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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

2022 graduation guests limitless

2022 graduation guests limitless

Najma Hussein, Business Editor May 19, 2022

As the end of the school year is right around the corner, administration has let everyone know that there will be no limit on the amount of guests that can attend graduation. This was an issue last year...

Seniors work on project during IB English HL April 7. The Valedictorian title is will no longer  be awarded at Park.

Staff Editorial: Valedictorian status replaced

April 19, 2022

With each class of graduating seniors comes awards and honors for their high school achievements. The most recognizable is the coveted valedictorian award, which at Park was received by students with a...

Senior captain Kristofer Hokenson throws a pitch against Chaska April 11. Park will feature a senior-heavy team this year as it aims to win its Section.

Baseball aims for home run season

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith April 12, 2022

Ever since junior captain Stefano Giovanelli and the rest of the team fell to Hopkins in the section finals last year, Giovanelli said the team has been itching to get back on the field again and improve...

Senior Elsa Bergland jumps above the net to spike the ball Sept. 29, 2021. Park girls volleyball is now hosting volleyball clinics in the off-season.

Volleyball clinics aid players in off-season

Ivan Zank, Ari Lissauer, and Colin Canaday February 28, 2022

Nearly four months after its final match of the 2021-2022 season, girls’ volleyball is hosting clinics to improve the performance of its players, according to head coach Sam Hanlon. Beyond the athletic...

Senior Claudy Zua kicks a football at the pep fest Sept. 9. Fall captains encouraged students to come to their upcoming games.

Pep fest kicks off Park Pride

Oliver Smith and Crystal Diaz September 14, 2021

Seeing Park’s student body come together was exhilarating for sophomore Mae Turman. She watched as her classmates celebrated the return to school and expressed Park pride. “It's exciting because...

Park seniors embrace and celebrate graduating June 8. Seniors then celebrated at Park Tavern to close out the year.

Class of 2021 graduates

Jacob Khabie and Amelia Mickelson June 9, 2021

Graduate Ivy Houts was not expecting to have a normal graduation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, after this unprecedented school year, Houts said having an in-person graduation appeased her...

Seniors sit in their rows for graduation rehearsal. Rehearsal was held at 12 p.m. June 8 at the field house.

Graduation information

Shaydi Falcon June 8, 2021

The 2021 Park graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Oriole stadium. Each graduate received eight tickets, and only ticketed guests will be admitted at entrance. Gates to the stadium...

Senior Olivia Lainsbury re-stocks racks at the Storiole May 21. The Storiole plans on giving each senior a free class t-shirt.

Storiole holds t-shirt fundraiser

Adam Gips June 7, 2021

After creating custom t-shirts for the Class of 2020 and setting up a t-shirt drive, business teacher Sophia Ross said the seniors who run the Storiole wanted to carry on the drive for the Class of 2021. “We...

Senior Emma Amon receives a bilingual seal from Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson June 3. All students graduating in the Extended Spanish Program (ESP) received bilingual seals.

Spanish class holds party for ESP seniors

Tobias Khabie and Jacob Perszyk June 7, 2021

After celebrating with the peers he had been in class with since kindergarten, senior Jack Fredrickson said he enjoyed being able to acknowledge the work he and his classmates put in through their years...

Seniors Alanna Franklin and Abby Meyer play the cello at the spring orchestra concert June 3. The concert took place outside of the school.

Orchestra holds sole concert of the year

Jacob Khabie June 5, 2021

Even after senior Sophie Yakes had finished her last orchestra concert, she said she struggled to recognize the finality of it. “There are so many good memories that I have in orchestra,” Yakes...

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Graduation to be held in person

Molly Schochet June 4, 2021

After an unprecedented year, senior Kristi Thompson said she is glad she and her classmates will be able to celebrate their graduation in person.  “It’s nice because for a lot of people graduation...

Senior Olivia Lainsbury waits to receive her cap and gown June 2. Senior graduates were able to receive their cap and gown June 2.

Cap and Gown distribution set for June 3

Tobias Khabie and Oliver Smith June 1, 2021

Assistant principal Jessica Busse said she felt bittersweet after putting together a day full of festivities for Cap and Gown distribution June 3. While she is excited for the seniors to enjoy the event,...

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