Ketav Udupa of Minnetonka High School

Lake Minnetonka Senior Spotlight 2022: Strong Student Leaders. Students understood the assignment: Be a positive impact on their school and community.

Ready to Learn—the Mound school supply drive put on every year by WeCAN, an organization supporting and providing resources for low-income families in the community—is accepting donations this month.

Renaissance man Anders Gulbrandson is a musician, an aspiring astronaut, a member of the German club and a beekeeper with his own honey business, Tanglewood Farms Honey.

What sets you apart from your peers?

In 1968, Hopkins Montessori School welcomed its inaugural class of preschoolers. Nearly 50 years later, the school is still thriving.

For mom Kate Stevens, choosing childcare for her two young sons was no easy task. “We toured a number of different places, and I left a lot of them in tears,” Stevens says.

Hopkins-based Strom Engineering Corporation has endowed Holy Family Catholic High School with a $100,000 donation to help build science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs (STEAM).

When parents and students walk into Hilltop Primary School in Minnetrista, they see much more than a typical school entryway.

Minnetonka Community Education offers something for residents of all ages to meet the community’s educational, social and recreational needs.

With an enrollment of over 3,000, Minnetonka High School is undoubtedly big, which can easily feel overwhelming for incoming freshman. Getting involved with an activity or club, however, is the best medicine—and the best way to make new friends.

Student: Lily Finn
School: Visitation

Extracurriculars: Captain of the varsity volleyball team, starter on the varsity lacrosse team, spring blood drive coordinator, member of the Leadership Committee.

In a small computer lab at St. Paul’s Gordon Parks High—where students missing credits can earn them through digital-media storytelling in lieu of traditional classwork—four seniors add the finishing touches to a short film.