Nathan Webster

Elk River High School junior Renee Holzknecht has won the State Peace Essay Contest. She will represent Minnesota at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) National Peace Essay Contest. In winning the state competition, she receives a $1,000 scholarship and is now eligible for a $10,000 national scholarship. The national contest theme was “The [...]

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Elk River High School junior Fanaka Ndege is the 11th-grade winner in the Minnesota Twins Father of the Year Essay Contest. Additionally, three other Elk River juniors received runner-up recognition. Ndege’s essay is entitled “What My Father Means to Me.”  He describes how his father, an immigrant from Kenya, taught him how to live through [...]

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