Achievements & Excellence
Congrautlations to all of the Shakopee High School seniors
who received awards, scholarships and recognition
at the Seniors Awards Ceremony on May 28.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Shakopee High School
LEAD Talent Show & Competition.
1st Place - Eduardo Solis and Flower Hernandez - Salsa dance
2nd Place - 1.21 Gigawatts band - Danny Kocher, Jimmy Strehl, Joel Strehl, Zach Temp
3rd Place - Thuylinh Vuong - Guitar and original song
All three winners received trophies and various prizes.
1.21 Gigawatts also received three studio sessions at McNally-Smith College of Music.
Shakopee East ninth grader Leticia Wamulumba won 1st place at the state level
in the 2013 Americanism Essay Contest through the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her essay will be forwarded to the Northwest Division for judging on the national level.
Shakopee High School senior Winona Rachel received a $100 award as a finalist
in an annual essay contest sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Congratulations to the Shakopee High School boys' tennis team for winning
the Missota Conference Championship for the first time.
Congratulations to Shakopee High School senior Maria Hauger
who receieved the 2013 Athena Award.
The following Shakopee High School students competed in
the 2AA Section Speech Tournament.
Caleb Richards - 2nd place and advancing to state
Ayushi Jain - 7th place, Creative Expression
David McComas-Bussa - 6th place, Extemporaneous Speaking
Vetorah Tiev - 6th place, Great Speeches
Meagn Spott - 5th place, Storytelling
Corinne Nugent - 7th place, Storytelling
Shakopee West Junior High School and Eagle Creek Elementary
rank as the top two Power Schools respectively among 77 others
across the country. The Top Power Point Schools are those that have the greatest
participation in PowerEd's People.Power.Planet challenge.
The school district's PowerEd energy savings program, which started in April 2012,
has saved the district more than $62,000 so far.
Two Shakopee students received awards in this year's Letters About Literature contest
sponsored by The Friends of the St, Paul Public Library.
1st place, level 3 catergory - Amy Sawyer - Shakopee East Junior High School
3rd place, level 3 category - Jake Hill, Shakopee East Junior High School
There were 1,265 submissions from Minnesota students and
119 made it to the second round of state judging.
The first place winner in each category goes on to the national level.
Congratulations to the SHS Music All-Conference members.
Choir - Corrine Nugent, Alayna Rick, Kelsey Strand, Kyra Moak,
Marisa Ranney, Kayla Schmidt, Caleb Richards, Josh Dumalog,
Colton Kohler and Nick Syversten
Band - Allison Johnson, Brian Wagner, Michelle Oas,
Zach Kabes, Jake Oak, Reese Blaskowski, Galen Helgemo,
Danny Kocher, Sean Bowerman and Cheldon Coughlin
Congratulations to the SHS engineering students who received awards
at the State Science and Engineering Fair recently.
The Automated Energy Saving Window team and the Phenomenal Faucet team
received the Innovative Engineering Award. The All-Terrain Chair team
received the bronze medal placing them in the top 30% of all the teams at the fair.
Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers.
Shakopee earns MN Department of Education 2013 School Finance Award
Congratulations to Shakopee's Winter All Conference.
Led by the school's student council, Sun Path Elementary students
collected 1,264 items for the Good to Go Kids program
as well as a local food shelf and the humane society.
Students at Shakopee West Junior High School
collected 100 boxes of cereal for Good to Go Kids.
Good to Go Kids is a program that helps students in need
at Jackson Elementary, Shakopee High School and
the Minnesota River Valley Special Education Cooperative.
Four Shakopee students received superior ratings
in the 2013 Minnesota Thespians Festival
National Individual Events Showcase competition
at the Guthrie Theatre recently.
Beverly Etta, 10th grade - solo musical
Corrine Nugent, 11th grade - solo musical
Meagan Spott, 12th grade - acting
Caleb Richards, 12th grade - solo musical
All of them will have the opportunity to perform at
the nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska, this summer.
Shakopee Schools has the most nominated for Teacher of the Year.
The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program is the oldest and
most prestigious recognition program in Minnesota
to honor excellence in education. *Update: Semi-finalists named