Coalition program as the 2005 HEROES (Honoring Effective Responsive Outstanding Efficient Service) Award winner for Dakota County. The coalition’s goal was to reduce fatalities and alcohol-related vehicle crashes in Dakota County.
School District 197 has been awarded a $20,000 Transition Point Remediation for Mathematics and Science Grant. This grant is part of the National Governors’ Association Grant Award to Minnesota. The funds are designed to help struggling eighth-grade math students.
Melanie Poach, the gymnastics coach at Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, was named ‘Coach of the Year’ at both the Classic Suburban Conference and Section meets. She was recognized for gymnast improvement and performance.
Henry Sibley High School Spanish teacher Mark Stewart spent Jan. 27 to Feb. 10 volunteering in Guinea, West Africa. With four other men, Stewart repaired vehicles, maintained buildings, and installed solar panels to help missionaries there who are reaching out to the Maninka people.
Artist Mike Wohnoutaka scored a big hit with second-graders at Somerset Elementary in Mendota Heights when he visited the school on Thursday, March 2. He was one of several celebrities who helped the school celebrate “Read Across America Day” by demonstrating the value and importance of reading.
The Dakota County Board is seeking applicants from District 3 for appointment to the County’s Community Corrections Advisory Board. District 3 includes the cities of Eagan (precincts 1 to 9, 11, 17 and 21), Lilydale, Mendota and Mendota Heights.