Education

Students at Chanhassen’s St. Hubert’s School understand that practice makes perfect, even when it comes to working with their Hubots.

Eden Prairie High School’s College and Career Expo helped students network with colleges and over 50 businesses. The event
provided students a chance to make connections between education and training required for specific career pathways.

Judy Haning of Judy's Sewing School helps a student at a sewing machine.

Judy Haning has taught the tiniest tykes to eager adults how to pick up a needle and thread—and how to create pride-worthy garments.

Our job isn’t getting any easier—when it comes to choosing this year’s Prep Elites from a strong pool of candidates. These students provide unique perspectives on what it means to rise up to challenges in and out of the classroom and dive into their own versions of success.

Cheryl Niebeling has a standing appointment on her calendar, and it’s been there for about six years. The Chanhassen resident regularly attends meetings of Thinking College, a nonprofit program that aims to educate parents about steps for their children to prepare for, and apply to, college.

Every April, for one evening, Eden Prairie High School (EPHS) is transformed. Twinkling lights hang from pillars, streamers and balloons frame the space and lively music lights the mood ablaze.

Luke Igel, an 18-year-old student at Providence Academy and the founder of the Advice for Your Device initiative, has always been the tech guy at his home. “My grandpa always comes over when there’s an issue with his iPad,” he says.

Imagine attending Fika, a traditional Swedish meal where friends and family take a coffee break to enjoy baked goods and each other's company. What are the appropriate manners? What are the words for please and thank you in Swedish?

It's time for our annual Prep Elite, featuring some of the area’s standout high school seniors. We received a host of worthy nominations from their schools, which, frankly, could ably fill the pages of Southwest Metro Magazine for months to come.

The beginning of a new academic year can bring excitement and anticipation. For students and staff, gearing up for classes in September, it is likely that new experiences and challenges await discovery.

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