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Melver of Preston, receives Diamonds and Dreams scholarship


Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Twins Community Fund today announced that the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program will grant $2,000 scholarships to 20 Upper Midwest youth in pursuit of post-secondary education. A ceremony to recognize recipient Katelyn Melver of Preston, Minn., will take place at Target Field prior to the start of the Sunday, July 18, Minnesota Twins game versus the Chicago White Sox (1:10 p.m.). The pregame ceremony will begin at approximately 12:40 p.m.

In its sixth year, the Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program received more than 120 applications from high school seniors across the Upper Midwest. Scholarship recipients were selected on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community service, and participation in an organized youth baseball or softball program.

The Diamonds and Dreams Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a department of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. Scholarships are underwritten by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1991, the mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through and association with baseball, softball an the Minnesota Twins. The Twins Community Fund is governed by a board of directors representative of the Upper Midwest. Target, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Best Buy, U.S. Bank and Delta Air Lines are Cornerstone Partners, contributing annually to the Twins Community Fund. For more information or to make a contribution, visit www.twinsbaseball.com/community.

Lanesboro library sponsors discussion on race

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

The Friends of the Lanesboro Library is hosting a discussion group with trained facilitators about the RACE Exhibit, currently on display at the Rochester Public Library. Discussion groups will meet on August 31 at 6 p.m. in the Rose Bell Memorial R ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves attempt for $300,000 referendum

Fri, Jul 30th, 2010
Posted in Education

At the regular meeting on July 27, the Fillmore Central School Board approved trying for a referendum levy during the election this fall. Superintendent Myrna Luehmann explained there is a current referendum of $400 per pupil unit that will be sunse ..... 
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Chatfield welcomes new superintendent

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The Chatfield School Board welcomed new superintendent of schools Edward Harris to their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 19, 2010. Harris publicly acknowledged the warm welcome he has received from the community, noting that he is "very exci ..... 
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R-P School Board moves forward

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

The transition process is underway between the district and new transportation provider Ready Bus Line. According to the district, the company has met with drivers and the application and hiring process has begun, including the hiring of former, lon ..... 
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Fillmore Central School sets eligibility meetings

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Education

Eligibility meetings for Minnesota State High School League activities for the 2010-2011 school year will be held at Fillmore Central High School as follows: Monday, July 26, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Please note t ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board prepares for election

Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Education



The Lanesboro School Board met on July 15, and discussed options for creating a family season pass for athletic events.

Superintendent Jeff Boggs said the individual ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children. He said even ..... 
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Statewide Online School Announces Open Enrollment for Fall Quarter

Tue, Jul 13th, 2010
Posted in Education

Minnesota - The Minnesota Center of Online Learning (MCoOL), a program of the Houston Public School District, has announced its open enrollment period for any student living in Minnesota. Students in grades K-12 can enroll until August ..... 
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Sveen receives scholarships

Fri, Jul 2nd, 2010
Posted in Education

Winona State University Foundation "Light the Way" Leadership Campaign recently informed Katie A. Sveen of Preston, MN, that she was again selected as the recipient of the Dr. Robert and Barbara Dufresne Scholarship for the amount of $1,000 for the ..... 
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