Miss Teen of Minnesota Ashley Becker poses with 335 pairs of jeans collected at Maple Lake High School as a part of Aéropostale’s Teens for Jeans campaign over a two-week span. Becker worked with High School Social Worker Nichole Rengel and the Friends of Rachel Club to organize the clothing drive. The jeans will be donated to organizations that assist homeless teens nearest to the Aéropostale store where they are donated. The campaign is a response to the fact that one in three homeless individuals is under the age of 18.
Maple Lake High School seventh graders Shelby Ankerfelt, Emmalynn Johnston and Garret Fadden; paraprofessional Amy Bryant; and seventh graders Matthew O’ Sullivan, Samantha Price, Lillian Workman, Sean Cranston, Jordan Mortenson, Lily Feikema and Darby Vasser take part in an archery lesson taught by Leah Davis.
Teacher Andrew Boman has his head shaved by seventh graders, who raised the most for Pennies for Patients.
Emcee Gabe Hance talks to teacher Steve Kosloski after taking a pie to the face during blindfolded situps.
The Snow- coming court consisted of seventh graders Shelby Ankerfelt and Matthew O’Sullivan, eighth graders Margaret Graham (not pictured) and Alex Toedter, freshmen Ashley Brings and Michael Latour, sophomores Jordan Sifferle and Brandon Borell, juniors Jordyn Trager and Hunter Hicks and seniors Maggie Carey and Grant Davis.
Maple Lake High School wrapped up Snowcoming festivities on Friday and Saturday.
Shown with some of the baby clothing, supplies and toys are Alicia Goelz, Katie Rivers, Levi England, Aidan Stai, and Ben Kunkel.
During Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, St. Timothy’s students were invited to take baby items or cash gifts to school to support Birthright of Monticello. Birthright is a non-profit organization that offers counseling, legal help, medical and financial assistance to pregnant women.
Maple Lake students are using spare change to beat cancer: $3,882 in spare change to be exact.
Students at Maple Lake Elementary and Maple Lake High School spent Jan. 13 to 24 talking about leukemia and lymphoma while collecting coins and dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program.
MLE set a $400 goal, or about $1 per student. The Friends of Rachel Club compiled a calendar for staff and students to follow each day throughout the two weeks to reach the goal. Each student received a yellow Pennies for Patients box to collect coins and each classroom was assigned a student who is either battling blood cancer or is a survivor. Elementary students and staff were also invited to pay a dollar to wear a hat to school at the end of the first week.
More information appears in this week's Messenger.