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Terry and Mary Stromdahl will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with cake and coffee from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 23 in St. Michael's Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Terry and...
The first 20 Under 40 awards were presented in 2007. We’ve checked in on five of the original winners from that year. Bill Gronseth City of residence: Duluth Age: 47...
Nine University of Wisconsin-Superior music students were selected to perform in the 2016 Intercollegiate Honors Band of the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter. The honor band was made up of students from 14 Wisconsin colleges and universities. The honor band rehearsed for two days and performed an evening concert at the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter State conference Jan. 22 in Appleton, Wis.
Each spring, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan sponsors a districtwide high school arts competition to recognize and encourage the amazing and talented youths we have in Minnesota's 8th District. The overall winner will have his or her art displayed for one year in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, and will receive a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to Washington for the unveiling. All participant paperwork and accompanying works of art must be submitted by April 15. Students should not send in their original art selection, but instead a high-resolution photo or scanned image of it.
Emma Grover, a fifth-grade student at Duluth Edison Charter Schools North Star Academy, had creative work submitted to the Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibition in Hopkins, Minn., and took first place in the elementary division. Grover's artwork was a multimedia clay loom with a weaving inside. The Youth Art Month Exhibit, sponsored by Art Educators of Minnesota, highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by Council for Art Education.
It was a sweep. Lake Superior College students represented their college with excellence during the recent Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Rosemount, Minn. LSC students Kendra Braegelman, Corey Burns, Jessica Carr, Ben Fernholz, Boston Foster, Kristi Gunderson, Carey Monson, Abigail Offner, Devon O'Shaughnessy, Ashley Palen, Emily Marie Ryme, Sarah Stirewalt, Doug Sundin and Alissa Tuenge participated in the Feb. 18-21 conference.
Students at Washington Elementary in Cloquet helped fight heart disease by participating in Jump Rope for Heart on Feb. 12 and raised $16,840. Student pictured are members of the $100 Club, meaning they raised $100 or more for the American Heart Association. Ava Morton was the top fundraiser, raising $500.
DONATIONS • It took two years, but Friends of Ugandan Orphans met their matching grant of $6,000 from an anonymous Minneapolis business. Half of the money was used to put a fence around one orphanage where children were being kidnapped for sex or labor or for the "Lords Resistance Army" for soldiers. The other $3,000 went to an orphanage that needed a functioning well. They hit water at 62 feet. Previously, the children had to walk down a steep hill, fill buckets of clean water and lug the buckets back up the hill. COMMUNITY LEADERS
Trentin Russell (left) and Peter Olson (right), Cloquet Senior High School juniors, were honored in January at the Science Museum of Minnesota's Native and African American Science Fusion Series events. An award was given to one African American student and one Native American student who have shown exceptional achievement and passion for science, technology, engineering or math inside or outside the classroom. Students are nominated by their teachers or mentors; Russell and Olson were nominated by their research teacher and mentor Cynthia Welsh, a Cloquet science teacher.
In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced he is hosting his fifth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. The theme of this year's contest is "Celebrating the Veteran in My Life." The contest is open to all students in Minnesota grades K-12, with three age categories: Kindergarten to 5th grade; 6th to 8th grades; and 9th to 12th grades. Students can celebrate any veteran or active military member, including a relative, family friend, neighbor who has had a positive impact on their lives.