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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

A Park volunteer donates blood through the Red Cross on May 8. DECA partnered with Red Cross for blood donations.

Red Cross and DECA collaborate

Rachel Arkis and Madeline Anklam May 23, 2024

Three times a school year, Park’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) class and the Red Cross of America team up to hold blood drives at the high school. The most recent one was held May 8,...

Sophomore Madi Abelson participates in a blood drive Dec. 12. Park held the drive to encourage students to donate blood.

Annual blood drive is a great success

Alex Hoag December 14, 2023

Three times a year CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and Park DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) host blood drives that are open to students of Park. These blood drives create opportunities...

Junior Franklin Inamagua Sinchi shops at the Storiole for the new Stoirole bundle Dec. 14. The Storiole is open during fifth hour everyday.

DECA winter Storiole bundle kicks off

Tyler Eoff December 14, 2023

The DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Storiole is a store for students to buy clothes, snacks and slushies during lunch time. The Storiole raises money for their class to keep their inventory...

DECA gets their first wave of gifts for their Family Partnership fundraiser Dec 6.  DECA will be giving out these gifts and more to children at an underserved preschool to spread the gift-giving cheer on Dec. 19.

Season of giving in Park

Isaac Schulman December 11, 2023

The family partnership is big event for Park this holiday season. There are many families who can’t afford gifts. One way to help this is by sponsoring a child through the family partnership through...

Juniors Sydney Gallentine and Kate Grimm pack boxes of food for Park’s bird feeder Dec. 6. The bird feeder is a resource for those with food insecurities.

Bird Feeder gives back

Zara Fakier December 11, 2023

Business Management and Operations is a class taken by many students at Park. Park offers this class, but alongside it comes the option of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America). DECA is a business...

Sophomore Oliver Culp scrolls through social media Nov. 20. Culp learns more about school clubs by checking social media.

Student-led social media draws people in

Kylie Kaiser November 22, 2023

Social media is a constant focus of people in today's world. With clubs wanting to grow in numbers and spread awareness, social media accounts are being created and followed. The social media platform...

The student-run Storiole, led by DECA, faces problems with a schoolwide favorite, the freezes on Feb. 24. The DECA Storiole was recently awarded for their outstanding school-based enterprise.

Storiole goes for gold

Maren Wilsey and Caedon Exsted March 9, 2023

The Park Storiole, run by members of the DECA club, was recently recertified as a gold-level school-based enterprise (SBE) for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. DECA advisor Abby Lugo said...

Members of the Deca club meet for the toy drive Nov. 30. All members were gifted with donuts and water for their work.

DECA encourages leadership and entrepreneurship

Anna Williams December 2, 2022

DECA, a club at Park, is beginning again this year, offering students opportunities to connect with other students and find ways to implement both leadership and entrepreneurship in their lives. For...

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...

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