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Nine Inducted to Wall of Inspiration

Nine Inducted to Wall of Inspiration

Kylie Brown
May 3, 2017
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The Wall of Inspiration honors those who are giving, passionate and selfless. It was started in 2004 after Josh Kuphal, who had Spina Bifida, passed away. Kuphal’s family wanted a place to honor their son and others who also inspire their community. Nominations are made anonymous and are open to the...

Trump Revokes Title IX Protections

Trump Revokes Title IX Protections

Alec Wendelboe and Emily Wangen
May 3, 2017
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Under new leadership of President Donald Trump, changes in legislations involving the transgender community have been in the works. President Trump and his administration have withdrawn federal protection for transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 which states schools...

Sorenson Named Teacher of the Year

Sorenson Named Teacher of the Year

Isaiah Wall
May 3, 2017
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On March 29, Jacque Sorensen won Teacher of the Year (TOY) in District 241 for the 2016-17 school year. The ceremony was held in the ALHS commons area. All the nominees were introduced: Matt Bitz, fifth grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary; Kris Burnett, kindergarten teacher at Hawthorne Elementary;...

School Serves Summer Meal

School Serves Summer Meal

Brenda De Rosas
May 3, 2017
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In the Unites States there are an approximately 13 million hungry kids and teens. Federally the poverty line for a family of four is $24,300. Sixteen percent of the population in Albert Lea lives in poverty. According U.S. Census Bureau, the average income is $24,621. Schools provide students with two...

New Kid on the Street

New Kid on the Street

Aliyah Verness
May 3, 2017
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Sesame Street” has long been known for celebrating diversity. Characters in the show deal with hardships such as racism, divorce, disabilities, death and Down Syndrome. They’ve also had a muppet character who was HIV positive as well as an Afghan muppet that promoted girls’ rights. A new character...

It’s Not a Trap

It’s Not a Trap

Haley DeSart
May 3, 2017
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Lightsabers,Skywalker therapy sessions and Vader controlled dancing Jedi. This year’s Tiger’s Roar acts travelled across the galaxy to perform their talents for the community on March 23-25. The show was directed by Mrs. Heaney. She was aided by a coalition of creative masters of ceremonies, a formidable...

Coaching Streak Ends

Coaching Streak Ends

Gracie Studier
May 3, 2017
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Roy Nystrom and Joe Sczublewski have retired with a combined 89 years of coaching. Sczublewski has been a head varsity baseball coach for 38 years, 27 in Albert Lea. He has mostly coached in central Minnesota. Sczublewski played baseball as a high schooler; his main positions were pitcher and outfielder. “I’ve...

Tran Wins Golden Apple Award

Rhiannon Farr
May 3, 2017
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Mr. Dibble kicked in the door,” Hoang Tran, biology teacher said. “He had a reporter and a camera behind him, and at first-- I thought I was in trouble.” Recently, Tran had been nominated and received The Golden Apple Award thanking him for all of his hard work inside and outside of the classroom. Sophomore...

April Activity Updates

May 3, 2017
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Publications Takes on Seattle

Publications Takes on Seattle

Natalie Weiland
May 3, 2017
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Five members of the ALHS publications staff, along with their advisor, Angie Zoller Barker boarded a flight to Seattle for the National High School Journalism Convention. The six attended lecture style classes on aspects of journalism and publications. Topics covered anything from how to write a catchy...

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