Saint Louis Park High School

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St. Louis Park
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Helping one student at a time.
Location
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
Information
Type Public
Established 1898
Principal Joann Karetov
Number of students approx. 1,400 (grades 9–12)
Mascot Orioles
Colors Orange, and Black
Website

St. Louis Park High School, is a four-year public high school located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. St. Louis Park High School is ranked by Newsweek as #290 in their "List of the 1500 Top High Schools in America," #3 among Minnesota schools on the list in 2012.[1] In 2001, the high school began participation in the International Baccalaureate program and has since been decreasing the number of Advanced Placement classes offered in the curriculum.

The school newspaper is The Echo. While attending SLPHS, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote for, but never edited, The Echo, including one article in which he interviewed then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. The Echo recently won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award in 2006 as one of the 25 best high school newspapers in the nation.[2]

Athletics[edit]

St. Louis Park High School is in the North Suburban Conference, which is part of the Minnesota State High School League. In 2005, they left the Classic Lake Conference due to its smaller student body than the other west suburban schools in the Classic Lake Conference. The school has created a website for information on current athletic events gopark.org.

State championships
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Cross country, boys 2 1955, 1961
Soccer, boys 3 1972, 1973, 1974
Winter Nordic skiing, Boys 1 2003
Alpine skiing, Boys 1 1955
Basketball, Girls 2 1986, 1990
Basketball, Boys 1 1962
Synchronized swimming, Girls 22
Spring Golf, Boys 1 2003
Track and field, Boys 5 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966
Track and field, girls 1 1998
Total 40

Other activities[edit]

Saint Louis Park High School has a Lincoln-Douglas debate program in the National Forensics League. Senior Catherine Tarsney won the 2010 Tournament of Champions.

The Echo is a student-produced newspaper of the St. Louis Park High School. In November 2010, The Echo won the Pacemaker Award,[3] Best of Show for a High School Publication 9–12 pages, and 7th place for a publication website from a small school, awarded by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. In November 2011, The Echo won 3rd place Best of Show for a High School Publication 9–12 pages.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "America’s Best High Schools 2012". America’s Best High Schools 2012. Newsweek. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  2. ^ Scholastic Press Award
  3. ^ "2010 NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker Winners". nspa winners. NSPA. 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  4. ^ Thomas Friedman Bio
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  8. ^ Pete Hautman Bio
  9. ^ Jim Petersen Bio
  10. ^ Erik Rasmussen Bio
  11. ^ Sam Richter bio
  12. ^ Bob Stein NFL Stats