East Ridge Debate Team Qualified For The National

Thirteen members from the East Ridge Debate Team competed in the Central MN National Speech and Debate Association’s Congressional Debate National Qualifier at the Minnesota House of Representatives on November 8th. In the three houses, the team had many successes: 8th place by Clare McIntyre, 6th place by Joanna Chen, 5th place by Julie Ma,…
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2017 East Ridge Homecoming Queen

My daughter Amy, a senior at East Ridge High School, was crowned the 2017 East Ridge Homecoming Queen  It was a great honor to be nominated and selected by her peers. East Ridge has a student population of close to 1800 students. I didn’t grow up and go to school in the United States. Homecoming as part…
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Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration August 11-13

The Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration will take place this weekend, August 11-13. Starting this Friday, the State Capitol will be buzzing with activities, concerts, and tours the whole family can enjoy. Check out the full schedule of events online at mn.gov/mymncapitol. Don’t Miss the Fireworks Saturday Night! Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith invite…
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Paid Internship For High School Students At MnDOT

My daughter, an 11th grader at East Ridge High School, recently applied and was offered an one-year student job/paid internship through the Phoenix Program at Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT). The Phoenix Program is a partnership between MnDOT and Project Lead The Way which provides student jobs and paid internships for high school students enrolled in science, technology, engineering or mathematics courses at area PLTW…
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Free Summer Camp At University Of Minnesota

If you have a teenager in grades 7-9 (as of 2017–2018 school year) who is interested in science, engineering, and transportation, this free two-week summer day camp offered by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota is something you don’t want to miss. The National Summer Transportation Institute will introduce you to many aspects…
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