On April 8, 100 Visitation School students, including Isabelle Schleper, partnered with the nonprofit Days for Girls to assemble reusable feminine hygiene products and education kits for girls in developing nations. Visitation took on the project to help girls in developing nations stay in school and participate in their communities, without being forced to take days off during their menstrual cycles. Students cut, sewed, assembled and packaged reusable feminine hygiene products and education kits to be sent to girls in third world countries.
U.S. Rep Betty McCollum invites high school students in Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Submissions are due on Friday, April 21 by 4:30 p.m.
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One of the first things new Metropolitan State University president Virginia Arthur put up in her office was a blanket given to her by Native American elders, pictured behind her. She said it was given to her last spring, after she was named president, during a White Buffalo Woman Ceremony. She said she was wrapped in the blanket and individuals came up to give her good wishes. “It has a lot of meaning,” she said. Arthur is the university’s seventh president, and said she looks to continue the institution’s involvement in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.
Virginia Arthur is the university’s seventh president
Photos by Melanie Kleiss, executive director of Lower Phalen Creek Project
On Saturday, April 8, a group of 31 people gathered at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary to learn about local wildlife from the Minnesota Wildlife Tracking Project. Left, stations were set up for participants to learn about tracking prints left behind from deer, rabbits, mice, woodchucks, and birds. Right, participants also played games to learn about animal behavior, including practicing some bird calls.
Although the partnership between Webster Elementary School, Maple Pond Homes and the YMCA has existed for four years, this year a focus on healthy living has created new opportunities for participants.
Independent School District 622 Superintendent
Parents, teachers and youth workers all agree on the importance of quality afterschool programs.
Kevin Peterson, Washington County engineer, was honored at the March 14 County Board meeting for receiving the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers Young Engineer of the Year Award. With him are commissioners Gary Kriesel, District 3, Karla Bigham, District 4, and Fran Miron, District 1, Peterson, Don Theisen, public works director, commissioners Lisa Weik, District 5,and Stan Karwoski, District 2. Also with him are Wayne Sandberg, county engineer and deputy public works director, Frank Ticknor, design engineer, and Cory Slagle, assistant county engineer.
Kevin Peterson, an engineer in the Washington County Public Works Department, has been granted the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers Young Engineer of the Year Award.