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A curtain call for theater

A curtain call for theater

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

June 5, 2019

Sophomore Evelyn Chlebeck said hard work with her fellow thespians this year has given her long-lasting relationships. “It’s a really welcoming and happy group,” Chlebeck said. “When you work so hard with a group of people on a project, or specifically a show, you really get a connection with...

Staff Editorial: New Graduation speakers allow for inclusivity

Staff Editorial: New Graduation speakers allow for inclusivity

June 5, 2019

Because we are an upstanding community, we must strive to ensure all voices within our community are heard. Every year families of high school students come together for Commencement and expect to hear the year’s valedictorians speak. However, this class’s 11 valedictorians voted to allow other...

District discusses options after cancellations

District discusses options after cancellations

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

March 8, 2019

As senior Zoey Zachek heard the senior class may need to make up instructional hours because of weather-related cancellations, she said she is concerned how the district will arrange to fulfill state requirements.   “I was not aware of that. I want to graduate,” Zachek said. “That worries me ...

Senior all night party changes venue, price

Senior all night party changes venue, price

Kate Schneider and Talia Lissauer

January 23, 2019

According to Aquila media specialist and teacher Joanne Bongaarts, a group of volunteers get together annually to put on a final party for the senior class the night of graduation. “Every year a group of parents and caregivers come together to put on a celebration for the seniors that are graduatin...

Assembly inspires voter registration

Assembly inspires voter registration

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

October 11, 2018

After decades of fighting for her right to vote, Civil Rights Leader Dr. Josie Johnson said she urges students to utilize this Fifteenth Amendment right.

Three seniors unite to create superfans

Three seniors unite to create superfans

Jenna Cook

October 8, 2018

Senior Aidan Henry said he enjoys running Park pride social media accounts intended to get students to attend school sporting events. “There’s a lot of glory involved. It’s fun, I enjoy it. I like making jokes. I’ll make videos sometimes for sports to get people to come,” Henry said. A...

A guideline to college readiness

A guideline to college readiness

September 20, 2018

This infographic will help seniors with important dates in the 2018-19 academic year. It has guidelines for application deadlines and other senior dates. SaveSave...

Seniors wrap up year with prank

Seniors wrap up year with prank

Devin Raynor and Sam St. Clair

May 25, 2018

Junior Sophia Davenport, whose car was drawn on with removable marker and covered in plastic wrap by seniors during fourth hour May 24, said she found the prank amusing. “They said ‘long live class of ‘18,’ they said ‘xoxo seniors’ and then...there were profanities,” Davenport said. Ac...

Awards night to honor graduating seniors

Awards night to honor graduating seniors

Emma Kempf

May 21, 2018

On May 23, selected graduating seniors will be presented with awards and scholarships at the annual Academic Awards and Scholarships Night, according to counselor and event organizer Barb Nelson. “I’d be curious to know how many times we’ve done this (awards night),” Nelson said. “I’ve...

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