Como Park Senior High School

Students explore career options

Career and Trade Fair
Over 50 representatives from a variety of employers, institutions, and trade groups gathered in the Como gymnasium on April 17 for the annual Career and Trade Fair. 
Aisha Mohamed serves as the Career Pathway Center (CPC) Coordinator at Como. She noted that this year’s event was larger and featured several new vendors in addition to a core of returners who have enjoyed educating Como students about postsecondary opportunities in their respective fields.
Participants included but were not limited to Blaze Credit Union, Climate Generation, FedEx Ground, HealthPartners Clinics, MnDOT (Department of Transportation), Monarch Healthcare Management, the Ordway, Saint Paul Fire Department, Saint Paul Police Department, and Warners’ Stellian.
Como Park junior Ana Thao remarked the event was motivating. “It opened up ideas for us. For me, I’m interested in a nursing career and a couple employers are providing training and nursing assistant positions this summer.”
Minnesota Vikings honor Schuna
Como senior lineman Denzel Schuna played four years of football for the Cougars and left a legacy of leadership and spirit. He was awarded the National Football Foundation’s Stacey Robinson Award – an honor bestowed upon only two players in the state of Minnesota.
It was a thrill for Schuna to be recognized and receive his trophy at the Minnesota Vikings’ TCO Performance Center on April 14 as part of the Minnesota Football Honors. The ceremony is scheduled to be televised on Bally Sports Network in August during the NFL pre-season. 
Coach Kirby Scull explained that Schuna deserves to be honored at this level for the impact he’s made as a leader on the field, in the classroom, and the community. 
“Denzel’s leadership skills and positive energy influence everyone he came in contact with during games, outreach events, and classroom activities,” Scull said.
Schuna will be attending Tuskegee University next fall, a renowned HBCU (Historically Black College and University) with plans to be an education major and become a high school teacher.
AP Exams
After a year of rigorous college-level learning, Como students in AP (Advanced Placement) courses are taking AP Exams for subject-specific courses from May 6-17. Collectively, Como students are taking hundreds of exams covering content from 14 different courses with a goal of showing what they know and potentially earning college credit.
After the AP Exams are complete, Como Park juniors and seniors will celebrate the 2024 Prom on Friday night, May 17 at the Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul. This year’s theme is Grammys Red Carpet.
The commencement ceremony for the Como class of 2024 will take place downtown in Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Wednesday, June 5 at 8 p.m. The final day of school for 9th, 10th and 11th graders is June 10. Staff will close out the academic year on June 11.


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