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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Students play at Park talent show in 2016. This years show, planned by DECA students, has been canceled due to low levels of interest.

Curtain closes on talent show

Colin Canaday January 21, 2022

Originally set to occur mid-January, Park’s talent show has been canceled due to a lack of auditions. According to one of the event organizers, freshman Nahilii Ahmed, the show was planned as a DECA...

The Red Cross blood donation bus parks outside Park. The Blood Drive took place as a part of a DECA project Jan. 11.

DECA blood drive truck saves lives

Maren Wilsey and Jacob Khabie January 19, 2022

When junior Iftha Sharif was given an assignment to aid the community during her DECA class, her group chose to host a blood drive to help those in need.  “We chose this project because we found...

The Block restaurant, located on Walker St. near St. Louis Park High School. DECA students worked with The Block to provide student discounts.

DECA fundraisers assist community

Maren Wilsey and Jacob Khabie January 11, 2022

When he started his DECA project in partnership with The Block restaurant, freshman Micah Schonberger said he only had one goal in mind. “Our goal is to just give people a place to go and also get...

Sophomores Ella Ngyuen and Abby Keller work during the DECA meeting Oct. 13. DECA stands for ‘Distributive Education Clubs of America’.

DECA begins new year strong

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Sam Listiak October 20, 2021

In DECA, students study business concepts for a multitude of careers, such as marketing, finance and hospitality, and even compete in meets at the district, state and national levels. According to DECA...

Street signs and medals are set out by the main office for Park’s DECA State qualifiers Feb. 12. These medals were given to the students who moved on from the District competition.

DECA transitions after Districts

Sam Swisher February 15, 2021

After having 18 members of DECA compete in the District competitions, DECA adviser Abby Lugo said she was impressed at how her students have thrived in the virtual environment.  “The skills my competitors...

Used with permission from Sophia Ross. Juniors Koby Davis, Adin Zweigbaum, Emma Amon and seniors Sydney Ring, Sarah McCallon and Lola Ruff attend the DECA State competition March 3, 2020. They competed against 2,200 people for their placements in their individual events. The next competition will be the International Career Development Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.

DECA competes virtually

Sam Swisher January 28, 2021

The stage where awards are distributed is dark and the rooms where judges examine competitors lay empty. This is the reality for DECA members like junior Tashia Johannes, who said her first year of competition...

Park graduates of the Class of 2020 enjoy French cuisine at the very first French Club meeting Oct. 11, 2019. French Club is one of many clubs at Park this year that will continue its program online.

Clubs at Park offer social connection during the pandemic

Emmy Pearson October 29, 2020

With limited social contact, students are trying to find ways to maintain connections with others. One way is through joining clubs and organizations offered at Park that spark students’ interests. Abiding...

Used with permission from Emma Amon. DECA members pose for a picture at its Family Partnership collaboration Dec. 20, 2019.

DECA adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

Tenzin Gyaldatsang October 29, 2020

After the DECA meeting Oct. 21, senior DECA officer Emma Amon said that the meeting went well, even amongst the challenges faced with scheduling and virtual meetings. “The meeting went pretty good,”...

Used with permission from Sophia Ross. Juniors Koby Davis, Adin Zweigbaum, Emma Amon and seniors Sydney Ring, Sarah McCallon and Lola Ruff attend the DECA State competition March 3, 2020. They competed against 2,200 people for their placements in their individual events. The next competition will be the International Career Development Conference held in Nashville, Tenn.

DECA students express satisfaction with State Conference results

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen March 7, 2020

As names were being announced for placement on the event, junior Adin Zweigbaum said he was waiting anxiously as his name was called for third place for Apparel and Accessories Marketing.  “It was...

Senior Darion lovely checks inventory at the Storiole Feb 18. The Storiole received the gold level from DECA for meetings high standards.

Storiole heads to national DECA competition

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen February 20, 2020

According to Storiole adviser, Sophia Ross the Storiole was approved as a gold level store among other stores who also qualified, as DECA looked at several aspects for the ranking.  “The Storiole...

Junior Emma Amon places in the top 7 of her DECA event. Amon is 1 of 12 SLP DECA competitors attending the state DECA competition March 1-3.

Students successful in DECA event

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley February 11, 2020

Competing at a DECA district competition Jan. 27, many students competed for spots at State. 15 students ended up moving on to State, according to DECA adviser Sophia Ross. According to Ross, the students...

Used with Permission by Sophia Ross.

DECA reflects on mock competition

Maria Perez Barriga and Jayde Claussen November 2, 2019

Junior Michael Boxley-Harmon said going to the University of Minnesota mock competition Oct. 25 gave DECA members a better understanding of official DECA competitions. “I think this helped the people...

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