Eight Breck Students Are MN Scholars of Distinction
Congratulations to the Breck students who have been recognized as Minnesota Scholars of Distinction in Science, Social Studies, and STEM.
The following students from Breck received Meritorious Honor awards from the MN Scholars of Distinction Program:
- Sahana Mangipudi '21 | Science
- Ava Raffel '20 | Science
- Simren Samba '21 | Science
- Madigan Wilcox Hogan '20 | Social Studies
- John Cardwell '21 | STEM
- Benjamin Rex '21 | STEM
- George Richards '21 | STEM
- Will Sweeney '21 | STEM
The Minnesota Scholars of Distinction Award Program recognizes distinguished achievement by highly motivated self-directed students in:
- Social Studies
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
- Theater Arts
To earn this recognition, students must complete required work in the Minnesota Academic Standards, demonstrate mastery of complex subject matter and apply their knowledge to challenging projects. Students eligible for award consideration in leadership, mathematics, science, social studies, or STEM may be enrolled in grades 9-12 at a public or private school; homeschooled in grades 9-12, or enrolled in a Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. Theater arts awards are limited to grades 11-12.
Breck Upper School students Joseph Purvis ‘21, Ayres Warren ‘22 and Maddie McDermott ‘22 share their experience interviewing Leslie Redmond, a local community organizer and former President of the Minneapolis NAACP. They also share their excitement for the MLK Symposium and Amplify Our Love with Pie events happening at Breck this upcoming week. Ms. Redmond will be the Upper School keynote speaker for the our 20th annual MLK Symposium.
On Sunday, January 17th, Breck will co-host Sweet Potato Comfort Pie’s seventh annual MLK Holiday event: Amplify Our Love with Pie, to honor the 92nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breck student, Kai Miller ‘22, has been working behind the scenes to get ready for the event. The communications team at Breck did a brief interview with Kai to ask about her experience working on the event.
Natalia Rico Hernández, Ed.D., Head of School, updates the Breck community on the School's response to Wednesday's events.