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Freya Ellenhuus

Freya Ellenhuus

SANDY SUGI, SENIOR STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

Freya Ellehuus, currently an 11th grader here at Wayzata High school, has had a jam packed first couple of weeks here in America. Ellehuus is from a town in southern-central Denmark called Svendborg, made up of a total population of around 26,000 people. When asked why she had wanted to come to America...

Charlie Preuss

LYDIA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features, Uncategorized

Junior Charlie Preuss said she was expecting a bunch of cowboys and guns or a scene from High school musical when she arrived in the U.S. reassuringly that was not what she was greeted with. “Coming to Minnesota was a little scary. My biggest fear was not being able to find friends and people to talk...

Parra Staves

Parra Staves

SHAE LUEDKE, STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features, Uncategorized

Wayzata High School spanish teacher Jose Parra Staves is from Tunja, Colombia, a large city located on the eastern ranges of the Colombian Andes. “My hometown is small, colonial, cold, windy and peaceful,” said Parra Staves. “Bogota, the capital of Colombia has nine million people, whereas Tunja...

Déborah Kovalczuk

Déborah Kovalczuk

SARAH PAULY, STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

Senior Déborah Kovalczuk is a foreign exchange student here at Wayzata. Coming from Curitiba in Southern Brazil, Kovalczuk became an exchange student in order to improve her English and experience American culture. Kovalczuk is no stranger to large schools, as she attended one about the same size as...

Olivia Rosenkrantz

Olivia Rosenkrantz

BRITNEY TORGUSON, STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

Olivia Rosenkrantz traveled over 4,000 miles from Denmark to Minnesota with an interest in exploring the world. This opportunity was made possible by an organization called Explorers. Instead of specifically choosing Wayzata, she said it was “actually the family who picked me so I’m traveling with...

Lisa Enroth

Lisa Enroth

ELLIE OLMANSON, COPY EDITOR

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

Lisa Enroth appears to be a normal Senior Lady. She dresses up for football games, hangs out with friends, and participates in clubs. Little do people know that she is really 4,000 miles from her home in Sweden. Her decision to come to America emerged from a friend and a blog. The blog that sparked Enroth’s...

Karina Solis Gonzalez

KELSEY DEERING, STAFF WRITER

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

Many of us know the Mexican city of Puerto Vallarta, as a hot vacation spot where we can escape cold Minnesota temperatures, but to Karina Solis Gonzalez, it’s home. One of the hardest things about coming to the United States, according to Gonzalez, was adjusting to the face-paced life of the school....

Martina Magrí

KAI CHRISTIANSEN, A&E EDITOR

October 28, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

Martina Magrí is an Italian foreign exchange student who made the daring decision to move across the world to Minnesota and attend Wayzata High School until June of next year. Martina Magrí lives in Catania, Italy, with her mother, Natalie, her dad, Marco, and her brother, Matteo. Back in Italy she...

Leap Day Babies

Eimear O'Mahony, Opinion Editor

April 16, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

At first glance, sophomores Ellie Allison, Catherine Bowe, and Sydney Rowland may not seem to have anything in common (besides their grade, of course). However, they all share one unique birthday—Leap Day. Wayzata is so large that it was no surprise that we had our fair share of Leap Day babies....

“Black isn’t an attitude or a personality trait. It’s a pigmentation.”

“Black isn’t an attitude or a personality trait. It’s a pigmentation.”

Sydney Koehler, Features Editor

April 15, 2016


Filed under Featured Students, Features

“A lot of people say racist things and they don’t even realize that what they’re saying is racist,” said WHS junior Hannah Hagen, who has begun an Instagram project to spread awareness of this issue. “I’m trying to make people aware of the fact that the things they say can actually be hurtful,...

Hardware and Hard Work

Hardware and Hard Work

Ruth Kristensen, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features

Robotics kicked off their year by showcasing what it’s like to be a member of the team during a competition at Prior Lake High School. All eyes were on the arena as members exchanged tactics while controlling the robot from behind a clear plastic barrier. With only two and a half minutes in each match,...

Wayzata Alum Hawkinson Takes the Professional Stage

Wayzata Alum Hawkinson Takes the Professional Stage

Sandy Sugi, Senior Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features

“To be a paid actor is a miraculous thing. I get to sing music that is beautiful, dark, twisted and work with a cast of smart, talented, witty artists,” said Liz Hawkinson, a Wayzata alumna and 2009 graduate. “What more could you want?” During her time at Wayzata Hawkinson said she was in love...

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