Como Park Senior High School news
Como Park Senior High 740 Rose Ave., 651-293-8800, www.comosr.spps.org
Wallin Education Partners is pleased to announce its 2013 scholarship recipients from Como Park Senior High School: Sydnie Beecham, Victoria Lee, Hannah Stadler, Sharon Uchegbu and Pakhoua Vang. Each student will receive a total of $16,000—$4,000 a year for four years.
Hats off to Dar’s
Pizza The Como Park badminton team thanks Kevin Barrett from Dar’s Pizza and Ice Cream for another successful fundraiser. Thanks to his generosity and the girls’ work ethic, the badminton team raised more than $700 while scooping the tasty treats April 1. Barrett and his business have been a bastion of goodwill and neighborly support on Rice Street for more than 10 years.
Brain Bee winners
Congratulations to Nate Schermerhorn, Ellen Purdy, Isabella Ensz and Ritchie Gulner who placed in the state’s top 30 in the Minnesota Brain Bee this year. The Brain Bee is a competition fostering interest in neuroscience among teenagers. Como has participated in this program since its early years and has had many students move on to the state competition.
Two teachers awarded travel grants
Two Como Park teachers received Fund for Teachers Grants, which allows teachers to travel to enhance their teaching and curriculum. Suzanne Susens, an ELL and French teacher, will travel to Burma this summer, visiting sites as well as some of the refugee camps, where many of her students came from. Kita Her, a social studies teacher, will travel to Australia for three weeks to conduct a fieldwork study of the Hmong community to gain knowledge of their immigrant experience there. She will compile her research and upload information on St. Paul Public Schools’ social studies Wiki site to share with colleagues and community members.