South-West Review People

Sun
29
Mar

Visitation’s Mandi Simon honored at ‘Star of the North’ ceremony

Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)
Mandi Simon, founder of the nonprofit Simon Says Give. (submitted photo)

Sixth-grader’s nonprofit brings birthday parties, school supplies to community

Sun
29
Mar

Meet South St. Paul’s first ‘Mayor for the Day’

Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)
Police Chief Bill Messerich and Mayor Beth Baumann pose for a photo with Kaposia sixth-grader Emily Martinez at the police station. (Submitted photo)

South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann got a little break March 16. She didn’t quite play hooky on one of the 52 dreaded Mondays of the year.

Sun
22
Mar

South-West Review Area People

St. Croix Lutheran High School students receive basketball honor
Two students from St. Croix Lutheran High School of West St. Paul were named to the Class 2A boys basketball All-Tournament team.


Local student earns top honors
Benjamin Bourgoin of Inver Grove Heights is one of 25 students at St. Cloud State University to earn the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award.
 

Tue
10
Mar

Review area students receive their diplomas

University of Minnesota-Duluth
• Stanley Drutowski of Inver Grove Heights, bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing

Mon
09
Mar

St. Croix Lutheran, Visitation principals both leaving

Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)
Gene Pfeifer will leave St. Croix Lutheran’s top position. (submitted photo)

Come the first day of school next fall, there will be a lot of changes at two area private schools whose longtime leaders are leaving.

Mon
09
Mar

Mary Philblad and Joel Kemp: 40 years of safely transporting ‘precious cargo’ in School District 197

Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Mary Philblad drops off her bus load of kids on Feb. 25 at Pilot Knob Elementary in Eagan. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)

A school bus driver and a mechanic, setting high standards

From kindergarten to high school, many students start their school day before they enter the classroom. They begin their school day by stepping foot onto a school bus.

Tue
03
Mar

Visitation student advances to state level in debate

Visitation student Sophia Kuriscak recently made it to the quarterfinals at the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the University of Minnesota. (submitted photo)
Visitation student Sophia Kuriscak recently made it to the quarterfinals at the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the University of Minnesota. (submitted photo)

Sophia Kuriscak, daughter of Kim and Ron Kuriscak of Stillwater, and a sophomore at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, was one of eight quarterfinalists in the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the recent Minnesota High School League Sta

Tue
24
Feb

South-West Review Area Students Graduate

Southwest students make their schools' Grad's List

St. Mary's University
• Abby Lough of South St. Paul, bachelor of arts degree
• Anna Sonday of West St. Paul, bachelor of arts degree

Mon
16
Feb

South-West Review area students make Dean's list

These area students made the Dean’s List at various colleges and universities:

College of St. Scholastica
• Matthew Burbage of West St. Paul
• Michelle Fischer of Mendota Heights

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