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The field for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year competition has been narrowed to 33 semifinalists, and it includes two teachers from Maple Grove Junior High! Mike Endres (8th grade earth science) and Charles Nelson (9th grade American history) are now in consideration for finalist status. A selection panel of 25 community leaders chose the semifinalists from an initial field of 128 candidates from across the state. Education Minnesota will announce the 10 finalists in March and the winner on May 4.