Tyler Weaver was honored at a special reception at Senator Al Franken’s St. Paul office June 9. (submitted photo)
U.S. Senator Al Franken recently congratulated Tyler Weaver, a Minnesota State-Mankato student from Maplewood, on his appointment to West Point. He will be part of the Class of 2017 when he enters this summer.
Oakdale Elementary School held its annual volunteer breakfast May 29.
Oakdale Elementary Principal Peter Mau and parent volunteer coordinator DeLisa Shearod presented Connie Dow with a certificate for volunteering over 20 hours in the classroom. Dow has been a volunteer in the classroom for over 12 years and has helped out with a variety of activities, Shearod said.
Shannon Bluhm, a student at Harmony, has immersed herself in books. She read a total of 100 novels this school year. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
How many books have you read in the last nine months?
Probably not as many as Harmony Alternative Learning Center student Shannon Bluhm.
Bluhm, a senior at Harmony ALC, recently completed her goal of reading 100 books over the course of this school year. And though Harmony reading specialist Dennis Fendt notes her accomplishment is a school record by far, he added that Bluhm isn’t the only student with reading fever.