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Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Fundraiser gives opportunity to improve lives in Kenya

Kate Schneider

June 11, 2019

Sophomore Nadia Mburu said as a Kenyan, she feels clean water is necessary for a child’s education, and wants to do anything she can to help. “Having clean water is important. We want to limit the number of dangerous and timely trips children have to endure to get clean water,” Mburu said. “Al...

Choir fundraiser quiz

Choir fundraiser quiz

Abby Prestholdt

April 17, 2019

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Bowl-a-thon fundraises for nonprofit

Bowl-a-thon fundraises for nonprofit

Marta Hill

April 16, 2019

Junior Brandon Wetterlin said it is rewarding and enjoyable to volunteer at various  charity events, including his most recent volunteering position at the Reach for Resources Bowl-a-thon. “I love volunteering in general, especially with friends because then it is like hanging out with just a little bi...

Girls’ lacrosse hosts bowling fundraiser

Girls’ lacrosse hosts bowling fundraiser

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

March 16, 2019

Girls’ lacrosse holds their annual bowling fundraiser at Park Tavern, senior Anna Jensen said the event serves as another way to team bond before the season starts and is an enjoyable way to prepare. “I think it’s a good idea to raise money and like have fun while you're doing it and kind of a good way to get the team together before the sea...

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Orchestra prepares for biggest fundraising concert

Samantha Klepfer

March 14, 2019

Orchestra director Kou Lee said the rock concert provides a unique opportunity for the orchestra members to get a professional experience.   “It's a huge fundraiser, and we only do this twice a year for our tours. On those tours, students get the opportunity not only to perform, but they get to work...

Shirt sales generate change for community

Shirt sales generate change for community

Yonah Davis

January 16, 2019

What is your project? Lopez: Nietzsche Deuel and I are having a fundraiser to raise money for feminine hygiene products for the homeless in Minneapolis. Deuel: We're trying to raise money to help provide feminine hygiene products for homeless women in Minneapolis. We are raising money through s...

Orchestra holds holiday gift wrapping

Samantha Klepfer and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 21, 2018

According to Orchestra director Kou Lee, the idea to hold a fundraiser in Barnes and Noble was started by Ms. Edgar. “That was set up before I got here, Ms. Edgar set that up a while ago so it’s been a thing,” Lee said. Freshman Thomas Hanson said the money made from the donations are use...

Holiday Train returns to Park

Holiday Train returns to Park

Maggie Klaers

December 10, 2018

Junior Amaya Fokuo said her past experiences with the Holiday Train have been enjoyable. “I enjoyed it a lot. We took my little cousin last time, his little friends, and my brother. The kids really enjoy the music, and I enjoyed it too,” Fokuo said. “It’s a fun family activity and everyone ca...

DECA sells pizza to raise money

DECA sells pizza to raise money

Gabriel Kaplan, Yonit Krebs, and Maria Perez Barriga

October 30, 2018

On a cold Sunday, sophomore DECA member Koby Davis said he went door-to-door pitching frozen pizzas to his neighbors for a DECA fundraiser. “We were instructed to sell twenty frozen pizzas in order to raise funding to lower the cost for conventions and other travel things that DECA needs,” Davis...

Student Council raises money for mental health

Student Council raises money for mental health

Emma Leff, Rachel Salzer, and Anika Hanson

October 17, 2018

Following a tragic loss in the St. Louis Park community, Student Council decided to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as raise awareness about mental health Students created small donation bins that were put in classrooms around the school. Students and staff are being encouraged to donate. Kara Cisco helped...

Quizbowl fundraiser for Nationals

Quizbowl fundraiser for Nationals

Amaia Barajas

May 19, 2018

Junior captain Ayanna Nathan said for Quizbowl to be able to attend Nationals, they need all the help they can get. “Getting funds is really important for us because Nationals is crazy expensive. Park is better than (other schools) that make students pay all the fees. We charge the school for our...

5k fundraiser delivers positive community experience

5k fundraiser delivers positive community experience

Katie Hardie and Sophie Olmen

May 7, 2018

When police advisory commission member Ellen McDaniel decided to initiate a 5k fundraiser for the city of St. Louis Park, she knew she would need the help of Park’s police department. “I personally had the idea with one of the head coaches of the Park Flyers team probably about five years ago...

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