Multiple generations came together to celebrate faith and education at Holy Name of Jesus School’s annual Grandparents’ Day on May 15. The event is one of the highlights of the year for students in Kindergarten through sixth grade, and for their grandparents. After celebrating Mass, the grandparents and grandchildren visited the classrooms where they worked together on an art project, and they also enjoyed time at the school book fair. For more information about Holy Name of Jesus School, visit www.hnoj.org/school.
Long beloved by residents and visitors alike for its historic charm and sense of community, Excelsior is continuing to innovate and grow this summer, moving its farmers market to Tuesdays, holding a concert series in the Commons, and celebrating new businesses and the 10th annual Girls Night Out events, while Kowalski’s construction and hotel talks continue.
Deephaven resident, 2011 Minnetonka graduate, and current senior at Gustavus Adolphus College Carolyn Draayer, was named one of 58 winter sports student-athletes in the country to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Around this time last year, Sarah Burnham was preparing to lead her Wayzata girls’ golf team in the state tournament against the likes of players from Edina, Alexandria and Lakeville North. Now, in seven short weeks, Burnham will find herself competing against the world’s best golfers including Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Lydia Ko and Michelle Wie.
For the third straight year, the Minnetonka boys’ tennis team will compete at the Class 2A state tournament. The Skippers punched their ticket to this year’s tournament with a nail-biting 4-3 victory over top-seeded Shakopee in the section 2-2A championship match Tuesday, May 19, at Gustavus Adolphus College.