St. Anthony Village High School recognized 160 graduates in the Class of 2013 at the commencement ceremony on June 7.
U.S. News and World Report released its 2013 Best High Schools rankings and St. Anthony Village High School ranked 3rd in the state and 320th in the nation. St. Anthony Village High School was one of only six gold medal schools to be recognized in the report from Minnesota.
Newsweek announced the top 2000 public high schools in the nation and St. Anthony Village High School ranked 8th in the state. The 2013 list of America’s Best High Schools focuses on “those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates.” Ninety-five percent of St. Anthony Village High School graduates in the Class of 2012 were accepted to a college program.
The artwork of Lindsey Paulson, Tessa Quale, and Ryan Wettergren was recognized in a regional competition of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. In its 90th year, the Awards is a national competition recognizing the creative talents of students in grades 7-12.
Dave Evans received Northwest Youth and Family Services’ 2013 Service to Youth Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to area youth. Evans, a former teacher and coach at St. Anthony Village High School, has served on the School Board of St. Anthony-New Brighton School District since 1996.
Molly Jansen, junior at St. Anthony Village High School, was one of thirty students in the nation selected to participate in World Savvy’s 2012-2013 American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) in Bangladesh.
St. Anthony Village High School Principal Wayne Terry received a congratulatory letter from Dr. Wayne Sigler, Director of Admissions at the University of Minnesota, for the school’s participation in the Advanced Placement (AP) program. “Our data shows that your high school ranks among the top in the state for the number of students who take AP coursework and then enroll at the University of Minnesota. The 14 students from St Anthony Village High School who enrolled at the U of M this year submitted 51 AP exam scores and earned a total of 239 credits at the U of M.”
Members from the St. Anthony-New Brighton School Board, City Council, Hennepin County Commissioners, Wilshire Park Parents Association (WPPA), and Principal Kari Page participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at Wilshire Park on September 14, 2012.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Recognizes Four St. Anthony Village High School Students
Four seniors at St. Anthony Village High School were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC), an academic competition for high school students. To participate in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, high school students must have taken the 2011 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) and scored in the top five percent of the more than 1.5 million students who took the exam.
St. Anthony Village High School received the 2012 National Interscholastic Program of Excellence Award from Coach and Athletic Director magazine. Superintendent Laney explained, “We are one of two public high schools in the nation who were given this award.”