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SLP: Be Proud of These Eight High School Seniors

They were honored at a recent school board meeting as Commended Scholars or Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Recognition Program.

Editor's Note: This press release is from Sara Thompson, communications specialist for the St. Louis Park School District.

The St. Louis Park School Board publicly honored eight high school seniors who have been named Commended Scholars or Semi-Finalists in the National Merit Recognition Program at their regular meeting on Nov. 26.

Students then acknowledged their parents as well as the elementary, middle school and high school teacher who most impacted their educational development; a complete list follows.

The National Merit competition continues with students to be named as finalists February 2013 and scholarship winners announced Spring 2013.

Student Semi-Finalists

Sophia Temkin

(Elementary Teacher: Mr. Baskin (MN Jewish Day School); Middle School Teacher: Mr. Portnoe; High School Teacher: Mr. Redmond)

Jackson Raynor

(Elementary Teacher: Mr. Plantz; Middle School Teacher: Mr. Dillenberger; High School Teacher: Ms. Wilfarht)

Thaine Heller

(Elementary Teacher: Ms. Homans; Middle School Teacher: Mr. Moore; High School Teacher: Ms. Divinski)

Student Commended Scholars

Caroline Ahlgrim

(Elementary Teacher: Sra. Puchol; Middle School Teacher: Ms. Stark; High School Teacher: Ms. Divinski)

Samantha Bremner

(Elementary Teacher: Ms. Baysinger; Middle School Teacher: Mr. Dillenberger; High School Teacher: Ms. Jurewicz)

David Takata

(Elementary Teacher: Mr. Rand/ currently St. Paul, formerly Cedar Manor; Middle School Teacher: Mr. Pollach; High School Teacher: Scott Miller)

Carter Robinson

(Elementary Teacher: Sra. Puchol; Middle School Teacher: Ms. Wineberg; High School Teacher: Matt Tremmel)

Hannah Hein

(Elementary Teacher: Ms. Homans; Middle School Teacher: Ms. Stark; High School Teacher: Ms. Jurewicz)

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