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New physics student teacher starts career at Park

New physics student teacher starts career at Park

Kate Schneider

January 22, 2019


Filed under Staff Profiles

Student teacher Samantha Kamal said she got her start in physics through her lifelong passion for astronomy. She started on her path toward becoming a physics teacher when she discovered physics was a requirement to pursue her interest in astronomy. “I really liked astronomy, when I was really young. I liked le...

Sophomore hopes to visit all seven continents by graduation

Sophomore hopes to visit all seven continents by graduation

Kate Schneider

January 17, 2019


Filed under Student Profiles

Sophomore Elie Grassley said she started traveling internationally when she was a baby. She said her love for travel comes from observing how differently people around the world live. “I think I was around 3 or 6 months old when I first traveled out of the country. It’s always been something that...

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Junior sings in selective youth choir

Marta Hill

December 7, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight, Uncategorized

What did VocalEssence do with Josh Groban? I sing for a company called VocalEssence. VocalEssence basically got an invite from Josh Groban’s people to pick a gospel choir of about 20 people to sing backup for him. What does being in VocalEssence entail? It is a performing arts program for singers. We ar...

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Senior expresses passion through spray painting

Sumaya Mohamed

March 22, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles

Inspired to make an impact in people's’ lives, senior Aramis Nolen said he plans to pursue a career in art.   “I like to change peoples lives somehow someway. That’s my purpose,” Nolen said. “I don’t have a clear plan yet but I just feel like if I get enough tools I’d be pretty set. It...

JV head coach works to develop players

JV head coach works to develop players

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

According to sophomore Parker Brynildson, junior varsity head coach Jared Mickelson inspires the players to do their best to get better everyday. “He really knows what we need to work on, and he makes me want to go to practice and get better,” Brynildson said. Mickelson said he enjoys help...

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 ...

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