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posted Jan 2, 2014, 12:11 PM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated Jan 2, 2014, 12:16 PM ]

Best Wishes for the New Year and a Great 2014!


The Denfeld Hunter and Duluth East Robotics Teams will host the FIRST robotics kickoff at UMD on Saturday January 4th.  Twenty teams will be in attendance and FIRST robotics will reveal their new game for 2014. Teams will have 61/2 weeks to strategize the game, design, build, program and test their robots before competing in March. Competition for both teams will begin March 7th and 8th at the DECC. Denfeld will compete in the Lake Superior Regional and the Daredevils will compete

in the Northern Lights Regional.


The Denfeld Boys Hockey Team worked to “pay it forward” to local families over the holidays, raising over $1000 to purchase gifts for two families in the area through the Salvation Army’s Adopt a Family Program.  The hockey team bagged groceries, collected donations, and sponsored "Chuck-A-Puck" competitions during their home games to raise funds.  "It's a great way to build team unity while helping others," says DeAnna Decaro, Project Coordinator.


Duluth East High School cheerleaders placed first in their division at the University of Minnesota Cheer Competition, earning a $500 scholarship to WOW Factor Cheer Nationals. They were one of three teams out of 40 to receive the scholarship.