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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Students in Spanish Club sing El Burrito Sabanero” Dec. 20. This was one of the many Spanish Christmas songs they celebrated with during their holiday meeting.

Tió de Nadal drops joy

Sarah Peterson and Ena Mekic December 24, 2022

In anticipation for the holidays, the Spanish club celebrated Christmas and New Year’s traditions for this month’s meeting Dec. 20. They drank Coquito, a traditional Puerto-Rican coconut drink, ate...

Junior Jersey Miller and senior Auden Whitlow speak in Spanish with Colombian students on zoom. In a breakout room, they spoke with Efrain about their hobbies and interests.

Spanish club meets with Colombian students

Ena Mekic and Taylor Voigt November 21, 2022

Profe Anderson said Spanish club is always looking for opportunities to interact with other people and cultures in Spanish speaking countries. This month they were able to speak with students from a Colombian...

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson talks to club members during a Spanish Club meeting Feb. 17. The club meets every third Thursday and hosts a variety of activities.

Spanish club brings community together

Noah Leventhal and Alex Geretz March 9, 2022

At the Spanish club meeting Feb. 17, the Park community was brought together by playing Latin-American games. Teacher Hanna Anderson led the club in a session of “Cien Mexicanos”, a Spanish adaptation...

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...

Used with permission from Hanna Anderson.

Spanish teacher brings new voices into curriculum

Jacob Khabie December 23, 2020

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson said when she heard the International Baccalaureate Spanish curriculum was changing, she knew she had to take advantage of the opportunity. “I've been meaning to change...

Juniors Isaac Scott and Justin Colon dance together at the Spanish club Feb. 12th. The meeting was focused around different Latin American music and dancing.

Spanish club energized by new dances

Tobias Khabie February 13, 2020

After an active Spanish club meeting where students learned traditional Spanish dances Feb. 12, junior Isaac Scott said the liveliness in the room was attributed to the people who were eager to be there. “The...

Spanish teacher Nelly Korman assists freshman Solin Mendes-Duffy with an assignment Oct. 24. Korman is running for Bloomington school board for the 2019 election.

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Lilly Strathman October 29, 2019

When teaching one day, spanish teacher Nelly Korman had a revelation and realized she wanted to give back to students by running for Bloomington school board.  Sophomore Sophia Romero believes having...

Sophomores Ella Miller and Amara Foner prepare to watch the Nachito Herrera: Afro-Latin Renaissance concert Nov. 30 at the Ordway. More than 100 Park students attended the event, as well as students from Park Spanish Immersion.

Spanish field trip offers new perspectives

Dahlia Krebs December 13, 2018

Junior Ava Tronson said the optional Spanish field trip to the Ordway for a concert by Cuban musician Nachito Herrera was special. “It was really different than any concert I’ve ever been to and...

Nelly Korman teaches her third hour, all sophomore, class on Oct. 12. The class is currently learning about education across the Latin American world.

Spanish instructor returns after year away

Izzy Kanne October 17, 2018

Returning to St. Louis Park High School after a year of teaching at Minnetonka High School, spanish teacher Nelly Korman said she didn’t want to leave, but felt it would be better for her career if she...

IB Spanish teacher Jane Hudacek checks senior Casey Kreies homework during her sixth hour class Sept. 26. During this period she teaches 41 students.

Class numbers push limits

David Bryant October 11, 2018

With the high demand to practice language in high school, senior and IB Spanish student David Gutierrez said he was surprised to see that on the first day of school not everyone in class had a desk. “On...

Students attend Spanish Club March 6. Club adviser Kristen Christiansen played the movie Coco for club members to watch.

Spanish club watches popular movie

Marta Hill March 8, 2018

According to Spanish club leader junior Katie Christiansen, people were attracted to the meeting March 7 to watch the movie “Coco”, and see its ties to Spanish culture. “‘Coco’ won a lot...

Profe Chistrainsen stands in front of her classroom addressing her students. Spanish Club meets once a month.

Spanish Club plans to incorporate Amity program

Lukas Levin January 18, 2018

Sophomore Park Spanish Immersion graduate Izzy Kanne said she finds learning about cultures from foreign educators deeply gratifying and fascinating. “(I would want to) make food or (learn) dances...

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