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Students prepare for spring musical Les Misérables

Upper School Theater Director Eric Severson and choreographer Karis Sloss oversee Les Misérables rehearsals. “Those big rehearsals are a challenge. But it’s rewarding and it always pulls together in the end,
April 26, 2016
The Upper School spring musical Les Misérables began rehearsing before spring break. Students have been practicing choreography, singing, and acting with the guidance of US Theater Director Eric Severson. Performance dates are on May 20-21 at 7:00 p.m. and May 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Huss Center.

Science Alliance club competes in Science Bowl, qualifies for State in Science Olympiad

Members of the Science Alliance club competed at the Science Olympiad competition on Feb 6. From left to right: Larry Chen (10), Adnan Askari (10), Ben Mellin (10), Ben Konstan (10), Navodhya Samarakoon (12), Liza Bukingolts (12), Maya Smith (12), Gitanjali Raman (12), Daniel Ellis (10), and Tessa Rauch (12).
February 14, 2016
St. Paul Academy and Summit School's Science Alliance student club took part in the Science Bowl competition on Jan 23, and advances to State in Science Olympiad.

First three Senior Speeches take the stage

 Bukingolts's speech revolved around the idea of victimization and self help.
September 22, 2015
This is the first part in a weekly series highlighting moments from the Class of 2016 senior speeches.

HerSpace educates students about commonly misunderstood words

HerSpace put up posters around the school defining commonly misunderstood words and phrases. This poster defines
May 14, 2015
HerSpace posts commonly misunderstood words with definitions to educate the community on feminist vocabulary.

Debaters argue their way to winning with early tournament success

THE SPA Debate team  poses for a photo after the tournament at Blaine Oct. 11.  “It’s a fun thing to do and it really improves your public speaking skills, junior Liza Bukingolts said.  The teams have ranked first or second in every competition so far this fall.
October 25, 2014

Debate, a fast paced, engaging competition serves as a popular elective among students at St. Paul Academy and Summit School. “It’s a fun thing to do and it really improves your public speaking skills,”...

Girls Varsity Softball swings for the fences, merges with Nova

Senior co-captain Alex Miller pitches during the Varsity Softball home game against Highland Park. The team lost 16-18.
May 3, 2014

As they continue to rebuild, the softball team at St. Paul Academy and Summit School has been looking for recruits, hoping to find some fresh talent somewhere. Newly united with the small but spirited...

Sophomores enjoy new twist on traditional retreat

Sophomores Sami Brattland and Minnie Arnold make tortillas.
March 12, 2014

15,520 lbs.  It's more weight than the average school bus, but also the total number of pounds of food prepared by sophomores on Service Day.  March 7 began with the second part of Sophomore Retreat,...

Faculty tries to include Syrian crisis into classroom setting

Faculty tries to include Syrian crisis into classroom setting
October 25, 2013

St. Paul Academy and Summit School prides itself on its rigorous curriculum, aimed at shaping active and curious global citizens. However, there is little to no discussion of global issues within the classroom,...

Gallery: A zoo of animal prints permeates students’ outfits

Freshman Mackenzie Kuller shows off her shirt with bird patterns.
September 24, 2013

An emerging trend within the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community is animal print, and that doesn’t refer to a pattern mimicking the coat of an animal’s fur. This latest trend is exemplified...

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