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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

Superintendent Osei address students at the Principal Award breakfast. The breakfast was to honor students graduating with a 4.0 GPA or the IB diploma.

Pancakes with Paddock

Hanna Wilsey May 27, 2023

On May 25, Principal LaNisha Paddock hosted Park’s annual breakfast to honor seniors graduating with a 4.0 GPA or the IB diploma. Students received a golden tassel to symbolize a 4.0 GPA and those who...

Five of the six dinner guests attempt to listen to what is happening on the other side of the door April 27.  Parks portrayal of the tantalizing murder–mystery “Clue” marks the end of the theatrical school year.

Park is at the scene of the crime

Maren Wilsey and Johanna Kaplan May 2, 2023

“Clue” is Park’s final play of the 2022–2023 school year, with showtimes this past weekend in Park’s auditorium. According to director Jodi Schifsky, seeing the play come together is a satisfying...

The student-run Storiole, led by DECA, faces problems with a schoolwide favorite, the freezes on Feb. 24. The DECA Storiole was recently awarded for their outstanding school-based enterprise.

Storiole goes for gold

Maren Wilsey and Caedon Exsted March 9, 2023

The Park Storiole, run by members of the DECA club, was recently recertified as a gold-level school-based enterprise (SBE) for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. DECA advisor Abby Lugo said...

Senior Wes Anderson laughs with friends during the Climbing Club meeting March 2. The club plays “Crabs” and other games to bond during their meetings.

Rock On Climbing club gets Crabby

Ena Mekic and Sarah Peterson March 6, 2023

Every Thursday morning, the Rock On Climbing club meets to discuss climbing techniques, makes plans for when to climb and plays various card games. At their meeting on March 2, the group's dress code was...

Sophomore Ari Rose gets blood drawn on Feb 9th. This was the first blood drive at Park in 2023.

Driven for good

Caedon Exsted and Maren Wilsey February 16, 2023

To help take action during the ongoing global blood shortage, Park students and staff joined the cause by giving blood on Feb. 9.  After donating, Park students and staff reflected on their experience....

Theres snow place like Snow Daze

There’s snow place like Snow Daze

Maren Wilsey February 2, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Park has seen a whirlwind of events and activities come and go. One such event is the winter Snow Daze dance. Park’s version of the “Sadie Hawkins” dance has not been...

The student interns part of Park’s finance committee pose for a picture. From left to right: Sumeyo Jama, Julian Rohweder, Christopher Walker, Meshach Mandel. Permission of use from Patricia Magnuson.

Students give insight on finance program

Roberto Alvarez and Leo Justesen December 7, 2022

As a way for students to explore new experiences, a new finance program invites in students to intern and learn more about how they can add strength to their community and to themselves. According to senior...

Senior Rose Huse sings along with fellow choir members at the choir concert. The choir concert was held Oct. 27 in the fieldhouse.

Choir performs first concert of the year

Ashley Reyes November 3, 2022

Park’s choir sang at their first concert of the year Oct. 27. Instead of the high schoolers singing solo, the middle schoolers joined in next to them. According to choir teacher John Myszkowski, despite...

Park unveils new Action Wednesday options

Park unveils new Action Wednesday options

Taylor Voigt November 1, 2022

Quarter two is coming up fast, and with it comes a new Action Wednesday signup. While many teachers will continue with similar options as they had during quarter one, some are introducing new ideas: College...

Students play basketball in open gym option during Action Wednesday Sept. 28. Action Wednesday is a way for kids to build community.

New schedule makes good impression

Taylor Voigt October 17, 2022

This school year, it was decided that Park Connections will be switched from previously three days a week, to just on Wednesdays. The old format of “Action Thursday” during Thursday’s Park Connections...

Onstage, senior Carlitos Anguita-Smith receives a rose from Band Director Steve Shmitz May 3. After the band concert, Shmitz handed out roses to recognize the achievements of the graduating seniors.

Band concert wraps up year

After a nearly 15-hour day — including AP and IB tests and a 7 a.m. rehearsal — band director Steve Schmitz said the concert was a success despite some hiccups.  “I feel that they were really...

Used with permission from Cece Jensen.

Climbing to new heights

Cece Jensen February 14, 2022

My very first memory of rock climbing is rather unique. I was about six years old and my family and I had hiked to the top of Palisade Head along the North Shore. My mother had been rock climbing for 25...

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