Highland Park Showcase

On Thursday, January 17th, Highland Park put on their annual Showcase from 6-8pm. Middle schoolers from Highland Park Middle, Capital Hill, and other St. Paul middle schools attended the showcase.

During the showcase, tours were held for the middle school students, and their parents, directed by students in the Year Book club. Throughout the night, 3 different tours took place, popcorn and cookies were served in the gym, and all of Highlands Park’s extracurricular activities we’re presented around the gym including: sports, math team, robotics club, Black Student Union, Asian Culture club, and more.

Highland’s Showcase is a great way to get to know about the activities and clubs available at the school. There are a variety of programs to join, and there is something for everyone with 42 different clubs which include:

      • Archery Club
      • Animae Club
      • African Student Association
      • Asian Cultural Club
      • Black Student Union
      • Book Club
      • Chess Club
      • Chinese Club
      • Choir/Vocal Music
      • Debate Team
      • Environmental Club
      • FFA Club
      • Film Club
      • Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
      • Genius Squad
      • Girl Unity
      • High School Democrats of American
      • Highland Park Senior High activities
      • Highland Passports Student Travel Opportunities
      • Instrumental Music
      • Junior Class
      • Knitting Club
      • Kpop Club
      • Link Crew
      • Math Team
      • Model United Nation
      • Mountain Biking
      • National Honor Society
      • Plaid Line School Newspaper
      • Prizm Literary Magazine
      • Robotics Team
      • Science Club
      • Senior Class
      • Spanish Speaking Debate
      • Speech Team
      • Student Council
      • The Conspiracy Theory CluB
      • Thespian Society
      • Union Latina
      • Yearbook
      • Youth Alive
      • Youth in Government.

Highland Park does an amazing job of including everyone one; no one is left out or discriminated against. Clubs promoted at our school promote more students to become involved in their school community and to enjoy their high school experience.

Highland Park’s Showcase this year had a turn out of about 70 different families, a little less than what Highland has had in the past.

I talked to Mr. O’Connell, a math teacher, as well as math coach on the Highland Park math team about this year’s Showcase. I asked him how he felt about this years turn out, and he responded, “I expected more students, there was about 60 families that showed up.” I further asked him if he thought the low turn out would mean fewer freshmen next year. Mr. O’Connell’s response was, “Of course I have no doubt that we won’t have a lot of kids, but we are just going to have to see what next year brings.”