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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018
The Breck "Blue" team competed in the Mock Trial State Tournament at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis on March 1-2. Team Blue was undefeated for the first day of competition, then lost to Nova Classical Academy in a close semifinal round on the second day. Margaret Johnston '18 won an All-State Attorney Award, and Gabe McHenry '19 won an All-State Witness Award. Margaret Johnston and Joshua Kloek '18 accepted the Regional Champions trophy for the team (all pictured below).... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
On Monday March 5, an Annual Fund volunteer might be contacting you to ask for your support of the 2017-2018 Breck Annual Fund. Participation from all members of the Breck community is vital to the overall success of the Annual Fund, which supports important programs at Breck including the Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education; Advanced Research Programs; Community Partnerships; Robotics; athletic programs; student organizations; the arts; and more. Every gift, no matter the size,... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Five Breck seniors were named as finalists in the 2018 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. Congratulations to our National Merit Finalists: Aaron Bae Margaret Johnston Blaine Madson Emma Medeiros Hyunsoo (Brian) Song According to their website, the National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Members of Breck’s Academic WorldQuest Team are state champions -- again! Congratulations to Cole Maxwell ’18, Darlene Radichel ’19, Sam Aronson ’18, and Jed Peterson ’19 who all won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., during the Minnesota Academic WorldQuest competition on February 7. The team participated in 11, five-question rounds and were named state champions for the second consecutive year. Breck's freshman team, including Dominic Greco '21, John Cardwell '21, Will Sweeney... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
The 2018 Scholastic Writing Awards were presented to eight Breck students. Seniors Zahria Brandon, Annabel Chosy, Erica Iliarski, Greer Lichtenberg, Melinda Samaratunga, Hyunsoo Song, Maxwell Vasicek, and Tré Warner received regional honors. Additionally, senior Tré Allen not only received two silvers and a gold for his poems, but also is one of five nominees in the region for the American Voices and Visions Writing Award.  We've listed the titles and specific awards each student received... Read More
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Breck welcomed 10 guest teaching students today from Seoul National University of Education in South Korea. The teachers will shadow Breck teachers for two weeks, learn classroom techniques and share lessons from Korea. Since 2011, Breck has partnered with the Global Teacher Education Program at the University of Minnesota's department of international initiatives to bring these upcoming teachers into the classroom. Sara Thorne, 2nd Grade Instructor, has been a host teacher for a number of... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017
Breck's FIRST LEGO League Robotics participants had an epic weekend December 9-10 during their competition at the FIRST LEGO League Robotics Regional Tournament at Salk Middle School in Elk River, Minn.  The five Breck teams, which consisted of students in grades 4-7, have worked over the past three months preparing for the competition. Teams competed in four areas: robot performance, robot design, core values, and research project. To prepare for the competition, teams built and programed... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2017
Each year, nearly $1,000 is raised through the collection of Box Tops for Education. These funds are used within the school to give grants to students in grades 4-10 with philanthropic aspirations. Funds can be used as direct donations to nonprofit organizations of-interest to them or as seed money for a philanthropic project. This year’s award winners and their projects include: Cheney Parkhill '25 was awarded $150. The grant will be used to create homemade candles, which will then be sold.... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Congratulations to Hyunsoo Song '18 and Aaron Bae '19 who were awarded scholarships from the Minnesota Association for Korean Americans! Each year, 10-15 students receive the scholarship, which is selected on a student's scholarship, leadership, and community service. The top two recipients among the group receive a larger monetary scholarship and this year, both winners were from Breck.  According to their website, MAKA's mission is to promote and encourage young Korean Americans to learn... Read More
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
Reuben Kitto Stately '18 was named the Outstanding American Indian Male High School Student of the Year from the Minnesota Indian Education Association on November 16. The award was presented at the Minnesota Indian Education Association conference held at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Welch, Minn. Reuben was nominated by Jonny Nicholson, Director of College Counseling. In his nomination, Nicholson said, "Reuben has taken the time to educate not only his classmates – many of whom speak... Read More