West metro school briefs: Recognition dinner for Eden Prairie award recipients

  • Updated: April 4, 2012 - 1:36 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE

Recognition dinner for award recipients

The Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools has announced its 2012 Legacy Award recipients -- individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the schools and community.

All nominees and recipients will be honored at a recognition dinner at 5:30 p.m. May 9 at Olympic Hills Country Club.

The recipients are: Suzanne Fogarty, Teacher of the Year; the Eden Lake Office Staff of Linda Arp, Holly Boe, Tonya Lee, Roxanne Manderfeld, Staff of the Year; Ian Goodson, Volunteer of the Year; Kathie Smith and Kristie Smith, Alumni of the Year; Rolf Olson and Suzie Sime, the Living Legacy Award.

Students of the Year are:

Yomi Lopez Salgado for grades K- 4;

The Pennies for Patients Art Team of Karly Albers, Jessica Ivey, Natalie Leunig and Brynn Meyer for grades 5-8;

Kathryn Ravey for grades 9-12.

Tickets for the dinner are $23.50 for adults and $13 for ages 12 and younger. Go to www. FoundationforEPSchools.org.

RICHFIELD

Blessed Trinity quiz bowl has fundraiser

Blessed Trinity's Quiz Bowl team will be competing at a national tournament in Chicago in late April, and to raise money for the trip, team members will take questions next Wednesday during dinner at the Knights of Columbus dining hall, 1114 American Blvd. W. in Bloomington.

Food will be served from 5-9 p.m., and a full 10 percent of every table's bill will go toward the costs associated with the trip. The dining hall features all-you-can-eat ribs and chicken for $12 on Wednesday nights. Make a reservation by calling 952-888-1492. 

The team is made up of Mikaela Amundson, Caleb Peichel, Robbie Noeske and Christina Meyer.

HOPKINS

Rotary plans music instrument drive

The Rotary Club of Minnetonka is collecting orchestra and band instruments for students in need.

Rotary members will be collecting used instruments at the main office of all Hopkins schools through June 1 during regular school hours. Rotary members also will pick up donations.

Cash gifts also are needed to repair instruments. Contributions, which are tax deductible, can be sent to the Minnetonka Rotary, P.O. Box 1254, Minnetonka, MN 55345. For more information, contact Rotary President Robin Ray at robinkayray@gmail.com or 952-807-8791.

BLOOMINGTON

Jefferson High hosts fundraiser

Jefferson High School's Football Booster Club is hosting its annual geranium fundraiser. Orders should be placed by May 1, and the flowers will be delivered on Saturday, May 19.

The cost is $25 per half-dozen geraniums and $3.50 per green plant.

Red, pink and white geraniums are available in 4 1/2-inch pots, as well as greenery to accompany the colorful flowers. All proceeds will go to maintain and purchase the Jefferson High School football teams' equipment.

Orders may be placed with any football player or online at www.cynbadmedia.com/Jag uar_Football.

WAYZATA

High school will host arts festival

The Wayzata High School Art Department and the Empty Bowl Committee are hosting the first WHS Alumni Juried Art Festival from 4-7 p.m. May 17, during the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser event.

The festival, intended to promote sale of Wayzata High alumni artists' work, will be free and open to the public. All artists will be credited and their artwork will be showcased on the school website.

A panel of experts will be reviewing applications based on the quality and breadth of work. The application process is competitive, and not all who apply will be accepted.

Alumni artists are required to submit three digital images representative of the work intended for the sale, or a website address where their work can be viewed. Applications can be submitted at www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/emptybowls until noon April 12.

Math team wins fifth straight title

The Wayzata High School math team took home its fifth consecutive state championship recently -- the team's eighth championship in the past 10 years. 

Team members at the competition included seniors Oliver He, Duligur Ibeling, Jacob Kautzky, Sunny Liu, Sahiba Singh, Max Radermacher and Jeff Zhang; juniors Miri Choi, Abram Sanderson and Roy Zhao; sophomores Apekshya Panda and William Zeng; and freshman Jenica Zhong. The team is coached by Tom Kilkelly and William Skerbitz.

Kim McGuire

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