Thursday, May 9, 2013
Winners were selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
A St. Thomas Academy student is among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released today, the organization announced. Kevin J. Riehm of Stillwater is a senior at St. Thomas Academy and his probable career field is computer science. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected Riehm from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition began when 1.5 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The group draws from both St. Thomas and Visitation schools.
"This is not serious lawmaking, but a vehicle to make legislators and voters feel good about having 'done something,'" says blogger Don Lee.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Athletic directors from Twin Cities schools will discuss the idea May 16, 2013, according to local newspapers.
Sophomore Julie Kim received a second place award for her painting.
Also in this week's wrap: A reprieve for Northfield students, and Sobriety High gets kicked off the state's financial bus.
Take a trip around Dakota County and the south metro with this week's rundown of top news. For the original story, simply click on the link in the headline. Watch Out Motorists: Major Interstate 35E Closures Start May 3 MnDOT will be closing portions of Interstate 35E and 35W in May to make repairs to the freeway interchange in Burnsville. Parkview Will Open on May 3 for 'Last Hurrah' Proceeds from the golf course, which is slated for redevelopment, will go toward several local charity causes. Eagan Actress Nominated for Second Tony Award Eagan High School graduate Laura Osnes earned her second Tony Award nomination for her role as Cinderella. Sobriety High to Close After School Year Concludes After 21 years of service to students …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Athletic directors from Twin Cities schools will discuss the idea May 16, 2013, according to local newspapers. Included are Totino-Grace, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Holy Angels, St. Thomas Academy, Hill Murray, DeLaSalle and Holy Family.
Seven Catholic high schools in the Twin Cities are talking about forming their own conference, depending on the outcome of a May 16, 2013 meeting of athletic directors, local newspapers have reported. The schools, according to the Star Tribune, are: (Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul will not participate, the Star Tribune reported.) Talks are preliminary so far, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press: "We're just looking at and discussing possible options right now," St. Thomas Academy activities director Jack Zahr told the Pioneer Press on Wednesday, May 1. "We'll get together and exchange ideas. It's just discussion. It's nothing more than that." ... Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park is in the North Suburban Conference—which will …
Anne Debertin has earned seven varsity letters in volleyball and softball, and she has earned honorable mention or all-conference distinction seven times.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A new Visa survey says families are spending over $1,000 for their child to go to prom. What price works for you, and how do you agree on a limit with your teen?
It has gotten more expensive to do most things in life, so we shouldn't be surprised that it has gotten more pricey to go to a high school prom. On average, parents and teens will spend $1,139 on prom this year. This is only a slight increase over last year but a 40 percent increase from the $807 average of 2011, according to a new Visa survey. The list of "needed" items can be endless: dress, tux, shoes (one pair formal and one for the dance?), corsages, limo, dinner, actual prom tickets and after-prom activities. "Prom is the new wedding," said Kit Yarrow, a consumer research psychologist, in a CNN Money article. "I think that every society has to have a rite of passage into adulthood for young people, and prom has become that." Have …