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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Used with permission from Christian Arteaga.

Junior becomes two-time captain

Adam Gips June 10, 2021

For head football coach Jason Foster, junior captain Christian Arteaga was sure to be reassigned captain given his character. “On the field, he’s just a natural leader, brings younger kids along,...

LaNisha Paddock selected to become the next principal for Park. According to Paddock, she is looking forward to building relationships with the community.

Incoming principal emerges in midst of a pandemic

Aisha Hersi May 6, 2021

Spending many years in the education field herself, incoming principal for the 2021-2022 school year LaNisha Paddock said she is willing to become a new voice for the community.  “One thing that...

Junior Stanley Regguinti faces off with Benilde-St. Margaret’s player senior Grant Ellings. Park lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s Jan. 26 with a score of 6-1. Regguinti was recently chosen as a boys hockey captain.

First junior captain chosen for boys’ hockey

Colin Canaday March 23, 2021

Upon hearing he had been picked as a captain for boys’ hockey, junior Stanley Regguinti said he knew what was going to be expected of him. “I (know I) can play a big role as a leader on the team....

Street signs and medals are set out by the main office for Park’s DECA State qualifiers Feb. 12. These medals were given to the students who moved on from the District competition.

DECA transitions after Districts

Sam Swisher February 15, 2021

After having 18 members of DECA compete in the District competitions, DECA adviser Abby Lugo said she was impressed at how her students have thrived in the virtual environment.  “The skills my competitors...

Junior Robert Perelman talks to Jeremy Boone on Facebook Live about the winter drive Desire to Lead held for Park. Desire to Lead is a program run by Boone which last about 10 weeks and helps build leadership skills for athletes nationwide.

Desire to Lead program inspires athletes

Maria Perez Barriga December 24, 2020

Attending weekly Zoom meetings and gaining leadership advice and experience, junior Robert Perelman said he was thrilled to meet other student athletes and special guests.  “It was really exciting....

Superintendent Astein Osei speaks June 6 at Parks 2019 Graduation. Osei said the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the toughest challenges of his career.

Leadership shines in the midst of pandemic

Tobias Khabie December 1, 2020

Throughout his entire career, Superintendent Astein Osei said he has never faced a task as daunting as leading a school district through a global pandemic. Despite the pressure put on his shoulders, Vice...

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Junior Semona Robel organizes voting outreach for Park Students.

Junior organizes voting outreach for students

Aisha Hersi October 28, 2020

Along with others, junior Semona Robel participates in organizing individual voter outreach to ensure Park seniors are voting this year. According to Robel, taking part in voter registration outreach is...

Senior Luke Anderson competes in butterfly during a meet against Bloomington Jefferson. Anderson recently committed to continue swimming at the University of St. Thomas next year.

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Sofia Seewald May 7, 2019

After six years of participating in Park swimming, senior Luke Anderson said he is eager to continue his swimming career and create long-lasting connections with his new team at the University of St. Thomas. “It...

Junior Anika Jamison discusses what their plans are for Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) club next semester. Jamison is the president of GSA.

GSA co-president Anika Jamison promotes equality

Ethan Meisler and Sofie Geretz January 21, 2019

According to co-president and junior Anika Jamison she got involved in the Gay Straight Alliance, because of the safe space it creates and wanting to make a difference in the community. “I want to...

DECA attended the fall leadership conference at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

DECA attends Fall Leadership Conference

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga November 7, 2018

DECA’s Fall Leadership Conference began the night of Oct. 28 in downtown Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency, according to sophomore DECA member Rachel Stein. “It started Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and ended...

Senior Lewis Brown participates in a space learning activity March 8 during his week at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy. The program is located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Lewis Brown gains leadership skills at space camp

Nicole Sanford April 27, 2018

After attending a week-long space camp through Honeywell at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama, senior Lewis Brown said the experience taught him more than just leadership skills. “It confirmed...

New NHS officers accept their positions during an NHS meeting April 4. The officers will be officially inducted later this month.

National Honors Society announces new officers

Marta Hill April 16, 2018

When reflecting on why she wanted to be an officer, junior 2018-19 public relations officer Ilsa Olsen said she saw it as an opportunity to further her experience in National Honors Society. “I really...

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