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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Seniors Shantell Harden and Lily Olson chase each other with paint. Typically, seniors paint the wall in the spring.

Class of 2023 adds color to senior year

Rachel Arkis October 2, 2022

Every year, the incoming seniors paint the wall on the athletic shed after graduation with a design that is unique to each class. This year, the seniors decided on a silhouette of Michael Jordan, correlating...

Seniors throw their caps in the air June 7. This tradition marks the end of the seniors time at Park.

Hats off to ’22

Katie Nelson and Elena Ortiz-Fishman June 8, 2022

  Celebrating its first full year back in-person, the class of 2022 was able to throw their caps in the air together. With a new limitless guest amount compared to the previous year, families...

Seniors pose wearing their college apparel May 10. Parks decision day celebration was held during Park Connections.

Decision day brings closure to class of 2022

Char Priadka May 31, 2022

As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, seniors alike have to decide what their next step will be after graduation. Whether it be college, full-time jobs or a gap year, the class of 2022 have a day...

The class of 2019 throws its caps in the air after graduation June 6. The graduation for the class of 2022 will take place at 7 pm June 7 at the stadium.

Class of 2022 gets ready to graduate

Luca Aimo May 26, 2022

Although he may have mixed feelings, senior Truman Fillbrandt said the upcoming graduation is a rite of passage for himself and his classmates. “I know it’s supposed to be a really grand thing....

2022 graduation guests limitless

2022 graduation guests limitless

Najma Hussein, Business Editor May 19, 2022

As the end of the school year is right around the corner, administration has let everyone know that there will be no limit on the amount of guests that can attend graduation. This was an issue last year...

Seniors work on project during IB English HL April 7. The Valedictorian title is will no longer  be awarded at Park.

Staff Editorial: Valedictorian status replaced

April 19, 2022

With each class of graduating seniors comes awards and honors for their high school achievements. The most recognizable is the coveted valedictorian award, which at Park was received by students with a...

Students painting the wall and each other June 9. Juniors traditionally paint the wall every year after graduation.

Class of 2022 paints wall

Maren Wilsey and Crystal Diaz June 14, 2021

Covered in paint, students milled around their newly painted wall — feelings of class unity in the air. For junior Grace Fahey, this tradition served as a way for her to connect with classmates again...

Park seniors embrace and celebrate graduating June 8. Seniors then celebrated at Park Tavern to close out the year.

Class of 2021 graduates

Jacob Khabie and Amelia Mickelson June 9, 2021

Graduate Ivy Houts was not expecting to have a normal graduation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after this unprecedented school year, Houts said having an in-person graduation appeased her...

Seniors sit in their rows for graduation rehearsal. Rehearsal was held at 12 p.m. June 8 at the field house.

Graduation information

Shaydi Falcon June 8, 2021

The 2021 Park graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Oriole stadium. Each graduate received eight tickets, and only ticketed guests will be admitted at entrance. Gates to the stadium...

Senior Emma Amon receives a bilingual seal from Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson June 3. All students graduating in the Extended Spanish Program (ESP) received bilingual seals.

Spanish class holds party for ESP seniors

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Perszyk June 7, 2021

After celebrating with the peers he had been in class with since kindergarten, senior Jack Fredrickson said he enjoyed being able to acknowledge the work he and his classmates put in through their years...


Graduation to be held in person

Molly Schochet June 4, 2021

After an unprecedented year, senior Kristi Thompson said she is glad she and her classmates will be able to celebrate their graduation in person.  “It’s nice because for a lot of people graduation...

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