Elk River High School

• City of Elk River’s effort to preserve fireworks show deemed successful   by Jim Boyle Editor Fireworks lit up the skies around Lion’s Park in Elk River for the fifth Fourth of July in a row this past weekend. This year the city of Elk River stepped forward to keep them alive after a [...]

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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 [...]

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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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• Student council makes strides to recognize students who have made an impact on scholl Elk River High School’s Student Council has championed the Legacy Project, an effort to increase the recognition of high school seniors who have significantly contributed to the school. Seven awards for excellence have been created to recognize the remarkable accomplishments [...]

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Students have accepted diplomas across five area high schools, and many of them did so knowing they were awarded scholarships for their efforts in school. Below is a listing of the scholarships worth $1,000 and more that have been given out by businesses, organizations and initiatives to memorialize.   Elk River High School Kyle Badger,  [...]

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  By Bruce Strand, Arts editor Choosing that which you want to focus upon, then presenting it vividly, are keys to any art form, including photography. Such clarity and artistry are qualities of these photos taken by Elk River High School students. The Star News staff selected this dozen for your enjoyment from 27 student’s [...]

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• Elk River culinary artists win first at state contest for fifth time in eight years by Jim Boyle Editor Elk River High School culinary arts program brought home first place honors for the fifth time in eight years at state Monday after winning the 2014 Minnesota ProStart Invitational. Next, it’s on to nationals to [...]

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Elk River High School bands under the direction of John Rosner brought holiday cheer Monday with its concert “Winter Spectacular: A Ticket on the Polar Express!” Above is the horn section of the Red Elk Jazz Ensemble playing “Holiday Benny” Below is the clarinet section of the Concert Band playing “We Wish You a Merry [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Elk River art teacher Rana Nestrud wanted to help some of her talented drawing students reach the next level, and last summer at an art show in St. Cloud, she met just the fellow who could help. Willicey Tynes, a portrait painter and sculptor who grew up in The [...]

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