card HS/MS Students Help Set Up "Flags Honoring America"
card 2016-2017 Calendar

The 2016-2017 calendar has been approved. Click here to view the calendar.

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This past fall a group of seniors girls began to meet on Thursday morning at 7:15 to grow in their leadership skills. Throughout the fall the group continued to progress and the ideas of what they wanted to learn grew!

As the group moved into the second semester they were very curious about college and all the extras that come with college. This led the group to focus on several aspects of college such as roommates, financial aid, eating, studying, staying safe on campus, and more! The group welcomed in guest speakers that could give them the expert advise needed to attend.

This past week was our last meeting and the girls tie dyed shirts and some even did socks! Through this activity the girls were reminded that sometimes we have plans for life, but sometimes they don’t always work out and you just have to work through the situation given…..just like tie dying!

Be great leaders ladies and good luck on your future endeavors!

card LHS Junior Receives ExCEL Award

RTI By Mavis Fodness, Rock County Star Herald

Chris Jelken, a Luverne High School junior, has been selected as one 36 juniors statewide to receive the Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership award through the Minnesota State High School League's ExCEL Awards Program for 2016.

Jelken is the only student in the Star Herald coverage area to be recognized this year.

High school league member schools can nominate one high school junior male and one female for the annual award.

To be eligible for nomination, candidates must make satisfactory progress toward graduation, participate in a League-sponsored fi ne arts and/or athletic activity, hold a leadership position in their school, work voluntarily in their community and meet MSHSL general eligibility requirements.

Jelken is a member of the LHS football, hockey and tennis teams as well as a participant in band, choir, pep band, student council, peer tutoring and Business Professionals of America.

The "A" honor roll student is also active with the American Reformed Church's youth group and works in the Blue Mound Ice Arena's building and maintenance department. Jelken is also an assistant coach for the youth hockey team. Besides a letter of recommendation, nominees also submitted an essay about a favorite leadership quote.

Jelken chose the Chinese proverb, "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are to succeed," for his essay. "I think that this describes how leaders need to persevere through their trials to succeed and be successful," Jelken wrote in his essay. "When others give up, leaders never quit."

Teacher Mike Wenninger noticed Jelken displaying these leadership skills as a member of the football team. "He was almost always the last one to leave the practice field,” Wenninger wrote in his letter of recommendation. “Th is started individually and by the end of the season there were many teammates who followed."

This is the 20th year MSHSL has sponsored the award.

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Superintendent: Craig Oftedahl

HS/MS Principal: Ryan Johnson

Elementary Principal: Stacy Gillette

Community Education Director: Karen Willers

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