The Echo

Governor closes schools for the rest of the year

Park will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, according to Executive Order 20-41 issued by Gov. Walz. The last day of school for Park students was March 16.

Marta Hill, Gabriel Kaplan, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

April 23, 2020

After announcing school closures through May 4 earlier in April, Gov. Tim Walz announced in Executive Order 20-41 April 23 that schools will continue distance learning for the rest of the school year. However, Minnesota Commissioner of Education Mary Cathryn Ricker said the integrity of education will be ...

A final note for orchestra

Senior Greta Long plays the cello in a cello quintet at the last Orchestra concert of the year June 3.

Samantha Klepfer, Carly Joseph, and Izzy Kanne

June 7, 2019

As senior violinist Estelle Tronson looks back on her orchestra career, she remembers the relationships that grew from her time in the program. “I made some of my best friends through orchestra so I’m going to really miss all the people there. I also just really love music in general,” Tronson...

Boys’ Lacrosse defeated in first Sections game

Junior Flynn Spano cradles the ball with his stick while running the ball toward the opponent's goal. 
The score of Park's final game of the season against Totino-Grace was 0-14.

Nolan Kelly, Creston Halstead, and Ella Hammerstrand

June 6, 2019

Despite ending its season on another shutout, Park knows that it made leaps and bounds towards rebuilding its team, according to junior Alexander Hager. “We are 0-14 but I have seen some improvement throughout the season,” Hager said. “I've seen the team grow.” Despite working with a y...

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

Junior Sarah McCallon runs back to defend against a Bloomington Jefferson player. Park lost in their last regular season game and placed sixth in their conference with a record of 5-7-0.

Breanna Thompson and Sophia Olmen

May 29, 2019

According to junior Aliviah McClinton, the girls’ lacrosse team knew going into the game, Jefferson would be a tough matchup up but Park went in with a tough fight. “We got in our heads they are really fast and aggressive and they had all these fancy plays and they seem to really know what they ...

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Junior Flynn Spano takes the ball upfield while avoiding a Park Center defender. Park scored its only two goals in the first quarter of the game.

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

May 6, 2019

Girls’ golf begins practices

Junior Lily Rostal practices her short game at the Brooklyn Park Golf & Sports Center. Girls' golf had its first practice March 18 and will have its first match at 3:00 p.m. April 8 at Bluff Creek Golf Course.

Ruby Stillman, Ethan Meisler, and Sofia Seewald

March 28, 2019

After practicing indoors since March 18, sophomore girls’ golf player Maia Seidel said the team has been able to bond with each other and the coaches. “In the first few practices, we’ve gotten to know each other really well,” Maia Seidel said. “Especially the newer girls I’ve gotten to know,...

Spring play to be ‘Prelude to a Kiss’

Sophomore Isaac Scott reads his lines aloud during the read through for the spring play March 13. The spring play this year is

Maggie Klaers, Emily Ziessman, and Ruthie Posada

March 18, 2019

The theater company’s spring performance will be a funny love story with a surprising turn of events, according to director Jodi Hatzenbeller. “Peter and Rita meet, they fall fast in love, they get married after 6 weeks and on their wedding day a strange man wanders into the ceremony, kisses t...

Seniors look to final show hopeful, sentimental

Stage manager Nietzsche Deuel, who is a senior, participates in a conversation during a play rehearsal. Going into her final show as a senior, Deuel says it is bittersweet to be leaving behind the Park theater program, but she is excited to finish with the upcoming spring play.

Maggie Klaers

March 3, 2019

As senior stage manager Nietzsche Deuel’s last show approaches, she said she can’t help but feel nostalgic looking back over her years in the theater program. “I know for me it’s going to be very sentimental and very emotional and very personal, but I hope that it will be the best one yet,” Deu...

Clay Target to begin spring season

Participants in the Saint Louis Park clay target club line up for a shot at the Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake, MN.

Ethan Meisler, Writer/Photographer

February 21, 2019

As Clay Target gears up for the upcoming season, junior Cory Kleve said Park’s clay target team, consisting of two forms of regulated competition, trap and skeet, shoots at competitions once every week. “We usually have competitions in the spring once a week. We go to the range in Prior Lake and go sho...

Orchestra ends year with spring festival

Miriam Edgar leads the orchestra during their concert May 22.

Samantha Klepfer

June 5, 2018

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...

Boys baseball capitalizes on Arizona heat

Used with permission by Brian Kelly

David Bryant

April 12, 2018

After spending part of spring break with the boys' baseball team in Arizona focusing on preparing for the first games of the season, sophomore Alex Riley said the trip helped him improve overall and adjust to playing at a Varsity level. “We practiced everything in Arizona, from hitting to fielding ...

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