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Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018
A team representing Breck School recently earned Highest Honors in the 2017-18 WordMasters Challenge™ — a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students annually. Breck's third-grade team scored an impressive 189 points out of a possible 200 in the last of three meets this year, placing seventh in the nation.     The third graders also placed fourth nationally in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 551 points out of a possible 600. Competing in the difficult... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Upper School Awards Program honors students in grades 9-12 who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, citizenship, and leadership during the school year. And the program signifies the end of the school year for Upper School. We've listed all the award recipients below and posted the Program, which includes award descriptions, here. We've posted photos that were taken during the ceremony on our gallery site here. English English Book Award | Kennedy Schwiebert ​Excellence... Read More
Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2018
​Seven students from Breck School’s Advanced Science Research program were selected to attend the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 13 through 18. More than 1,750 high school students representing almost 80 countries competed in this spectacular event. Alexander Anderson, Louise Kim, Siyuan Ma, Cole Maxwell, Spencer Yueh, Samuel Aronson (alternate), and Alex Cheng (alternate) were selected to represent Minnesota at this event. ISEF is... Read More
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018
Two students from Breck’s Advanced Science Research course participated in the 56th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium this past week in Hunt Valley, MD. Cole Maxwell ’18 and Kylie Spangler ’19 were part of an elite group of five who advanced to the national competition from the North Central Region (including students from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota). The National JSHS brought together 230 high school students who qualified for attendance by submitting and... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Twenty-four 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 2018 Minnesota High School STEM Communicator Awards and will be published in Minnesota Academy of Science journal. You can read more about the program here. Breck award winners: Addison Gleekel & Melinda Samaratunga David Ahrens, Cas Roland, & Christiana Wilke... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Ten Breck Advanced Science Research students were named 2018 Minnesota Scholars of Distinction or Meritorious Performers in the areas of STEM, Mathematics, and Science on May 12 at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. The Scholars of Distinction program is the Minnesota Department of Education’s highest honor and given annually to students across the state. According to the department’s website, students may earn this recognition by completing required work in the Minnesota Academic... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Head of School Dr. Natalia Hernández presented distinguished faculty awards as well as recognized faculty and staff milestone celebrations at this morning’s Staff Appreciation Day chapel. The Mustang Yearbook dedication was revealed at this morning's chapel, as well. Awards included the Jean Wigley award, the Wallace and Mary Lee Dayton Family Faculty Chair, the Ralph and Peggy Burnet Family Faculty Chair, the Ernest Campbell award, as well as tenure awards for 10, 20, and 30 years of service... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Hyun Soo Brian Song '18 was named a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos earlier today. Brian is one of 161 students to receive this honor. Presidential Scholars are high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service, and contribution to school and community. Brian will travel to Washington D.C. in June where he will be honored for his accomplishments. The 2018 U.S.... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018
Talia Saklad '19 was awarded the top prize in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the 5th District. As this year's winner, her work will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for a year, along with other district winners from across the nation. Talia also received two airline tickets to Washington D.C. to attend the award ceremony. The Congressional Art Competition is a nation-wide competition for visual art that occurs every spring. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000... Read More
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018
Breck Visual Art students had a successful showing at this year's MSHSL arts tournament. The tournament provides an opportunity for students across the state to exhibit their work alongside their peers. Breck had 15 entries, with all of them winning a score of Excellent, Superior, or Juror's Choice. Deirdre O'Neill and Henry Bubula received the Juror's Choice award - otherwise known as Best of Show - and will display their work, discuss their artistic process, and celebrate their achievement... Read More