by Bruce Strand Sports Editor Grant Tesdahl set his sights on being valedictorian at age 12 but never let his pursuit of this prize curtail his full enjoyment of high school. Tesdahl, who led Elk River’s senior class of 408 students with a 4.151 GPA, also served as senior class president, (“Tes for Pres” was [...]
by Debbie Griffin Contributing Writer The green-gowned graduates of Ivan Sand Community High School generated a dynamic energy that filled the air as they prepared to receive their diplomas 7 p.m. June 3 in the Zabee Theater at Elk River High School. Ivan Sand Principal Tom Hoffman said 18 of the 23 graduating seniors “walked [...]
Alicia Samlaska Parents: Angie Samlaska Future plans: I will be attending Winona State University to major in nursing and become a pediatric nurse. Highlight your involvement in high school classes and extra-curricular activities: I was in National Honor Society and took six college classes in high school in which four of them were AP classes [...]
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Have fun. Be selfless. Be thankful. Samuel Rogers offered those words of advice to his classmates as he gave the honor-student address during Spectrum High School’s commencement, held May 23 at the charter school in Elk River. Rogers told the graduates that as they move into adulthood, have fun by [...]
The last day of school for high school seniors in the Elk River Area School District has been extended from June 2 to June 3. The extra day is needed to meet the state’s required minimum attendance hours. Students have had six school days called on account of cold and/or snow. The last day for [...]
The Handke Family Center remodeling project in Elk River has begun and by midnight on May 9 the north wing of the building will be turned over the construction crews. That’s when everything in that end of the building will need to be packed up and moved out to storage. The construction project began about [...]