East Central Students selected to attend Boys and Girls State
The American Legion Post 151 and American Legion Auxiliary of Sandstone have selected one boy and one girl to the annual American Legion “Legion Boys State” and “Legion Girls State”.
Anthony Bliss was selected to represent East Central at Boys State. Anthony is the son of Terrence and Katherine Bliss of Askov. Troy Stitt was selected as first alternate; he is the son of Gary and Anne Stitt of Bruno.
Ashley Nelson was selected to represent East Central at Girls State. Ashley is the daughter of Tim Nelson and Jennifer Marx of Sandstone. Sadie Shervheim was selected as first alternate; she is the daughter of Bryce and Gina Shervheim of Bruno.
Boys State will be held on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, Minnesota and Girls State will be held on the campus of St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minnesota both from June 14-20, 2015.
Scholars for Boys State and Girls State must be juniors in high school. They are singly honored in view of the outstanding qualifications set forth as requirements in selecting them. They are named through cooperation of the Post, High School Faculty and leading citizens in the community.
Minnesota American Legion Boys State and Girls State is a week-long experience of learning about Minnesota government at the local, county and state levels by "doing". It is a week of intensive study and involvement. The participants will actually organize and participate in the various levels and branches of government. Every boy and girl will participate in the process of city, county and state government. Highlights of the week include political speakers, mock trials, campaigning, and elections. Unlike a summer or recreational camp, Minnesota Boys State and Girls State is a week of studying and learning by involvement. However, they do have fun times, too.
Girls State Photo from left to right- Beverly Voigt, Sadie Shervheim, Doris Helm, Ashley Nelson, and Luella Chambard
Boys State Photo from left to right- Kenneth Chambard, Troy Stitt, Bill Voigt, Anthony Bliss, and Bill Morgan
School Board Meeting - April 20
3rd-6th Grade Reading & Math MCA Tests - April 20-May1
7th Grade Reading MCA Test - April 21
8th Grade Reading MCA Test - April 22
10th Grade Reading MCA Test - April 23
11th Grade ACT Test - April 28
8th Grade Math MCA Test - April 29
11th Grade Math MCA Test - April 30
7th Grade MCA Math Test - May 1
Art Show - May 1 & 2
Spring Play - May 1 & 2
8th Grade MCA Science Test - May 4
5th Grade MCA Science Test - May 4-8
10th Grade MCA Science Test - May 5
Kindergarten Roundup - May 5 @ 6 PM
Band & Choir Concert - May 6
Parent Teacher Organization Meeting - May 13
Sports Booster Club Meeting - May 13
Prom - May 16
Preschool Graduation - May 21 & 22
Memorial Day (No School) - May 25
Senior's Last Day of School - May 27
Baccalaureate - May 27
Graduation Practice for Seniors - May 28
Graduation - May 31
Elementary Track & Field Day - June 1
Last Day of School - June 2
Teacher Workshop - June 3
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Visits East Central
On March 12, 2015, Luke Greiner, a regional analyst for the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economics Development (DEED), presented to junior and senior students at East Central. Mr. Greiner focused on the state of economics in Pine County, the 5-county area and Minnesota. This two-hour presentation started by discussing growing trends in employment, high demand jobs, price of education vs. job salaries, and making wise choices regarding college and career selections. The students were then given the opportunity to work hands-on with the DEED website to explore the trends of their individual career interests.