Education

Ah, camp retreats. There’s nothing better than spending a few days in a cabin, enjoying the outdoors and bonding with friends. Who doesn’t have a story to tell about summer camps, class trips or church outings? This rite of passage is so quintessentially Americana.

Success comes in many different forms, as demonstrated by these five Edina-based students. Not only do they participate in a diverse array of activities, they attend different schools and have unique academic interests.

Roseanne Cheng is an educator, wife, mother, and now a published author.

A self-proclaimed bookworm, Roseanne Cheng has always loved to read, yet she never saw herself as an author. “Writing has always been my dream,” Cheng says.

Last year, Friends of the Edina Library raised more than $14,000 through private donations and book sales to improve the Edina Library children’s area.

Partnerships between school districts and city government aren’t unusual. In Edina, however, the relationship is “unusually positive and productive,” says city manager Scott Neal.

We are immersed daily in technology, whether we’re texting a friend, cheering on a sports team from the living room couch or watching an animated film at the movie theater. As a result, technology-related careers are on the rise.

Edina resident Sherryl Bandt values the strong sense of community at Minnestoa Life College in Richfield.

Longtime Edina resident Sherryl Bandt sought part-time employment when her youngest child entered grade school.

On November 1, 2013, Edina High School was presented with a $16,000 grant from the Japan Foundation to cover the cost of a Japanese language teacher for one year.

Alec McFarlane one of several Edina students to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout before graduation.

Exploration. Achievement. The great outdoors. Many young fifth-graders, fresh out of Cub Scouts, find appeal in joining the Boy Scouts. Full of adventure and new friendships, scouting promises a world of self-discovery. Yet only 4 percent reach the Eagle Scout ranking—the highest honor. 

Edina Public Schools expect a modest enrollment increase of about 200 students over the next five years. The high school and Countryside and Highlands elementary schools are projected to see the largest spikes.

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