Mound Westonka High School senior Melissa Drill plans to study biology and chemistry in college, with her eyes on an eventual career as an orthodontist.
In 1961, a young Mary Ann Grossmann began working in the newsroom at what was then called the St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. After several years as editor of the “women’s department,” Grossmann went on to be named the books editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1983.
In our August 2014 issue, we featured the story of Minnetonka High School graduate Holly Henry, who found success in a national singing competition. Since then, Henry’s star has kept rising.
Almost a year ago, Tiffany Winter, the Mound-based author of Lake Minnetonka Eats, submitted her book to be considered for an Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY).
Ask a 10- or 11-year-old to recap their summer, and you might expect to hear about a trip to the beach or maybe a favorite summer book. Ask Maria and Miller Williams, and they’ll mention paleontology camp or the Midwest Museum Convention. And they’ll say it like it’s no big deal.
Truth be told, Kyle Rudolph’s day job isn’t focused on the finer points of congeniality or hospitality.
Long before he started competing in spelling bees, Carey Meyer knew her son Max had an affinity for language. “In second grade he kept a notebook with interesting words he’d write down, especially foreign words and their origins,” says Carey Meyer. “At the time, I didn’t think much of it.”
Not long ago, I was sitting in Sweeney’s Saloon with my literary crew, debating which author had written the best boxing book.
When 18-year-old Fue Xiong’s English teacher Anthony Jacobs assigned his class to write and submit essays to Chipotle’s “Cultivating Thought” student essay contest, Fue knew he wanted to keep his submission simple, showing how much a plate of rice and sardines can help a refugee family.