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Elora Griener
PrideFest 2016 dedicated to Elora Greiner for leadership and fair treatment

South Central MN Pride is pleased to dedicate PrideFest 2016 to Elora Greiner, a senior at East High School.  She has brought awareness and change to high school students throughout Mankato.  In her 10th grade year, Elora began the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at East high School and continues to be its leader.

In 11th grade, Elora Greiner earned the Greater Mankato Growth Young Pathfinder Award, which recognizes people committed to fair and equal treatment for all, healthy communities and peaceful conflict resolution. 
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Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School students Hanna Shank and Logan Swanson and West High School students Joseph Park and Jisoo Kim.

Mankato Area Public Schools’ Triple “A” award winners



Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School students Hanna Shank and Logan Swanson; and West High School students Joseph Park and Jisoo Kim received the Triple “A” (academics, athletics, arts) award. The award recognizes students who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the fine arts. To be eligible, students must be a high school senior, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, participate in Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) sponsored athletics and fine art activities and comply with the MSHSL student code of conduct.

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Alyssa Pham and Javeriah Chughtai Alyssa Pham and Javeriah Chughtai
Students place first in Minnesota History Day competition

Alyssa Pham and Javeriah Chughtai, West High School, placed first in the Minnesota History Day competition their senior group website on Jonas Salk. The History Day contest encouraged students to conduct original research on a topic of their choice related to the theme of "Taking a stand in history." Because they received first place, Pham and Chughtai advanced to the national competition held at the University of Maryland.

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Madison Heiser (photo courtesy Braunshausen Photography) Madison Heiser (photo courtesy Braunshausen Photography)
Madison Heiser places third in national history contest

Madison Heiser, West High School, placed third in the National History Club's Lessons of Leadership Contest for a research paper she wrote about President Franklin Roosevelt. The contest invited students to select a quote from a historical figure and examine how that person’s actions ..More Information

 
 
Top row (left to right): Lizzy Ambrose, Steve and Margo Druschel Middle row (left to right): Shirleyann Lange-Talle, Kayla Mikohowwicz and Steve Peters; Bottom row (left to right): Kathy Vos, Jim Roy and Dave Ulrich; not pictured John Marsten Top row (left to right): Lizzy Ambrose, Steve and Margo Druschel Middle row (left to right): Shirleyann Lange-Talle, Kayla Mikohowwicz and Steve Peters; Bottom row (left to right): Kathy Vos, Jim Roy and Dave Ulrich; not pictured John Marsten
Mankato Area Public Schools'  announces Community Education and Recreation Outstanding Volunteer recipients

Mankato Area Public Schools'  Community Education and Recreation Outstanding Volunteer recipients:
  • Lizzy Ambrose – West High School
  • Steve and Margo Druschel – Mankato Area Adaptive Ski Program
  • Shirleyann Lange-Talle – Hoover Elementary School
  • John Marsten – Mankato Area Adaptive Ski Program
  • Kayla Mikohowwicz – Connections
  • Steve Peters – First Lego League Program
  • Jim Roy – Community Education and Recreation Advisory Council
  • Dave Ulrich – First Lego League Program
  • Kathy Vos – Adult Basic Education
This Community Education and Recreation Outstanding Volunteer award recognizes outstanding volunteers engaging through Mankato Area Public Schools’ classrooms and programming...More Information

 
 
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Guillermo Ponce-Rodriquez selected as a “Read 180 All-Star” and was national finalist
 


Guillermo Ponce-Rodriquez, a Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School student, was selected as a “Read 180 All-Star.” As a national finalist, he won $100. As part of Read 180, Ponce-Rodriquez improved over two grade levels in one semester.
 
Read 180 is an intensive reading intervention program that differentiates instruction for each student. Each program is personally tailored to meet students’ reading needs and goals. Data is checked daily as they move through the program...More Information

 
 
Picture left to right: Bryce Sellner, Cole Theobald and Jared Steiner. Pictured left to right: Bryce Sellner, Cole Theobald and Jared Steiner.
East High School students place at DECA International Career Development Conference

Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School students Cole Theobald, Bryce Sellner and Jared Steiner placed sixth at DECA’s International Career Development Conference for their virtual business challenge, sports. Nearly 16,000 students from around the world participated in the conference.

 
 
Pictured left to right are Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School counselors Andrew Vander Linden, Heather Krause and Holly Evans. School Counselors at Mankato East HS
Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School counseling team receives state award

East High School's counseling team is one of three teams from throughout the state that received the Student Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) award. This award was presented to the team for development of a continuous improvement document that helps demonstrate effective communication and a commitment to getting results.
 

 
 
Group pictured left to right (front row): Cole Theobald, Hannah Weng and Brandy Modrow (back row) Bryce Sellner, Andre Fortin, Jared Steiner and Lucas Larson. Also pictured is Bridgit O'Brien.
Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School DECA students earn state recognition

Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School students earned state recognition and an opportunity to advance to compete with 20,000 top students from around the world at the International Career Development Conference.
  • Bridgit O'Brien – first place, employment interview, advanced level
  • Bryce Sellner, Jared Steiner and Cole Theobald – first place, virtual business challenge-sports
  • Hannah Weng – fifth place, apparel and accessories marketing series
  • Andre Fortin, Aaron Marthaler, Stephany Morrow and Bryce Sellner – fifth place, marketing plan
  • Jared Steiner – top 12 finisher, employment interview, advanced level
  • Cole Theobald – seventh place, sports and entertainment marketing operations research; and top 10th percentile, financial literacy exam
  • Luke Drummer – top 10th percentile, business administration core exam
  • Tage Wrage – top 15 finisher, sales demonstration-hard lines
  • Lucas Larson, Andre Fortin and Brandy Modrow – thrive level, membership campaign
Approximately 3,500 Minnesota DECA student members participate in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in more than 50 events focused in entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality, marketing and other related fields. Competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development...More Information

 
 
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Teacher Mark Zenk named VEX Robotics mentor of the year

Mark Zenk, West High School teacher and VEX robotics coach, was selected as mentor of the year. This award is given to a mentor or engineer that has helped their students achieve goals that were seemingly out of reach. This individual is a role model, a leader and an extraordinary mentor who helps show students new ways to expand their knowledge and solve problems.

 
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