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UW-LaCrosse dean’s list

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Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School 2019 graduate Jacob Radke was chosen as the recipient of the Woman Lake Book and Thimble Club $2,000 scholarship that is given annually to an outstanding Hackensack area student. Radke plans to attend North Dakota State University where he will major in financ…

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Last fall at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  High School an interesting and probably life- saving discussion was initiated by the Driver’s Education class. The discussion centered around a recent routine traffic stop in Minneapolis.

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UW-Stout leadership awards

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Northstar Shooting Sports Club Scholarship Chair Pat Idstrom presented $500 scholarships to three Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School seniors May 20. Another scholarship was given to David Brown of White Bear Lake. In the past, the Northstar Club has given out two scholarships, but with so …

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig fifth-graders spent three days learning many skills from the past. The students learned how to grind grain to make bread; what it was like traveling with the voyageurs; climbing rock walls; helping the camp cook; serving others; and being responsible for themselves. All the…

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Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Laporte schools will hold their 2019 commencement exercises Friday night at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasiums.

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School freshman Katrina Ducheneaux earned the Topical Award for best Senior Exhibit Division entry in the “Indian History” category during the Minnesota State History Day May 4 at the University of Minnesota. Her project was titled “Native Americans’ Path to Citizenship.”

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These Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig  High School students did an excellent job of representing their school and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe at the Minnesota State History Day May 3 at the University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus. Pictured are (from left) Rozalina Hunt-Morris, “The Tragedy and Triump…

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WADENA — Four Electrical Technology students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College were among the top winners in the recent SkillsUSA Minnesota competition in the Twin Cities. The four are all students on M State’s Wadena campus.

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St. Mary’s U academic honors

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UM-Morris fall 2018 dean’s list

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Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School held their annual Elders Feast and Pow Wow at the school April 26. Elders enjoyed a traditional feast, handmade quilts and other gifts. During the pow wow, the students who will represent the school as ambassadors for the next year were also chosen. Pictured are (fro…

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The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Indian Education Department recently partnered with the Onigum Community Center to host the 2019 School Pow Wow.

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The Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School Superintendent and School Board will soon be setting the budget for the next school year. Before we can do that, however, we need the state Legislature to settle on a budget of its own, so we know how much of the state’s budget will be funding education.  

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Students from the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School recently had the opportunity to visit the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji. The center provides intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for all, and students love the hands-on science exhibits. Brayden Rodriquez, Rashawn Jenkins and Sophia Kingbi…

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Fourth- through sixth-grade students from Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School recently visited the Headwaters Science Museum and the Watermark Art Center. Afterward, the students picnicked with Paul and Babe on the lake. Pictured is Aavery Brown holding a snake at the Science Center.

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Laporte School’s administration has been able to make the necessary cuts to get the district nearly out of the red, doing so without laying off any staff and deciding not to co-op with Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School in sports.

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The Walker Rotary wrapped up the “Climb to the Top” Reading Challenge last week as the second-grade classes at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Elementary School attended a Rotary meeting. The challenge, which ran from Nov. 26 to March 1, set  goals for each grade level. The second-grade goal was fo…

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Keven Carr was a recent guest in the second-grade class of the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School. He talked about the sun and earth, and showed pictures he had taken with his camera of solar and lunar eclipses. Carr also showed the students how to look at the sun safely by using a telescope.  Since t…

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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…