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Letters of Love makes digital cards

Senior Dayna Krause decorates a card for sick children during a Letters of Love meeting Dec. 19. During quarantine, Letters of Love is offering online card making in order to continue providing emotional support for kids in the hospital.

Molly Schochet

April 10, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 grows every day, senior and Letters of Love president Maggie Klaers said Letters of Love has the ability to make a greater impact than ever before. “Now more than ever, kids need some extra emotional support because without that extra friend or sibling coming in to play...

City election provides opportunity

Senior Maddie Lind writes postcards to St. Louis Park residents informing them about the upcoming election. Lind is campaigning for Larry Kraft along with several other students.

Sofia Seewald

November 5, 2019

Seeing the upcoming election as an opportunity to advocate for social issues he is passionate about, junior Thor Anderson said he is helping Larry Kraft campaign for City Council At Large A Seat. “I first met (Kraft) working through Roots and Shoots. I got to know him more as I became more intereste...

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Freshman Amalia Fischer draws on a coloring sheet hand out during the first Intersectional Feminism Club meeting of the year. The club met Sept. 12 to collaborate on its goals for the year.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

September 16, 2019

According to co-club president and senior Maddie Lind, Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to expand its influence by devoting more time to local volunteer opportunities and activism this year.  “We’re hoping to get more involved. Last year was a lot of discussion and maybe some activities,” Lind s...

Students to participate in game night at Peter Hobart

Senior NHS president Ayanna Nathan presents requirements for the 2018-2019 school year during their meeting Sept. 21. NHS volunteers will attend game night Jan. 17 at Peter Hobart.

Dahlia Krebs

January 16, 2019

According to junior Morgan Graves, who signed up to run a game night for elementary school kids at Peter Hobart, it is not only to bring the community together, but also a way for National Honor Society participants to volunteer. “It is a game night at Peter Hobart to promote community in the elementary...

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Mission trip to Haiti gives back

Evie Nelson

December 24, 2018

Why did your family decide to go on a trip to Haiti? The purpose of why we went is because we wanted to help kids (in need). I went there before in seventh grade, (my family) wanted to go back on another mission trip. How did your experience visiting Haiti in the past shape your most recent trip? Th...

Club volunteers at local party

Senior NHS public relations officer Ilsa Olsen signs off Westwood Hills Nature Center Halloween Party goers for the mini golf course. The event was Oct. 19 and 20.

Noah Orloff and Marta Hill

October 28, 2018

Becky McConnell, a naturalist at Westwood Hills Nature Center said the 37th annual Halloween party at the Nature Center had a number of features including themes trails and other party games. “We have a couple themed trails, one being Mother Nature’s Trail where people walk along the trail an...

High schoolers looking back, helping out

High schoolers looking back, helping out

Ndunzi Kunsunga

June 4, 2018

According to sophomore student director Sam Sietsema, he began helping with the middle school shows early last school year. “The fall of last school year I went to (Lillian) Zumberg and asked, ‘do you want help from student directors’ because we have had student directors for the middle school...

Natural Helpers volunteer at Bowl-A-Thon

The Park Natural Helpers helped out wth the Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser at Park Tavern on April 21.

Nietzsche Deuel

April 26, 2018

Senior co-leader Caleb Mesick said Natural Helpers has been wanting to do volunteer work in order to help more than just students at Park. “We felt like we wanted to do things more outside the school because we strictly focus on inside the school so we felt this was a good outlet to help more th...

National Honor Society prepares for next year’s officers

Isaac Wahl

February 20, 2018

According to the adviser Jill Merkle, the National Honors Society recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming deadlines, requirements and applications for next year’s officers. Merkle said one of the biggest tasks, aside from tying up loose ends before the year concludes, is preparing the inc...

Junior chosen for Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Junior Alaysha McCall participates in Young Womens Initiative of Minnesota meeting. This meeting took place Oct. 18 at the Minnesota capital. Fair use from Alaysha McCall

Marta Hill

October 31, 2017

After starting on the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota a month ago junior Alaysha McCall is embracing this opportunity to learn. “At first I was nervous out of my mind,” McCall said. “I thought it was a volunteer thing, but when I got (to the meeting) lieutenant governor Tina Smith and gov...

Senior gives back to community

Senior Birdfeeder manager Alex Monson creates posters promoting the Birdfeeder. Birdfeeder gave out food to students in need for winter break.

Nicole Sanford

October 18, 2017

As a part of her community service class, senior Alex Monson joined the Birdfeeder, an organization that packs backpacks of food for Park students in need. Monson said she was elected Birdfeeder manager alongside three of her classmates. Birdfeeder adviser Sophia Ross said more students applied for Bi...

ACT focuses on volunteering

ACT focuses on volunteering

Breanna Thompson, Hayley Westwood, and David Bryant

October 3, 2017

  According to junior Achieving Change Together co-president Yonah Davis, the purpose of the club is to provide students throughout the school with volunteer opportunities. “(ACT will) take your hours for you, we'll coordinate the events and all you have to do is show up which makes volunteering ...

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