The Echo

Trip sparks knowledge about heritage

Sophomore Fatima Mohamed recently traveled to Somalia. Her trip helped her explore her culture and heritage.

Isra Mohamed

February 3, 2020

When sophomore Fatima Mohamed heard that her family was taking a trip to Somalia, she was ecstatic.  “I have never traveled outside of the United States, so I was excited to go and visit another country and see different things,” Mohamed said.  According to Mohamed, her family decided to take th...

Orchestra holds holiday gift wrapping

Samantha Klepfer and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 21, 2018

According to Orchestra director Kou Lee, the idea to hold a fundraiser in Barnes and Noble was started by Ms. Edgar. “That was set up before I got here, Ms. Edgar set that up a while ago so it’s been a thing,” Lee said. Freshman Thomas Hanson said the money made from the donations are use...

Students to live in Israel

The Alexander Muss students leave for Israel on Nov. 27. They will return two months later in Jan. 2019.

Gabriel Kaplan

November 25, 2018

When junior David Khabie found out about Alexander Muss High School in Israel, he said he was intrigued. “My freshman year, I went to an Alexander Muss meeting and it really stood out to me as it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and just sounded so interesting and fun,” Khabie said. “That’s w...

Club plans summer canoe trip

Freshman Zoe Frank and sophomore Maddie Lind discuss environmental activities they can participate in over the summer vacation at the Root and Shoots meeting May 15.

Emma Yarger

May 31, 2018

As the Roots and Shoots Boundary Waters canoe trip approaches, senior Adam Recknagel said he thinks about upcoming the adventure every day. According to senior Lukas Wrede, the Boundary Waters is a good example of what the club is attempting to preserve. “A lot of people in Roots and Shoots...

Band fundraises for spring trip

The band held a fundraiser in December at the Knollwood Mall Applebee's to raise money for their trip to Hawaii. The band will hold similar fundraisers through January at locations such as Blaze Pizza, Park Yogurt, and Chipotle.

Emma Kempf and Maddie Lund

January 1, 2018

Through several restaurant locations, the band will make efforts to fundraise through the month of January for their upcoming trip to Hawaii this spring, according to band director Steven Schmitz. Junior trumpet player Ben Klepfer said the Hawaii trip is one of the most expensive trips the band has b...

German exchange students to come in February

Park Students eat lunch at a famous Biergarten after a historical bike ride around Munich. The students lived with host families in the German town of Bensheim and their host siblings will be visiting Park in February. Photo used with permission from Shari Fox.

Yonit Krebs

October 25, 2017

Thinking about the upcoming February visit from German host families, senior German student Thomas Bryant said he feels excited to see the Germans he met over the summer. Bryant said he is eager to show the German students his life as well as American life in general. “I’m super excited (...

Fundraiser raises money for Spain trip

Students going on the Spain trip sold Guatemalan jewelry and Thai crafts Oct. 22 and 27 for conferences, and Oct. 26 and 27 during fifth hour lunch. The fundraiser raised money for the Spain trip occurring June 15 to July 1.

Jayne Stevenson

November 3, 2015

To raise money for a trip this summer, students going to Spain and their parents volunteered for a fundraiser selling Guatemalan jewelry and Thai crafts, according to Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson. Anderson said she came up with the idea for the fundraiser because it is the school interpreter Carme...

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