There will be no time to kick back over spring break for five Edina High School students. They have chosen instead to participate in a 10-day Civil Rights Research Tour (CRRT). Covering nearly 4,000 miles and seven cities, they will visit the most important historic places pertaining to the civil rights movement in the U.S. The CRRT will culminate in a student-produced video and young people who will be a knowledgeable voice in their schools when it comes to African American history.
Hilarity ensued Tuesday when Edina High School’s Comedy Sportz team met for its final rehearsal. The 16-student team practiced various games and exercises with the help of Comedy Sportz cast member Michael Bruckmueller, who acted as the team’s coach, to hone their skills and prepare them for their Thursday night performance.
“Draw a symbol on your nametag to show your favorite part of day one,” announced Jackie Roehl, English teacher at Edina High School (EHS). It was early Friday morning when about 45 sophomore English students from EHS arrived at Fort Snelling State Park for the second day of a two-day seminar. Themed, “Reading the Landscape,” the seminar was no ordinary field trip.