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Minnesota State High School Clay Target League announces 114 trap teams


Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) announced that 114 high school teams representing 195 schools and 3,400 student athletes are participating in the 2013 spring season. Led by the support of their schools and hundreds of volunteer coaches, thousands of student athletes will be trapshooting weekly in April and May at shooting ranges throughout Minnesota.

“This is the fifth consecutive year that the league has doubled in teams, schools and athlete numbers,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the MSHSCTL. “In 2012, there were 57 teams and 1,500 student athletes participating. With this kind of growth, trapshooting continues to be Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport.”

MSHSCTL’s program attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a “virtual” competition among high schools throughout Minnesota. Shooting practices and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location. A true team scoring system is used in three shooting performance categories – top score, top 50 percent performer’s average score and overall team average score. The number of athletes on a team are used to define the conferences that teams compete within. Scores are submitted and compared with other school’s performances to determine the earned points for a team and then posted on the League’s website. The season culminates with the State Tournament at Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota on June 7-9, 2013 where individual and team champions will be determined and recognized.

On December 6, 2012, the Minnesota State High School League approved a presenting partner state tournament with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League for June 2014. “Trapshooting will be recognized as a sport like all other high school sports,” Sable said, “thus making Minnesota the first state high school athletic association in America to host a sanctioned high school trapshooting state tournament.”

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and the independent provider of shooting sports as an extra curricular coed activity to high schools for students in grades six through 12 who have earned their Firearms Safety Certification. The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League has three priorities – safety, fun and marksmanship – in that orde .....
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SEMAC awards Arts Grants

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in All Education

On March 19, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 46 grants for a total of $183,305 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twenty-three McKnight Individual ..... 
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Chatfield discusses snow day makeup

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge With snowy Mondays all throughout the month of March, area schools have delayed and cancelled classes for the safety of their students. The story was the same for Chatfield School District. But how many snow days are too many ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board looking at high school schedule changes

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton Fillmore Central Principal Heath Olstad gave the school board his report during the regular meeting on March 25, and he talked about the possibility of making some changes to the daily schedule at the high school. For a while now, th ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up Information Meeting for parents and visitation for students on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Please use the elementary entrance. ..... 
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Seeking volunteer host families to host exchange students for 2013/2014 school year

Thu, Mar 14th, 2013
Posted in All Education

“Hosting an international exchange student is a wonderful way for American families to learn about another country and culture without ever leaving their homes,” says Laura Stahl, Special Services Director for Organization for Cultural Exchange A ..... 
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Educational summer camps offered for deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Thu, Mar 14th, 2013
Posted in All Education

Camps for are planned this summer at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where deaf and hard-of-hearing teenagers will get hands-on experience building computers or other high-tech devices, learn which col ..... 
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Southeast Service Cooperative Offers Sessions for Parents of Gifted/Talented Children

Tue, Mar 5th, 2013
Posted in All Education

In an effort to meet the needs of area parents, Southeast Service Cooperative (SSC) will offer presentations, geared to parents, from some of the nation’s foremost experts on gifted and talented learners through its Gifted and Talented Learners’ ..... 
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Root River program to get new Occupational Therapy services

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Michelle Breitsprecher, Director of the Root River Program, spoke to the Fillmore Central School Board at their regular meeting on Feb. 26. She stated they had been receiving Occupational Therapy services from Southland for five days a month, but th ..... 
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