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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

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The Laporte Wildcat Junior High Speech team took ribbons and medals at the Cass Lake-Bena Invite Feb. 12. Wyatt Lahr took second in Storytelling, Hunter Wright won his first ribbon of the season in Discussion, Anna Katzenmeyer received a ribbon in Humor and Caydence Rzab won a ribbon in Crea…

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The Walker Rotary Club purchased flashlights for every first-grader at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School as a reward for reaching the goals set during the Rotary Reading Challenge. The Reading Challenge kicked off in November and runs into March.

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Saint Mary’s Univ. dean’s list

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Laporte Wildcat speakers got up very early Saturday morning to travel to the Hibbing Heartbreaker Speech Tournament. Zachary Stute made it to final round and medaled in Discussion. Those attending the meet are (front) Wyatt Lahr in Storytelling, (middle) Nate Brein in Humor, Joe Pierce in Se…

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The 2019 Region 8A Triple AAA (Academics, Arts, Athletics) Awards Banquet was held Feb. 6 at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley seniors Alexa Kennedy and Jensen Rice  were the school’s representatives. Rice was also chosen Triple “A” boy’s award winner for Subsection …

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Laporte’s Junior High speakers brought ribbons home from the Blackduck Tournament Feb. 4. Hailey Hallett was the champion in Extemporaneous Reading, while Izabell Padgett, Thalia Meyer, Anna Katzenmeyer, Gracie Tusler and Caitlyn Stute each won a ribbon. Pictured are (front from left) Hunter…

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PERHAM — Arvig’s annual essay contest to send one area student to visit Washington, D.C., for the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour is June 1-5.

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UW-Madison dean’s list

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The Laporte Speech Team traveled to Glyndon Saturday for the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Invitational Speech Tournament. Senior Hannah Kahlstorf (foreground) took third place in Great Speeches. Also attending the meet were (from left) senior Zachary Stute, Discussion; sophomore Joe Pierce, Serio…

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The Laporte Wildcat Speech Team traveled to Little Falls on a cold Saturday for the Lucky Lindy Invitational Tournament. Senior Hannah Kahlstorf made the final round and took second place overall in Great Speeches. Seventh-grader Gracie Tusler won the Novice Award in her category of Poetry. …

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UM-Duluth fall dean’s list

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The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  High School’s Anishinabe Knowledge Bowl Team has begun their season. Members are Cecelia Meat, Nahnny Beaulieu-Banks, Helienea Roybal, Jill Butcher, Hunter Jackson, Payton Goodman Thunder and Ben Meat. The team will compete against approximately 18 other teams from thr…

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The first Laporte School Board meeting of 2019 was not without its drama as some unresolved feelings were aired over the board’s handling of the district’s music program and how it was eliminated last spring and subsequently brought back because of pressure from community members and staff.