Author: Ihab Hachami

Richard Thielsen named Teacher of the Year, Filip Cejovic Support Staff person of the year

At the annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Richard Thielsen was named the 2017 Teacher of the Year by student government representatives. Additionally, Filip Cejovic was named Support Staff of the Year. In April, four nominees were identified by the Teacher of the Year committee, a sub-committee within Student Government. Murtaza Ukani has facilitated the Teacher of the Year committee for three years. The process of selecting the Teacher of the Year involved a rigorous voting process via homerooms, a series of classroom visits by student leaders, and interviews with each of the nominees. “We had had over 500 nominations...

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NSN Audio Story: Mother bear

Inspired by NPR’s StoryCorps and to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving, the North Star News staff created several audio stories framed around this question: “What was a moment or event in your life that at the time seemed small, but ended up having a large impact or effect on you later in your life?” The staff sought people of different generations and crafted these pieces. We all know mothers make sacrifices. It’s time for me to learn exactly what my mother had to give up for her new life in...

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