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School, communities team up for ‘Annie’ production performance begins May 2

Nearly five dozen high school, elementary students and community members will be showcasing their acting and singing talents when the spring musical “Annie” makes its public debut May 2.W-EVW-Annie-DSCN0384

Performance dates are May 2, at 7:30 p.m.; May 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and May 4, at 2 p.m. Annie will be performed on the recently renovated stage in the auxiliary gym. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

The school/community venture is a first, at least in recent memory, for the drama department. Adults have helped behind the scenes in numerous school plays and several years ago a community theatre group produced a few plays, but “Annie” will put adults and students on stage together.


Eden Valley-Watkins Prom

Grand March was held a little earlier than usual for the EV-W Junior-Senior Prom this year. Participants marched in the Auxiliary Gym w-IMG 8497starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26. “An Evening Under the Stars” was the theme of the evening. Prom-goers were then whisked off to Harriet Island (St. Paul) to celebrate their Prom on a paddleboat on the Mississippi River. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.

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EV-W FFA Scrapbook students

Scrapbook students in FFA are, from left, Thomas Schmitt, Dillon Blonigen, and Jodi Phillipp. Not pictured are Carter Phillipp and W-scrapbookKenadie Shoutz. Submitted photo.


Kangas at Minnesota Youth Institute April 12

Emma Kangas, daughter of Katherine Kangas, participated in the Minnesota Youth Institute Saturday, April 12. Emma was one of 12 Borlaug Scholars this year. Students presented their research papers and were interviewed for competitive selection to attend the W-EVW-FFA-emma1Global Youth Institute in Iowa. Students also met and networked with business and industry leaders in Minnesota. Students and their mentors interacted with Borlaug-Ruan interns and toured the cereal disease lab on the University of Minnesota, 

St. Paul campus. Emma’s mentor is Mrs. Tracy Huhn, Eden Valley-Watkins FFA advisor. Submitted photo.


EV-W FFA region banquet April 15

The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA chapter participated in the Region 5 banquet Tuesday, April 15. James Gathje, son of Scott and Denise Gathje, was installed as a Region 5 FFA Director for the 2014-2015 year. The EV-W chapter won second place in the W-banquetregional scrapbook contest. The dairy cattle evaluation team placed seventh at the regional contest Monday, April 14, in Brookings, S.D. The team consists of James Gathje, Arnie Gruenes, Calvin Kipf, Shelby Kuechle, and Jodi Phillipp. They will be competing at the state FFA convention Monday, April 28.

EV-W FFA Region 5 banquet participants are, from left to right, James Gathje, Jodi Phillipp, Arnie Gruenes, Dillon Blonigen, Thomas Schmitt, Corey Mathies, and Jennifer Schriefels. Submitted photo.