Spring news from Como Park Senior High School

The class of 2019

Freshman registration nights at Como are scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 28, 6-7 p.m. Incoming freshmen will be able to register for fall classes with the Como counselors. Students and families will also have a chance to meet with teachers and see the school.

Athletic scholar

Will Kidd was awarded the Mike Warter Scholarship from the Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association. The prestigious honor is only received by one male and one female soccer player in the entire state. Coaches select the winners from a competitive pool of players who have excelled on the field and in the classroom. Will has signed his national letter of intent to play and study at Bradley University, a NCAA Division I school in Peoria, Illinois.

Spring play April 30-May 1

Como students will perform the comedy “Little Red Riding Hood and the Power Mutants” on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The work is a playful twist on the classic fairytale.

 

Music news

The Como Park Advanced Band received a Certificate of Excellence from the Minnesota State High School League at the March 24 Large Group Competition at Tartan High School.

Senior Rachel Tetlie was awarded a Presidential Distinction Scholarship and a music scholarship of $20,000 annually at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

 

Booster Club awards grants

The Como Park Booster Club recently awarded grants to the Como choirs and jazz band for travel costs and to an ELL field trip. The club also supported needs of the JROTC, cross-country team, student council and senior class barbecue. The booster club is a parent organization that supports Como school activities with supplementary financial support and also broadens community involvement.

 

Robotics team wins Chairman’s Award

The Robotics team debuted their robot, the “Recyclops,” at the 10,000 Lakes Regional Contest on April 3 at Williams Arena. The team made a very effective robot, and all participants had a good time. Also, the team was recognized with its first Chairman’s Award, the most prestigious award given to teams that best represent and embody the purpose and goals of FIRST Robotics.

 

Spring sports update

The competitive spring sports seasons began with tryouts and practices in mid-March. Boys teams include baseball, track, tennis and golf. Girls teams are fielded in softball, track, golf and badminton. Como also has Ultimate Frisbee teams for the boys and girls that are ramping up with more outdoor matches. New to St. Paul this year are co-op lacrosse teams for both genders.

 

Fundraiser for boys soccer at Como Dockside

The Como boys soccer program will raise funds for its 2015 season with a Friday, May 8, event at the soon-to-be-open Como Dockside at the Como Lakeside Pavilion. More information about “Night By the Lake” is available at comosoccer.com with a link to purchase tickets.

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