COE logo 2019Osseo Area Schools is a recipient of the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) for fiscal year 2019.

This award honors school districts that demonstrate high-quality financial reporting and accountability through a comprehensive annual financial report that demonstrates credibility, confidence and transparency. The Certificate of Excellence can have tangible impact by helping the district receive a better bond rating, which can be a benefit to school property taxpayers.

The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest recognition offered by ASBO International. Osseo Area Schools has earned this award every year since fiscal year 1990.

Maple Grove Senior High's Trenna Tafoya and Olivia Haik earned top national honors in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 

Tafoya received a Gold Medal for her sculpture, "Avocado," while Haik was awarded a Silver Medal for her photograph, "Butterfly Lighting." Both students earned Gold Key awards for their work at the statewide Scholastic Art Awards competition earlier this year. By earning national medals, Tafoya and Haik will join other winners at a recognition ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

Held annually since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12, according to the organization's website. The program is presented by Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Notable alumni of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards include Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Ken Burns, Sylvia Plath, Lena Dunham and Zac Posen. Learn more about this competition.

PHOTOS: Trenna Tafoya (left) and Olivia Haik (right), Maple Grove Senior High students who earned national medals in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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