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Laporte High School had one happy speaker at the Minnesota State Class A Speech Meet Friday at Wayzata High School.

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 The Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (WHA) High School seniors who show awareness, concern and involvement in serving the public in school, church and/or their community.

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The Hackensack Lions Club provides scholarships to area students. Recently the organization modified its eligibility criteria and wants to make sure all area students have the opportunity to apply.

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Second-grade students at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School were recently invited to attend a special children’s concert to hear the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. The students had a front row seat and loved it! After the concert, several musicians allowed the students to “play” their instruments. Th…

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The 16 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley speakers who advanced out of the Subsection 29A speech tournament traveled to Fosston Friday to compete in the Section 8A Tournament.

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The Laporte Speech Team sent six competitors to the Section 8A Tournament in Fosston Friday and Senior Hannah Kahlstorf was crowned champion in Great Speeches, earning a trip to the State Speech Meet in Wayzata Saturday. Senior Zachary Stute earned a final round appearance at Sections and to…

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The Tech-No-Tigers have had an incredible season, and that continued as they took second place out of 64 robotics teams at the 10,000 Lakes Regional Robotics competition at Williams Area in Minneapolis March 30.

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Laporte School will be holding a Kindergarten Roundup April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. for those whose child will be 5 by Sept. 1.

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The Laporte School Board held a special meeting last week to discuss what the district needs to do to get back in the black financially and also about the near-collapse of a portion of the roof during school that could have been disastrous.

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The Laporte Wildcat Speakers scored medals at the Subsection 29A Tournament in Blackduck March 25 and several will be going on to Section 8A competition in Fosston Friday. Autumn Howg (from left) took fourth in Storytelling, Hannah Kahlstorf first in Great Speeches, Wyatt Lahr sixth in Story…

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The Laporte Wildcat Speech Team was rewarded at their final invitational meet of the season Saturday in Grand Rapids. Hannah Kahlstorf went 1, 1, 1 in the Great Speeches final round to take the first place medal. Zachary Stute made finals in Discussion and took fifth, Anna Katzenmeyer won he…

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Fifteen Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School students were honored recently during the National Honor Society (NHS) annual ceremony held at Tianna Country Club. The NHS recognizes 10th- through 12th-grade students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of character, scholarship, leadership…

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Last Friday and Saturday Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School hosted the National Speech and Debate Association qualifying tournament.

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Wildcat Speakers had a fun day at the Blackduck Varsity Invitational Tournament Saturday.  Wyatt Lahr took second and Autumn Howg fifth in Storytelling while Hannah Kahlstorf was sixth in Great Speeches.  Joe Pierce competed in Prose. The last invitational meet of the season is Saturday in G…

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The Niigaane classrooms at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig recently were given the assignment to construct a structure of toothpicks and marshmallows. It had to be three stories high and could be comprised of any geometric shapes. Structures also had to withstand an earthquake (table shaking). The student…

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Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School has been given an Agricultural Growth Research and Innovation (AGRI) grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to increase the use of Minnesota dairy in its nutrition program.

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Laporte’s Junior High Speech Team finished its season at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Meet March 5. Those competing were (from left) Hunter Wright in Discussion, Tye Gamache in Great Speeches, Lilly Ewert red ribbon in Creative, Thalia Meyer and Hailey Hallett in Extemporaneous Reading, Izab…

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Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School has been given an Agricultural Growth Research and Innovation (AGRI) grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to increase the use of Minnesota dairy in its nutrition program.

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Laporte Speakers made the final rounds and won ribbons at Walker’s Chuck Beckman Memorial Tournament Saturday. Those competing were (front row from left) Caitlyn Stute, Honors Final fifth place in Storytelling; Hannah Kahlstorf, Honors Final second in Great Speeches; (back) Joe Pierce in Ser…

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Learning how to make sushi, beer making, an introduction to sailing, and historic places of Walker — these are just some of the many classes Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Community Ed hosts throughout the school year.

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Minn State SE president’s list

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Several Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School students traveled to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul to do research on their History Day projects. All students in grades 7 through 10 produce a History Day project, with eight projects chosen to go on to the regional History Day that will be at Bemi…

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SCSU fall semester dean’s list

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Laporte’s JH Speech Team scored at Pequot Lakes Meet Feb. 19, bringing home five awards. Storyteller Wyatt Lahr was tournament champion in his category while teammate Caitlyn Stute took a red ribbon and third place in the same category.  Thalia Meyer was third place with a blue ribbon in Ext…

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WHA will be adding a third multi-purpose baseball/softball field adjacent to existing sports fields on Tower Hill, the school board decided Feb. 11.

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Concordia first sem. honor list