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Seniors await Graduation plans

Park alum Natalia Caraballo gives her classmate a hug during Graduation June 6, 2019. After Gov. Tim Walz banned all large in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic May 8, Park had to reevaluate its Graduation plan.

Talia Lissauer

May 19, 2020

Breaking down in tears of frustration was the only way senior Shayla Miller felt she could react after discovering that Gov. Tim Walz banned all in-person graduations in Minnesota due to COVID-19 for the class of 2020. “I know that Graduation is only applicable to a small number of people in comparison ...

Minnesota bans in-person commencement ceremonies for class of 2020

The class of 2019 throws its caps in the air after graduation June 6. Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education announced May 8 that large scale in-person graduations are prohibited for the class of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Talia Lissauer

May 8, 2020

This story is updated as of 6 p.m. May 8.  Park announced in 6425 News May 8 that the in-person Graduation for the class of 2020 set for June 23 will not be happening at the St. Louis Park High School Stadium after receiving the guidance from the state. “St. Louis Park High School is committed to the Jun...

COVID-19 interrupts commencement  

Park alum Jake Olson receives a diploma during Graduation June 6, 2019. According to 6425 News, this year’s Graduation has been rescheduled to June 23.

Talia Lissauer

May 1, 2020

After receiving feedback from seniors and community members through an online survey and Google Meet, Park announced May 1 in 6425 News that Graduation has been postponed to 7:30 p.m. June 23 at the St. Louis Park High School Stadium. Graduation was originally scheduled for June 2. “This year's gradua...

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Ruthie Posada

May 1, 2020

As a result of Gov. Tim Walz announcing that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, the question of if Graduation will be held on its original date of June 2 came into play. Not wanting to completely cancel the event altogether, several Park administrators took to Google Hangouts t...

Principal of five years resigns

Principal Scott Meyers speaks during the Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 June 6. Meyers is resigning June 30.

Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

February 17, 2020

Though the decision to resign was hard to make, Principal Scott Meyers said it was ultimately made easier because of the potential positive effects on his life.  “I'm going to miss being a part of almost 1,500 students' lives. It is a really important thing and I take it very seriously. I'll miss...

Important senior meeting dates, times

Seniors cheer at the Homecoming pep fest Sept. 20. There will be meetings throughout the school year for the senior class to discuss graduation.

Kate Schneider

November 12, 2019

Throughout the school year, seniors will be meeting to learn more about graduation and prepare for the ceremony. Listed here are the dates and times with an overview of the content at each meeting. ...

Senior Goodbye Party

Seniors have a goodbye party for the last day of school. There was food, and fun activities for them to do.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang, Nebyu Bekele

June 6, 2019

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Staff Editorial: New Graduation speakers allow for inclusivity

Graduate Ben Baaken celebrates with his fellow graduating seniors of the 2018 class. The 2019 seniors will be graduating June 6 at the Stadium.

June 5, 2019

Because we are an upstanding community, we must strive to ensure all voices within our community are heard. Every year families of high school students come together for Commencement and expect to hear the year’s valedictorians speak. However, this class’s 11 valedictorians voted to allow other...

Meet the 2019 Valedictorians

The valedictorians were called to the stage during the Academic Award Ceremony to recognize their work over the past four years.

Anika Hansen

May 24, 2019

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Senior All Night Party makes improvements

Senior All Night Party makes improvements

Creston Halstead

March 19, 2019

There are many milestones every student hopes to achieve senior year, including senior dress codes, senior skip day and the Senior All Night Party. When watching previous seniors countdown the weeks toward graduation, I saw many speak about how exhilarated they were to attend the Senior All Night Par...

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