The Echo

Debate team explores new opportunities

Richard Schmikler lectures debate team members on how to prepare a speech during their meeting Jan. 10. Schmikler showed the team a video of a public speaker to help them prepare for their competition.

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

January 13, 2020

When thinking back to her years in high school, debate team leader Samantha Leo said adding a speech season will challenge the club members to become better at declamation.  “I used to do speech in high school,” Leo said. “It challenged me to be a better public speaker which helped me late...

SLP Seeds emphasizes diversified discussions

School board candidate Jim Leuthner speaks to community members at SLP Seeds World Food Day event. SLP Seeds has started hosting discussions with the community to inform residents about the need to address city hunger.

Lilly Strathman

November 20, 2019

When conversing about hunger Nov. 7, founder of SLP Seeds Julia Rappaport realized the importance of representing multiple perspectives in St. Louis Park by hosting more diverse discussions. “The more voices we bring to the table, the stronger the effect we have on bettering the community,” Rappapo...

Student teacher aids Allison Luskey

Jenna Wollitz assists health teacher Allison Luskey. She is a master's student at Augsburg University.

Gabriel Kaplan

November 1, 2018

Graduate student Jenna Wollitz said she is enjoying her work at Park as she spends time back in high school in pursuit of her master’s degree. “I am a masters student at Augsburg University, and I am going for my masters in education with an emphasis on health education,” Wollitz said. “Be...

Natural Helpers appoints new leaders

Seniors gather at one table at the last meeting of the year to reflect on Natural Helpers.

Nietzsche Deuel

June 5, 2018

Senior Natural Helpers leader Caleb Mesick said he feels one of the things he accomplished over the year was spreading the word about Natural Helpers to the student population. “We wanted to do more, but it wasn’t realistic. I thought we did well at getting more people to know about (the club),...

Dodgeball tournament to help school in Kenya

Girls’ softball players junior Maddy Schmitz and seniors Maddie Cascio, Megan Perkins and Trinity Boehlke hug senior teammate Sam Garcia in celebration of winning against boys' tennis players April 18.  Team Softball lost to team Learn Stuff in the final game but received free prom tickets as the runner-ups.

Sumaya Mohamed

April 19, 2018

With two seconds remaining in the championship round, senior and member of team Softball Sam Garcia felt beyond thrilled when she caught the ball, winning that round for her team as well as being named MVP. “I don’t know it is crazy. I just came here to play and have fun and I was named MVP ...

New full-time teacher in math resource center

Dan Walker assists Junior Oliver Swenson with his math work.

Alexis Machoka

January 18, 2018

When the math resource center’s new teacher Dan Walker first learned about a job opening at Park, he said it seemed like an excellent opportunity. “I was substitute teaching and heard of this job opening and thought it sounded like a great job,” Walker said. “So far that has been true.” Walker...

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