Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Education

The Blooming Prairie FFA’s annual banquet was held May 11 in the Blooming Prairie High School Commons. Many awards were handed out and next year's officer team was put into office. Awards included: Discovery Degree: Olivia Anderson, Haven Carlson, Micah Donnelly, Ethan Marzolf, Zander Peterson,...
Owatonna graduates and former football standouts, from left, Mason Rhoades, Mason Oland, Jake Miller, Matt Segler, Cole Deason, Nick Staska, Joe Edel and Joseph Stransky stand for a photo outside of the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna following commencement ceremonies Sunday. Owatonna’s Class of 2019 included about 323 graduates.
Graduation speakers Kismet Richardson and Carolyn Stauffer offered their fellow Class of 2019 classmates words of encouragement, passion and wisdom on Sunday at the Four Seasons Centre in Owatonna. Richardson told her classmates to not let fear prevent them from new experiences. "I learned this...
Lexie Ignaszewski stands for a photo after NRHEG’s Graduation on Sunday, June 2.
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, Lexie Ignaszewski’s mother should be feeling pretty good. The New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva valedictorian plans to attend South Dakota State University for Agriculture Education and has aspirations of becoming a 4-H program coordinator...
Songs from "Mama Mia" were played by the Blooming Prairie High School band at the commencement on Sunday, June 2. Mckenzie Jensen was the lone senior in the band.
Blooming Prairie High School will no longer have a valedictorian or a salutatorian because of board action a few months ago. The Class of 2019 does have a valedictorian and salutatorian and both carried a stimulating message for their classmates. The 117th commencement at BPHS on Sunday, June 2 saw...
This year’s scholarship winners are, from left: Kiwanis member Jerry Ganfield, Selena Ong, Ilhan Omar, Emily Keck, Lydia Rieck, Nick Staska, Gabriel Rysavy, Dominick Yerhot, and Kiwanis Member Bob Stark. Winners that could not be in attendance due to other commitments are Ashley Kellar, Zachary Barrett, and McKenna Schroht.
Ten area students were gifted with scholarships from the Owatonna Kiwanis Club on Thursday, May 16. The scholarships are handed out annually to students who are selected by the school for their academic achievements and their involvement in extracurricular activities and the community. In 1992, the...
By a slim margin, voters in the Owatonna School District rejected a plan to build a new high school. During a special election on Tuesday, May 14, the bond referendum failed by only 120 votes. Final results show 5,762 voters or 50.52% said no to the referendum while 5,642 voters or 49.47% said yes...
Assistant instructor Christa Kain helps teach technique to Blooming Prairie student Madelyn Harvey during a special enrichment workshop at Owatonna Arts Center.
Area students are getting a chance to explore art by getting their hands dirty and molding pottery. Last year Medford students were given the opportunity to participate in a pottery class at the Owatonna Arts Center, and this year it was Blooming Prairie students who tried their hand at the wheel....
Just one week before the school referendum was set to go before voters, another business joined in support of a new high school for Owatonna. On May 6, Gopher Sport announced that if the referendum passes on May 14, it wants to contribute equipment to ensure students at the high school have more...
Matt Maas knows exactly how a single teenage mistake can leave a lasting impact. His son, Logan, was out joyriding with some friends in northern Dodge County in December 2015 when the driver lost control, sending the unbuckled 18-year-old out the window and onto the gravel road where he would be pronounced dead minutes later. Matt is sharing his family’s pain through a video called, “Lasting Impact,” in hopes of reaching other teenagers so they don’t make the same deadly mistake his son made. The video was
Matt Maas knows exactly how a single teenage mistake can leave a lasting impact. His son, Logan, was out joyriding with some friends in northern Dodge County in December 2015 when the driver lost control, sending the unbuckled 18-year-old out the window and onto the gravel road where he would be...
This might sound confusing. It can be interpreted two ways. Blooming Prairie High School graduate of 1981, Kim Hanson, recently received a state Educator of the Year award. Blooming Prairie High School graduate of 1981, Kim Hansen, recently received a state Educator of the Year award. Note the...

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