Spectrum High School

by Bruce Strand Sports Editor Alyssa Spofford has excelled in music and theater while leading her class academically as well. Spectrum’s valedictorian plans to keep singing, but her focus now will be pursuit of a medical career. “What I’d like to be is a pediatric cardiologist,” said Spofford. Biology and chemistry were the Zimmerman resident’s [...]

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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 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 Joni Astrup Associate Editor Spectrum High School in Elk River is expanding. The public charter school plans to open a separate sixth grade education center at 11044 Industrial Circle, across the street from the existing school at 17796 Industrial Circle. Both sites are located south of Home Depot in the Elk River Business Park. [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Seventeen-year-old Emily Honl will pick up two diplomas this spring. One will be from Spectrum High School in Elk River, where she is a senior. The other will be from Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, where she is earning an Associate of Arts degree without leaving Spectrum’s campus. Honl, [...]

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