Como College Possible students head to college
Every Como senior in the College Possible program has been accepted into college. On May 2, the 52 College Possible students from Como’s class of 2018 announced their official college decisions at an after-school event that was celebrated by participating students, peers and teachers. The mission of College Possible is to make college admission and success possible for low-income, firstgeneration college students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. College Possible also supports and continues to work with students until they get a degree, no matter how long it takes.
French students win medals
French students participated in the annual A Vous la Parole Frenchspeaking contest held at the University of Minnesota April 26. Students performed French poems, songs, a theater piece or original skit, and read a text in French for judges.
Como students earning blue medals are Diane Sabwe, So Reh, Granda Sayavong, Amera Abou-Shenab, Thomas Etter, Aiyana Aeikens, Deborah Inanezera, Claire Olson, Celia Olson, Serena Raths and Kevin Iragaba.
News from the music department
The spring concert for the Como Choirs was held April 30 in the Como Auditorium and featured all five choirs.
The spring band and orchestra concert will be held Thursday, May 24, in the auditorium at 7 p.m.
More than 30 Como musicians performed in the St. Paul Public Schools Honors Concert at the Ordway Theatre on April 17. Como junior Marco Tabacman was selected to the All-State Choir. Sophomore Amelia Schucker was selected to the All-State Orchestra.
Prom! The 2018 Como Prom will be held Saturday, May 19, at the James J. Hill Library in downtown St. Paul. The theme is a Masquerade Ball. The Grand March will begin at 7 p.m.
Graduation is June 6
Planning is under way for Como’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, in Roy Wilkins Auditorium at the downtown St. Paul RiverCentre. The annual senior allnight graduation party, sponsored by the Como Park Booster Club, will take place at school after the ceremony. Dancing, arcade games, henna artists, basketball, swimming, food, prizes and more are on the agenda. Parents and community members are invited to help before, during or after the party. You can donate money to the party at givemn.org/organization/comoparkboosterclub.