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posted Feb 27, 2015, 9:00 AM by Communications ISD 709
Denfeld Teacher Named Semi-Finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

   Jill Lofald, Denfeld High School, is one of 30 semifinalists for 2015 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. A selection panel of 24 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 123 candidates from across the state.

   The panel will meet again in late March to select about 10 finalists from among the group of semifinalists. The current Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Tom Rademacher, will announce his successor at a banquet May 3 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn.


Congratulations Duluth East Boys Hockey Team, on their way to their 7th consecutive State Tournament!


FIRST Robotics Lake Superior and Northern Lights Regionals February 26, 27, and 28​ 

   The Duluth East Daredevils and Denfeld DNA  join over 120 robotics teams from across Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Illinois to compete in the 2015 FIRST Robotics Regionals this weekend at the DECC.   Teams will use new robots created over a six week build period.  They’ll play the new FIRST Robotics Competition challenge “Recycle Rush” in which robots stack square totes, cylindrical recycling bins and green pool noodles.  Teams are working to earn a spot in the World Championship in late April.

   Click here for a schedule of events.    

   The Daredevils are collaborating with the Duluth News Tribune on a third year journalism project, the Bluedevil Press, in conjunction with Blue Twilight from Eagen – click here for more information or check the Duluth East and Denfeld Robotics Team websites:

Denfeld DNA Robotics

Duluth East Daredevils


Denfeld students gave a great showing at UMD’s Toothpick Bridge Competition, an event sponsored by the American

Society of Civil Engineers.  Thirteen schools with over 140 bridges participated. Special recognition goes to Dylan Salo for placing 3rd in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Bridge category and to Luke Ellefson, Celise Miller and Savannah Walraven for having bridges that placed in the top 8 for Strongest Bridge. Their bridges held over 35 kilograms, which is almost 80 pounds. Also representing Denfeld in the event were Rachel Yagoda, Adrian Ferguson, Jamie Larson, Maggie Kaptonak, Ryan Gallant, Ben Gibson,Tommy Donlin, Lee Kohlin, Jordan Danielson, Alex Knuth, Shelby Johnson, Emily Mahle and Kayla Youngs.  Nice job Hunters!