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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 […]

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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 […]

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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Parents, relatives and friends packed the Zimmerman High School gymnasium Wednesday evening to see their 137 students of the class of 2013 cross the finish line of high school and graduate. Superintendent Mark Bezek rose first to welcome the audience. He began by asking all the veterans in the audience […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Both faculty and student speakers June 7 at Elk River High School pushed members of the Class of 2013 to be proud of the perseverance they have shown through life and to keep it going. Jacob Hillesheim, social studies teacher, opened the theme from the podium as he peered out […]

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(Editor’s note: Below is a listing of scholarships of $1,000 or more to area students who have graduated from Elk River High School, Ivan Sand Community High School, Rogers High School, Spectrum High School and Zimmerman High School.) Elk River High School Kasey Beran, Elk River Fire & Ambulance Service Jack Kreuser Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Joshua Chuba, Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Derek Cross, Great River Energy, $1,000 Anessa DeMers, Great River Energy, $1,000 Abigail Dery, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Ryann Eckblad,  Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Anna Gadach, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Terry Hadden, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Anna Haugen, The Bank of Elk River, $1,000 Lauren Hipsag, Connexus Energy, $1,000 Emma Hohlen, Fairview-Northland Medical Center, $1,000 Corissa Howard, ERHS Yearbook Scholarship, $1,000 Dustin Johnson, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Austin Kettner, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Emily Kirscht, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Alix Klang, Fairview Northland Medical Staff, $1,000 Haley Lenz-Severson, ERHS Yearbook Scholarship, $1,000 Rebecca Lieser, Christopher Lange Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Taylor Lorentz, Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Jordan Mathewson, Dana Hunt Art Scholarship, $1,000 Abigail McDonald, First National Financial  Services, $2,013 Katie McElhone, Noelle M. Anderson Scholarship, $1,000 Ryan Nguyen, James P. Voight Scholarship, $1,000 Isabella Nordahl, Connexus Energy, $1,000 Brandon O’Connor, Dana Hunt Art Scholarship, $1,000.00 and the Great River Energy scholarship for $1,000 Miranda Olson, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Scott Reber, Great River Energy, $1,000 Mariah Rustom, Great River Energy, $1,000 Aaron Schwab, Cretex Co. in Memory Of John H. Bailey, $10,000 Allison Schwab, Halgren Family Scholarship, $1,000 and the Lyle Christensen Memorial Golf Scholarship, $1,000 Holly Skalsky, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Will Strei, Connexus Energy, $1,000 Ashley  Tchalla, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Emily Thao, Ramsey Lions Scholarship, $1,000 Anna Weeks, Three Rivers Foundation, $1,000 Rogers High School  Mitchell Biehl, $1,000, Rogers Lions Erik Bremer, $1,000, Oliver Kapsner Leadership-Rogers Lions Cameron Bursch, $1,000, Three Rivers Community Foundation Grace Cullen, $2,013, First National Financial Services Caroline DeWerd, $1,000, Three Rivers Community Foundation Megan Dobberstein, $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club Zachary Dohmen, $1,000,  Ted Biren Volunteer-Rogers Lions Kelsey Frain,  $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club Elizabeth Glass, $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club Erin Gustafson, $1,000, Rogers Lions Megan Hebert, $1,000, Fairview Northland Medical Staff Kirsten Heikkinen, $1,000, Rogers Royals Tip Off Club […]

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Students from across the Elk River Area School District will graduate this week. Ivan Sand Community High School, 1232 School Street, Elk River, will get things started with commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Zimmerman High School’s graduation is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium at  the school at […]

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by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Faculty and families gathered May 23 to honor the work and success of 46 graduating seniors from Spectrum High School, in Elk River, as the charter program for grades 6-12 winds down its seventh year. Amid music from the school’s Chamber Choir and a video shown by seniors on the […]

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There’s “promising progress” in Minnesota’s just released elementary and middle school test results.  However, would it be acceptable for about 40 percent of Minnesota youngsters not to graduate from high school?  The question arises since 42  percent of Minnesota’s high school juniors did not pass Minnesota’s soon-to-be-required math test.  That was part of the Minnesota […]

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