News from Como Park Senior High School

Save the dates!

The Como Theater and Music Department will present its annual fall musical in the Como Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 10 ,and Friday, Nov. 11.

The show, “Yearbook Reflections,” is an upbeat musical about the willpower, compassion and humor found in every high school.

 

Como Academy of Finance student William Toney displays the $1,000 grant he earned for his “Mic Space” idea at the University of Minnesota.

Como Academy of Finance student William Toney displays the $1,000 grant he earned for his “Mic Space” idea at the University of Minnesota.

AOF student nails health and wellness grant

Como senior and Academy of Finance (AOF) student William Toney was awarded a $1,000 grant from SAP Adventure Capital to implement an idea. Toney was representing Como’s AOF in student workshops on Oct. 4 at the University of Minnesota, where students from across the metro area were challenged to generate a solution that would solve a health-and-wellness issue in the schools.

He pitched the idea of a “Mic Space,” an open-microphone event for students to share opinions, talents, ideas and feelings in a safe space. Toney’s grant was unanimously awarded by the panel of judges, and the money will go toward the set up of a “Mic Space” at Como that may include comfortable furniture and décor to create an inviting coffeehouse-type of ambience.

 

A National Merit semi-finalist, a budding filmmaker and a talented musician

Senior Noah Hamilton of St. Anthony Park has been named a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist. This achievement recognizes students who are in the top 1 percent of students nationwide. Finalists will be announced in February 2017.

Senior Sumaya Mohamed was selected to be the media representative for the statewide Youth in Government program this year. Sumaya is an accomplished video producer and editor who has produced documentaries at the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN).

Freshman Amelia Schucker will be participating in a String Day Festival on Monday, Oct. 31, at the University of St. Thomas. Selected students from across Minnesota will be on campus intensely practicing and rehearsing with conductor Dr. Matthew George. Schucker plays violin and viola in the Como orchestra led by Dr. Philip Fried.

 

Learn about college entrance exams at next Parent Academy

The next Parent Academy will take place at Como Monday, Nov. 7, 5:30-6:45 p.m. The November seminar will cover college entrance exams, including the SAT, ACT and Accuplacer. A light supper will be provided and childcare will be available. All Como parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Fall musical is Nov. 10 and 11

Como’s Theater and Music Department will present “Yearbook Reflections” in the Como auditorium on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11, at 7 p.m. The show is an upbeat musical about the willpower, compassion and humor found within every high school. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and can be purchased at the door.

 

Cougars meet the Vikings

The Como Cougars varsity football team spent the afternoon of Oct. 1 at the Minnesota Vikings training facility participating in a skills clinic and meeting NFL players and coaches with inspiring messages. The Cougars worked with E.J. Henderson, Chuck Foreman and Super Bowl winning coach John Gruden who was in town with the Monday Night Football broadcasting crew covering the Vikings. Dick’s Sporting Goods also teamed up with the Vikings to host the event. They presented the Cougars with a $2,000 check to purchase much-needed equipment.

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