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Senior leads MED Club as president

Senior leads MED Club as president

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

December 4, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

When senior MED Club president Hannah Wolk heard about the MED Club two years ago, she felt very excited to join. “I joined because I have always been interested in going into a medical field, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to be,” Wolk said. Wolk said she always was interested i...

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

George Hare brings leadership to Robotics Club

Avia Kaner-Roth and Esther Gendler

November 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

Senior robotics club president George Hare said he first joined robotics because of his interest in math and science and seeing a good opportunity to improve his skills. “What sparked my interest in robotics is that I want to go into engineering, and robotics is a really cool way to get involved...

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Athlete strives to move forward in karate

Amaia Barajas

November 17, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

Senior Jack Dooley reflects on the lessons karate has taught him after 11 years of training and acquiring a third degree black belt. “(Karate) taught me about self-discipline. It’s taught me about time management because it’s a lot of training,” Dooley said. “You have to manage doing schoo...

Sophomore feels concern for LGBT community

Sophomore feels concern for LGBT community

Nietzsche Deuel and Ndunzi Kunsunga

October 27, 2017


Filed under School clubs and activities

Co-leader of Gender Sexuality Alliance sophomore Euan Lim said he thinks that while gay rights are moving in the right direction, the last few years have been a step back from the progress made. “If we think of it in the course of decades, (the treatment of the LGBT community) has gotten better,...

Sophomore dances her way to a confident lifestyle

Sophomore dances her way to a confident lifestyle

Isabel Kjaer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Sophomore Maggie Klaers has participated in Irish dance for 11 years while gradually growing her character, according to her coach of three years, Ashley Cheek. Cheek said she believes Klaers has grown in confidence by dancing in a smaller group of peers. “Her self confidence has really imp...

Senior finds home at church youth group

Senior finds home at church youth group

Avia Kaner-Roth

October 3, 2017


Filed under Student Profiles

When senior Austin Patterson first heard of his church youth group, YTH, he was reluctant to join. Patterson said his friend convinced him to attend a YTH meeting. “I started because a friend of mine had to go and he brought me to make it more fun. That's how it started, but once I got connecte...

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter

June 1, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Spring sports, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to play more and I didn’t get ...

Senior engages in his community

Senior engages in his community

Amaia Barajas

May 1, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Senior Park Ambassador Santeyne Thornton said he recalls the process behind deciding to sign-up for the position of Park ambassador. “There was a recruiting process we had to go through (to become a Park ambassador)  and one of the directors came from College Possible last year. She spoke with...

Junior enjoys working behind-the-scenes

Junior enjoys working behind-the-scenes

Eleanor Kline-Olson

April 25, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

While skeptical at first, junior Jake Henry now appreciates his experience working with the theater light crew. Henry said his interest in joining the lights crew became relevant after not being cast as a character in a show his freshman year. “I (joined the light crew) because I wasn’t cast...

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Sophomore explores music through the ukulele

Samyu Yenamandra

April 17, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

Sophomore Lexi Lee began playing the ukulele in eighth grade after being inspired to do so by her mentor at camp Unistar. “I started in, I think, the fall of eighth grade,” Lexi Lee said. “My camp counselor played it and I just think it’s a really cool instrument so I wanted to play it to...

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