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Used with permission from Clayton Horstman Olson. Senior Horstman Olson is co-captain of Parks drone racing team which currently is working to recruit new members.

Drone racing focuses on recruitment

Gabriel Kaplan November 1, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic halted much of the drone racing team’s in-person activities, senior and co-captain Clayton Horstman Olson said he has been able to refine his skills and enjoy the sport...

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

Sophomore expresses self through dance

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...

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

eSports teams compete from home

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...

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.

eSports holds meeting in preparation for 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...

Robotics adviser Trevor Paulson works with junior Nick Perszyk during the teams 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.

Robotics prepares for competition

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...

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

ACE prepares for March presentation

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...

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

Girls’ basketball breaks losing streak

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...

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.

Math Team places last at meet

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...

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.

Debate team practices for upcoming tournament

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...

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.

Math Team sets goals for season

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...

Juniors Annie Breyak and Ella Hammerstrand hold up their pinky fingers during the song 24K Magic in their Bruno Mars duet during a routine meet against Bloomington, May 3.

Synchro ends competition season

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...

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