Students promote inclusion at State Capitol
Stillwater Area High School students are promoting their "Inclusion Revolution" to state lawmakers. Thomas Blair and Rylynn Zanon are among 40 students, with and without disabilities, who serve on the Special Olympics Minnesota Student Board of Directors. The board works together to educate, motivate and activate students to become agents of change in their schools and communities.
Blair and Zanon spoke at the State Capitol about the Unified movement at SAHS and how because of it a “beautiful web of connections has grown through the school’s community.” More than 100 students, with and without special needs, belong to the Ponies TRUST (True Respect Unifies Students Together) Club, which offers recreational sports, social events, and wellness and leadership activities. SAHS also offers Unified physical education classes to more than 100 students and is home to the state champion Unified basketball team.
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Thomas Blair and Rylynn Zanon are among 40 students, with and without disabilities, who serve on the Special Olympics Minnesota Student Board of Directors.
Officials with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) were so intrigued by an engineering project at Stillwater Area High School that they had to see it for themselves.
Stillwater students earned ten 1st place awards as well as five 2nd place and one 3rd place.
Camryn Anderson, a senior at the high school, was listed among the top 20 student artists recognized in the 2023 Student Spotlight Competition.
Ben Straka, who teaches astronomy and biology, was one of just 10 teachers across the country recognized by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
The competition is considered the most prestigious prize in student computer science.
A calendar has been approved for the 2023-2024 school year.
Stillwater mountain bikers placed 1st and 2nd in the Minnesota Cycling Association All State Finale.