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Faith v.s. arts?

Theater teacher and director Nicholas Freeman rested his chin against his knuckles and gazed across a room of empty chairs. After months of moments like these, Freeman was again thinking of the musical Godspell and his hopes for the coming production. “From the show, in it of itself, I want …

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Dan Hauge

Retiring after 33 years at middle school Sixteen years ago, Middle School math and science teacher Dan Hauge partnered his son with a girl for their math competition, Math Masters. “They started going out as sophomores and after a year I told my wife that they would get married,” said …

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Mary Carlson: the final walk

“I never had a break,”said health teacher Mary Carlson as she reflected on her early days at Minnehaha Academy. Her first nine years of teaching and coaching usually involved ten or more hours a day at school. The Title IX Amendment sent Carlson and Minnehaha head first into girls’ sports. …

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Saying good-bye to Ms. Van Pilsum

One day during advisory, social studies teacher Elizabeth Van Pilsum, (known to her students as “VP”), projected a photo of the beautiful Dominican Republic and told her advisory, “I’m moving here.” At first the girls assumed it was a joke, maybe wishful thinking. But soon, they realized their beloved advisor …

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