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Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Tasha Sween Marvin ’87. Tasha Sween Marvin ’87 currently lives in Ojai, Calif., with her three boys – Quinn (9), Hayes (11), and Earl (13) as well as their 12 year old Weimaraner, named "Wow." In addition to being a full-time mom of three boys, she is also a yoga teacher. She teaches weekly studio and private vinyasa flow yoga classes in Ojai, Calif., and leads... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Head of School Edward Kim presented four distinguished faculty awards as well as recognized faculty and staff milestone celebrations at this morning’s Staff Appreciation Day chapel. Awards included the Jean Wigley award, the Carl and Eloise Pohlad Family Faculty Chair, the Lee and Penny Anderson Family Foundation Faculty Chair, the Ernest Campbell award, as well as tenure awards for 10, 20, and 30 years of service. Awardees included: 10 years of service: Joan Baer Michelle Carlson Risa... Read More
Posted by Princesa VanBuren Hansen on Monday, May 8, 2017
  Breck students at ISWEEEP Grand Award Ceremony (Cole Maxwell, Maggie Scott, Archana Murali and Gennie Weiler)Four students from Breck’s Advanced Science Research program competed at the 10th Annual International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project Olympiad (ISWEEEP) held in Houston, Texas, on May 3 through 8. High school students representing 62 countries competed this year. Cole Maxwell '18, Archana Murali '17, and Maggie Scott '17 received ISWEEEP’s top honor, the... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017
Breck will host a public screening of the documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 PM. This event is free and open to all.  The film depicts Winona LaDuke's fight against the Canadian-owned Enbridge company's plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe's 1855 Treaty land. Winona (which means "first daughter" in Dakota) and her community stand up to save the sacred wild rice lakes of their reservation and preserve their way of life. Ms. LaDuke visited... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Four Breck students participated in the 2017 Academic WorldQuest National Competition at the National Press Club on April 29. Brett Schoppert '19, Jack Weinstein '19, Cole Maxwell '18, and Darlene Radichel '19 won the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., after winning the Minnesota WorldQuest championship February 2. On April 29, forty-seven teams gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to vie for the national title, which tests students’ knowledge of international... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
For the past six years, nearly a dozen Breck students have spent their spring break hearing the Thai words “Sawat dee” or “Hello!” as they begin each day. These students, who affectionately call themselves the “Thai-stangs,” are part of the spring break service trip to Thailand. The group has been led by a number of Breck faculty including Frederique Schmidt, Alexis Kent, and Evan Jones. This year, trip leaders included Frederique Schmidt, Upper School Foreign Language/Community Engagement... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Upper School robotics team, Breck Stampede, had a wonderful showing April 6-8 at the FIRST Robotics Competition held at Williams Arena.  The team placed 11th out of 63 teams, overcoming problems and solving challenges at every phase of the competition.  "Our team overcame adversity, cooperated in ways I had not seen yet this season, and supported one another in a manner that I have come to regard as typical for a group of Breck students," says Ben Lampe, the robotics advisor and first-... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Four Breck students were selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) State 4-5-6 Boys'/Girls' Honor Choirs. The students include: Wyatt Birdsong '23 Chloe Chu '23 Henry Gaillard '24 Spencer Perez '23 According to the ACDA website, more than 2,400 students auditioned for a place in one of the six special honor choirs. There were 800 selected to participate. This year, the events will be held on Saturday, May 6, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi.... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Twenty-nine Breck students spent their Saturday deep in concentration, focusing on their current or upcoming Chess match at the annual State Chess Tournament. This year it was held on Saturday, April 8, a beautiful, 78-degree Saturday in April. Nearly 360 other students participated in the event, bringing together some of the greatest chess minds in grades K-6 from across the state. Breck students were very successful with the following results: Breck’s Primary Team (K-3rd Grade) Tied for... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017
Head of School Ed Kim announced that four teachers have had grants approved for summer study and travel. Memry Roessler (Upper School English/multicultural education) will continue her explorations of life along the U.S./Mexico border by traveling to El Paso, TX, and its “sister city,” Juarez, Mexico. Memry is teaching a May Program course this year on Border Stories where students will read a range of writings documenting life along the border. She hopes this summer experience will broaden... Read More