This spring, one Wayzata teacher received the Leo Weiss Courage to Teach Award for her commitment to Holocaust education. The award—which is named for the late Leo Weiss, a Holocaust survivor and Minn. resident—is given annually by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas to recognize exceptional efforts to educate young people about the Holocaust. Candice Ledman, an English teacher at Wayzata High School, was this year’s recipient.
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The annual essay contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution yielded a young and talented winner in current Wayzata High School freshman Kristen Busch.
Her submission, which she wrote as an eighth grader, called “Forgotten Patriots of the American Revolution,” was admittedly very hard to write and pushed her skills as a writer and essayist.
From her early days learning how to ride a bike on a Plymouth dirt road, to her graduation as valedictorian of Wayzata High School, Amy Klobuchar opens up about her Plymouth upbringing and how it shaped her into the political dynamo she’s become today.
Adam Hegg originally did not have plans for a career shift. Content in his teaching position at the FAIR school in Crystal and downtown Minneapolis since 2001, applying for the position of Wayzata High School musical director seemed unnecessary.