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Alumna April Joy Shares Her Story

FSM alumna April Joy Geibrick (Cusick) (Class of 1995 cohort) was recently chosen for an Esprit du She story contest about her running and fitness success. “A few failed attempts to get fit didn’t stop April from trying. Committing to her new fitness goals, April has now finished more than a dozen races with no signs of stopping.” read April’s story

Emilia is a Broadcom Masters Semifinalist!

Congratulations to FSM alumna Emilia Topp-Johnson (Class of 2014) who has been named a Broadcom Masters semifinalist. Last year, Emi researched corn fungus for her science fair project at Friends School of Minnesota (see previous post Emi’s Science Fair Project Wins!). Now a ninth grader at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, she is continuing her independent research in their Advanced Science Research laboratory. Broadcom Masters is the middle school level of the.. Read More

Elena Performs at Saint Paul City Paul Ballet

Take a break from the Plant Sale with some ballet this weekend. Friends School of Minnesota alumna Elena Guevara-Carlson (FSM Class of 2013) will be performing at Saint Paul City Ballet‘s Student Spring Showcase 2014 . Elena will be performing in the Level Three productions on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2014. Saint Paul Ballet Student Spring Showcase 2014 at Macalester College Theater 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 TICKETS: Adult $15,.. Read More

Our Alumni at State History Day

A shout out to Friends School of Minnesota alumni who placed at State History Day. Here is who placed and who is going on to National History Day. We are so proud! Angela Leverone – 5th place, senior Individual Exhibit (Milgram Experiments) – FSM Class of 2011 Abby Vidmar – 2nd place, senior Individual Exhibit, National qualifier (Orphan Trains) – FSM Class of 2011 Laurel Neufeld, Honorable Mention, senior individual website.. Read More

Riley Elected Committee Chair

St. Paul Academy sophomore Riley Wheaton (FSM Class of 2012), has been elected Chair of SPA’s 2014-15 Student-Faculty Discipline Committee. Congratulations to Riley on his successful campaign! The Student-Faculty Discipline Committee consists of eight elected student representatives (two from each grade level), the Vice President of Upper School Council, the Chair of the Committee, two elected faculty members and the Dean of Students (ex‐officio and non‐voting). The goal of the Discipline Committee.. Read More

Lizzy in “In the Heights”

See FSM alumna Lizzy Gesensway (Class of 2012) in Henry Sibley High School‘s final production of the year, In the Heights. “In the Heights tells the story of an immigrant community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood and the struggles it goes through. The music is absolutely fantastic (Latin music as well as rap and traditional musical theatre), the hip hop choreography is high energy, and the story is.. Read More

Nehali, Paige and Zach in “ZOMBIE PROM The Musical”

Come see Nehali van der Leeuw, Paige Bosler, and Zach Sain (FSM Class of 2013) in Highland Park Senior High’s production of ZOMBIE PROM The Musical – A musical spoof on love in the atomic age. Highland Park Senior High Auditorium 1015 Snelling Ave S. St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 7:00 p.m. on: Wednesday April 30th Thursday May 1st Saturday May 3rd Adults $7.00 Students and Seniors $5.00 Tickets available at the door.

Upcoming Alumni Performances – SPCPA

Friends School of Minnesota alumni at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists have upcoming performances. They’d love to see Friends School of Minnesota community members in the audiences! Here’s what we’ve heard about: Elena Guevara-Carlson (FSM Class of 2013) will be performing in Dance 1- on Tues., Jan. 21, at O’Shaughnessy at 8pm.  details and tickets Abby Palen (FSM Class of 2013) and Talia Fossum-Wernick (FSMN Class of 2011) are in the J-term.. Read More