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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...

Choir ends on high note

Choir ends on high note

Jacob Stillman

May 31, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Showcase

The audience erupted in cheers as the choir seniors finished their a cappella performance of ‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson, marking the end of the last choir performance for those seniors. Choir director John Myszkowski said he feels a connection and sense of pride in the seniors beyond their mu...

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Nicole Sanford

April 30, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Senior Abati Dedefo said while being a multi-sport athlete as a track runner and soccer player, he chose to continue running track at the collegiate level because he believes it offers him the most potential. “To be honest, I grew up playing soccer, and soccer is fun, (but) then I just decided...

Senior to begin final year of golf

Senior to begin final year of golf

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

March 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

While the game of golf is often relaxing, mental toughness abides as a crucial aspect to being a successful player, according to senior girls’ golf captain Carly Livingston. “I like that it’s outdoors and that it’s kind of a relaxing game. It’s really all mental because if you get down o...

Senior begins internship through STEP-UP

Senior begins internship through STEP-UP

Nicole Sanford

January 17, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

When talking about her experience as an intern at Hennepin Energy Recovery Center, senior Kenya Brooks said she gained professional skills that will prove valuable in the future. “I’ve learned how to speak and talk, I had a problem with verbal communication, and that’s why with this job, a l...

Artist develops unique makeup style

Artist develops unique makeup style

Evelyn Nelson

December 23, 2017


Filed under In the Spotlight, Profiles

How did you first begin doing makeup? I just wanted to do it, but I could never could figure out why. Then I started watching “RuPaul's Drag Race,” and I started getting into the drag aspects of that. Who inspires you when creating your makeup looks? Instagram. I follow a lot of different acc...

Senior serves on city commission

Senior serves on city commission

Eli Curran-Moore

October 26, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Student Profiles

When senior Isaac Mintzer joined the City of Golden Valley Human Rights Commission, he joined with serving his community in mind. Mintzer said this stems from childhood commitments. “Since I was little my father helped ingrain in me the sense that I have to give back to my community, and I've bee...

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