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Student council sets eyes on future

New vision sets student council apart
Paxon Myers
Senior Erik Lindell and sophomore Kylie Kaiser work together on future plans for student council. Student council meets every Tuesday before school at 7:45 am.

With spring just around the corner, Student Council is in full swing. Upon the ending of Sno Daze, student council is looking to the future. Compared to last year, advisors and students have felt an increase in productivity and time used during student council meetings. Due to the extra productivity, Student Council recently re-shaped Sno Daze.

Student Council advisor, Kaelyn Dagon, said students are being dynamic and creative with their time. According to Dagon, Park is benefitting from the recent productivity of the Student Council.

“Compared to last year, our student group is very productive this year. We implemented leadership roles,” said Dagon. “For example, we have Student Council presidents. President Erik and then also a vice president, Alicia, and many other leadership roles, and that has really helped with productivity this year. Teaching the students how to take on leadership roles, and those are very transferable skills that they’ll need just moving forward in life.”

Senior Saul Zis said the purpose of each student council meeting is to work together with others to create activities for Park high school.

“Tuesday we came to school early in the morning, and it was an agenda decided by the leaders of student council,” said Zis. “We split into groups, either planning a pep fest or small events that go around the school. And then we try to get it done. In that period, or like planning time to do it after school.”

Sophomore Shepherd Cox said the Student Council makes efforts to show what they are doing by setting up posters or making announcements around the school.

“We have the ideas by trying to put posters up and like straight away just by like students talking about what’s going on whether it’s a pep fest or a dance. We also asked students what they want to see change about these events and trying to incorporate that into our plans,” said Cox.

Dagon said the main reason she is part of student council is because she wants to help remodel the culture at Park.

“I feel like when I went to high school, we had so many fun student events that happen every year. After COVID, not just SLP, but a lot of high schools took a hit in their different student engagement activities,” said Dagon. “I wanted to be a part of a staff team that helps rebuild that culture here and get different fun events back on the map and into the school day.”

Cox said even with all the roles that play into Student Council, they find a way to work together to create the best possible products they can.

“In Student Council, we kind of work in different groups, It’s Pep fest, playing the dance school spirit days, but we also to work together to kind of coordinate them all.” Cox Said. “So, while there are some roles the president and vice president and the Social Media Manager, everybody’s still kind of works together. Because all the parts function in one big black web.”

Zis said he recommends all students join student council because you can help increase the pride and help the culture here at Park.

“I would tell students to join student council because it impacts school spirit, but also to see the behind the scenes of like different events. And it’s fun to have your voice (heard) and make an impact,” said Zis. “If you’re passionate about something you can, bring it to see what other people think about it. So I’d really recommend it. It’s fun to do it with friends.”

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Roberto Alvarez
Roberto Alvarez, Echo Staffer
Hi, my name is Roberto Alvarez. I am 16 years old and I live in St. Louis Park, and I am in 10th grade. I have an older brother and have two dogs. I love hanging out with my friends and playing soccer. I want to capture immaculate pictures of sports teams and other activities and events at this high school and be a photographer.
Caedon Exsted
Caedon Exsted, Echo Staffer
Hey, my name is Caedon Exsted. I am a junior and this is my second year on Echo. I live in St. Louis Park with my parents, 5 siblings and 2 dogs. In my free time I enjoy hanging with friends and watching new shows on Netflix.
Paxon Myers
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Hi, My name is Paxon, I’m a junior and this is my first year in Echo. I love sports and I do track for school. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with friends and I like to travel around the country.

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