MPA's students, faculty members and alumni are covered regularly by local and national outlets for the many ways they dream big and do right. We're so proud of their accomplishments in and out of MPA and we're pleased to share some of them below.

Natalie Waters Seum, director of admission and communication, is happy to help reporters with story ideas, identify expert sources, provide data, and coordinate visits and special events. She is available via email, in the office at 651-748-5535, or after hours for a tight deadline at 651-485-1597.


GOVERNER WALZ APPOINTS JEREMY DRUCJER ’97 TO SERVE AS ADDICTION AND RECOVERY DIRECTOR | MN.gov, November 18, 2022

STATE GIRLS SWIM AND DIVE: VISITATION POSTS A NUMBER OF TOP TIMES IN CLASS A PRELIMS | TwinCities.com, November 17, 2022

MOORE '20', EMBRY, THROWER NAMED MIAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK | St. Olaf Athletics, October 24, 2022

SBLIVE'S MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL AND SOCCER TOP PERFORMERS (OCT. 9-15) | SBLive, October 16, 2022

ELLA FRUCHTERMAN AND HOLTS LE’MANS WIN INDIVIDUAL JUNIOR DRESSAGE GOLD AT FEI NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS | USEF.org, August 12, 2022

LSU BASEBALL ADDS MIDDLE INFIELD CANDIDATE BEN NIPPOLT OF VCU FROM TRANSFER PORTAL | Tiger Rag, August 5, 2022

STAR TRIBUNE JUNIOR REPORTERS COVER LYNX BASKETBALL | Star Tribune, July 25, 2022

AFTON’S REVIVAL: LERK’S NEW OWNER, LOVE YOUR MELON’S FOUNDER JOIN NEW BLOOD IN THE OLD VILLAGE | Pioneer Press, July 23, 2022

STATE BOYS TENNIS: EVAN FRASER OF MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY WINS CLASS A SINGLES TITLE | TwinCities.com, June 10, 2022

ST. THOMAS TO ROME: 5,000 MILES TO FIND YOURSELF | University of St. Thomas Newsroom, June 1, 2022

BOURNE JOINS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM AS D-TEAM COACH |US Ski & Snowboard, May 31, 2022

MPARORS ROBOTICS TEAM COMPETES AT NORTH STAR REGIONALS | Twitch TV, April 8, 2022

3M’S ARJUN SRIDHAR SERVES CUSTOMERS IN A CONNECTED WORLD | 3M News Center, March 7, 2022

STATE SKIING: WHAT TO WATCH, FROM A NEW RACE TO A NEW SCHEDULE | Recentlyheard.com, February 16, 2022

A RARE PAIR: ISAK AND MARGO NIGHTINGALE SUCCEED ON BOTH THE NORDIC TRAIL AND THE ALPINE HILL | Star Tribune MN Ski Hub, January 24, 2022

AUDREY JAKWAY, MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY MN GIRLS' BASKETBALL HUB TOP PERFORMER CANDIDATE | Star Tribune MN Basketball Hub, January 18, 2022

SKIING 2021-22 PREVIEW: SOME GO FOR THE GRIND IN NORDIC, SOME CHASE THRILLS IN ALPINE | Star Tribune, December 17, 2021

ALL-STATE TEAMS UNVEILED FOR 2021 SEASON | Star Tribune MN Volleyball Hub, December 3, 2021

FORBES 30 UNDER 30 RECOGNIZES MPA ALUMNI | Forbes, December 3, 2021

STATE VOLLEYBALL: MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY FALLS IN CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS | Pioneer Press, November 12, 2021

STATE VOLLEYBALL: MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY PULLS OFF STUNNER, UPSETTING TOP-SEEDED SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN IN 2A QUARTERS | Pioneer Press, November 11, 2021

LONG TRIPS, SHORT TRIPS TO STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT | MSHSL Blog, November 11, 2021

MPA SPANISH TEACHER KATE EGGERS-LEAF PLACES IN TOP 10 OF THE 2021 MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON | Star Tribune, October 4, 2021

FORMER MPA SOCCER AND BASKETBALL COACH DANNY DOCHERTY BECOMES FIRST RUNNER IN TWIN CITIES MARATHON HISTORY TO WIN THREE TITLES IN A SINGLE YEAR | FOX 9, October 3, 2021

FORMER MPA HEAD GOLF COACH SEAN BARRETT FEATURED IN USA TODAY'S "GOLFWEEK" ARTICLE | USA Today, September 13, 2021

SALMAH ELMASRY '21 RECEIVES TO AWARD FROM THE CRIMSON AND CREAM FOUNDATION | Insight News, August 23, 2021

MPA SENIOR ELLA FRUCHTERMAN WINS GOLD IN THE NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNIOR RIDER TEAM | Dressage-News.com, August 12, 2021

OLIVIA HERRICK '06 PUBLISHES "YES YOU CAN" | Familius.com, August 7, 2021

MPA JUNIOR JACK PETERSON SINGS WITH 2021-2022 MMEA ALL-STATE MIXED CHOIR | MMEA.ORG, August 7, 2021

OBITUARY OF MPA PIANO TECHNICIAN WALTER ROBERT MEISSNER JR. | Star Tribune, August 3, 2021

OBITUARY OF FORMER MPA PIANO TEACHER REID SMITH | Star Tribune, July 19, 2021

NICHOLAS LIVINGSTON '96 PURCHASES SQUIRE HOUSE GARDENS FROM FAMILY OF FOUNDING FACULTY MEMBER RICHARD MEACOCK | TwinCities.com, July 11, 2021

LING DEBELLIS '19 NAMED PART OF THE WOMEN’S FOUNDATION OF MINNESOTA (WFMN) FOURTH COHORT OF WFMN INNOVATORS | WFMN.org, June 27, 2021

ROSEVILLE'S MASON FERLIC QUALIFIES FOR U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM IN STEEPLECHASE | Star Tribune, June 25, 2021

ROSEVILLE NATIVE MASON FERLIC READY FOR HIS OLYMPIC MOMENT | Pioneer Press, June 24, 2021

IN FIRST EVER STATE GAME, ST. CHARLES WALKS OFF MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY | Rochester Post Bulletin, June 15, 2021

STATE BOYS TENNIS: MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY CRUISES INTO CLASS A TEAM FINAL | Pioneer Press, June 8, 2021

FROM YUCCA TO YARROW: JORDAN AKERS '20 BRIDGES ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE HUMANITIES | The Yale Environmentalist, June 1, 2021

MASON FERLIC: THOUGHTS FROM THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN STEEPLECHASER | The Harrier, May 25, 2021

APRIL 2021 ATHLETE OF THE MONTH | IMAC CONFERENCE, May 18, 2021

PREP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK | Star Tribune, May 17, 2021

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY/NOVA CLASSICAL ACADEMY BOYS TENNIS TEAM RETURNS | WCCO, May 16, 2021

2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL AREA HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION | The Phipps Center for the Arts, May 3, 2021

MEET THE 2021 ST. PAUL AREA ATHENA AWARD WINNERS | Pioneer Press, April 19, 2021

MINNESOTA STATE MEET RECAP AND STATS | Skinnyski.com, March 14, 2021

ESCAPE THE VAPE RESULTS | Escape The Vape Competition, March 9, 2021

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST ANNOUNCES 2020-21 SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION HONORS | Hennepin Theatre Trust, February 27, 2021

COUNSELORS THAT CHANGE LIVES AWARDS, 2021 | Colleges That Change Lives, January 21, 2021

LIONS ANNOUNCE NEWCOMERS FOR 2021 SEASON | Columbia University Athletics, November 30, 2020

MASON FERLIC TALKS ABOUT FALLING AND GETTING BACK UP| Podium Runner, November 30, 2020

CLASS OF CHANGE: WHAT 2021 SENIORS CAN EXPECT FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS | MSP Magazine, November 18, 2020

FERLIC DROPS CHELIMO TO WIN XC TOWN USA MEET OF CHAMPIONS | Canadian Running, November 15, 2020

ST. THOMAS HOLDS INAUGURAL D-I NATIONAL SIGNING DAY | Tommie Media, November 11, 2020

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL IN EVERY STATE | 24/7 Wallstreet, October 30, 2020

GOPHER MEN ANNOUNCE INCOMING CLASS | University of Minnesota Athletics, July 24, 2020

LIST OF TOP GRADUATES FROM AREA HIGH SCHOOLS | Pioneer Press, June 13, 2020

2020 ST. PAUL AREA ATHENA AWARD WINNERS | Pioneer Press, April 17, 2020

HENRY SNIDER IS THE STAR TRIBUNE METRO BOYS' SKIER OF THE YEAR | Star Tribune, March 30, 2020

SKIING ACCIDENT NEARLY DERAILED YOUNG MINNESOTAN'S ATHLETIC CAREER | Star Tribune, March 21, 2020

NORDIC SKIING STATE MEET: MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY'S HENRY SNIDER WINS BOYS INDIVIDUAL CROWN | Pioneer Press, February 14, 2020

THE TOP STEM HIGH SCHOOLS 2020 | Newsweek, November, 2019

CLASS A STATE VOLLEYBALL: MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY FALLS IN FIRST TOURNAMENT APPERANCE | Pioneer Press, November 7, 2019

A DAY OF INSPIRATION | Climate Generation, A Will Steger Legacy, October 25, 2019

MONDAY REFRESH | KARE 11, September 16, 2019

'WE WERE ABLE TO UNITE': MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REFLECT ON 9/11 | WCCO-TV, September 11, 2019

WOMEN CRUSHING IT WEDNESDAY: NASRI MAKTAL | KARE 11, September 11, 2019

1ST-GENERATION WOMAN HELPS OTHERS NAVIGATE A MULTICULTURAL LIFE | WCCO-TV, September 5, 2019

ACADEMY FORCE, THE EAST METRO'S PREP FOOTBALL CO-OP, IS ABOUT MORE THAN WINNING (OR LOSING) | Pioneer Press, September 5, 2019

MY MIDDLE SCHOOL JOURNEY | North Oaks Living, September, 2019

HIGH SCHOOL BEST BUY INTERN CHARTS HER OWN PATH | Best Buy Blog, August 28, 2019

YEAR FROM OLYMPICS: MINNESOTANS START ON THE ROAD TO TOKYO 2020 | Star Tribune, July 25, 2019

GOPHERS NAME 2019 CAPTAINS | University of Minnesota, July 18, 2019

PREP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK | Star Tribune, June 10, 2019

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY HIGH JUMPER TIES RECORD | Star Tribune, June 10, 2019

TOP GRADUATES 2019: WHEN THEIR HARD WORK MEETS THE FUTURE | Pioneer Press, June 8, 2019

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY'S PARKER LAW WINS 1A TENNIS SINGLES TITLE WITH PERFECTION | Star Tribune, June 7, 2019

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN DRAMATIC FASHION | Pioneer Press, June 5, 2019

TOP 100 SCHOOLS IN MINNESOTA: NEW RANKINGS | Patch, March 1, 2019

THESE YOUNG WOMEN AREN'T WAITING AROUND TO SPARK REAL CHANGE IN MINNESOTA | Star Tribune, February 15, 2019

MINNESOTA'S NEWEST OPERA COMPANY MAKES FIERCE FIRST IMPRESSION WITH IMMIGRATION-THEMED 'THE CONSUL' | Star Tribune, November 30, 2018

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY JUNIOR EARNS TOP SEED IN 1A TENNIS TOURNAMENT | Star Tribune, June 4, 2018

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY'S BLIESE TAKES A SWING AT GOLF HISTORY | Star Tribune, April 21, 2018

ST. PAUL PROF ON SQUISHY CIRCUTS, ROBOTS AND MORE | Star Tribune, October 11, 2017

DEDICATING AN 'INCUBATOR' | Pioneer Press, October 6, 2017

SID CARLSON WHITE '17 TALKS ON STORY, PLACE, UNDERSTANDING AND THE ALMANAC | Saint Paul Almanac, August 3, 2017

MUNIRA KHALIF '15 SELECTED AS SIXTH ANNUAL U.S. OBSERVER TO THE UNITED NATIONS | Department of State, July 25, 2017

OAC TO SPOTLIGHT SUMI-E PAINTINGS AND RED EARTHENWARE POTS | Owatonna People's Press, July 1, 2017

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MAPLEWOOD | US Holocaust Memorial Museum, June 28, 2017

JUNE 24 EVENT SHOWCASES YOUNG AUTHORS | Lillie News, June 19, 2017

DAHLBERG A WINNER AGAIN | Pioneer Press, June 10, 2017

QUIZ-BOWL ACHIEVERS | Pioneer Press, May 19, 2017

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY EXPANDS TRANSIT TO STILLWATER, WOODBURY | Stillwater Patch, April 26, 2017

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY PRESENTS "PIPPIN" FOR THE FIRST TIME | Lillie News, April 25, 2017

WILLIAM KLUGE RECEIVES FULL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP | Lillie News, February 15, 2017

AFTER OPEN-HEART SURGERY, A NEW SET OF GOALS FOR MOUNDS PARK SKIER | Star Tribune, January 23, 2017

VOICES FROM TRUMP'S INAGURATION | The New York Times, January 20, 2017

LITCHFIELD, MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY STUDENTS LEAVE FOR INAGURATION | KARE 11, January 19, 2017

THE DAILY 202 | The Washington Post, January 11, 2017

A LESSON FOR U.S. IN HOW GHANA CELEBRATES ITS DEMOCRACY | Star-tribune Commentary by MPA Student, December 20, 2016

THESE METRO AREA NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS ARE IN TOP 1 PERCENT | Pioneer Press, September 15, 2016

CELEBRATING RESTORATION | Lillie News, July 20, 2016

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY STUDENT TAKES 2ND AT NATIONAL QUIZ TOURNAMENT | KARE 11, May 10, 2016

EAST METRO STUDENTS EARN NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINAL STATUS | Pioneer Press, September 19, 2015

MINNESOTA STUDENT ACCEPTED TO ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS CHOOSES HARVARD | Fox 9, May 12, 2015

THE STUDENTS WHO GOT INTO ALL EIGHT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS MAKE THEIR DECISIONS | DailyMail, May 8, 2015

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RELEASES SONG FOR FAMILIES TOUCHED BY CANCER | KARE11, May 7, 2015

ANOTHER TEEN GOT ACCEPTED TO ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS, PLUS A FEW MORE | Huffington Post, April 14, 2015

MEET THE FOUR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS EACH ACCPTED TO ALL EIGHT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS | DailyMail, April 9, 2015

MINNESOTA TEEN ACCPTED TO ALL EIGHT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS | NBC News, April 9, 2015

MINNESOTA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ACCEPTED TO ALL EIGHT IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS | Star Tribune, April 8, 2015

FOR MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY SENIOR ALL 8 IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS CALL | Pioneer Press, April 7, 2015

JANKE-FURMAN SHINES ON STAGE, WINS LOCAL PERFORMANCE COMPETITION | Lillie News, February 16, 2015

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY'S I-TERM BRINGS FUN AND LEARNING TO MIDDLE SCHOOLERS | KARE 11, January 22, 2015

HUDSON'S SAM HARPER GLOBE-TROTS FOR KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE | Hudson Star-Observer, January 12, 2015

ONLINE SNOW DAYS GET EARLY TRIAL RUN | Star Tribune, November 10, 2014

MUNIRA KHALIF: HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, LOBBYIST, ACTIVIST, SPOKEN-WORD POET | Star Tribune, November 4, 2014

MOUNDS PARK ACADEMY SENIOR A "GLOBAL THINKER" WHO HAS U.N. AWARD TO PROVE IT | Pioneer Press, October 18, 2014

MINNESOTA STUDENTS SCORE PERFECTION ON ACT, AIM EVEN HIGHER | Star Tribune, April 8, 2014