August 2016 St. Louis Park Magazine

In the annual Prep Elite issue St. Louis Park Magazine profiles five extraordinary high school seniors.

When Mardoqueo Charuc captured this action shot of his then 2-year-old son, Micah, at the Wolfe Park amphitheater, he was following him around with his camera hoping for the right moment.

 

The month of August is always filled to the brim with activities. Everyone is trying to get in those last few weeks of summer before the kids go back to school, the tans fade, and we go back to our meat and potatoes diet.

 

The Groves Academy Gala took place on April 9 at the Marriott City Center. The annual event raised $555,000 for student scholarships.

 

Although this is only the second annual Summer Wine Fest and Market for the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA), the organization has been promoting Minnesota’s grape and wine industry since 1976.

 

Before they start their day, Genesis, Noah, Mohamed, Liam and Ezra all do one thing. That one thing makes the difference between a so-so day and a great day. That one thing continues to propel them forward to live lives of greatness. That one thing challenges them, daily.

 

St. Louis Park resident Mike Cohn is a teacher, advocate, dancer and choreographer.

 

When students come back from career-oriented field trips and tell Carrie Jennissen “there’s no way I want to do that career,” she’s thrilled. “It’s just as important to know what you don’t want to do as it is to know what you want to do,” says Jennissen, facilitator for the St.

 

The French American School of Minneapolis—previously the French Academy of Minnesota—has been molding “bilingual minds and creative hearts” for over 20 years.

 

The program is called VOICE (Volunteer Opportunities in Community Service Experience), and while it ran successfully for years at the St.

 

Our own art director, Lauren Greenberg, poses in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, with her copy of St. Louis Park Magazine.

 

Statistics are extremely important to Sorenson neighborhood resident Lois Zander, who, as a special education teacher, has taught a lot of math over her 34-year career.

 

The most important aspect of St. Louis Park Schools Foundation chair Peter Levy’s job is the kids. The foundation provides grants to teachers and staff of St. Louis Park schools for school supplies, programs and anything teachers might need to help enhance the public school experience.

 

Sofia Jacobsson—a senior at St. Louis Park High School—already knows about the importance of higher education and community service.