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RAHS grad onstage at Guthrie

Aeysha Kinnunen (submitted photo)

From an early start in Roseville community and school theater, Aeysha Kinnunen has landed on the Guthrie Theater stage, as “Lydia” in “Pride and Prejudice.”
The “Pride and Prejudice” production, which runs through Aug. 31, stars Vincent Kartheiser from TV’s “Mad Men” as Mr. Darcy and Ashley Rose Montondo as the intelligent, spirited Elizabeth Bennett.
Under Joe Dowling’s direction, this “Pride and Prejudice” is definitely played for laughs, and Kinnunen, as Elizabeth’s twitter-pated and brazen younger sister, gets some of the biggest.


Falcon Heights Community Garden

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Lynne Bradbury harvested some flowers and produce from her plot in the Falcon Heights Community Garden on Aug. 10.


Former Raider now coaching at Breck

Former Roseville Area High School hockey standout Ronda Curtin Engelhardt was recently named the head girls hockey coach at Breck High School.
Curtin Engelhardt helped lead Roseville to two state championships (1996, 1999) and was named Ms. Hockey in 1999. She was a four-time all-state selection and went on to play collegiately at the University of Minnesota.


Problem solvers rate high

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Two teams from Parkview Center School placed third and fourth in the Middle Division of Global Issues Problem Solving at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference held at Indiana University in Bloomington June 6-9. Above, in back, are George Burkhardt, Eamon Kuhne, Ben George, Heather Knutson and coach Nan Taylor, whose team took third; in front are Eileen Schrot, Grace Smith, Emily Lentz-Hoops, Bianca Wang-Polendo, whose team took fourth. Each year teams research and apply a 6-step problem solving process to a topic of international importance. This year students developed a plan of action that focused on opportunities for women world-wide while considering various governmental policies and the vast cultural and religious differences in attitudes towards women.


Roseville Adult Learning Center celebrates graduation

Roseville Area Schools Adult Learning Center celebrated its 42nd graduation ceremony June 5, with 71 students earning a G.E.D. or high school diploma.
Students from this year’s graduating class hailed from countries around the world, such as Ethiopia, Somalia, Thailand and Mexico. The class ranged in age from 17 to mid-50s.
The class was the last to take the G.E.D. the “old-fashioned” way. The G.E.D. will switch from a paper-based test to a computerized version, going in effect 2014.


Two RAHS students earn National Merit Scholarships

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Roseville Area High School principal Jenny Loeck has announced that  Roseville Area High School seniors Logan Daniels (right) and William Thomas (left) have been selected as winners of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. 


RAHS grad joins NSCS

Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks of Roseville, Minnesota, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).


Mounds View alum earns college honor

Former Mounds View High School softball standout Taylor Daas’ play this season helped her college team reach the national tournament and she was rewarded for her efforts. Earlier this month, Daas was named first-team all-conference.
Daas, a sophomore shortstop at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, was one of four Morningside players named to the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team. The Mustangs played in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national tournament last week.


Colon & Dinh initiated Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, announces that these University of Minnesota students, Jennifer Colon of Falcon Heights and Christina Dinh of Roseville were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s


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