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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Ethan Richter '22 has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Minnesota National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017. Ethan previously competed and won the Breck Geographic Bee in January and went on to test for entry into the state-level competition.  This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 29th year. Ethan previously competed in... Read More
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017
Kiwi Sundeen, a junior at Breck, was looking for an opportunity to continue giving back to the community. After spending a year volunteering during Breck’s weekly community partnership program, she realized the impact we each can have in our community. Last year she worked with first-year immigrant children enrolled in the NABAD program at Anderson Community School in Minneapolis. “This one teacher would have forty new students coming in at all times of the year trying to learn English,” says... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Rachel Hardeman ’98. Rachel Hardeman ’98, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she focuses on health equity research. “The overarching goal of my work is to contribute to a body of knowledge that links structural racism to health in a tangible way, identifies... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Type the word “peace” into Google and you’ll find more than 900 million results. We use the word peace to describe our state of being, a place that brings us comfort, a thing we hope for, or something we aim to achieve. Each description of the word depends on our own unique set of experiences and life view. In a new exhibit at Breck, one artist, photographer, and storyteller is bringing this unique definition to life. “For the last three years, I’ve driven 40,000 miles across the United... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Congratulations to Breck seniors (l-r) Genevieve Weiler, Elena Berman, and Connor Ott! They were all named as finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They will go on to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million, which will be announced from April to July.  
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Students in grades 7-12 received awards in the following areas: drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, and film. Gold Key Winners include: Robert Brown ’22, Annabel Chosy ’18; Boniat Ephremi ’17; Dominic Greco ’21; Raegan Hasselbring ’17, Katie Hatfield ’18, Helene Kim ’17, Henry Louris ’17, and Olivia Thanadabout ’18. Silver Key Winners include: Amira Kazeminy ’17, Henry Louris ’17, Nkau-Zoua (Nana) Pha ’17, Reed Two Bulls ’18, and Cassidy Yueh ’17. Honorable Mention include: Ava Bui ’22... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017
The Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning hosted Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., January 30 and 31. Dr. Thompson presented to students, faculty and parents during his two-day visit. Additional information on his presentations can be found on the PCCTL website. For parents or families looking for more information from Dr. Thompson, please visit his website here. Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the... Read More
Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017
Ten Breck students were named as award winners during the Minnesota Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition on February 3. Congratulations to: Name Award Category Title Melanie Blazar Gold Key Critical Essay The Scarlet Letter: From Punishment to Liberation Melanie Blazar Silver Key Poetry The familiar angel Melanie Blazar Silver Key Poetry A Perfect Pain Melanie Blazar Silver Key Poetry Procrastinator's Prose Maggie Bradley... Read More
Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017
Members of Breck’s Academic WorldQuest Team are state champions! Congratulations to Cole Maxwell ’18, Darlene Radichel ’19, Brett Schoppert ’19, and Jack Weinstein ’19 who all won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C., during the Minnesota Academic WorldQuest competition on February 2. The team participated in 11, five-question rounds, scoring 89 percent overall with second place coming in at 85 percent. The national competition will be held at the National Press Club on April 29.... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Head of School Edward Kim announced that two faculty members were awarded sabbaticals for the 2017-18 school year. Upper School Math Instructor Mary Gentry (right) will spend the year learning about 21st century math education. She hopes to dive deeper into the current work being done around activity-based learning using an online platform called Desmos. Mary will also use her time on sabbatical to further her exploration of the connection between math and the arts. She will attend the 2017... Read More