Saturday, February 16, 2013
Students from St. Thomas Academy took a ride in a C-130 on Tuesday as part of an Air Force recruitment campaign.
St. Thomas Academy students from the honor guard, rifle team, orienteering team and ranger challenge team were invited to fly on a C-130 on Tuesday, courtesy of the 133rd Airlift Wing at Ft. Snelling. The flight went to Grand Forks and back to the Twin Cities and was piloted by Major Nate Kazek, a St. Thomas alumnus. There was a short recruitment message for the Air Force.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lewie Kloster's YouTube video, "One Ice Cream Cone, Please," won him $1,500 and a chance to compete for an additional $3,000 in prize money. Kloster's video shows the trajectory of two teens—one feeds his piggy bank, one doesn't—and their diverging fates.
The following is a press release from U.S. Bank. A local high school student will be advancing to the finals of a national competition that celebrates financial education. U.S. Bank announced today that Lewie Kloster was selected as winner of the U.S. Bank Preliminary Round of the American Banking Association (ABA) Education Foundation’s “Lights, Camera, Save!” contest. As winner of the preliminary round, Kloster will receive a $1,500 check from U.S. Bank, and will continue as a national finalist in the ABA’s contest. The check presentation will take place at 4 p.m on Wednesday, February 6, at U.S. Bank’s Southdale branch located at 7001 France Ave. South in Edina, Minn. “U.S. Bank is proud to be a part of the ‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Saint Thomas Academy seniors Danny McManus and Mack Marrin, both of Mendota Heights, will sign commitment letters on Wednesday to play college football. McManus will play for Dartmouth and Marrin for Drake University.
The following is a press release from St. Thomas Academy. McManus and Marrin will sign commitment letters during a cermony Wednesday morning at St. Thomas Academy. McManus: As a defensive back, McManus ended his senior season with 97 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. Midway through the season, he began playing offense, and logged 373 rushing yards for 4 touchdowns, and 6 receptions for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns. In his senior year, he was named: All-Conference, KARE-11 Athlete of the Week and All-Metro Football Team, Pioneer Press Prep Athlete of the Week and Football Player of the Year, All-Pioneer Press Football Team, Star Tribune All-Metro Football Team, Classic Suburban Conference Defensive …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Rev. Nels Gjengdahl skated the first couple peaks and valley of the Crashed Ice course last week, at the invitation of St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
In the video, filmed by a St. Thomas Academy student on Jan. 24, the Rev. Nels Gjengdahl is perched about two thirds the way up the opening ramp of the Crashed Ice course. (St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman invited the theology teacher to skate a segment of the race.) He releases the railing reluctantly and skates down the ice track, dipping, rising, dipping, rising. Then he stumbles and backslides skates first, slowing as he reaches the parabola's vertex. As he comes to a stop, he turns his masked face toward the cameraman and sticks out his rigid gloves in an approximation of a thumbs up. The voice behind the camera asks Gjengdahl what was the hardest part. "The ice is uneven, it’s very choppy," he says. “I was thinking to myself, ‘Yeah, yeah…