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Lake Elmo Elementary students gather in the media center to watch Shahd Abouhekel’s video. The students were able to learn about Muslim culture as well as interact with one another.
Senior Shahd Abouhekel shares Muslim culture, representation in schools
Mackenzie Vang, Podcast Reporter • June 13, 2021

"It would have been amazing if we had different books portraying a variety of cultures and traditions. If I did have this experience like the elementary schoolers now, it would’ve opened up conversation about our identities and the students would’ve learned about the hijab and its true meaning at a younger age," senior Shahd Abouhekel said. Abouhekel got the opportunity to talk to elementary...

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Carolyn Leopold, Kelly Lindquist and a coworker pose during a retirement ceremony held by the Stillwater Public School District in May.
District recognizes 62 retirees at Lake Elmo Inn
Henry Jansen, Distribution Reporter • June 10, 2021

The Stillwater School District recognizes their reputation is earned through the hard work of its staff, so it took a moment this year to recognize its retirees. Some of whom have worked for the district for several decades. In May, the district held a banquet to honor 62 retirees. This includes staff who will be retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, as well as staff members who retired...

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