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Senior recognized with Athena Award

Senior recognized with Athena Award

Marta Hill

February 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

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

Senior takes first lead role

Marta Hill

January 9, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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 commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Rachel Salzer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

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

Program creates new learning environment

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

November 26, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

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...

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Soccer captain to play in Germany

Tamar Gewirtz

November 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Profiles

This coming winter, senior soccer player Zinedine Kroeten will be going off to Germany to play for soccer team Werderbrenem. According to Kroeten, this opportunity arose only recently. “I went to guest play for this team in Chicago. I did really well there, so the coach of the team showed the videos of...

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

When she visited the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus last spring break, senior Maddy McIntosh said she knew it was perfect for her. “I took a last minute trip with my mom to visit my cousins and I just fell in love with Colorado as a state,” McIntosh said. “I visited the campus...

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Ilsa Olsen’s art places third at State Fair

Noah Orloff

October 2, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles

Senior Ilsa Olsen said enthusiasm was her first reaction after receiving the news that she had placed third in a State Fair art competition. “I was really excited. I was actually at tennis practice, so I think it gave me a boost of energy there and I was just really happy,” Olsen said. Senior Marian M...

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Senior commits to play Division 1 volleyball

Anika Hanson and Emma Leff

September 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Gabby McCaa began the recruiting process to play collegiate volleyball at the age of 14. All she knew was that she wanted to keep playing volleyball. “(Volleyball) is something that I really love and (I) wanted to continue to compete,” McCaa said. McCaa said her parents and coaching...

Seniors receive awards and scholarships

Seniors receive awards and scholarships

Samantha Klepfer

June 5, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to senior Daphne Carmona, the senior awards night is important for students, no matter how small their impact may seem. “I think it’s a very good thing that students get recognized for the effort that they put in, whether it’s something very big or very small, in the future that’...

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Samantha Klepfer

June 5, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Senior violinist Justin Wilson said he has loved being a part of the orchestra program during high school. “I like Ms. Edgar, the people in (the program), I like playing the violin,” Wilson said. “Playing with the orchestra is fun. It gives me a nice break from homework and regular school stuf...

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