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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
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Twenty-four students from Breck School’s Advanced Science Research (ASR) program earned top awards at the 80th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair held March 25 through 27 in Minneapolis, Minn. More than 550 students participated in the State Science Fair. Breck’s ASR program is comprised of students in tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades who have spent this past year working on individualized research projects. Five students, Archana Murali, Elena Berman (alternate), Jiaheng He (... Read More
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