Learn about Como at two events

Eighth-graders and parents: join Como Park Senior High School staff and students for two evenings in November. The school will host a coffee and cookies event at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Sunrise Bank, 2300 Como Ave., St. Anthony Park. And on Tuesday, Nov. 18, come to Como Park Senior High at 7 p.m. to learn about the school’s Advanced Placement and College in the Schools programs.

Fifty-six AP Scholars!

Results of the Advanced Placement tests taken last spring are out and here are the names of the students who did well on their tests. AP Scholars (students who have received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams) are Abyan Abdisalam, Yassin Ahmed, Alomaja Oladunni, Vincent Atlobell-Velasc, Amie Bucher-Stone, Lia Chin-Purcell, Aaron Coggins, Rawley Crow, Anna Fryxell, Isaac Hamilton, William Hanson, Sundus Hassan, Jchuechu Her, Kao Her, Peter Husnik, Matthew Klein, Anton Konieczny, Jenna Krivit, Marshal Landrum, Emma Marshall, Kathleen Miles, Philip Moulton, Tessa Portuese, Harrison Thompson, Loi Tran, John Wenger, Thorbjorn Will and Rachel Williams.

AP Scholars with Honor (students who have received an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams) are Duncan Anderson, Lillian Coyne, Alexandar Glebov-Mcloud, Stefan Hankerson, Stella Quale, Samuel Quiney, Benjamin Reynolds and Tuomas Sivula.

AP Scholars with Distinction (students who have received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams) are Ruth Axtell-Adams, Connor Burke, Jacob Cohen, Celia Commers, Jacob Graff, Richie Gulner, Jacob Heiberger, Luke Larson, Zachary Lee, Jonah Leurquin, Douglas McCune-Zierath, Lydia Neus, Gabriel Ngam, Nathan Parsons, Vu T. Phan, John Proper, Ellen Purdy, Alec Shinomiya, Stryker Thompson and Kathryn Yetter.

National AP Scholar (students who have received an average score of 4 on all AP exams and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams): Connor Burke, Jacob Cohen, Luke Larson, Zachary Lee, Douglas McCune-Zierath, Gabriel Ngam, Vu T. Phan, Ellen Purdy, Alec Shinomiya and Stryker Thompson.

Choir presents fall musical

Como Park Senior High School choirs will present the musical Finian’s Rainbow at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, and Thursday, Nov. 7. Tickets are available at the door $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Finian’s Rainbow is an entertaining look at racism in America through the lens of Irish immigrants coming to this country to make a better life.

Debate team takes awards

The Como Park Senior High School debate team took home three awards from the season opener at Washington Tech on Oct. 4. The young debate team earned three individual speaker awards in the rookie division: Angela Aryiku (15th), Creole Taylor (sixth) and Stephen Boler (eighth) all received medals for being in the top 15 speakers.

Fall food drive

Como Park Senior High School’s student council will be beginning its annual fall food drive in November. Students are encouraged to bring in nonperishable food and household items throughout the month. These donations will help to support the Keystone Community Services food shelf at Arlington Avenue and Rice Street. Students who donate will be entered into a drawing for prizes that include movie tickets, Como gear and gift cards. This year’s donation goal is 200 pounds. Community members can drop off donations in the front office.

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