Minnehaha Academy Blog

Student Theatre Team Brings Home the Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 11, 2018

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Fine Arts

Senior Honors Night Showcases A Hardworking Class

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 11, 2018

Reading this year’s list of senior honors might fool you into thinking academics and leadership are easy: over 70% of the students graduated with honors, with 30 of the 78 graduating “With Highest Honors” (GPA of 3.8 to 4.0).

Had you walked the halls these past few weeks as students took AP calculus exams, rose early to watch their research project rocket towards the International Space Station, and put the finishing touches on their final musical performances, you would see that these students take their work seriously.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

MA's Don DuBois and Karen Percich receive  MISF awards

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on May 14, 2018

Two special people from the Minnehaha Academy community were recently recognized for their positive impact and dedication to the School. Don DuBois and Karen Percich both received awards from the Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) at their 10th annual Private and Independent Education Awards ceremony. This celebration recognizes the excellence found in Minnesota’s private and independent school community.

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Topics: Awards, 3100 Campus

The Results Are In!

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on May 1, 2018

Minnehaha Academy Upper School language students scored well in both the National Latin and French Exams.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School

Minnehaha's Annika Johnson is Headed to China

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Apr 5, 2018

Minnehaha Academy’s Annika Johnson (’20) was chosen to take part in the selective National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program and will be spending this summer in Nanjing, China. She came to MA as a freshman from Yinghua Academy, a Chinese immersion school in Minneapolis and has continued her studies in Chinese at MA. She’s also involved with the journalism program and other high level academic courses.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School

Upper School Musicians Shine

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 21, 2018

Last month several Minnehaha Academy Upper School student musicians participated in statewide honor ensembles. Each of these highly selective honor ensembles was featured at the state Music Educator's Midwinter Conference in Minneapolis. Congratulations to the following students for their hard work and dedication to making music at this high level:

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Fine Arts

Minnehaha Math Team Achieves Success at State Tournament

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Mar 13, 2018

The Minnehaha Upper School Math Team performed well at the recent State Tournament, placing second in their division and 11th out of the 38 teams invited to the competition.

Math Team advisor, Rich Enderton said, "It was a good time to have our strongest meet of the year."

Senior Daniel Stein received recognition for several accomplishments:
- Tied for first place as top individual participant for the regular season, with a perfect score
- Placed third in the individual invitational
- Took second place in the overall combined season, which included the individual competition plus meet competition

Daniel also competed in the Math Bowl, which included the top 10 participants from the morning's individual invitational. After the first eight questions in the Math Bowl, he was among the final five tied for the lead. Additional questions were asked in sudden death overtime competition, and Daniel and two others remained. Although Daniel didn't win, finishing in the top three was a great accomplishment.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, STEM

Minnehaha's Middle School Math Team Top 3 at Competition

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Feb 13, 2018

The Minnehaha Academy 7th and 8th Grade Math Team had a great day at the MathCounts Competition held at the University of Minnesota!

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Topics: Awards, Middle School, STEM

RESEARCH SCIENCE INSTITUTE:  Minnehaha Student Daniel Stein (’18) is taking part in this competitive program at MIT this summer

Posted by Melissa Mortenson on Jun 28, 2017

Each summer, 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI) – and one of them is our very own Daniel Stein.

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, STEM

Minnehaha Student Wins Business Essay Contest

Posted by Rebekah Peterson on Jun 14, 2017

Sophie Olson, Minnehaha class of 2017, received first place in Minnesota, and sixth place nationally for her essay on the topic of values based investing. Congratulations, Sophie!

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Topics: Awards, Upper School

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