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Finding the right mindset

Why do some people succeed while others do not? As the summer Olympics came to an end, we saw youngsters like 16-year-old Gabby Douglas and 17-year-old Missy Franklin succeed. We looked to them and wondered how hard they worked and how much they had accomplished. We even remembered Michael Phelps, …

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A new melody for Perkins

New fine arts assistant brings choral, piano and management expertise Gretchen Perkins was hired this year as the new Upper School fine arts assistant, where she will be assisting with tasks such as planning the upcoming choir tour, helping to handle money, and accompanying the choir class with her piano …

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Coach looks to promote more than volleyball

Experience of a lifetime, thinks Gowling Kelley Gowling will be taking on the role of head coach for the Minnehaha Academy girls varsity volleyball team this fall. Gowling has played volleyball since the fourth grade and continued through her college years, when she attended Concordia University in Chicago. Inspired by …

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New season, new coach

Out of 48, Quinn is top pick for MA football This year Minnehaha welcomes Collin Quinn to its family as head football coach of the varsity team.  “Coach Quinn’s resume stood out,” Athletic Director Homar Ramirez said. “In the interview process he was able to articulate both the failures and …

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Athletic department welcomes new trainer

Tria therapist Abadeer to take place of VanderWerf New trainer Sonya Abadeer has come to fill the void left by Rebecca VanderWerf, who accepted a new job in August at Summit Orthopedics. “Sonya is an employee of Tria, and when Becca was leaving us,” said Athletic Director Homar Ramirez, “one …

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Library adds new assistant

Lubar brings experience and computer skills to MA Clare Lubar, the new MA library assistant, is here to fill the gap this year that Lorie Christianson left when she retired. Lubar grew up in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., a small town in Door County, a peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan. …

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New alpine ski coach

Schaeppi hopes to continue tradition of success This alpine ski season there will be a new head coach, Brad Schaeppi. A former assistant coach at the Blake School, Schaeppi helped to lead the Bears to third place at the alpine skiing state meet last year. “Minnehaha Academy seems like a …

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New French Amity

French amity finds new home in Minnesota Sandrine Cagnat has decided to come to Minnehaha to serve as French amity for the 2012-2013 academic year. She grew up in Issou, France, a small village near Versaille, where, she says, “there is nothing.” Cagnat attended l’Université de Cergy-Pontoise about 13 minutes away …

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