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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
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