Friday, May 24, 2013
Alex Daley and Matt Scott want to bring soccer fields, sustainability and social change to urban areas in the U.S.—and are about to embark on a trans-Minnesota journey to spread the word.
In 2011, a friend posed a question to Eagan High School graduate and soccer enthusiast Alex Daley. Is it possible to dribble a soccer ball across the United States, the friend asked. It's a question Daley intends to answer. This summer, he and fellow EHS grad Matt Scott plan to dribble more than 400 miles across the length of Minnesota, from International Falls through Duluth and Minneapolis, ending south of Albert Lea. The pair plan to leave on Memorial Day weekend to begin their trip. Follow their Twitter account and Facebook page to get regular updates from the road, or visit their website. Daley and Scott, both longtime soccer players, are staging the run to raise awareness for their fledgling nonprofit, Dribble Daily, and their …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The foundation gave $100,000 in scholarships to 118 Eagan students, the organization's largest ever single-year disbursement.
The Eagan Foundation, a local non-profit, announced Wednesday that it would be giving $100,000 in scholarships to 118 Eagan students graduating from high school. It's more money than has been given in any year in the foundation's nearly quarter-century history and a 34 percent increase over 2012. Donors to the Eagan Foundation include local businesses, school organizations, family foundations other and nonprofits. The scholarship winners were honored on May 21 during a breakfast ceremony at Eagan High School. The Eagan Foundation has more about the selection process and winners in a press release: Senior-year students attending Eagan High School or residing in Eagan were eligible for the scholarships administered through the Eagan …
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two students from Eagan High School were honored in a May 18 ceremony.
Information provided by the Minnesota Department of Education. Forty-two Minnesota high school students were honored Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Scholars of Distinction award program in the areas of Science, STEM, Mathematics, Social Studies, Leadership and Theater Arts. To earn recognition, a student must have completed required work in Minnesota’s academic standards, demonstrated mastery of complex subject matter, and applied their knowledge and skills in challenging projects, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Education. Among those recognized Saturday include two Eagan High School students: Minnesota Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Jessie Montano was on hand for the ceremony at the Perpich …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A.J. Albers, a freshman at the University of New Hampshire, won an award for most improved player.
A.J. Albers, a graduate of Eagan High School, has made a good impression on the soccer pitch during his freshman year at the University of New Hampshire. The Eagan native won the Glenn Aborn Award for Most Improved Player after a freshman season in which he played in eight games and started four. "Coming in for injured captain Josh Bronner, Albers' play was an integral part in the successful postseason run as the Wildcats posted three-consecutive shutouts en route to the America East Championship match," the college wrote in a press release. Albers was presented with the award at the soccer team's annual banquet on April 21. The award was voted on by his teammates. He also played Club Soccer for the Minnesota Thunder Elite Development …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked Eagan High School as the 769th best high school in the country. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Eagan High's ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. School: Eagan High School Rank: 452 Grad Rate (%): 97 Colleg Bound (%): 94 Avg SAT: Avg ACT: 24.9 Average AP Scores: 3.7 Newsweek Scores: 3.25 The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Eagan High School graduate Laura Osnes earned her second Tony Award nomination for her role as Cinderella.
Broadway star Laura Osnes earned her second Tony Award nomination on Tuesday for her work in the title role of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” The Eagan High School graduate performed on the stage of the Eagan Community Theatre as a child and teenager. At Eagan High, she performed in about 15 theater productions. “She is the total package in every way,” her Eagan acting teacher Denny Swanson told Patch in May 2012. “You get very, very few of her caliber.” Osnes was also nominated for a Tony in 2012 for her role as Bonnie in "Bonnie and Clyde." Before landing her big break in 2007 by winning the role of Sandy in the reality-TV Broadway audition program, "Grease: You’re the One that I Want!" Osnes had worked all around the Twin Cities…
The well-known meteorologist discussed Minnesota's unusual weather in April as part of an interview for the high school's morning news program.
The cold temperatures and snow this April may not have been record breaking, but the unseasonal weather will certainly go down in the 'Top Ten' rankings, KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard told an Eagan High School interviewer. The well-known meteorologist discussed Minnesota's unusual weather this spring with Eagan High School student Luke Moe. The short feature was published on Eagan AM, the high school's morning news program.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The school moved up in the rankings from No. 10 last year.
The annual ranking of public high schools was announced Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report, and Eagan High School has moved up in the rankings from 10th last year to 7th this year. It was also nationally ranked at No. 555, moving up from No. 582 last year. More than 21,000 public high schools throughout the country were reviewed. Criteria include student-teacher ratio, a college readiness index (determined by percentage of students taking and passing Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate exams), and students' proficiency on standardized tests. A total of 48 percent of Eagan High students took one or more Advanced Placement (AP) exams and 89 percent received a passing grade in the 2010-2011 school year, the data used to …