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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School's eighth-grade celebrated its graduation June 1 with a Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. The students planned the Mass and it included songs and readings selected by them. The evening opened with the song, "My Wish," sung by the eighth-grade class with classmate Reggie Bauer accompanying on the piano. During the Mass their teachers, past and present, were recognized for their contributions to their character and education. The class brought up mementos that represented each year they attended SEAS School and placed them on the altar.
The Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA) has accredited St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Hastings for the eligibility period of 2011 to 2017. Seton School has been accredited for many years. Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance with a goal to evaluate, validate, and improve each school's quality.
Allie Marshall, Mackenzie Lucas, Daniel Green, and Courtney Boucher want to talk one more time with their fellow Hastings High School grads, families and friends. And they will get that chance at this year's commencement ceremony, set for Friday, June 3. The four are the commencement speakers. They were selected after an audition process which was open to all graduating seniors.
For years, there has been a Festival of Nations in St. Paul. People attending learned about the different countries through displays, musical activities, and of course, the food specialties. Hastings' St. Elizabeth Ann Seton sixth-grade students held their own Festival of Nations Friday afternoon at the school, and, judging by the enthusiasm and energy level, it was a very popular event. Social studies/language arts teacher Colleen Petersen had introduced her sixth-grade students to different societies and cultures of the world in a variety of ways. Egypt was a focal point for years.
Maria Tovar and her two young sons Eduardo and Jesus' approached the registration desk at the Hastings Area YMCA last Thursday morning. Her membership badge was scanned and, immediately, the attendant behind the desk came around to the front. She shook Tovar's hand and the attention began. "She's the one millionth visitor," someone yelled out. As of shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, Tovar has the distinction of being this YMCA's one-millionth visitor. The location opened here on Sept.
Time is running short for Spiral Natural Foods. With less than a week in its member-loan campaign drive, the co-op has raised less than half of what it needs to relocate, according to Board of Directors Chair Noah Kurth. "We are now at $58,000 in commitments," Kurth said earlier this week. "That leaves $142,000 and only (six) days left to do it. We still have multiple packets out there with people who are still thinking about making a loan." With a new location selected for the co-op --1250 S.
The Hastings community will honor those men and women who served the country and those who did but did not return when the annual Memorial Day observances are held Monday, May 30. The Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1210 and the Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47 of Hastings, and their auxiliaries in collaboration with the Beyond the Yellow ribbon Initiative sponsor the Memorial Day programs at four locations. The observance begins at 9 a.m. at the Minnesota Veterans Home, Hastings. The observance moves to Roadside Park at 10 a.m.
Hastings Middle School Principal Mark Zuzek has again been selected Hastings School District 200 Employee of the Year. The announcement was made May 11 at the district's annual recognition ceremony. Zuzek has been the Hastings Middle School principal since 1999, but his ties with the district go way back. He was born and raised here, he went to public school here and graduated from Hastings High School. Then he came back to work here. "I am the luckiest man in the world," he said.
The Hastings School District honored its outstanding employees and retirees at a May 11 recognition program. Service awards 5 years - Elizabeth Anderson, Heather Arvidson, Melissa Bezotte, Melissa Black, Cathy Blaha, Bobbi Seleski, Rachel Crownhart, Ryan Hofbauer, Nick Fox, Tom Fritze, Sandra Hisakuni, Leigh Hornisch, Kristen Husaby, Mary Huset, Amy Mitchell, Beth Kerber, Stacy Senske, Lisa Kruse, Lindsey Larscheid.
Relive some of the good memories from the 1950's when saddle shoes were popular and the "in" spot was the drive-in. Too young? Remember the popular "Happy Days" show with The Fonz, Richie, Joanie, Chachi, the Cunninghams? If you cannot remember either time, you can still enjoy the "Back to the 50s Drive-In" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 W. Ninth St. The drive-in will be open rain or shine. "The evening kicks off our Monday evening worship service for the summer," said event co-chair Sharon Langenfeld.