logan fuFor Woodland Elementary fourth-grader Logan Fu, practice makes perfect—two years in a row, to be exact.

Last year, Fu was one of only 52 students his age to achieve a perfect score on a WordMasters™ Challenge, a national vocabulary competition that involves 150,000 students annually. One year older and wiser, he repeated that feat this spring and joined some select company in the process.

How select? Fu is one of only 24 fourth-grade students nationally to achieve a perfect score on a WordMasters Challenge this year.

The WordMasters Challenge program encourages students in grades three through eight to become familiar with a new, advanced set of words. Students are then challenged to use those words to complete analogies—sharpening their critical thinking skills and helping them think both analytically and metaphorically.

Dean HenkeAt an April 24 special meeting, the Osseo School Board appointed former board member Dean Henke to the seat that was vacated by Robert Gerhart’s resignation earlier this year. Henke previously served on the board for 13 years, including five as chair. He will formally take office on June 5, following a mandatory 30-day waiting period. Henke will serve until January 2019, completing the remainder of Gerhart’s term.

Learn more about the board’s work to fill the vacancy.