Minnehaha Academy Blog

Senior Honors: Class of 2019

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 12, 2019

Oh the places they'll go! 

The class of 2019 wasn't afraid of a little hard work, as evidenced by this year's Senior Honors Night. We're confident that each of these awards demonstrates much more than an Upper School achievement...the character and diligence that lead to the award is the foundation needed for future success. Congrats, Seniors!

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

Matt Doty: A Community of Unusual Love

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 11, 2019

Baccalaureate Speech 2019

Good evening everyone, my name is Matt Doty. When Dr. Crafton invited me to speak at this ceremony I was admittedly apprehensive at first. I didn’t know that I fully understood the prompt, nor did I know if I had anything to say.

I quickly realized that the issue wasn’t whether or not I would have something to say—I rarely run into that problem—but whether or not I could string together words with enough freshness and depth to strike a chord with a group of high school students. This task seemed far more difficult, and the thought of it rattled around in my head for a few days.

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Topics: Upper School, Caring Community

2019 Commencement Student Challenge

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 10, 2019

 

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Topics: Upper School

2019 Commencement Address: Kate Mortenson

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 6, 2019
Minnehaha Academy 2019 Commencement Address
 
Kate Mortenson
President and CEO
Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee
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Topics: Upper School

2019 Commencement Video and Photos

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 6, 2019

You've seen this experience of your Minnehaha Academy education through to its successful conclusion, here on this stage tonight.

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Topics: Upper School

Holly (Larson) Abramson '08

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jun 3, 2019

Holly (Larson) Abramson, ‘08, organizes and leads both the Extended Day and Summer Programs at Minnehaha. She came to Minnehaha for high school, calling the experience “transformational ”. Holly was struck by the differences between her public school experience and what she found at Minnehaha. She was amazed at how much freedom the students had, how much teachers trusted them to make smart choices, and she was “blown away” by all of the enriching opportunities at MA—it was small enough that students could get involved in all kinds of things such as yearbook, choir, and sports—all at the same time, without the level of competition found at a public school. “MA provided so many opportunities to discover what you were passionate about,” she says.

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Brian J. Anderson '77

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jun 3, 2019

Brian Anderson is a life-long scientist, and a Christian. In today’s world, you don’t hear those two words together often. MA put him on the path that allowed him to take spirituality seriously and not throw it out. If he had not gone to MA, “I would have just rejected Christianity and said it was all hogwash.”  Looking back, Brian says “Everyone at MA walked the walk of Christian compassion which was a lesson to me that living with compassion is primary--doctrines are secondary.” While there is still a strong culture in our country that has a hard time taking spirituality seriously without rejecting science, or vice versa, for Brian these are two different sides of the same reality.

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Topics: Alumni Stories

2019 Baccalaureate Photos

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 3, 2019

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Topics: Upper School

Upper School Latin Students Bring Home the Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on May 31, 2019

Minnehaha Academy Upper School Latin students joined over 150,000 students worldwide taking the National Latin Exam and brought home twenty-nine total honors!

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

Do Something: Design Thinking Connects AP English Skills to the Real World

Posted by Amy Barnard on May 30, 2019

Meeting with legislators at the State Capitol. Interviewing the Director of the Tennessee Immunization Program. Creating an interactive art event on the banks of the Mississippi.

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Topics: Upper School, Academics, Exceptional Academics

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