Two more of our district's National Merit Finalists, Emma Folke and Emily Leonard, have earned college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. They join Malavika Suresh, who learned in May that she had won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship.

Folke, a graduating senior from Osseo Senior High, earned a National Merit Drake University Scholarship where she plans to major in actuarial science. 

Leonard, a graduating senior from Maple Grove Senior High, earned a National Merit North Dakota State University Scholarship where she plans to major in engineering with a minor in music.

Suresh, a graduating senior from Maple Grove Senior High, will attend Carleton College where she plans to major in biochemistry and economics.

College-sponsored scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarships.

-Published June 13, 2014

The annual retirement reception sponsored by the ISD 279 School Board honored 75 retirees with a combined total of 1,758 years of service to students in our school district. Nearly 70% of this year’s retirees have worked for our school district for 20 or more years, with the overall group divided about equally between licensed and non-licensed staff.

Supt. Kate Maguire and members of the ISD 279 School Board recognized and thanked each retiree individually for their contributions to help all students achieve our mission. OARE members volunteered to help serve refreshments and beautiful music was provided by the Osseo Senior High String Quartet.

View photos from the reception on the district’s Facebook page.

-Published June 13, 2014