Education

Each August in Maple Grove Magazine’s Prep Elite issue, we highlight students who excel in various and interesting ways among their peers.  This year, we bring you five high school seniors, who uniquely influence fashion, commerce, social change, and legal and social justice through their lives i

Let’s face it; high school students have a lot on their collective plates. School. Work. Extracurricular activities. Being a teenager. Parents know that getting their kid to plan beyond the next five minutes can be a Herculean task, but high school can go by quickly.

According to Maple Grove resident Ellie Hoyt, athletics provide more than a quality workout to student participants—Hoyt has found friendship and solace in sports. “Volleyball was a great outlet for me,” she says of her own school sports experience.

Not so long ago, Maple Grove’s youngsters were well acquainted with rakes, hoes and other garden implements. As neighborhoods have replaced farmsteads and scheduled sports and activities have replaced chores, parents may wonder how to help kids feel a connection to the garden.

As teens get their first glimpse of mobile adulthood, parents hold their breaths. Learning how to drive
is an exciting, and at the same time, difficult topic. There are privileges to becoming a licensed driver, and precautions for young people and their parents.

Last summer, Kiddiegarten found a home in a new location in Maple Grove, behind the Walmart supercenter.

Just two years after Minnesota Excellence in Learning Academy opened its doors, enrollment has nearly doubled and they’ve expanded into a new location inside Church of the Open Door in Maple Grove.

Much has changed in Maple Grove since 1943, when, Emily Koehler-Amann attended the old Weaver Lake Elementary school.

The end of summer draws nigh, and the prospect of starting the school year can be daunting. However, amid the back-to-school shopping and juggling of school supply lists, you’ll find teens in the Maple Grove area transforming a time of transition into a great excuse to party.    

What causes a young person to excel? What internal messages do they feed themself? How do they balance all the activities they are asked to juggle? What goes through their mind?

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