synchro through the high school or summer synchro through Aquafins, wh...

End of track and field season quiz

Senior Daisy Widboom works on her long jump technique during practice May 7. Long jumpers are only able to practice a few jumps a day because of the stress it puts on their muscles and joints according to Widboom.

Hayley Westwood

June 4, 2019

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Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Used with permission. Artwork by senior Muna Ahmed titled

Yonah Davis

June 4, 2019

According to art teacher Martha Ortman she submitted the artwork of two of her students Matt Loftus (junior) and Muna Ahmed (senior) to the annual 5th congressional district art competition. What is the competition students submitted their art to? The 5th Congressional district art competition is p...

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