Thirty representatives from businesses, industries, and trade groups shared information and opportunities with interested Como students during the school day on Feb. 23. Students signed up for sessions during their 25-minute advisory time and visited the tables that matched their interests.
Many students prepared for the interactions through advisory lessons, which also overlapped with instruction in elective classes such as natural resources and management, entrepreneurship, agriculture, culinary arts, construction and small engines, introduction to business and more.
The event was organized by Mai Chue Moua of Como’s Get Ready program, Bridgette Kelly from Como’s Career Pathway Center, and the Como Counseling Department.
JROTC Cadets returning to Washington D.C.
For the second consecutive year, a group of Como Park Marine Corps JROTC cadets have qualified for the Junior Leadership Academic Bowl (JLAB) Championship in Washington, D.C. Eleventh grade students Alex Le, Sophia Moore, Jesiah Mason, sophomore Cooper Westrum, and freshman Joshua Lee will participate in the prestigious national JROTC competition from June 24-28 this summer.
History Day Regional Qualifiers
History Day at Como featured the research and final products of 11th grade U.S. History students. This year’s theme was “Debate and Diplomacy in History - Successes, Failures, Consequences.” Students advancing to St. Paul regional competition include the following:
Group Documentary – Kyle Vang and Julei Hei for “East vs. West: Diplomacy in the Cold War,” Ywa Hay and Paw Htoo for “Nuclear Disarmament.”
Individual Documentary – Jesiah Mason for “The War on Drugs,” Dallas Beilke for “The Abortion Debate.”
Website – Liam Schwie for “The Rico Act of 1970 (Long Arm of the Law).”
Group Virtual Exhibit – Pariz Battee, Ellen Chinema and Aundrea Valdez for “The Rwandan Genocide,” Jairo Cayetano Rodriguez, Tran Ho Tran and Anisa Abshir for “The Mexican-American War,” Anwar Abdulkadir and Jibril Ahmed for “Pearl Harbor. “
Individual Virtual Exhibit – Mohamed Mohamed for “The Little Rock Nine.”
Paper – John Mason for “Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City,” Rin Htoo for “The Berlin Wall.”
Students have been rehearsing, the set has been built and it’s almost showtime. “High School Musical” will be presented in the Como Auditorium on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. See tinyurl.com/ComoParkTheater for more information.
Winter Sports State Tournament Qualifiers
As the Monitor went to press, nine different Como student athletes had qualified for the state tournaments in their respective sports.
Senior Saylor Landrum concluded her Nordic skiing career by making it to state.
Senior wrestler Aaron Adekplovi was the Section 4AA champion in the heavyweight division and advanced to the state meet at the Xcel Energy Center.
Seven Cougar swimmers qualified for the state meet in relays and individual events: senior Soren Sackreiter, juniors Sig Isaacson, Gabe Napierala, Kai Sackreiter, and Charlie Power-Theisen, and sophomores Kyle Kosiak and Oskar Helgen.
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