Debate duo shines

Sophomore Stephen Boler and freshman Peter Schik shined on the Como Park Debate Team, finishing the season as Como’s top duo and qualifying for the MSHSL State Tournament, held Jan. 15-16, at the University of Minnesota. They competed in the Public Policy category, placing 15th overall in the state.

Iowa caucuses up close

Forty-seven AP Government and Politics students took a road trip to Iowa and back on Feb. 1 to be political observers of the Iowa Caucus. With all the media attention on Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus, and with previous studies of presidential politics and campaigns, students were eager to be a part of the action and see how democracy works at a grassroots level.

The whirlwind political adventure was featured on several local newscasts, including KARE, KSTP and WCCO. The Pioneer Press and Star Tribune each wrote a story previewing the trip, and MPR conducted an interview with AP Government teacher Eric Erickson and senior AP Government student Maddie Post upon return from Iowa.

FAFSA Night is March 10

Como counselors and representatives from College Possible and Upward Bound will be available to help students and families complete the FAFSA forms to apply for college financial aid on Thursday, March 10. Hands-on assistance and guidance will be available in the library 5-7 p.m. on the “FAFSA Nights.”

Como students compete at annual Academic WorldQuest

Two Como teams participated in the annual Academic WorldQuest competition at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 3. Both teams tied for 15th place out of 40 teams from across the state.

‘FUN’raiser at Urban Growler

The Como Park High School Booster Club is sponsoring a family friendly ‘FUN’raiser at the Urban Growler Brewing Co. on Sunday, March 6, 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. The price includes one meal and one beverage, plus a chance to win some high-quality prizes. Funds raised will go to support extracurricular activities offered to Como students. Call 651-744-3997, email or visit the club’s website,

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