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Volume 58, Issue 2

NORSESTAR

Parkway North High School

May 11, 2021

St. Louis, Missouri

THEN & NOW


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What’s Inside

May 11, 2022

Parkway North High School

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North Changes

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Memorable Moments

Seniors say goodbye with six word memoirs

Exceeding expectations

and moving forward -

Andrew Goldberg

I don’t know what’s

going on-

Laylah Little

Rainy days or blue

skies, smile-

Stephanie Jones

Ha! Life is pretty cool

sometimes-

Luke Bishop

I like doing activities

with friends-

LaShea Shelton

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Destinations

I can probably finish

this later-

Skyler LaGarce

Ready for bigger

and better things-

Sophia Shrader

I don’t know. I’m just

here-

Zainab Khan

Extremely stressful

but very fun - Tina

Negash

Be an active

community member,

please. - Devin Meyers

Actually go watch

the tennis matches -

Sanjana Panwar

Come on. Let’s just do

it - Duncan Bertier

Life sucks, but it gets

better-

Bethany Helling

School will never teach

you everything-

Nikki Redden

No class can ever beat

masterpieces - Audrey

Davies

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Senior Standouts

I still do not regret

anything-

Bryce Wagner

Take all of the free

food - Audrey Chang

Music has said

everything I couldn’t-

Diana Baeza

I enjoyed it while it

lasted - Kevin Wilson

It will always work out

well-

Griffin Williams

Let us get this bread-

Isaac Shepherd

I have time to fix

this-

Aidan Johnson

Try your best to pay

attention-

Norah Von Yeast

Always put in your

best effort-

Nakyma Pearson


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Parkway North High School Letters

wasn’t really into spirit week, sophomore

year everyone took it really seriously, and it

was so nice to see everyone being involved.

The competition was a lot of fun. Also, the

pep rally was so much fun with the grade

level dances. Even though our class did

come in last that year, I still had a great time

going to all of those practices and doing the

actual dance. And we did redeem ourselves

this year when we won the spirit stick.

Alongside the memories high school

has brought, it has also taught me a lot.

Something that I have taken away from

these last four years is that once you find out

what method of studying works best for you,

school becomes so much easier. Not only

that, but probably what is most important for

me is not procrastinating because once you

start doing homework or whatever it may be

when you are assigned rather than waiting

until the last minute, school becomes a lot

easier, and more importantly, it is so much

less stressful and much more enjoyable.

Even though after high school many of us

are going to be taking different paths, some

advice I would like to offer is to always take

things one day at a time. You’re going to

figure it out.

Also, this is more for people who do

plan on going to college next year, make

sure you do have those good study habits

because next fall, we’re going to be thrown

into a completely different environment. It

is going to be very easy for all of us to lose

focus because of everything that is going

to be thrown at us. Nevertheless, I have

confidence that all of you will succeed in the

next chapters of your life, and I am excited

to see all of the great things all of you will

accomplish over the next few years.

With that being said, I am sad that my

time at North is coming to an end. I am also

extremely excited to see what the future

holds for me and for all of you as well.

events, remember there is still more work to

be done: final lessons to be learned, projects

to be completed, books to be read, papers

to be written and assessments to be taken.

Remain calm and focused as you complete

your final days as Parkway North High

students.

I hope you are looking forward to some

exciting times. I can’t stress enough how

critical it is to make safe, smart decisions, and

I want you to have fun and enjoy yourself.

However, continuing to stay healthy

and making good choices are extremely

important for your safety and well-being.

Finally, I would like to thank all of the

parents, guardians, and students of the Class

of 2022. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity

to be your grade level principal for these

past four years, work with your families and

witness your involvement in the Parkway

North High community. Thank you for

allowing me to be a part of your lives. Please

contact me if there is anything that I can do

to assist you or your family as you prepare

to finish your high school career and make

plans for the future. Good luck and don’t

forget about the Senior Bash.

Hello fellow students. I’m Kushal Patel,

the student body president, and these past

Sincerely,

four years at North have been a journey.

Dear Students and Parents of the Class of

Some of my favorite memories from

2022:

Jada Bell, Ed.D.

high school have come from extracurricular

Assistant Principal

activities, such as playing volleyball my

Seniors, it is hard to believe you only Class of 2022

freshman year and being able to make

have three days of classes remaining at

friendships that lasted throughout the course

North High! May 13 will be here before

of high school. Parkway North has brought

you know it, and you will be moving into

me memories that I am going to cherish for

the next phase of your life. I am excited

the rest of my life, and I am so glad that I

about the possibilities that lie ahead and look

was able to spend these four years alongside

forward to hearing how well you respond and

all of you.

perform. I realize your last days on campus

I would have to say one of my

are quickly approaching, so please take

favorite memories from high school was

the time to celebrate, laugh and enjoy our

Homecoming week sophomore year. Unlike

school community. As you plan and attend

freshman year, where it felt like the school

your graduation celebrations, gatherings and

Seniors give advice to underclassman

“I’d say work hard. I know sometimes

schools gonna get really tough but know

that there’s always people who can help.

Teachers are understanding so talk to them,

... and get involved! There’s always a place

for you.” - Sur Mishra

“My advice is to take Latin. [Adam] Stiller is

an amazing teacher who really cares for each

of his students and their education...as you

advance further into Latin you form a good

community with your classmates.”

- Danielle Harland

“For the underclassmen, focus on your work

and always ask for help because everyone at

that school will help.” - Nayvon Albritton

“My biggest piece of advice to freshmen (or

anyone) is to get involved! I know everyone

says that, but joining teams or clubs is what

makes high school such a cool experience.

Without the dance team and the music

programs, high school would have been a lot

less fun, and those groups are where I made

some of my best friends!” - Reiley Heffern


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Changes

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Parkway North High School

Seniors witness major changes

LAYLAH LITTLE &

OLIVER BUCKLEY

Academics

Editor-in-chief &

Podcast personality

It was the last day of school for North’s

students before being released for spring

break in March of 2020. Current seniors

where just finishing their sophomore year,

and everyone was sharing their excitement

as people discussed the places they would

be heading and the family they would be

spending time with. However, they would

soon realize this spring break would last

longer than anticipated with the rise of

COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout these last few years of their

high school experience, COVID-19 would

have an overwhelming impact on the students

of North. Not only were their personal lives

affected, but their educational ones as well.

From March of 2020 to November 2020,

North students were fully doing virtual

learning or some form of asynchronous

learning.

“I thought that it was the safest option.

I didn’t have any disagreements with it.

However, I did find it scary since it showed

how bad COVID-19 was getting at the time,”

said senior Lauren Lam.

Out of the 1050 students who were

attending North, 510 stayed with virtual

learning until this school year.

Many students and teachers struggled

with this switch from being in a classroom and

interacting easily with one another to being

completely isolated with only a computer

screen to interact. Teachers specifically

found the whole set-up frustrating and

difficult to interact with their students

because of the lack of communication and

desire for that student-teacher relationship.

“I truly pushed myself to be as clear and

organized as possible, and I became very

frustrated when it seemed that my students

weren’t even doing the bare minimum. Who

knows if this is actually how it all happened,

but I do remember frustration being a major

feeling during that quarter,” said French

teacher Dana Moore.

On the students’ side of things, many

struggled with staying focused during their

classes online or doing their assignments at

home due to the many distractions that were

available to them.

“Being at home was nice, but it was easy

to get distracted or let my mind wander off.

Finding motivation became harder because I

was trying to get work done while also trying

to cope with the state of the world, which I

didn’t always do well,” said senior Gabriela

Brawner.

Now that we are back in-person, many

students and teachers who are at North are

enjoying the more personal interactions with

each other and being able to understand each

other more easily. Though some students do

miss being able to work from home in the

comfort of their own room, those students

have found that being at school makes them

more productive and motivated than before.

“Switching from virtual to in-person

took a bit of adjusting, but I soon got the

hang of it. Although virtual was calming

and quite independent, I prefer in-person

learning. Experiencing school in-person is

way different and it pushes you to put more

effort into finishing school work,” said Lam.

Currently, only 107 North students are

learning virtually.

Population

Over the past four years, North has been

through a lot of changes including building

modifications and culture shifts. The seniors

knew walking into the commons for the first

time after being virtual for many months that

things drastically changed since they were

last at North.

One of the changes they noticed was

how many fewer students there were in the

building and how many new faces in front

of them there were. Since their freshmen

year, several staff members have retired or

left North. Approximately one in four staff

members are new including a new principal

and several assistant principals.

The seniors have dealt with lots of

administrative and staff changes.

“I feel like the changes in admin have

gone pretty smoothly. We’ve been lucky as

seniors to not have a lot of movement in our

grade, but I know the other grades have had

to deal with new principals and counselors

almost every year,” said senior Griffin

Williams.

Both administrators and faculty have

moved around and have seen a lot of changes

as well. Teachers of all departments have

either moved schools or retired, making

way for new teachers to make their mark on

North’s community.

Of the 81 teachers at North during the

2018-2019 school year, only 59 remain.

“It’s sad to see teachers going because

I’ll talk to underclassmen that I know and

they talk about teachers that I don’t even

know. It makes me feel disconnected from

the school,” said senior Peyton Orr.

Furthermore, three counselors have left

North within the seniors’ high school career.

The school will continue to change for

years to come. New building renovations,

classes, teachers and most importantly

students will continue to change. The senior

class of 2022 at North has been able to

witness one of the most century defining

events, and has come out of it as strong and

capable scholars and leaders. North and the

way it accepts change is part of why they

have thrived.

Sports

Though some faculty and students who

came back in-person were happy to be back

and looking forward to attempting to have

a “normal” school year, there have been

some mishaps. Particularly, when it comes

to sports, a lot of people have noticed how

much COVID-19 guidelines have affected

the athletes playing.

“I think sports have taken a hit to great

athletes who could potentially play. Whether

it’s parents not wanting them to come out

or they are virtual, I know of some students

who weren’t able to play due to COVID-19,”

said senior Ryan Turks.

Parents of these players have also felt

this pain for their children who are very

invested in their sporting lifestyle. Though

they would try their best to make sure their

experience back was decently normal, it

has been very difficult and showing support

sometimes may not be enough.

“It is also impossible to not think about

my son’s class of 2020. They had their whole

spring season ripped from them. I believe we

will unfortunately see the scars of this loss

for the rest of their lives,” said head boys golf

and assistant basketball coach Jim Parks.

This also affected the fans and the fan

base since spectators were not allowed

to attend games at first. Once fans were

allowed, some were hesitant to attend due to

fears of COVID.

Athletes have also seen some positive

changes. Just this year, students have

witnessed upgrades to our athletic facilities.

The football field was not yet ready when the

season football season began, and the team

The new lights put up in the football stadium add

new bright lights to game days.


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Changes

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that impact North Community

embrace such a rapidly changing society.

Although there are still some wrinkles being

worked out in the schedule and calendar,

North will continue to adapt to the times and

continue improving.

Clubs and events

The new principal Dr David Jones stands with the new redesigned Viking mascot. Dr. Jones is one of several

new staff members the seniors have gotten to know this year.

had to play their first home game against

McCluer North at Parkway South where

they won 81-20.

After months of production delays due

to COVID-19, the football stadium finally

received new lights, allowing home games

to be played at North with a new feel to

football games.

“It sucked at the beginning of the year

when the lights weren’t up, and we had to

play the first home game away. But ever

since they were put up, I think it really has

helped the culture around sports here,” said

senior Max Bass.

Both players and fans liked the new lights

once they were installed.

“The new football field is really nice.

The old one had a lot of holes in it, and the

turf sucked, but the new one is a lot more

comfortable to march on. I think the Viking

in the center is cool,” said senior Issac

Shepherd.

Furthermore, once people began to fell

more comfortable attending games, they

came out in record numbers raising the spirit

of North.

Schedule & calendar

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred

changes in how the school is run and how the

classroom looks, but the new schedule was

in the works before the shutdown occurred.

In 2018, students would have 90 minute

blocks one through four on one day and five

through eight the next day. The days would

alternate without worry about whether it was

a Monday or a Tuesday.

Now, the schedule is more based on the

day of the week, using the new all, odd, even

structure. This means that there one day (all

day) where all classes except Academic Lab

meets and class periods are 45 minutes in

length. This also means that there are less

Academic Labs throughout the year.

This has been received by students in

different ways, but seniors primarily prefer

the structure that they had come accustomed

to in their underclassmen days.

“I liked the old schedule more because

we got a break from our classes, and it was

easier to keep up with the work,” said Orr. “I

don’t like A days because they feel so long,

and they lead to back to back classes.”

Also, the entire school calendar had

to change because of a bill passed by the

Missouri Governor Mike Parson. The bill

states that schools can not start earlier than ten

days before the first Monday of September.

This changed the Parkway calendar so that

first semester finals occurred after winter

break instead of before.

“I didn’t like it. I felt like it let us forget

a lot of information,” said Williams. “I felt

like the teachers didn’t like it as well, and it

was overall pretty painful.”

In 2018-2019, the seniors’ freshman

year, first semester finals were before break

allowing students to finish the entire first

semester before break. This allowed them

to remember more information for the final

and truly take a break and recharge before

beginning a new semester.

Also, the school began on Aug. 15 in

2018-2019 and this year, school began on

Aug. 23. While this may not seem that

different, it also means that school ends later.

The 2018-2019 school year ended on May

23. This year, school ends on June 2.

Overall, North has changed a lot within

this brief yet eventful time. When the world

forced North’s hand, North was sure to

Along with the fear of the pandemic and

lockdown imposing upon them, students

were upset knowing that things they had

experienced before at school, like different

in-school events, were going to be taken

away from them during the months they

were virtual.

Once school began to open, some events

were canceled and other school events had

to be altered to meet distancing and other

guidelines. Dances and pep rallies were

scheduled to be outside, clubs weren’t able

to meet after school, field trips and out of

state weekend trips were put on hold and

Special Olympics and Service Day were

canceled.

“I feel like there just hasn’t been as big of

a presence in things like choir or after school

activities,” said senior Danielle Harland.

Teams and clubs found it difficult

at times to find a sustainable number of

members since they were not meeting at a

normal time, buses weren’t available and

people were hesitant to attend anything with

a lot of people due to COVID.

“Events in the past...there was no thought

to them. Everyone showed up, everyone had

a good time and you could see everyone

laughing and smiling. Now the number of

people at events isn’t high plus people are

constantly worried about sick people being

around them or if it’s safe to keep a mask

on. I feel like it’s harder for others to enjoy

themselves because of the paranoia,” said

Turks.

Once these events began to resume,

COVID cases started to go down and school

started to appear more normal, students

came out in record numbers. More tickets to

the Homecoming dance were sold this year

than any other year in the past.

This newfound spirit has also lead

to more spirit weeks where students and

teachers dress up for different theme days.

Throughout the pandemic, North

students have dealt with more stress,

anxiety, confusion and fear than ever before.

Everything seemed to be put on a pause

and students are only now being able to

press play, adjusting to their new lives with

COVID and the changes it brought.

“2022 so far is very different from 2020

and 2021. When COVID first [broke out]in

2020, we knew so little and everyone was

confused and scared. But now we know a

lot more, and I think we’ve all coped better

and adjusted to life during COVID,” said

Brawner.


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Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior

The wildfires of California in the summer of

2018 ravaged forests and left the California

sky red. It was the deadliest and most

destructive season in the State’s history, with

over $24 billion in property damage and 103

fatalities.

Memorable World Moments

On Dec. 18, 2019, president Donald Trump

was impeached by the House, making him

the first impeachment since the Clinton

administration. He was impeached on

obstruction of justice but was not removed

from office.

The protests of Hong Kong against the

extradition bill of China were intense and

lengthy rebellions, which lasted from March

2019 to November 2020.

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The Tokyo Olympics were delayed due

to COVID, and finally started in July of

2021. The United States took first place,

with China and Japan following behind.

This event symbolized a step in the right

direction versus COVID.

The social media movement against sexual

abuse and harassment gained a huge

amount of popularity after many women

on Twitter shared their experiences with

sexual harassment in the workplace. The

movement led to the notable arrests of

Harvey Weinstein and Larry Nassar.

The 2019 wildfires that broke out in the

Amazon rainforest were both devastating

and untimely. The fires, which were mainly

in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, burned a

historic amount of vegetation, with a 77

percent increase from the year before.

The US Women’s soccer team won the

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup over the

defending champions of the Netherlands.

US Olympian Megan Rapinoe was named

player of the match and scored the final

goal of the game.

Hurricane Ida, the category 4 tropical storm

hit the southeastern United States in August

of 2021. It was the fifth costliest tropical

cyclone on record, and the damage done was

at an estimated $75.25 billion.

An Instagram account called “World Record

Egg” was created with the goal of breaking

the world record for most liked Instagram

post. It overtook the previous most liked

post by Kylie Jenner within 10 days and is

currently the most liked social media post.

The tragic death of basketball icon Kobe

Bryant rocked the nation in early 2020.

The LA Lakers legend recorded a total of

33,643 points and lead his team to five

championship victories.

The United States Capitol Building was

stormed by right wing supporters of Donald

Trump. The rioters destroyed windows, and

senators in the building had to be evacuated

out of the building due to threats of harm.

The United States ended its war on terrorism

in Afghanistan by pulling troops out of the

area after 20 years of fighting and countless

lives lost. The war in Afghanistan was the

longest war in US history.

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russian forces entered

Ukraine and attacked large cities and

military bases. Russia has since faced

sanctions and pressure from the UN to

withdraw from the country. The battle still

ensues.

In 2019, the first ever photo of a black hole

was taken by the event horizon telescope, an

important milestone in scientific discovery.

After months of uncertainty, the

Coronavirus outbreak that sprung up from

Wuhan, China, was declared a pandemic by

the World Health Organization on March

11, 2020.

The 2019 bush fire season was especially

destructive in Australia. Between 60 and 80

million acres were burned in 2019 alone,

making it the most destructive in the history

of Australia.


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Senior Night 2022:

“Every senior that was playing a winter sport (basketball,

cheer, Vikette, etc.) was called and walked down to the

gym while they read off what we would be doing after high

school. Just being there with my teammates and the packed

out student section was the most memorable part of the night.

It was very exciting, there was a lot of energy in the room,

and it made me emotional knowing that it was our last home

game as high school players. There was not a rivalry with the

other team, but it was for the first back-to-back conference

championships in North’s history, and we delivered. If I

could rate this night 1-10, 10 being the best, I would rate it a

10, all the way.” - Jeremiah Nichols

Memorable PNH Moments

Homecoming game 2022:

“The game was about three hours long but well worth it.

Being a part of marching band, I couldn’t watch the first half

or third quarter really, but the fourth quarter and the tripleovertime

were very exciting. The triple overtime was by far

the most exciting thing, with the milk chug being a close

second. My dad is an alum football player here at North and

came to the homecoming game, as he does every game. He

said that game was probably one of the most exciting games

he has seen here in a while. The excitement in the crowd was

something I wish I can relive. The school storming the field,

the fight song playing as loud as ever - it was an amazing

night. When looking at the performance aspect, the audience

for the marching band was probably the biggest out of all the

games so far in the season. It was a great last homecoming

game, and I wish I could experience it again. That whole day

honestly was so much fun.” - Audrey Davies

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12 inning softball game:

“There was no rivalry. But they had beaten us the previous

years, so we really felt like it was building up to a win for

three years. The game went to 12 innings, which is very long

(a normal game is 7 innings). Lutheran South scored a run in

the top of the 12th, so we had to score two to win. Luckily,

we were the home team and got to hit at the bottom where

we scored two runs, ending the game. It was a morning game

on a weekend so it was very lively and fun. The girls on the

bench were positive and loud, we were aware that five extra

innings was a spectacle so we made the most of it. If I were

to rate this game, it would be a 9.5/10: It was an enjoyable

game, but it would have been lovely to put them away in the

beginning. It was very satisfying to play though.” - Mia Ham

Marching band wins competition:

“It took [so much] effort. There were so many new students

and factors, and it just culminated into something that I was

very proud of with the group as a whole. Countless hours

of making sure everything was up to date and perfected. It

makes you make sure everyone was on point, making sure

everybody was where they were supposed to be at the same

time and just making it so that it can be perfect. It taught me

how to be a better leader. It taught me because I was actually

able to teach new students how to do marching band. It made

me focus on how I was addressing people, and make sure we

get everything perfect to a tee.” - Zach Shoptaugh

Service Day Special Olympics:

“I loved getting to be a part of making my buddy’s day as

a whole. My favorite part was cheering my buddy on as he

was running his races. He was so excited, and it made his

day even better when he won one of his races. I also enjoyed

getting to play all the carnival games with my buddy. It was

fun competing with him during games like ring toss. It was

definitely the most memorable thing I have done with North

because my buddy left a really big impact on me. He had

the most contagious energy all throughout the day, and no

matter what we were doing he was just happy to be there.

He taught me how to always look on the bright side of things

throughout the day. I even had a blast during the down time

between activities, just sitting and talking with my buddy. I

am so thankful that North gave me the opportunity to be a

part of an event that was so impactful on everyone involved.”

- Sophia Schrader

Homecoming Spirit Week:

“I loved spirit week because it really gets me in the mood for

homecoming. Getting to dress up a ton and compete with the

other classes really helps build up the hype for the game and

dance. It’s tons of fun and I get to show North spirit before

the big game. The dance is also always fun, just getting to

spend good time with my classmates and hang out. I also

love the pep rally at the end of the week.” - Garrett Cobbs


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Academy of Art University

Nayvon Albritton

Indiana Tech

Ramiyah Lucas

Destinations

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Parkway North High School

Adelphi University

Andre Powe

Iowa State University

Suryansh Mishra

Allen University

Lillian Williams

American Trade School

Luke Bishop

Arizona State University

Asish Panda

Carnegie Mellon University

Sanjana Panwar

Case Western University

Adam Kerkemeyer

Columbia College - Chicago

Vivian Richey

Depaul University

Liv Epstein

Drake University

Parker Cohen

Drexel University

Norah Von Yeast

Fontbonne University

Cooper Thomas

Grand Canyon University

Bailey Smith

Harris-Stowe State University

Kenny Sigler

Illinois College

Will Meyer

Indiana State University

Jaylen May

Jackson State

Destiny Dixon-Powell

Dallas Parker

Jefferson College

Skyler LaGarce

Kansas City Art Institute

Sam Miller

Kansas University

Micah Frank

Tali Ucko

Nadia Jansen

Tareeq Shaaban

Lindenwood University

Sam Disbrow

Loyola University - Chicago

Natalie Arnold

Leslie Gomez Morales

Lyon College

Rylan Turks

Maryville University

Bryce Wagner

Lauren Lam

Zainab Khan

Chloe Davis

Bo Hylan

Monté Weaver

Ashanti Dake

Mckendree University

Alex Hauck

Miami University - Ohio

Andrew Goldberg

Missouri

Baptist

Sara Hendry

Missouri State

University

Molly Reeves

Kaitlyn Williams

Olivia Crall

Abrielle James

Andrew Schuerman

Missouri University of Science

and Technology

Charles Pitt

Aidan Johnson

Ellie Mawuenyega

Dheeraj Bharmnaikar

Andrew Schuerman

Missouri Western State

University

Darnell Smith

Moberly Area Community

College

Ade Popoola

Morehouse College

Ramone Boyd

Navarro College

Masico James

Northwestern University

Jordan Eisen

Pace University

Jeremy Bumbac

Purdue University

Carter Mezines

William Schenk

Quincy University

Mikenna Ham

Mia Ham

Olivia Nelson


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Ranken Technical College

TJ Fair

Tyler Thomas

Saint Louis University

Tiffany Ramos

Griffin Williams

Ilori Tankpinou

Nilesh Gupta

Tihetena Negash

Savannah College of Art and

Design

Valerie Whitlock

St. Charles Community

College

Gabi Brawner

St. John’s University - Queens

Laylah Little

Saint Louis Community

College

Diana Baeza

Jalen Williams

Gabby Bowring

George Zheng

Emily O’Brien

Kobe Foster

Jordan Burmester

Matthew Nellesen

Nicole Jones

Sebastian Alvarez-Quinones

Destinations

Southeast Missouri State

University

Nakyma Pearson

Alex Boydston

Carson Lorenz

John Probst

LaShea Shelton

Quade Sherman

Southern Illinois University

- Carbondale

Tabitha Bevan

Avery Brown

Devin Meyers

Southern Illinois University -

Edwardsville

Tamer Abusaid

Marcel Wilhite

Tennessee State Univeristy

Cameron Thomas

Brandon Outlaw

Kyra Russell

Jenaya Thornton

Truman State University

Stephanie Jones

Danielle Harland

University of Missouri

Mackenzie Dixon

Audrey Davies

Reiley Heffern

Max Bass

Juliana Morton

Emily Hacker

Gabby Bray

Adam Zalaudek

Isaac Shepherd

Kushal Patel

University of Central Missouri

Jeremiah Nichols

Gigi Berman

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University of Central Arkansas

Sophia Schrader

University of Colorado -

Boulder

Noah Sentnor

Univeristy of Illinois - Urbana-

Champaign

Audrey Chang

University of Kentucky

Emma White

University of Memphis

Oliver Buckley

University of Missouri - St.

Louis

Drashti Tailor

Samantha Demichieli

University of Missouri -

Kansas

Raquel Morgens

Eli Hohenkirk

Krina Patel

University of Nebraska -

Omaha

Duncan Bertier

University of Washington

Grace Koo

Washington University - St.

Louis

Anjola Ola

Williams Woods University

Madison Adolphsen


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College

Seniors chose alternatives to college, career paths

DIANA BAEZA

Personality perfectionst

Stressing. Rushing. Procrastinating.

These are the most common symptoms

many seniors underwent during their past

few months of high school. With their young

teenage lifes coming to a close, pathways

have opened leaving many seniors to choose

their routes: college, career, military or other.

While many seniors are going to college,

some seniors have decided that an alternative

route is for them.

Senior Jake Gould made his decision

based on what he always wanted to do since

he was young.

“My stepdad was a Marine, and I

remember always looking up to him...so I

sought out how to join. It was as simple as

walking into a recruiter’s office and signing

papers,” said Gould, who is planning on

going to the Marine Corps in June.

Other students could not afford a postsecondary

education or the option is out of

their range at the moment, so they are opting

to work.

“I need money for my car, and if I go to

college, I wouldn’t be able to afford it … I

didn’t really have an original plan because

I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” said

senior Bethany Helling, who is taking a gap

year by working a full-time job.

Although her family may not be pleased

with this decision, Helling expresses her

satisfaction by committing to her gap year.

Others have made their decision by

finding a profession that best suits their

personal passons but doesn’t involve

a traditional college, such as Kogan

Whitworth.

“I plan on going to a trade school to

become a guitar luthier,” said Whitworth. “I

have been playing guitar for quite a while

now—I think four or five years—and I really

enjoyed it. I want to make a living off of it,”

said Whitworth.

A luthier is a craftsperson who specializes

in repairing or building string instruments.

“I thought about getting a biology degree

for a bit, but I realized I don’t have the work

ethic for that,” said Whitworth.

Another senior who will be going into a

more hands-on profession is Joseph Walsh.

He decided to complete an apprenticeship in

carpteting at Classic Woodworking Inc.

“[I chose this profession due to] my own

ambition to move out and chase the dreams

I want to chase without the cost of school,”

said Walsh.

Typically apprenticeships will last

about three to four years, with 144 hours of

technical training and 2,000 hours of paid

on-the-job training.

“I want to get into real estate when I

get the money, and I want to get a high rise

apartment on my own. There’s just these

things I want to achieve, and I think getting

money and a safe financial plan is the best

way to propel myself toward that,” said

Walsh.

Some other students have decided to take

gap years or join specific programs. In Yoav

Galer’s case, he will be traveling to Isreal

and committing a gap year program with

Mechina.

“I’ve always wanted to go back and join

the army in Isreal but it is very different

there so I wanted to kind of ease into it,

and Mechina was my favorite option,” said

Galer.

Mechina has different gap year programs

with its purpose of helping young students to

achive their personal and professional goals,

one of which is pre-army.

Overall, students should remember that

college is by no means mandatory. If they

are pursuing a field that doesn’t require

college or if they simply don’t think they’re

a good fit, college isn’t always the right path

for everyone.

“If you really like your job, that is

fantastic, but are there benefits?” said college

and career counselor Katie Meyer.

Benefits of pursuing an alternative to

college may include paid time off, insurance,

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On April 12, Marines recruiters came during lunch to talk to students about what it is like, their benfits and

stories. As part of trying to recruit students, North also sets up career fairs where a variety of companies

come together to discuss their programs, scholarships, internships and careers in specific fields to studsetns

who are seeking their possible instrest for their future.

and movement to advance into higher

positions. They also may include more

intangibles like happiness and fulfillment.

With big decisons being made at a young

age, it can be stressful to students who decide

to not take the traditional route by going into

college. Therefore, students should use high

school to figure out what is right for them.

“Researching or getting involved in

things early because that is narrowing down

your interests,” said Meyer.

These, and many other students, are

challenging norms and taking their own path.

“My biggest advice is to not listen to those

other people: go out and follow your dreams.

..do what makes sense to you…especially in

today’s world, we need those people in those

hands-on careers,” said Meyer.


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North seniors have excelled within

North’s athletic programs and many

will continue to pursue sports while also

challenging themselves intellectually.

A significant reason that students choose

to play sports in college, in addition to love

for the sport, is the financial benefits that

come with playing. With paying for college

being such a financial burden, athletic

scholarships can make college relatively

affordable.

Senior Madison Adolphsen, who will

be playing basketball for William Woods

University, received a full tuition scholarship

to help her pay for college.

“[I am going to] an NAIA school… so

they are able to give athletic scholarships,

which played a big role in why I chose the

school that I’m going to,” said Adolphsen.

“My time and dedication and long nights and

hardship [is finally being recognized.] It’s

rewarding to get a reward in the sense that

this is what you’ve worked up to.”

Currently, 14 North seniors have signed

and received scholarships to play sports

next year in college. These students will be

working with new coaches and teammates

and have new expectations they will need to

meet.

“High school sports are education-based

and also an extension of the classroom. While

college sports is more of an exchange: play a

sport as a means to get a college education,”

said athletic director Corey Johnson.

Playing sports in high school is different

from playing sports in college, but students

who began playing in middle school and

high school learned skills and confidence

which will help them in college.

“I started playing football in seventh

grade. I didn’t really know I excelled in it

until like sophomore year,” said senior Will

Meyer, who will be playing football for

Illinois College next year.

“[From a young age,] I liked that

[basketball] was very fast-paced. It was a

sport that a lot of my friends and coaches

saw potential in me even when I didn’t, so

they continued to push me and build my

skills,” said Adolphsen.

Even coaches realize the difference

between the expectations and roles of the

teams.

“My purpose for coaching is for athletes to

learn the value of teamwork, discipline, and

effort to better themselves for adulthood,”

said Johnson.

Another reason students continue to play

sports in college is to better themselves as a

player and an individual.

“I chose to pursue a sport in college

simply because I like playing and am a

competitive person who always likes to

be playing something,” said Meyer. “I did

consider not playing a sport but that was only

College

Senior athletes discuss sports in college

CHRIS SANDERS

Multimedia master

Senior Madison Adolphsen shoots over a defender

in an attempt to score.

going to be if I couldn’t find somewhere I

felt I belonged.”

Adoplhsen is looking forward to

improving her skills and making new friends

as well.

“I think that as long as I’m able to play

and my skillset is there, I want to play. I

don’t think that stopping in high school is

the end. I finally saw potential in me that as

long as people are willing to coach me and

work with me, I want to continue as far as I

can go,” Adoplsen said.

Some students want to pursue a career as

a professional player, but some don’t have

the desire to play professional sports and

simply enjoy the experience playing sports

with a competitive college team brings.

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Senior Will Meyer has played football for the past four years but started playing sports far beforehand.

““I used to play soccer in elementary school, and I was pretty good,” said Meyer. “We moved to Texas and

football down there is a huge thing, so all my friends wanted to play and so did I. When I moved back to St.

Louis, since I really liked it, I joined the junior Vikings and have played for North ever since.”

“I do not see myself pursuing a career in

basketball past college. I think that, at that

point, I will be ready to commit to a job and

a career path in psychology, which is what

I’m getting my degree in,” said Adoplsen.

“I would like to have a career in the sports

industry one day, but if my studies take me

down a different path, that would be fine

too,” said Meyer.

Whether students are playing to help pay

for college, playing for fun or playing to

further their career, they will certainly learn

new skills and meet new people along the

way.


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Seniors

stand out in

academics,

athletics,

arts, tech

JORDAN EISEN &

ALEX SHIELDS

Editor-in-chief &

multimedia master

North’s seniors make up a multifaceted

group of young minds that have done

tremendous work in their last four years and

deserve major recognition. Both in and out

of school, they stand out in unique ways.

In academics, athletics, the arts and

technology, the following students have

impressed their peers and teachers and are

outstanding individuals in their fields.

As they look to their futures in college

and their careers, their high school success

will translate to becoming leaders in

office places, labs, courts and studios. The

following are just a few that stand out.

Senior Standouts

Tech: Natalie Arnold

As a student in engineering teacher Scott

Phillips’ lab, an engineering cadet teacher

and having taken almost every engineering

class offered, Arnold can almost always

be found in the engineering department.

However, as a woman in a male-dominated

industry, she was initially hesitant to pursue

this field.

“I remember being nervous about the low

percentage of women in [engineering] when

I first started. I definitely wish that more

girls took these classes, especially to help

contribute to the industry as a whole in the

future. However, the teachers and all of my

classmates have always treated me exactly

the same as everyone else and I have never

felt excluded or anything like that at all.”

Arnold will attend Loyola University -

Chicago and is strongly considering a major

in Environmental Engineering.

Tech: Monte’ Weaver

Many North students know Weaver as a

track star and football player, but he stands

out in business too. Recently, he began

selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

“I’m really passionate about NFTs

because it’s new and in my era. In our era,

we grew up with technology, so when I

heard about NFTs, it was something that

clicked instantly.”

Since business is constantly adapting,

Weaver gaining experience at a young age

makes several opportunities available.

“Once something new comes up, people

are scared of it and don’t take the time

to learn about it. When NFTs first came

around, I did my homework and I was really

intrigued so I took the time to learn about it.”

Weaver will attend Maryville where he

will major in Business Administration and

continue competing in track.

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Tech: Darragh Hindrichs

Fascinated with math, science and

making something out of nothing, Hindrichs

excels in engineering.

“I love working on technical logic

problems, so I try to find a lot of different

opportunities to explore.”

By working on the theater lighting crew

since her freshman year and as a SPARK!

student, Hindrichs has had opportunities to

experiment with a variety of engineering

fields.

“Since [SPARK!] is based around one

problem that you solve over the year, I

have been able to solve a problem using

engineering. I have been creating a hailproof

car cover that will protect cars from

very extreme weather.”

Hindrichs will attend Southern Illinois -

Edwardsville and major in Mechatronics and

Robotics Engineering.

Academics: Anjola Ola

By taking Advanced Placement classes

in all of Biology, Chemistry, Calculus,

Psychology and Literature, excelling in

North’s highest Latin class, cadet teaching,

acting as theater’s stage manager and

sitting first stand for cello, Ola is a modern

renaissance woman.

“I try to use the skills that I’ve maybe

mastered in one area to help me in an area

that I’m not as familiar with. I try to get the

deepest understanding possible of the things

I’m learning so that I am well-prepared for

the future and see the way different subjects

and topics interconnect.”

She credits this to her genuine love

for learning and will continue to shine

academically as a Biochemistry major at

Washington University. Beyond college, she

hopes to attend medical school and perform

advanced surgeries.

Academics: Eli Hohenkirk

Hohenkirk is taking five AP courses, took

two foreign languages and is first stand in

orchestra. However, Hohenkirk stands out

most due to his prestigious research, such

as working with the University of Pittsburgh

Medical Center Academy.

“[I participated in] a virtual research

program related to computational biology,

The study’s goal was to examine whether

psychological stress can cause DNA damage

and further the risk of other diseases: cancer,

etc…I learned how big data computing is

changing and affecting the very manner

in which technology or, instead, research

interacts with medical care.”

Hohenkirk will attend University of

Missouri - Kansas City and will take the

accelerated premed track. He intends to

complete medical school within six years, a

feat which would usually take at least eight.

Academics: Sanjana Panwar

In her senior year Panwar is taking so

many advanced classes that she has to take

AP Physics 2 as a ninth class outside of

school on top of her rigorous course load.

“School has always been very important

to me, not because of anyone else but just

because of the way I am. I always want to try

my best and be the best I can in everything

I do.”

She specifically enjoys math, which she

will pursue in her future.

“I like that [math] is so logical and has

a clear answer...As a sort of a perfectionist,

this clarity definitely appeals to me.”

Panwar has also found a passion in

engineering and is taking SPARK! to foster

her passion for this field. She plans to attend

Carnegie Mellon University and major in

Biochemical Engineering or Computer

Science.

Academics: Adam Kerkemeyer

As the president of the National Honor

Society, Kerkemeyer is often recognized

for his community service and intellectual

achievements… and for good reason. He has

spearheaded two successful food drives and

has taken 19 weighted courses and achieved

and outstanding 18 H grades.

After taking North’s Physics 1, 2 and C

classes, Kerkemeyer has found a passion

in engineering. Looking to his future,

Kerkemeyer already sees a bright path past

his college career.

“Originally, I had a dream job of

something in Silicon Valley but with the

new Intel chip factory in Ohio set to open

near my graduation, I think it would be a

great opportunity for me to work on the

manufacturing process.”

Kerkemeyer will major in Computer

Engineering at Case Western University.


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Senior Standouts

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Athletics: Mikenna Ham

Ham was named the North St. Louis Post-

Dispatch Scholar Athlete for her excellence

both on and off the field. Taking AP Spanish

5, AP Biology and Honors Precalculus is

a major commitment, but Ham is also a

triathlete in soccer, softball and lacrosse.

“[Of my three sports,] lacrosse is

definitely where I shine. I know I’m a good

athlete, but I’m often more of a team player

and don’t stand out much. I think that’s

where I excel in athletics: as an adaptable

teammate and leader.”

As an athlete, she recognizes sports’

importance to people and hopes to combine

this with her love for science. Ham will

attend Quincy University for lacrosse and

major in Biology.

“I would like to become a sports medicine

physician or orthopedist so I can help others

get back to the sport or game they love.”

Athletics: Tabitha Bevan

Besides her freshman year, when she

missed time due to an injury, Bevan has

made it to state every year of her high school

career in both cross country and track.

Furthermore, she has many accolades to

show for it.

“I was on the 4x800 team that placed

second at state in 2019 and helped win

North’s first ever girls track state title. I also

placed sixth in the 1,600 at state junior year

and sixth at state in cross country senior

year.”

However, this came with lots of work and

determination behind the scenes.

“Consistency and confidence are the keys

to excelling. You have to put in work even

on days where you’d rather stay in bed.”

Bevan will polish her running skills at

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale,

as she will run both track and cross country.

Athletics: Ade Popoola

All season, Popoola dominated on the

basketball court. He broke many school

records, including points scored in a game.

He led the team in points per game and

rebounding too. However, he brings a

lot more to the team than just scoring and

rebounding.

“I [show] commitment, dedication and

leadership skills to my teammates, setting an

example of how to be a well-rounded athlete

on and off the court. I communicate through

my actions and deeds more so than vocal. I

am a coachable player and am able to make

quick and sound decisions. I take the time to

understand not only the game, but also the

needs of my teammates.”

He has also learned skills like discipline

through basketball and will continue playing

in college at Moberly Area Community

College.

Athletics: Sophia Schrader

After 12 years of competitive gymnastics,

Schrader made the decision to switch over to

pole vaulting. That decision has turned out

to be one that changed her life. Though she

was hesitant to stop gymnastics, she quickly

realized her potential in pole vault.

“When I realized pole vault could really

be something I could be good at, I decided to

immerse myself in it in any way I could and

go to every practice and camp there is.”

She has become one of the top pole

vaulters in the state, and she credits her

success to her dedication and the way she

takes in information from coaches. She will

continue pole vaulting at the University of

Central Arkansas.

“As a student who has to pay for college

themselves I was really thankful that I could

use something I love to help pay for my

college.”

Arts: Abby James

After doing theater all four years of high

school and being part of the North troupe

for three years, James has been a key part of

North’s theater group.

“The energy when on stage is [amazing]

for me, and it fuels my passion for theater.

That feeling of performing and hearing the

applause afterwards is so powerful. Nothing

is better than performing for other people and

being able to tell a story filled with emotion.

It’s an electric feeling. I love being able to

make people laugh, cry, get mad, relate to

the story or even understand something new.

I love being able to learn about the characters

I’m playing and understand them.”

James plans to use her skills and will

continue to learn next year at Missouri

State, for Dance in addition to Theater. She’s

hoping that she can continue her acting

career and act in the film industry.

Arts: Oliver Buckley

Buckley is currently a member of six

different music ensembles: a true testament

to his passion for and effort put into music.

“I feel like, in my not so humble opinion,

I am one of the most dedicated in the student

body when it comes to music…I feel like I

stand out because I have involved myself in

a lot of music ensembles like marching band,

jazz band, concert band and just performing

all around St. Louis.”

Appropriately, Buckley’s musical gifts

have helped him take a step closer to a career

in which he can further explore his passion.

“The big thing that music has done for

me is that I got a full-ride music scholarship

to the University of Memphis.”

In college, Buckley will major in Music

Composition and Trumpet Performance and

hopes to become a composer and display his

love for music.

Arts: Alex Kendall

Kendall has been doing art since for as

long as she can remember and—as a kid—

her Christmas list consisted of exclusively

art supplies.

“I’ve always been told that I’m good

at art, but I think the most important part

of being an artist is determination and

fearlessness.”

However, being an artist takes more than

technical skill.

“Talent only takes you part of the way.

My advice to any artist is to live freely.

Don’t let your own fear or other’s feelings

keep you from doing what you want.”

Kendall will attend Webster University

and major in Graphic Design or Illustration.

“I want to use my skills to create

something new, and I’m hoping that in time,

I’ll make art that will give me a name in the

world.”

Arts: Dorian Washington

Throughout his time at North, Washington

has handled a whopping nine roles and was

a lead once.

“Theater, to me, is like a home away from

home rather than just a school club. During

a production, even if I am not called to be

there, I end up showing up just to make sure

everyone is okay.”

Washington also helps out as a theater

cadet teacher, with technical theater in

preparation for shows and as a director.

“I pull thoughts and feedback from both

actors and technicians to not only make

it fair for everyone when I direct, but also

for my communication skills. Everyone can

have a great idea, but not everyone has [can]

express those ideas.”

Washington will continue to pursue

theater at St. Charles Community College as

an Engineering and Musical Theater major.


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Activities

Senior activities return after two years of cancellations

VIVIAN RICHEY

Writing wizard

Due to the global pandemic, there have not

been any traditional senior activities since the

class of 2019 graduated. The class of 2022

is more than ready to celebrate graduation in

the traditional way safely for the first time

in two years. While everybody is excited for

these events, they do require lots of planning

and preparation that goes beyond Parkway

North staff and students.

“My mom has been volunteering and

planning for the Senior Bash for a while

now, and my brother did it four years ago.

There hasn’t been one for a while. I’ve heard

so many good things about it, and I’m really

happy that it’s coming back,” said senior

Olivia Epstein.

The Senior Bash is not the only celebratory

event making a comeback. Seniors are also

anticipating the Senior Walk. The Senior

Walk is an emotional yet gratifying farewell

to peers and teachers. The last Senior Walk

that Parkway North saw was the class of

2019, meaning that the only grade level that

has been present for a Senior Walk at all is

the class of 2022.

“I know it's going to be really emotional,

but I’m so excited to get one last look at the

halls before I graduate, as well as saying

goodbye to my friends who are underclassmen

and my favorite teachers,” said Epstein.

This graduating class of seniors has had

an experience like no other, since this class is

the only one at North that had experienced a

full year of traditional high school before the

pandemic and things went virtual.

“I feel like [the pandemic] made me

appreciate everything that we got this year.

All of the seniors last year kept telling me

to not take anything for granted, so I came

in this year with that mindset, and it made

this year a lot easier even when things got

difficult. I keep reminding myself that at least

I get a prom because not everybody did, and

I’m really thankful for it,” said Epstein.

Prom is another activity that the last two

graduating senior classes missed out on due

to the global pandemic.

“I’m really excited for prom. This is my

first one since COVID prevented it last year,

so the anticipation has been intense,” said

senior Carson Lorenz.

One issue that students faced was being

away from their closest peers, which caused

a disconnect between the class of 2022, but

students remain excited and grateful to be

back with classmates.

“The pandemic brought its fair share of

disappointment to my class, but I’m grateful

that we are ending our year with some kind

of normalcy. The two classes before us got

pretty much all of their senior activities taken

from them, so being lucky enough to have

prom and graduation is pretty fortunate,” said

Lorenz.

The Senior Picnic was supposed to be

held at Creve Coeur Park on Tuesday April

5, but due to weather conditions it was

canceled. The picnic was highly anticipated

as it was one of the first events over the final

months leading up to graduation.

“I was pretty bummed when the picnic

got canceled. I was really excited to hang out

with all of my friends and teachers in a more

fun and casual environment than school. It

wasn’t a huge deal though. At least it got

canceled because of the weather and not

COVID,” said senior Parker Cohen.

The COVID pandemic has caused

students to be more aware than ever of how

lucky they are and has helped students learn

to really appreciate the opportunities that

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A major event that the seniors had missed out on before this year was the Senior Sunrise. In the week

preceding Homecoming, seniors arrived at North about an hour before school to eat donuts, drink juice, play

games and enjoy each other’s company. “Senior Sunrise is one of my favorite memories from high school. The

anticipation of homecoming was building and everyone was so excited,” said senior Sarah Stolze.

they get.

“Even at the start of the school year, I

wasn’t sure we were actually going to get to

come back for classes. Everything just kept

getting worse for awhile, and I eventually

just accepted the fact that I would probably

be virtual for the rest of high school and not

get a normal prom or graduation. I think that

it really caused me to appreciate my time

with everybody a lot more,” said Cohen.

Nothing will make up for the experience

that the class of 2020 and 2021 missed out

on, but on the bright side, the class of 2022

has learned that time apart can bring people

together in ways that nobody planned on.

“I think missing out on so much brought

our grade together because we spent so much

time apart. We automatically grew closer in

the short time that we have left together. It

means a lot that we get these experiences in a

more festive way than we spent most of our

high school time,” said senior Molly Reeves.

Another event that the past two graduating classes missed out on is the annual Powderpuff game in which the senior girls take on the junior girls and the boys cheer

them on as cheerleaders. This year, the seniors won by a score of 7-2.

On May 7, Prom was held at the Sheridan Inn at

Westport Plaza for the first time since May 2019.


Teachers

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Can you guess these staff member by their senior photos?

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O P Q R S T U

Parkway North alumni: Where are they now?

Codi Smith - Class of 2012

Smith originally had plans to go to a

college in Santa Monica but then decided

to pursue music. Smith now has a full time

traveling job running merchandise for a

nationwide dance convention, Break The

Floor Productions, as well as currently

in the studio creating and recording his

forthcoming follow up project.

Sarah McLaughlin - Class of 2015 Sara Hong - Class of 2021

McLaughlin went to Mizzou to get a Michael D’Alfonso - Class of 2021 Hong is currently enrolled at Southeast

BA in biology but ended up getting a BA D’Alfonso has continued his education Missouri State University and is working

in Computer Science and Information with a degree in Materials Physics at Missouri towards the nursing program. Hong works

Technology. McLaughlin is now a service State and spends most of his time with his as a lifeguard at the university recreational

developer working for Synoptek consulting

fraternity brothers in Tau Kappa Epsilon

center as well as the medical center. In her

and developing for clients in Denver.

free time, she participates in the sustainability

playing video games, studying or just hanging

“Moving from Mizzou to Dallas and then

club and the E-Sports team.

to Denver, I’ve talked to people about their

out.

“I have a lot of good memories at North.

high school experience, and PNH gave me “What I remember most about Parkway Mostly, I miss seeing my friends who haven’t

the best experiences and chance to make a North is definitely the community, staff, and graduated yet and writing for the newspaper.

diversity of amazing friends which really students alike were easy to talk to and overall A lot of my high school experience was stuff

made me appreciate it all even more.” really friendly.”

that I didn’t realize I would miss until I left.”


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Senior Survey

What is your most memorable academic project or

assignment?

“When I made a model of the attack on Pearl Harbor for honors

history” -Zainab Khan

“My most memorable moment was passing chemistry” - Bryce

Wagner

“The Anatomy pig dissection” - Nilesh Gupta

Which North school-wide event (art show, dance,

competition, play, etc.) is the most memorable?

“Dunk Out Cancer basketball games” - Kobe Foster

“Homecoming” - Audrey Chang

“My first swim senior night” - Gabby Bowring

What is your most embarrassing moment from high

school?

“In freshman year, I had to look at Mia and Mikenna’s lunch boxes

to be able to tell who was who” - Micah Frank

“Anything that I posted on Snapchat my sophomore year makes

me cringe just thinking about it” - Skyler LaGarce

What is your proudest accomplishment during the past

four years?

“I learned many things about the lifestyle and culture of the U.S.

because it’s been two years since I came here” - Drashiti Tailor

“Playing Football all four years” - Jay May

“Graduating early with lots of college credit” - Mackenzie Dixon

Which teacher over the last four years has influenced

you the most?

“Scott DÁngelou” - Adam Kerkemeyer

“Mr. Preston” - Daniel Moore

“Mrs. Townsend” - Stephanie Jones

What was your favorite TV show or movie in

elementary school?

“South Park” - Jeremiah Nichols

“Adventure Time” - Luke Bishop

“Dora or The Amazing World of Gumball” - Darragh Hindrichs

Who was your favorite singer or musical group in

elementary school?

“Rod Wave” - Jeremiah Nichols

“Taylor Swift”- Sara Hendry

“Drake” - Tamer Abusaid

Answers to Teacher Guessing Game on Pg. 15:

A. Chad Little B. Andrew Rudolph C. Melissa Lynn Pomerantz D. Andrew LaRose E. Dana

Lindenmann F. Amy Grich G. Mark Bannecker H. Laura Hines I. Bre Kuntz J. K. Michael

Zitzer K. Kara Schulte L. Scott Kreher M. Katie Meyer N. Chandra Brown O. Jennifer

Bannecker P. Crista Ollinger Q. Jada Bell R. Tricia Frank S. Janis Jost T. Jeff Church U. Valerie

Townsend

May 11, 2022

Parkway North High School

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