Katie Fredrickson is St. Louis Park High School’s Athena Award winner for 2018. Established in 1972, the Athena Awards annually recognize an outstanding senior female athlete from each of the Minneapolis city, suburban and private schools for their achievements in one or more sports.
The Rose Rees Peace Award, which recognizes exceptional high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community, service, advocacy and peace, was awarded to Senior Dafne Carmona-Rios by the National Council of Jewish Women. We are extremely lucky to have Dafne as part of our school community. Superintendent Asten Osei, Principal Scott Meyers, Teacher Carley Kregness and Dafne attended the awards ceremony at Beth El Temple last Wednesday.
St. Louis Park High School Sophomore Mari Hanchi was recently awarded second place in the Annual Congressional Art Competition for her drawing of politician Shirley Chisholm titled "Unsung".
There is culture change taking place in the St. Louis Park High School athletic office thanks to new initiative focused on equipping student-athletes with leadership skills. After receiving a cold call from a new St. Louis Park resident, Athletic Director Andy Ewald saw an opportunity to create something unique for the school’s student-athletes. The results have surpassed even his expectations.
National Public Radio and its lead education blogger Anya Kamenetz recently featured St. Louis Park High School and the BARR Model in a March 31 story. BARR, which stands for Building Assets, Reducing Risks, was created and piloted at St. Louis Park High School by former school counselor Angela Jerabek.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions.