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Shirt sales generate change for community

Shirt sales generate change for community

Yonah Davis

January 16, 2019


Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles

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


Filed under School clubs and activities

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


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase

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


Filed under School clubs and activities

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


Filed under School clubs and activities

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


Filed under School clubs and activities

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


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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...

Parkway Pizza hosts fundraiser for the Nest

Parkway Pizza hosts fundraiser for the Nest

Tjessa Arradondo and Ndunzi Kunsunga

April 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Whether it was a sit-in or takeout, according to the St. Louis Park Nest chair Julie Schmelzer, last Thursday night Parkway Pizza took ten percent out of their sales and donated to the Nest. “We're hoping the money will help towards several things, such as remodeling we may need to do, or to st...

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Poetry jam to focus on mental health

Marta Hill

April 11, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As the poetry jam at yum! kitchen and bakery rapidly         approaches SLP Nest board member Lara Cleveland said she hopes it will attract a diverse group. “I think (the poetry jam) will be a fun time to hear about other people’s experiences and share words,” Cleveland said. “I would love...

IB Diploma candidates to hold dodgeball tournament

IB Diploma candidates to hold dodgeball tournament

Nicole Sanford

April 6, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As the school year comes to a close, senior Mahamed Mahamed said he, alongside seniors Megan Perkins and Hanna Schechter, are organizing a fundraiser in the form of a dodgeball tournament to complete the requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. “The CAS project is basically a ...

Band fundraises for spring trip

Band fundraises for spring trip

Emma Kempf and Maddie Lund

January 1, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

Through several restaurant locations, the band will make efforts to fundraise through the month of January for their upcoming trip to Hawaii this spring, according to band director Steven Schmitz. Junior trumpet player Ben Klepfer said the Hawaii trip is one of the most expensive trips the band has b...

Fundraiser to commemorate officer Bill Mathews

Fundraiser to commemorate officer Bill Mathews

Dani Orloff

November 16, 2017


Filed under News

According to Em Spark high school staff member Pat Kripps, the community and Wayzata police officers plan on honoring the fallen officer Bill Mathews at the Wayzata to the Wall fundraiser Nov. 17. “What this is is it’s a benefit to honor the sacrifice of officer Matthews and the Wayzata Police Depa...

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