Congratulations to the Big Lake students who participated! Pictured from left to right: front row: Jessalyn Roussin, Bella Kallas, Cassie Knick. Second row: Cacia Stanley-Sanford, Autumn Clyde, Halley Alt. Third row: Natalia Springsteen, DeAnn Schmitt, Lauren McCreery, Abi Klier, Allison Bahe. Back row: Ms. Ebanks (BLHS Choir Director), Alyssa Nguyen, Donnie Johnson, Shantal Whitelaw. Not pictured: Crystal Nordquist, Jaidyn Anthoney, Julianna DeLong, Liz Thompson, Aerica Joos. Congratulations to Big Lake High School 11th grader, Cacia Stanley-Sanford, who was chosen as first runner-up for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in New York City! Stolahfestival picture is of entire choir

BLHS Choir has lots to be congratulated for!

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 Nineteen Big Lake High School choir students participated in the 111th Annual St. Olaf Choral Festival earlier this month. The students performed among 1,300 voices as part of the main festival choir. The event also included performances by specifically selected southern Minnesota high school choirs, and four choral ensembles from St. Olaf College.
Big Lake participants included members of the treble and concert choirs and chamber singers. The students performed under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong, the conductor of the world renowned St. Olaf Choir. Students participated in two intense rehearsal sessions during the day, then performed a public concert in the evening.
 

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Travis J. Doering

BABY LIAM SCHUMACHER and marathon runner Amy Visci who returns to Boston this year to support Team Liam. (Submitted photo).

WATERSHED EVENT. Sherburne SWCD Watershed Coordinator Tiffany Determan will host the third-annual Mississippi Watershed Event Thursday, April 24 from 4-7 p.m. in the Monticello Community Center at 505 Walnut St. SWCD staff and experts from state and federal agencies will be on hand to discuss lake and stream renovation projects, and refreshments will be served. (David Hannula photo.)

PAPER TRAIL. Newspapers, tax records, plat books and dozens of other books and printed items in the collection at the Sherburne History Center were highlighted during the "Day at the Museum" tour at the facility last Saturday. One day, the newspapers shown here and many others will be available on a computer screen, SHC officials said, making family historical research a much more convenient process. (David Hannula photo.)

OUTSTANDING FORESTRY AWARD. Sherburne SWCD Conservationist Gina Hugo received this Minnesota Community Forestry Award in March for her work in five urban communities in the previous year. (David Hannula photos.)