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COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

COVID-19 strips away my last track and field season

Carissa Prestholdt

May 18, 2020

As soon as Gov. Tim Walz decided to temporarily close all schools March 18, I knew my senior year track season was not going to be normal.  After running track and field at the high school since the eighth grade, there was a possibility of my last season being cancelled. For a while, I still had...

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...

Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Due to COVID-19 closures, Park's stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadium's light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.

Isabel Kjaer

April 21, 2020

In support of senior student-athletes, Park will be participating in the #BeTheLightMN campaign, according to 6425 News. “In a show of support to the student-athletes who haven't been able to participate in Spring sports due to COVID-19, the High School Stadium lights will be turned on at 8:20 p.m. ...

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Sophomores Blake Anderson, Evan Donesky, Cameron Delorme, and junior Nick Lanoux cheer on teammates during the game against Bloomington Jefferson. Park defeats Bloomington Jefferson 58-51.

Adin Zweigbaum

January 15, 2020

As the first half ends, Park is far behind Jefferson. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said he needed to make some adjustments going into the second half. “At half-time, we started pressuring a little bit better than we did in the first half,” Breitenbucher said. “The first half we had good ball pressu...

Football empowered on Senior Night

Senior Aaron Ellingson pushes past defending players. Park’s next game will be Oct. 22 at the stadium against Irondale.

Lilly Strathman

October 21, 2019

Park football honored their seniors and defeated Bloomington Jefferson High School with a final score of 28-7, improving their record to 4-4. After a victorious Senior Night football game, the team is ready to improve for the remainder of the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. ...

Echo investigating defacement of the senior wall

June 7, 2019

Echo reporters are currently investigating the painting of the wall June 6-7. We will publish a story as soon as our initial reporting concludes. We will continue to investigate as events progress. Contact the Echo at [email protected] if you have any information.

Athena award recipient honored at luncheon

Senior Athena award recipient Sophie Olmen poses for a picture by her poster board that contains information on her athletic acheivemnets during her high school career.

Anika Hanson and Rachel Salzer

June 2, 2019

Senior Sophie Olmen attended the Athena Award Ceremony luncheon at the DoubleTree in Bloomington May 3. According to Olmen, at the ceremony they had lunch and there were different speakers who shared personal stories about impactful events in their life to inspire the new Athena winners in their future...

Senior travels to Uganda

Photo used with permission by Grace Lynch

Maria Perez-Barriga

April 20, 2019

As senior Grace Lynch and 12 others arrived in Uganda March 20, they were able to visit a refugee camp with many huts in which South Sudanese refugee kids were living. “I went with a group of 12 people through my church. We were working with this organization that houses South Sudanese refugee kids...

Senior recognized with Athena Award

Senior Sophie Olmen swings a bat at a varsity softball game in the 2018 season. Olmen was recently awarded the Athena Award for her performances in tennis, basketball and softball. Olmen has played softball since freshman year but took a year off to participate in golf.

Marta Hill

February 22, 2019

When senior Sophie Olmen was called down to the athletic office and told she had won the Athena Award, she said she was surprised she was the winner. “I was shocked. This year there was a lot of really good competition for the award, and I felt really honored that I got it,” Olmen said. Acco...

Senior takes first lead role

Estelle Tronson performs her monologue while in rehearsal for

Marta Hill

January 9, 2019

When senior Estelle Tronson first saw the cast list for the winter play, “The Amish Project,” she was surprised to find she had gotten a lead role. “I was really excited, because it is a named role and that is super awesome and exciting for me,” Tronson said. “The only other time I have be...

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Senior Luke Boyum signs his commitment to the college of St. Scholastica in the athletic office. Boyum was accompanied by his coach, friends and family while he signed.

Rachel Salzer

December 4, 2018

Senior Luke Boyum said he started playing baseball 15 years ago at the age of 3. He has been playing the sport on and off-season ever since. As Boyum recently committed to The College of St. Scholastica, he said the high quality academics and the baseball team’s success drove him to choose that...

Program creates new learning environment

Senior Danny Martinez shares food with senior Braulio Vela-Garray during NTA's Thanksgiving meal. The Thanksgiving meal is one example of how NTA creates a tight-knit community within the program.

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 26, 2018

According to Non-Traditional Academy teacher Debra Skadden, the Non-Traditional Academy offers seniors an opportunity to learn in a different environment. “(It is for) seniors who are either in danger of not graduating ... or who just need a different type of learning environment. It’s a place...

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