Tag Archives: Profiles

“Steady valley experiences”

For two M.A. teachers, the road that led from high-school graduation back to the classroom was long, complicated Westrems experience both highlights and influential ‘steady, valley experiences’     Stepping onto the picturesque campus of Northwestern University, Reid Westrem (‘84), then a college freshman and now Minnehaha’s journalism and freshman …

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Wally Borner retires

Making a mark on Minnehaha: Beloved middle school history teacher, Wallace Borner, retires after 39 years of educating students at Minnehaha Academy. “[Mr. Borner] had a big red beard,” said Judy Cummings, a Minnehaha parent whose husband and daughters also had Wallace Borner as a teacher. “He let us call him …

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Searching for her roots

Senior plans trip after graduation to meet her birth mother International travel is common for many Minnehaha students during the coming summer months. Jetting away to Cabo, strolling through the streets of Paris, snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Few trips, though, will measure up to the life-changing …

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Champion for God on the track

Senior Jackie Bedhingham discusses how her athletic sucess reflects her strong faith Take a deep breath in, let it out. Jump twice, shake it off. High knees, slam back into blocks. Now she’s ready. Senior sprinter Jackie Bedingham has had this ritual before a race since she was 10 when …

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Vayda finds “a new look” on life

After years of bullying, sophomore finally has a place to shine The bell had just rung as students flooded out of the classrooms into the crowd of hundreds at a suburban public middle school. It was the middle of her eighth grade year, when sophomore Amelia Vayda was knocked to …

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Lions, and Giants and Cowboys: Oh my!

Josh Thurow, Minnehaha’s assistant athletic director, officiates the Sept. 16 National Football League game between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Thurow served as line judge in four preseason and three regular season games during this season’s labor dispute between …

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High expectations for Hadland

Hadland takes on cross country and chemistry Minnehaha students knew new physics and AP Chemistry teacher Erik Hadland long before he started teaching here. For the last two years, Hadland has been substituting at MA and assistant coaching cross country and track. “I think Hadland is a very caring coach,” …

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Moves like Jeggers

He holds the school record for the 800m with a time of 1:58.67. He was All-Conference from freshman year to junior year in cross-country and All-Conference last year in track. He’s notched top-ten finishes in state in track as well as numerous All-Section honors… Much of junior runner Jacob Eggers’s success …

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Conforming to fashion

Freshman Daniel Lim conforms to little else when he’s designing Fifth grade. What are most of us doing in fifth grade? Playing outside? Playing with toys? What about designing and making a dress for your sister’s doll? Not many of us can say that we have, but freshman Daniel Lim …

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Bridging worlds

Amity aides bring native speakers to world language classrooms French, Spanish amities reflect on their year in the United States In San Diego, Calif., there is a place called Amity Institute, a company that recruits people who are studying to be teachers in another country. They work with two locations …

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