Minnehaha Academy Blog

Preston Anderson '07

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jul 18, 2019

“This is an exciting time for Minnehaha Academy.  I’m most excited about the new history that will be made--Minnehaha does an excellent job of building from the past, and creating a legacy. These last few years have not been easy--it’s been very hard. But the Lord has blessed MA and brought good from it.  Minnehaha has done a great job of bringing new people in through their doors-- thousands of people have been blessed by MA, and that will only continue. It will be great to see how the new building is used. But we should remember that the school is not about the building--it’s the people, the spirit, the community that will continue.”

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Stephanie Williams O'Brien '01 Chooses to Stay Curious

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jul 18, 2019

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Sora Oh '03

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jul 2, 2019

Sora and her family left Korea when she was 15. She didn’t speak any English, but her family came to Minnesota for better educational opportunities and a better environment. That fall, her brother went to the University of Minnesota, and she started her sophomore year at MA.  

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Tom Kamp '79

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jul 2, 2019

“MA had such a big impact on my life. I had an excellent experience as a student, made lifelong friends, and had huge respect for my teachers.  It was incredibly formative for me. Being on the capital campaign committee was an opportunity for me to get involved and to try to help encourage others to recognize the impact that MA had in their lives--and indicate that we should be stepping up like the people of MA did 100 years ago…in forming the school, giving sacrificially to enable the school to be formed, and ultimately serve us.  In the same way, we should be stepping up today so that we can be putting in place the buildings, facilities, programs and endowments that can carry the school forward for the next 100 years.”

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Prestigious Colleges Honor Five MA Juniors

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 27, 2019

Five prestigious colleges honored Minnehaha Academy students with book awards, presented at the end of the school year.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Exceptional Academics

Sticky Faith at Minnehaha Academy

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 25, 2019

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Topics: Middle School, Upper School, Lower School, Academics, Cultivating Potential

3100 Campus Tree Planting

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 21, 2019

Although the school-year has ended and summer has begun, many are hard at work preparing to welcome Upper School students, faculty, and staff back to the river in August. A recent milestone included the planting of two black olive trees in the commons area that is in the heart of the Upper School.

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Topics: 3100 Campus

Don DuBois '82

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jun 19, 2019

Don DuBois was in the Upper School the day of the explosion, as he is the Upper School Campus Maintenance and Building Supervisor. His class had a reunion the fall after the explosion, and there were a lot of people he had not seen in years. Everyone expressed so much caring and sadness over what had happened. But as he reflects, “The buildings were nice, and it’s sad that the buildings are gone--there is nothing left from when we were students there. But it is not the building that makes MA. We still have those memories, and we still have the relationships.”

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Topics: Alumni Stories

Jack Albinson '50

Posted by Nick Tofteland on Jun 19, 2019

“I may be one of the only surviving classmates of the class of 1950—that generation has mainly passed.“ Jack was born in 1932 and he is now 87 years old. The average man who entered the workforce in the early 1900’s lived to be 52 years old. His Minnehaha Academy and Wheaton College friends are mostly gone. 

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Topics: Alumni Stories

French Students Take Home National Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 18, 2019

Middle School French students have acquitted themselves very well again this year on Le Grand Concours (the National French contest).

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Topics: Awards, Middle School, Academics

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