Park Center hosted six National Guard members to show them how the replacement of a large boiler plant is planned, what decisions were made concerning new equipment, and how the project was completed. They also learned about the latest in steam technology.

Infrastructure replacement is a significant issue for the school district as well as other government agencies, which made this a valuable opportunity to contribute to while serving as an example of a well-planned large-scale boiler replacement project.

The Park Center Senior High/Brooklyn Middle School boiler project was a $1 million-plus project that needs to be replicated at North View Middle, Osseo Middle, Zanewood, Garden City and Park Brook contributing to $235 million of similar deferred maintenance issues throughout our system.

PHOTO: National Guard members with Assistant Coordinator of Maintenance Services Craig Wokson and PCSH Building Engineer Mike Simons.

— Jan. 25, 2016 

MGSH DECA state qualifiers

Maple Grove Senior High made an impressive showing at the DECA District 4 conference competition with 21 students qualifying for state in multiple categories. DECA is an international student organization that promotes the concepts of business, finance, marketing, hospitality, entrepreneurship and more. Students have the opportunity to compete locally and nationally demonstrating their skills and knowledge through role plays, prepared written projects, live presentations, and comprehensive testing. The following is a list of Maple Grove's state qualifiers who will compete again in March for a chance to advance to competition at DECA's International Career and Development Conference in May:

  • Daniel Du (Buying and Merch Team)
  • Maddy MacLean (Buying and Merch Team)
  • Kaden LeFevre (Entry Interview 1st place, Financial Consulting, Prin. Business Admin 3rd place)
  • Nikki Heinen (Entry Interview 2nd place, Princ. Of Marketing 1st place)
  • Rithika Muralidharan (Entry Interview, Princ. Of Marketing 2nd place)
  • Jenna Miller (Fashion Promo Plan, Princ. Of Marketing 3rd place)
  • Sarah Rotzoll (Fashion Promo Plan, Marketing Management)
  • Brittany Martinek (Hospitality & Tourism Pro Selling, Travel & Tourism Team)
  • Ellie Brimeyer (Travel & Tourism Team)
  • Ayeshe Qureshi (Hotel & Lodging Management Series)
  • Jenna Benson (Human Resource Management)
  • Aidan Ries (Human Resource Management)
  • Sujeet Kohli (Marketing Management 1st place, Sports & Entertainment Promo Plan 1st place)
  • Paul Clement (Prin. Business Admin 1st place, Sports & Entertainment Promo Plan 1st place)
  • Evan Ditter (Prin. Business Admin, Sports & Entertainment Promo Plan 1st place)
  • Ian Lim (Princ. Of Marketing)
  • Carter Herman (Start Up Business Plan)
  • Austin Blesi (Start Up Business Plan)
  • Akhil Gupta (Start Up Business Plan, Travel & Tourism Team)
  • Sikai Yang (Travel & Tourism Team)
  • Aditi Tunstall (D4 open allocation)