Laura Wilberts finds time for service in busy schedule
High school seniors have a lot on their plate this time of year: extracurriculars, homework and college applications, to name a few. Add volunteering and leading an entire school, and you've got Roseville Area High School senior Laura Wilberts, 17, of Lauderdale.
Wilberts, RAHS student council president and a captain of the cross country team, was recently awarded an Outstanding Youth award from the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership program for completing more than 100 hours of volunteer service in a six-month period.
A Parkview Middle School pool record fell earlier this month. Roseville Area High School freshman Michelle Schlossmacher Smith recorded the highest diving score in the history of the pool at a meet on Sept. 4.
Ken Bergstedt and Roseville Area School District Superintendent John Thein
At least once a year, a group of former coaches and students from Alexander Ramsey High School get together for a breakfast. It's a way for the students to honor the coaches who had a profound impact on them way back when.
The Roseville Fire Department was recently honored nationally for keeping the community safe by actively promoting fire prevention by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation.
Jerry and Jana Kyser of Roseville organize bi-annual Honor Flights out of the Twin Cities that take World War II veterans to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. (submitted photo)
Kyser, a North Dakota native, served in the Vietnam War for three years in the late 1960s as a young man in his early 20s. His main duties included delivering supplies and transporting soldiers via helicopter. (submitted photo)
The Kysers have helped more than 1,100 World War II veterans take the Twin Cities Honor Flight. Each flight costs an estimated $75,000 to put on -- and the veterans "don't pay a dime," Jerry says. (submitted photo)
As a result of a successful proposal in New York's Central Park this summer, Edward and Sara Jane Strecker of Little Canada are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Strecker, to Drew David Vanderlin, son of David
Back row, from left to right: Coach Joe Fast, Michael DeGroot (MV), Matthew Baker (MV), Ben Wetermeyer (RV), Nick Squire (Irondale), Garrett Hanson (Centennial), Gunnar Eastep (RV). Middle row: Jordan Van Berkel (RV), Ryan Yoch (MV), Aaron Zerfas (MV), Connor Barrett (RV), Peder Ericson (RV), Jake Dingman (MV). Front row: Holden Tranquillo (Centennial), Tom Bombeck (Centennial), Ben Kottke (MV), Connor Stamper (MV), Andrew McGregor (RV), Klimba Dyauli (RV), Connor Nelson (MV).
Not pictured: Brock Fitzpatrick (Centennial). (submitted photo)
The North Suburban Soccer Association’s U17 C1 boys team brought home a state championship last month.
This Arden Hills home was one of two painted by teams from Land O'Lakes, Inc. during the Metro Paint-A-Thon. Paint team leader Vern Pearson estimates it took about 75 volunteer hours to prep and paint the home. The second home, located in Roseville, took an estimated 90 hours over two weekends to complete. (submitted photos)
Teams paint homes in Arden Hills and Roseville
Over one of the best weekends of summer for city festivals, trips to the cabin and hanging out at the pool, 18 volunteers took on a task only Tom Sawyer could convince someone is fun: painting a house.