Como Park Senior High news for February

Scholarships and honors

Each year the Minnesota State High School League recognizes top juniors that excel in athletics and fine arts and academics. This year, Ellen Purdy is one of 32 students statewide who received this honor.

Mo Chang and Susan Lee are semifinalists for the Dell Scholarship. This is a $20,000 scholarship over six years that includes a computer, resources and mentoring for the students throughout college. This scholarship is awarded annually to 300 students nationwide.

FAFSA Night

Learn about FAFSA on Thursday, March 13, at 5-7 p.m. in the school library computer lab.

Parents and students should bring W-2 forms, tax information and Social Security numbers. These are the forms that all students attending a post-secondary institution must fill out to qualify for financial aid.

Sports news

Ernesto Gomez and Jordan Guzman won St. Paul City Conference wrestling honors in their respective weight classes.

Congratulations to William Hanson for winning All-Conference honors in swimming in the 100 Breast Stroke. Also, the following swimmers were awarded Honorable Mention All-Conference: Harrison Thompson, Doug McCune-Zierath and Israel Higuera. Senior Marshal Landrum qualified for the state Nordic ski competition at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn. Clubs The Como Park Future Educators won second place and $500 in gift cards from Target for the club’s video submission to the Martin Luther King Junior Video Tribute Contest, sponsored by the Office of Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota. They were honored at the MLK Tribute Event on Jan. 19 at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. Como Park Robotics On Saturday mornings, Room 1403 is filled with students creating a robot that will be able to throw, catch and complete a variety of tasks. The Beastbot, Como’s robotics team, uses power tools, computer programming and the team members’ minds to construct a machine to battle it out with robotics teams across the state.

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