We had so many reasons to be SLP Panther Proud this fall with nearly daily achievements by high school students involved in athletics, co-curricular activities and fine arts. Approximately 80 percent of students participate in at least one activity. In case you missed the headlines, here are the highlights.
- Football team were Section 5AAAAA Champions – the fifth year of the last six.
- Girls’ swimming and diving won two invites - the panther invite and bluejacket invite.
- Girls’ soccer won their first section game since 2011.
- Girls’ cross country sent Kaitlyn Finnegan to the state meet.
- The Minnesota Football Coaches Association All-Star Football Game included Marvin Lamin.
- Nineteen students were all conference honorees.
- Three of our teams had a team GPA average of 3.75 or higher earning them a Coaches Association All State Academic Gold – Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Cross Country, Boys’ Cross Country
- The 15 members of the debate team keep bringing home trophies.
- Panther mentors
- Trap and Skeet had 60 participants and a positive partnership with the Metro Gun Club Partnership
- The R&B Hop Hop Revue was a standing room only event, and first of its kind high school band experience.
- The fall play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” had a successful run and showcases our award-winning theater.
High school interest and participation begins with exploration before students arrive at the high school. Community Education works in partnership with the middle school to provide students with opportunities to explore a variety of activities and athletics. The offerings span girls’ and boys’ athletics, theater and things like math team and knowledge bowl. New offerings are driven by student request, and we’re exploring Lego club, ping pong, service club and others.