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posted Apr 3, 2014, 9:46 AM by Communications ISD 709

City of Duluth Spring Break Activities

Monday-Friday, April 7-11 10:00AM - 12Noon Rain or shine!

Heritage Sports Center, 120 S. 30th Avenue West

All activities are FREE and open on a first come - first served basis. Equipment goes fast!

Non- Traditional Sports

Skill Introductions and Play Time ON THE INDOOR TURF !

Monday: Kick Ball w/Councilor Hanson

Tuesday: Golf w/Enger Park Golf Pro

Wednesday: Rugby w/Yusa Rugby Team

Thursday: Lacrosse w/YMCA Skill’s Camp

Friday: Disc Golf w/Mont Du Lac Team

2:00 – 4:00

Family Skating: Bring your skates (limited skates available for use)

For more information call 218-730-4322



--Four ISD 709 Culinary Arts students earned recognition at a recent SkillsUSA Competition:

In Culinary Arts: Russel Cunningham - Gold Medal, Kyle Lindblad - Silver Medal, Chris Stetson - Bronze Medal. In Skills Demonstration Category: Sean Lindblad - Bronze Medal. Russel Cunningham will be going on to Nationals in Kansas City in June!

--Phoenix Ocean from Myers-Wilkins Elementary has been selected to participate in the Minnesota State Geography Bee. The National Geographic Society invited the students with the top 100 scores in each of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories to compete at the state level. The 2014 Minnesota State Geographic Bee will be held at St. Cloud State University in April.

--Duluth East had twelve students make it to final rounds at the 7AA section State Speech qualifying meet: Tristan Carl, Kayla Nyenhuis, Paul Manning, Derick Rossell, Erik Thibault, Hannah Wodrich, Marissa Menzel, Stevie Twining, Billy Menor, Layla Koch, Megan McNamee, and Sam Moscatelli. Overall, the East team earned fourth place and will send four students on to compete at State: Derick Rossell, second place in Extemporaneous Speaking, Erik Thibault, first place in Discussion, Billy Menor, first place in Great Speeches, and Megan McNamee, first place in Humorous Interpretation.

-- Ordean East Middle School students did well at the Northeast Regional History Day Competition at UMD.

Earning Honorable Mention Ribbons:

Junior Individual Documentary: Will Smyth, “Wilderness Act in the Boundary Waters”

Junior Group Exhibit: Maya Marchel-Hoff and Rowan Racette, “The Wild Horse Annie Act”

Jackson Dykhuis and Ryan Chaffee, “Japanese Internment Camps”

Moving On to Minnesota State History Day in Minneapolis:

Junior Individual Performance: Maggie Geidner, “Deborah Sampson, Revolutionary War Hero

Junior Group Performance: Grace Hollander and Abbigail Hagen, “Auschwitz: Jewish Concentration Camps

Junior Individual Documentary: Emma Anderson, “Helen Keller” and Anika Lakhan “Harvey Milk Leader and Activist

Junior Individual Exhibit: Karin Berdahl, “Guinea Pigs of the Holocaust” Olivia Rawylk, “Revealing the Holodomor” and Cami Fischer “They Moo if Something is Wrong

Junior Group Exhibit: Shelby Johnson and Elisabeth Walker, “The Horror of the Holocaust

Junior Individual Website: Peyton Vogt , “John Peter Zenger: Rights to Freedom of the Press

Emily Carver, “Pennsylvania Hospital: The Birth of Psychiatry in the American Colonies

and Alison Lee, “Miracle on the Han River: The Repressive Regime of Park Chung Hee

-- The following students have been awarded Artist of the Month at Laura Mac Arthur Elementary for March/April 2014: Ethan Berg-Peterson , Nathan Walker, Jenova Breimon, Gabby Jacoby, Karson Running, Carter Herrick, Trinity Nordberg, Ashlee Maloney, Isaac Erickson, Gracie Johnson, Kennidee Becker, Piper Bjerke, Dylan Scott. These students showed hard work, dedication, and creativity when creating their artwork. At Laura MacArthur, students strive to be focused, appropriate and cooperative and these students are great role models for others.

--Three Duluth East students are among those chosen from an initial 248 submissions to advance to the State round of the 2014 Letters About Literature program: Jenna Anderson, Tabitha Chesser, and Rosalie Uggala.