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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  Anne pictured center here with glasses.Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Anne Whiting ’09. Anne currently works in supply chain management for a fashion label in New York City. But when not at the office, she is also an aspiring fashion designer, writer, and sustainable fashion activist. On the weekends, she volunteers with the arts education nonprofit Free Arts NYC. Anne graduated from... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
For the past three years, the Breck/Blake Boys Swim and Dive team has placed a bitter second at the state meet. Second to St. Thomas Academy, who has held the title for the past five years. But this year was different. This year the team was ready to compete for the top spot and weren’t willing to give it up to the reigning state champs. “We knew at the beginning of the season that [winning] could be a possibility,” says assistant boys swim coach Michelle Carlson. Carlson has coached with... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017
For the past 23 years, the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, has given student-leaders the opportunity to connect with and learn from other students from across the country interested in topics of race, gender, inclusion, and diversity. NAIS-member schools each have the opportunity to send a limited number of students to the conference that is held annually in December. This year, Breck sponsored six students, the... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017
Congratulations to the Advanced Science Research class for their recent success at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. All 24 members advanced to the State Science and Engineering Fair in March. Three students, Archana Murali ’17, Jiaheng He (alternate) ’17, and SungWan Huh (alternate) ’17, received one of the Region’s top awards and were selected to represent Minnesota at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held May 14-19 in Los Angeles, Calif.  Additionally,... Read More
Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017
Congratulations to the six members of Breck’s brand new 9th and 10th grade Science Research Club for their recent competition at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. Four members James Clinton ’20, Samantha Detor ’20, Samuel Leville ’19, and Abigail Roh ’20 are advancing to the State Science and Engineering Fair in March! The team also received numerous special awards. Good work James Clinton ’20, Samantha Detor ’20, Samuel Leville ’19, Abigail Roh ’20, Grace Scott ’20, and Christiana... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Breck sophomores spent the morning with Sam Carlson, a local architectural designer who works in affordable housing. During the presentation, he discussed histories of systemic discrimination in housing in urban areas, including Mississippi and the Twin Cities. The sophomores are currently reading A Raisin in the Sun and used this morning's conversation to enhance their reading of this 1959 play.      
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Ethan Richter '22 has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Minnesota National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. Ethan previously competed and won the Breck Geographic Bee in January and went on to test for entry into the state-level competition.  This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. Ethan previously competed in... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017
Kiwi Sundeen, a junior at Breck, was looking for an opportunity to continue giving back to the community. After spending a year volunteering during Breck’s weekly community partnership program, she realized the impact we each can have in our community. Last year she worked with first-year immigrant children enrolled in the NABAD program at Anderson Community School in Minneapolis. “This one teacher would have forty new students coming in at all times of the year trying to learn English,” says... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Congratulations to Breck seniors (l-r) Genevieve Weiler, Elena Berman, and Connor Ott! They were all named as finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They will go on to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million, which will be announced from April to July.  
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Students in grades 7-12 received awards in the following areas: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and film. Gold Key Winners include: Robert Brown ’22, Annabel Chosy ’18; Boniat Ephremi ’17; Dominic Greco ’21; Raegan Hasselbring ’17, Katie Hatfield ’18, Helene Kim ’17, Henry Louris ’17, and Olivia Thanadabout ’18. Silver Key Winners include: Amira Kazeminy ’17, Henry Louris ’17, Nkau-Zoua (Nana) Pha ’17, Reed Two Bulls ’18, and Cassidy Yueh ’17. Honorable Mention include: Ava Bui ’22... Read More