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Drone team recognized statewide

After the traditional state championship for drone racing was cancelled due to COVID-19, Hydra FPV transitioned to a virtual event. Senior Rafe Covin and junior Clayton Horstman placed first in the team competition May 17 and senior William Schwietering and junior Marcos Tapia Vizcarra finished in fifth, according to drone team advisor Mark Miller.
State championship adapted for COVID-19
May 23, 2020

While the pandemic forced most end-of-year competitions to be canceled, including all Minnesota State High School League events, Park’s drone team was still able to compete in the state championship....

Boys’ swimming ends with top ten finishes at State

Junior Hayden Zheng swims the 200-yard individual medley during the boys' swimming State meet Feb. 29. Zheng won the event with a time of 1:47.75.
Team looks to improve for next season
March 4, 2020

After boys’ swimming finished its season at State, coach Amanda Forsberg said she was pleased with the success the team had this year. “I think it was one of our best years. We won the Conference...

Junior competes in Nordic State meet

Junior Danny Walsh competes in the Nordic State meet Feb. 14. Walsh participated in the freestyle and classic pursuit races.
Races prove to be learning experience
February 23, 2020

Reflecting on his performance at State for Nordic, junior Danny Walsh said the races were difficult because of the amount of competition. “It went okay, I didn't do as well as I was hoping, but it...

Students successful in DECA event

Junior Emma Amon places in the top 7 of her DECA event. Amon is 1 of 12 SLP DECA competitors attending the state DECA competition March 1-3.
Many advance to State
February 11, 2020

Competing at a DECA district competition Jan. 27, many students competed for spots at State. 15 students ended up moving on to State, according to DECA adviser Sophia Ross. According to Ross, the students...

Debate puts in extra work for State

Coaches Aedan Helwig and Richard Shmikler answer sophomore Semona Robel's questions during their final debate practice on Dec. 6.
Team members dedicate time to prepare for competition
December 13, 2019

Junior Kaylee Quick was proud of how her teammates performed after the JV debate team went to State Dec 6. “My team overall did very well, especially the novices,” Quick said. “However, I didn’t...

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Junior Elie Grassley competes in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:23.53 minutes, placing 16th overall. Park competed at the State finals Nov. 16. at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.
Park places 21 in State
November 16, 2019

After placing second in the 100 yard breaststroke at State Nov. 16, senior Hattie Kugler said going into State she was fully invested in the meet. “This is my last race ever because I’m not going...

Gallery: Park falls short to Lakeville North

Junior Hannah Howell celebrates with her teammates after winning the third set. Ticket prices were $17 for adults and $10 for students.
Park comes in sixth in the State tournament
November 10, 2019

Park loses in fourth set to Lakeville North

Junior Raegan Alexander spikes the ball to the opposing team. Alexander says, “Even though we were tired, we pushed through and played better each game.
Team gets sixth overall at State tournament
November 9, 2019

Following the win against Moorhead Nov. 8 in the State consolation semifinals, Park lost to Lakeville North Nov. 9 with a set score of 1-3. According to junior captain Hannah Howell, going into the...

Gallery: Park defeats Moorhead

Junior Hannah Howell rushes to pass the ball to a teammate. Tickets will be sold for $10 at the Xcel Energy Center for the Nov. 9 match.
Park wins match 3-0
November 8, 2019

Information to know for the Nov. 9 volleyball State match

Junior Faith Johnson waves to the student section during the introductions before the Nov. 9 State match. Johnson plays as a right-side hitter.
Park plays Lakeville North in final match of the consolation bracket
November 8, 2019

Following a victory against Moorhead Nov. 8, Park will face Lakeville North in the consolation bracket championship match. If Park wins, they will be fifth overall in the State tournament.

Gallery: Students gather to celebrate volleyball

Park’s volleyball team runs through a “Go Park VBall” banner. The pep fest Nov. 6 was held in celebration of Park volleyball’s first State qualification.
Pep fest held to increase excitement for State
November 7, 2019

Volleyball falls to Eagan

Senior captain Makaila Winward tips the ball over the net Nov. 7. Park will move on to play Moorhead Nov. 8.
Team loses in three sets in State tournament
November 7, 2019

Park volleyball battled through a difficult game against Eagan at the Minnesota State High School Tournament Nov. 7, eventually losing in three sets. Senior captain Makaila Winward said the importance...

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