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Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Twelve students from Breck’s Advanced Science Research program were recognized as Regional Semi-finalists by the Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. According to the competition's website, more than 1860 projects were submitted with 491 students recognized as semi-finalists. Of those 491 students, 15 were from Minnesota. Breck’s Advanced Science Research program is comprised of students in tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades who have spent this past year working on... Read More
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
Sharon Mazion, Lower School music instructor and Performing Arts department head, traveled to Greenville, S.C., to lead a two-day guest-musician workshop with students at Christ Church Episcopal School followed by an all-day hands-on teacher workshop for music teachers. The workshop provided teachers with ideas and strategies to build collaboration skills among students through creative and fun musical explorations. Teachers were engaged in singing, movement exploration and playing classroom... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
After teaching for 36 years with more than two decades at Breck, Lower School Technology Coordinator Dave Kust continues his learning in a topic he is passionate about: science, specifically the study of the Monarch Butterfly. In 2001, after more than a decade at Breck as a Lower School instructor, Kust submitted a proposal for a sabbatical to study the butterfly. “I wanted to be able to extensively explore one subject rather than just scratching the surface of so many topics,” Kust remarks... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017
Tom Hegg is featured in the June 2017 issue of Today at Breck. Tom's Teaching Philosophy and Mission Statement is amazing, but was not included in the article due to space limitations. Read on: Teaching Philosophy and Mission Statement, by Tom Hegg I am resolved that my life is a blessing, and that my life will in turn be a blessing to others. I affirm and celebrate the reality that the responsibility for my actions and choices belongs to me and to me alone. I will exercise my human right... Read More
Alex Frecon in North Korea
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2017
Alex Frecon ’05 is known for his creativity in the advertising world. As a copywriter at the Fallon ad agency in Minneapolis and writer/producer of viral videos on his own, he is never short of ideas. But when he saw a Reddit story about representing the U.S. in a hockey summit in North Korea, few people would have ever imagined it would become a reality. “When I saw this trip to North Korea, I thought, ‘This is a cross between two things that I love – one being hockey and the other being... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
Congratulations to Grace Taylor '17 who was selected to the 2017 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Scholar All-America Team. This team recognizes the nation's best players on the field and in the classroom for the 2016-17 academic year. This year in soccer, Grace was a letter winner, All-Conference, MVP, and All-State. Throughout her soccer career at Breck, she earned a total of five letters and was awarded All-Conference Honorable Mention (one year), All-Conference (... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017
Girls Golf The Girls Golf team took fifth place at state. The team included Allyse Hogan ’20, Annie Johnston ’17, Margie Johnston ’18, Alayna Simonds ’18, Amelia Simonds ’18, and Grace Zumwinkle ’17. Amelia took 14th place overall with a two-day score of 165, and Grace Zumwinkle took 15th place with a two-day score of 166. Boys Tennis Matthew Metz '19 and Thomas Metz ’19 took second place in the doubles state tennis tournament at Reed Sweat Tennis Center. The Metz brothers lost to Blake in... Read More
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017
Four students from Breck School’s Advanced Science Research program attended the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Los Angeles, Calif., on May 13 through 19. A total of 1,778 high school students representing 78 countries competed in this spectacular event. Archana Murali ’17 was recognized with a special award at ISEF. The Patent and Trademark Office Society Award was given to her for outstanding originality, analysis and clarity in science and technology. In addition... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Minnesota Academy of Science logoTwenty-two students from Breck School’s Advanced Science Research were recognized by the Minnesota Academy of Science for their exceptional success in conducting scientific and mathematical research. They were awarded the 2017 Minnesota High School STEM Communicator Awards. Breck award winners: Sung-Wan Huh and Jiaheng (Julien) He Cole Maxwell and Maggie Scott Archana Murali Addison Gleekel and Hyunsoo Brian Song Karthik Papisetty and Jyotirmya Kumar... Read More
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017
Twenty-one Breck students were named 2017 Minnesota Scholars of Distinction or Meritorious Performers in the areas of STEM, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Leadership on May 11. The Scholars of Distinction program is the Minnesota Department of Education’s highest honor and given annually to students from across the state. According to the department’s website, students may earn this recognition by completing required work in the Minnesota Academic Standards, demonstrating mastery... Read More