by Jim Boyle
Elk River High School High School recently held Snow Week, a week-long bonanza of fun, fundraising and recognition for the school’s wide and varied list of student groups.
Snow Week has catered to student groups with the high school for the past 10 years, giving each group a chance to pick a Snow Week king and queen, so to speak, and one is recognized with distinction.
That group this year was Link, which was chosen for its efforts to help raise about $3,000 for scholarships. That total is derived the monies earned during student council-sponsored activities during homecoming and Snow Week.
“I think its great how all the groups work together to make this such a success,” said Sonja Weiler, the school’s DECA adviser.
DECA puts on Snowstorm, the school’s talent show and a nice lead in event to the school’s Snow Week pep fest. This year the event raised another $5,000 for muscular dystrophy. The group will be giving MD a check for $7,500 after it pools the money it made during Snow Week and its first mud run.
This year’s Snow Week royalty was:
DECA: Janell Finkbeiner and Jordan Vasseur
Band: Alison Rudolph and Jake Esterberg
Book Club: Abigail Gabriel and Ryan Nguyen
Chinese Club: Hannah Moore and Ryan Herrboldt
Choir: Hannah Maher and Mitch Anderson
Drama: Augustine “Auggie” Menke and James Bounds
French Club: Sabrena Dukes and Brady Murphy
Future Educators Club: Hannah Dalzell and Edwin Miranda
Gay Straight Alliance: Megan Perry and Emily Meyer
German Club: Hannah Smith and Roman Kachinske
Knowledge Bowl: Elizabeth Brady and Austin Borreson
Link: Emma Hohlen and Logan Lenertz
National Honor Society: Maddie Gregersen and Aaron Schwab
Mock Trial: Ashley Schaber and Brendean Farver
Mosaic: Megan Hetterick and Nick Tran
Multi-Cultural: Viktoriya Komonash and Hunter Ollila
Prom squad: Chelsey Petrich and Connor Hanson
Spanish Club: Sydney Feige and Derek Cross
Speech Team: Meghan Benton and Josh Wolf
Student Council: Alexa Bryner and Mitchell Nelson
Yearbook: Corissa Howard and Miroslav Skorykh
Yellow Ribbon: Mandy Sailor and Andrew Larson