Briefs

Arguing for the sake of learning and improving

by Erik Snook Debate (noun): “A discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints.” Minnehaha Academy’s debate team is led by World History, AP Government and Speech/Debate teacher Nathan Johnson and senior captains Caroline Pellegrin and Scott Stewart. The team so far has attended three tournaments …

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A move from college admissions to college counseling

by Sierra Takushi As a new counselor at Minnehaha Academy, Ann Buesgens is eager to apply her experience with college admissions in order to guide high school students academically. Buesgens has worked in various positions in university offices, ranging from being a multicultural counselor to an international coordinator. With this …

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Taking a chance in teaching

by Emma Melling M.A.’s new French amity, Omaima Feriani, is excited to be in Minnesota. Feriani lives in Montluçon, France with her parents and three brothers. She is staying in Minneapolis with the Katz family during her visit. Feriani chose to be a part of the amity program to gain …

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From Colombia to Minnehaha

by Hailee Gilliand & Forrest Ahrens Minnehaha Academy’s Spanish teachers and students are very excited to welcome the new Amity, Bonnie Gomez.“I’m excited that Bonnie is here this year,” said junior Katie Brumley. “She is very enthusiastic and provides lots of cultural expansion.” Gomez is from Bucaramanga, Colombia, where she …

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MA Boys’ track team wins state championship

by Lucas DiBlasi “It feels great…winning the state [championship] feels like you’ve done something,” said senior Ephraim Bird from Hope Academy. Last season, the Minnehaha Academy boys’ track and field team, paired with runners from Hope Academy, reached one of the highest levels of achievement for a high school sport: …

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Slovakians join M.A. community

By Lily Mullinix, Ellen Boehm, Delaney Malone Three students dive into American culture, local cuisine with passion Three students new to Minnehaha Academy this fall have added a unique sense of adventure and excitement. Senior Nathalie Heidema and juniors Jurka Orosová and Ronja Mokránová, who attend C.S. Lewis Bilingual High …

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ISS launch delayed

International Space Station launch delayed The launch for Minnehaha’s International Space Station project, initially planned for early May, has been delayed until at least July 10 because of some errors with the last rocket launch, causing some problems for the class. “It’s frustrating, especially for the seniors,” said senior Poppy Anema …

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