That's the question posed by the iLander, Columbia Heights High School's student news website.
Columbia Heights High School
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Medtronic's Bakken was honored alumnus; Student speakers cited Dr. Seuss and Spiderman's uncle.
The weather—always a concern with outdoor graduations—held out as 171 students received diplomas at Columbia Heights High School's Hylander Field Thursday evening. Parents, friends and family members cheered and clapped as Principal Joann Karetov welcomed them to the ceremony—and they didn't stop until the new graduates threw their mortarboards in the air at the end. There were 171 graduates—59 graduating with honors (23 of those honors with distinction), 18 from the AVID program, and 34 from the College Possible Program. Music throughout the night was provided by the school band, directed by Nicole Rubis-Aakre, and the school choir, led by Emily Ohman. Columbia Heights VFW Post 230 provided the color guard for the presentation of the …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Add your senior-year photos to this encore gallery of pictures from prom.
Seniors at Columbia Heights High School will graduate at a ceremony at the school on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. Share your memories of senior year by leaving a comment below or by adding a photo (or video) to this post's "encore" gallery of pictures from Columbia Heights' 2012 prom.
4 of 8 schools remaining in North Suburban are in Fridley or draw from Fridley: Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Totino-Grace and Fridley.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday that Chisago Lakes High School will follow St. Francis and North Branch high schools out of the North Suburban Conference to the Mississippi 8 Conference. Half of the remaining North Suburban schools are either in Fridley or are in districts that include parts of the city of Fridley: Spring Lake Park, Columbia Heights, Totino-Grace, Fridley. The other four are Benilde-St. Margaret's, Irondale, Robbinsdale Cooper and St. Louis Park. (Totino-Grace's football program opted up to Class 5A and is currently part of the Northwest Suburban Conference.) Chisago Lakes plans to make the move in 2013, the Pioneer Press report said, with a Sept. 1 deadline for notifying the North Suburban Conference of its …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Artwork by Christine Wilda and Tawney Smart placed in the competition.
Two local students were honored for their artworks in Minneapolis Monday as part of the Congressional Art Competition. Christina Wilda of Columbia Heights High School and Tawney Smart of Fridley High School, both seniors, placed in a competition among student artists from schools in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District, according to an announcement from the office of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL-MN). Wilda tied for second place with Devin Aadland of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, and Smart won third-place honors. Artwork by first-place winner Claire Drysdale of Breck School will be part of a display at the U.S. Capitol. Thirty-six students from 15 high schools participated in the Fifth District competition. “The arts are the …
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Attendees marked the end of the school year with fun, music and dancing.
Columbia Heights High School students took to the dance floor in style at Silverwood Regional Park Saturday evening. The attendees, most in tuxedos and prom dresses, got their photos taken, danced, chatted, had punch and an assortment of other treats and enjoyed the party, which lasted from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Spring Lake Park, Fridley and Columbia Heights high schools competed in the two metro-wide tournaments during the weekend.
Aspiring engineers from across the Twin Cities metro area came together to compete in two regional high school FIRST Robotics tournaments from March 29-31. Both the 10,000 Lakes Regional Competition and the North Star Regional Competition were held on the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. Teams from Spring Lake Park, Fridley and Columbia Heights high schools competed. The robotics season begins in January, when FIRST Robotics sends out information about the task the robots must complete in the competitive meets and a kit of parts and electronics for each robot. The challenge this year is called a “Rebound Rumble.” Each team must design a robot capable of picking up and shooting a basketball. In a tournament setting, the robots …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
His video plea puts a face on his Twitter invitation to the pop star.
Braden Ericson tried Twitter first. On Wednesday the Columbia Heights High School senior took to YouTube to extend an invitation to pop star Selena Gomez to be his date at the school's prom in April.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Braden Ericson's friends urged him to invite the singer he's a fan of.
What do you think of Braden Ericson's prom gambit? Leave a comment below.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Spring Lake Park HS hosts event Thursday at 7 p.m.; was also at Columbia Heights HS.
Spring Lake Park High School is the site Thursday for a second night of RSPCT=LUV youth arts performances aimed at raising awareness of and preventing violence in personal relationships. Doors open for the free event at 6 p.m., with performances starting at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The program is a joint effort with Columbia Heights High School, which hosted the same performances Tuesday. Amy Highness, community education coordinator at Alexandra House, called it "awesome" in a blog post. Shari Pack of Columbia Heights High School told KARE-11 it was "raising awareness through the arts." Alexandra House is one of the event sponsors, along with Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Anoka County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Domestic …