Junior Declan Dahlberg finished fourth in the 1600m run at the Hamline Elite meet in 4:23.72 against the best runners in the state! He had the 14th fastest seed time coming into the race and moved up from 10th place to fourth on the last lap. Congratulations Declan!
A portion of this article is being shared with permission from the Minnesota State High School League.
by Tim Leighton, MSHSL Communications Coordinator
They chose career paths ﬁlled with long hours, countless duties, and too often, thankless times that would make most throw their hands up in disgust or surrender. Daily, they are seemingly pulled in dozens of directions at once, but somehow, they stay on course with a caring sense of direction for their clientele, afﬁrmative smiles, and the deep-rooted purpose of making a positive impact with students.
Welcome to the oftentimes wacky way of life for an activities director. It is a welcomed existence for most. Truly.
“I am very fortunate to be in a profession that is so near and dear to my heart,” Mounds Park Academy activities director Joe Kordosky said during a mid-winter visit.
Erin Quam is one of 30 senior female students from St. Paul area high schools selected as Athena Athletes for their dedication and excellence in sports. All of the Athena Award recipients were honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 19 at the Envision Center in Oakdale.
Erin was chosen for her accomplishments in Cross Country, Nordic Skiing and Track & Field earning 12 varsity letters. She has been selected captain in Nordic and Cross Country, and has earned All-Conference awards in Nordic Ski and Track. Erin was also a member of two Independent Metro Athletic Conference (IMAC) championship teams in Nordic Skiing.
Mounds Park Academy swimmers were stars at the CAA Championship Swim Meet this week at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The 22 MPA swimmers ranged in age from first through eighth grade, and competed in 26 individual events and five relays. Many swimmers placed among the top six in events, and two Lower School students swam their way to first place finishes! To see photos of the swim team in action, click here. Go Panthers!
Mounds Park Academy is proud to announce an east metro partnership in Upper School football for grades 9–12 starting in the fall of 2017. Academy Force Football is a partnership between St. Croix Preparatory Academy, New Life Academy, and Mounds Park Academy. Home games will be at the stadiums of South Washington County for the 2017 season with the plan on moving to a new stadium on the campus of St. Croix Preparatory Academy for the 2018 season. For more information please contact Dan Haase at email@example.com.
Dan Haase, Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, who brings 25 years of head coaching experience along with assistant coaches, and current and former players, will be running this camp June 12–15 from 9 AM–12 PM in the Lansing Sports Center. It is open to boys and girls entering grades 3–9 in the fall. Both MPA and other students are welcome, so invite your friends! The emphasis will be on shooting, ball handling, and fundamentals for all skill levels. Find all of the details here, including registration.
Congratulations to Declan Dahlberg ’18 and Matt Bourne ’19 for qualifying for the State Nordic Ski Meet! Declan finished eighth and Matt finished ninth at the Section 4A meet at Hyland Park Reserve today. They will compete at State next Thursday, February 9 at Giant’s Ridge. Go Panthers on to State!
Brendan Connolly ’17 scored 16 points tonight against Providence Academy to break Rob Werner’s (Class of 1998) 19-year-old school record for career points! Go Panthers!
The Mounds Park Academy Nordic Ski teams had a great day at the IMAC Nordic Ski Championships at Elm Creek! The girls finished first to win their second consecutive conference championship. To the right is the girls’ championship squad consisting of: Molly Gardner, Erin Quam, Katie Hands, Gabby Law, Ellie Quam, Ana Manolis, Mari Bohacek and Izzy Quam.
The boys finished a close second behind Minnehaha Academy. MPA had nine individuals make the IMAC All-Conference and Honorable Mention teams. Here are their places of finish:
Matt Bourne: 2nd place All-Conference
Declan Dahlberg: 3rd place All-Conference
Isak Nightingale: 10th place Honorable Mention
Aneesh Syal: 13th place Honorable Mention
Izzy Quam: 3rd place All-Conference
Molly Gardner: 4th place All-Conference
Katie Hands: 5th place All-Conference
Ellie Quam: 8th place All-Conference
Gabby Law: 11th place Honorable Mention
We’re so proud of all of these athletes! Go Panthers!
New York Times: Inauguration Trip
MPA parent Jennifer Lindrud was featured in the New York Times as she spoke about witnessing the historic and peaceful transfer of power with MPA juniors and seniors at the inauguration. Read more here.
KARE 11: Inauguration Trip
KARE 11 caught up with MPA students and chaperones at MSP as they left for their trip to Washington D.C. Watch the video here.
StarTribune: Erin Quam ’17
The Star Tribune covered Erin Quam’s triumphant return to Panther Varsity Nordic Skiing after her open heart surgery four months ago. Read the article here.