Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The show debuts on April 26 and runs through May 4 at the high school.
Tickets are now available for Eagan High School's rendition of the musical "Guys & Dolls," which debuts on April 26 at the high school's auditorium. Reserved seat tickets went on sale on Monday, and are $9 per person. Click here to order tickets online. The show's performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 26 and 27; and May 2, 3, and 4. An additional show is scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 28. Community members can also purchase tickets at the EHS ticket booth from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. In order of appearance: Nicely-Nicely Johnson—Benjamin Heying Benny Southstreet—Nathan Blakely Rusty Charlie—Justin Wallin Sarah Brown—Nicole Moran Arvide Abernathy—Jackson Cobb Harry The Horse—Kenny Olson Lt. Brannigan—Evan Weil …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Collin Westgard builds and refurbishes computers out of his parents' garage—then he donates them to families in need across the community.
Even in preschool, Collin Westgard had an affinity for computers. "At age four, he was the kid in the room who would rather help someone else play on the computer or work on it, than play with the blocks," his mother, Kathleen, remembers. Westgard, now a 15-year-old freshman at Eagan High School, still loves tinkering with computers and helping others—two traits that have earned him a special shout-out from Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire and the Eagan City Council. That's because Westgard, who works out of his parents' garage in Eagan, is using his skills to build and donate computers to local students. As if that wasn't enough, he also provides free tech support to elderly computer owners in the community. "With youth like this, and parents …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Blue Twilight—and its robotic creation—will compete on April 24-27 at an international event in St. Louis, Mo.
Extraordinarily gratifying. That's how Jim Lynch, the faculty advisor for the Eagan High School FIRST Robotics Team, describes how it felt when his team earned its first Chairman's Award at a recent regional competition. The coveted recognition, long sought by Eagan's robotics team, automatically qualifies the group for the FIRST Robotics international championship held in St. Louis on April 24-27. At that event, a robot constructed by EHS students working in tandem with adult mentors will compete against other team's creations in a challenging task devised by the FIRST Robotics program. Since 2008, the team has had its sights set on the Chairman's Award, which is given to the team that most exemplifies the values and mission of the …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Each Sunday, Eagan Patch takes a moment to look back at the headlines from the previous week.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, in partnership with Kohl's Cares, awarded the school a $3,000 prize following its annual contest.
A quirky public safety announcement video created by Eagan High School students earned first place and a $3,000 prize in the Kohl's Cares and Childrens Flu Prevention PSA Video Contest. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, in partnership with Kohl's Cares, broke the news with an announcement on April 1. Eagan High School beat out Minnehaha Academy and Mahtomedi High School in the contest, which was determined by online votes. The Eagan video, crafted by the students of Mr. Saxton's health class, follows a day in the life of a sick Eagan student struggling to get through a school day. During the 90-second clip, a personified version of the virus creates havoc at the high school as it flips cafeteria trays, interrupts a quiz and …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Each week, Eagan Patch reviews the headlines with our 'Week in Review' feature.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Anderson, who led the Eagan High School girls track team through state and to a national competition last fall, is one of 39 award recipients.
Eagan High School senior Danielle Anderson, who led the girls cross country team to the Nike Cross Country Nationals in Oregon last fall, has been recognized as a St. Paul Area Athena Award recipient. The awards are given to young women representing St. paul and nearby suburbs for their outstanding athletic achievements. This year, all 39 recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony and luncheon in Oakdale on April 17. The event will also feature keynote speaker Rachel Blount, a sports reporter and columnist at the Star Tribune. The Athena Awards Committee is comprised of representatives of St. Paul city and suburban schools, parents of previous award winners, and business volunteers. Anderson, captain of the cross country team, …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
In a separate incident, a man accidentally fired his handgun inside his apartment. The bullet pierced three walls. That and more on the Eagan police blotter.
Police responded to a drunkenness call at a gas station on the 4200 block of Hwy. 13 at 4:40 a.m. on March 17. The caller told police an intoxicated female was in the business' bathroom for over 45 minutes and wouldn't open the door. Before police could arrive, the woman stumbled out of the bathroom and told the clerk she broke up with her boyfriend that night. The woman left in her vehicle, at which point she was stopped and arrested on suspicion of a fourth-degree DWI and illegal consumption of alcohol. From the Eagan police reports: March 14 12:49 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person call at a hotel on the 3300 block of Norwest Ct. Officers arrested a woman for possession of methamphetamine, giving false information to police …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The high school kicked off the food drive last week in honor of Food Share Month.
A six-day food drive at Eagan High School brought in 2,250 food items and $4,500 in donations, according to food drive coordinator Jane Lee. Eagan students kicked off the food drive last week in honor of Food Share Month. As part of the drive, the school's 100 homerooms were divided into 25 teams, which competed in a day-to-day competition. Participants were asked to bring food products centered around daily themes; last Thursday, for example was designated "Veggie Tales" day, and students collected vegetables to match the theme. The winning team will receive breakfast sponsored by the high school's student government, which organized the drive. Student government members helped process and box items each day in the library—and many …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The School District 196 band programs need your help providing instruments to families unable to afford their own saxophone, trumpet or other instrument.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Eagan High School. The "Band For All" program in ISD 196 provides instruments for students who'd like to be a part of our Instrumental Music program, but cannot afford an instrument. If you have an instrument sitting around your house, please consider donating it to this program. (Another great need is cash to repair donated instruments.) BFA Coordinator, Angela Wyatt, reports that they are currently running very low of instruments and the requests are beginning to exceed supply. The effect of this shortage will immediately affect the beginners program, which trickles down to the middle school and eventually the high school. All of this affects the future health of our entire district …