Wilshire Park’s Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, from left to right: Anthony Arens, Mathew Arens, Abby Salseg, Brighid Donohue, Isaac Mitchell and Hugo Drews. (submitted photo)
The Bobbidy Bop Bop Bops, Wilshire Park Elementary’s dreamers of dreams and Destination Imagination (DI) team, has advanced to the Destination Imagination Global 2014 Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The team, made up of four boys and two girls, all fourth and fifth graders, will travel to Knoxville May 21-24. Susan Boatman, Wilshire Park’s DI adviser, said this will be the third time a team from the elementary school has made it to the global finals, most recently in 2012.
Jennifer Drews, 39, a 1993 St. Anthony Village High School graduate, was recently crowned Ms. Minnesota United States and will go on to compete for the title of Ms. United States in Washington D.C. over the July 4 holiday weekend.
This year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, just 2,500 students across the country who were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, were judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
The University of Minnesota fastpitch softball team last weekend captured its first conference tournament championship in 15 years with some help from an Arden Hills native.
Erica Meyer scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Golden Gophers defeated Michigan 3-2 in the championship game of the Big Ten tournament on Saturday in Evanston, Illinois. The victory not only gives Minnesota its first conference tournament title since 1999, it also sends the Gophers to next week’s NCAA tournament.