Career Fair at Como

The Academy of Finance (AOF) held its second annual Career Fair at the school Oct. 20. More than 50 professionals spent the morning speaking with the 218 AOF students, as well as many ELL students, in small group settings. Many students were introduced to careers in finance, business and technology.

French students visit the U

French College in the Schools (CIS) students spent a day in October at the University of Minnesota Field Day with 350 fellow French students from around the Twin Cities. The students interviewed professionals who use French in their careers, Francophone U of M staff members and professors, and U of M students. They also participated in a “French Fun Facts” scavenger hunt across the campus.

“A great, enriching experience was had by all,” Madame Patricia Teefy said.

National Merit finalist is now a QuestBridge finalist

Senior Keith Eicher has added another prestigious award to accompany his National Merit Scholarship Finalist status. He’s a finalist for the National QuestBridge Scholarship, a scholarship for high-achieving, low-income students that provides students with full tuition, room and board, and books.

Students perform fall musical

The fall musical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was performed Nov. 5 and 6 in the Como auditorium. The cast and choir also performed a dress rehearsal during the day of Nov. 4 for Murray eighth-graders, who took a field trip to Como to see the production.

Leading roles were played by seniors Margaret Coyne, Raphael Forrest and Emanuel Rivera, juniors Nicolas Otte, Justine Sanchez and Anna Ansalado, and sophomores Alyssa Clark and Norah Vitali.

Students bag groceries to raise funds for Washington, D.C., trip

The annual Close Up trip to Washington D.C. is slated for the first week of March, but fundraising is already in full swing. Students from AP Government classes will bag groceries for customers at the Roseville Cub Foods on Larpenteur just before Thanksgiving on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Cub customers support the effort of the students with donations that help defray the expense of the educational adventure. Three full days of grocery bagging for the Close Up students will be scheduled during winter break in December. We’ll provide those dates in the next issue of the Bugle.

Ultimate team visits Winnipeg

Como’s Ultimate Frisbee Team traveled to Winnipeg during MEA weekend to participate in the annual “Hold Back the Snow” tournament. This unique tournament is co-ed, with boys and girls competing together on the field at the same time.

The Como players stayed with host families in Winnipeg, building international relationships with peers from the St. John’s Ravenscourt School. Como’s longtime

Ultimate Frisbee advisor and coach, Ross Savage, described the tournament as “spirited, fun and sportsmanlike.”

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