“Life changing” is how Faith Bichanga described the Civil Rights Research Tour (CRRT) that she and four other Edina High School (EHS) students participated in over spring break. In 10 days, the group travelled thousands of miles across southern states visiting historic civil rights locations, meeting top elected officials in several cities, touring historically black colleges, and learning about the history of black people in the United States — learning about history that is often “below the line” and not necessarily covered in traditional history texts.
Students in Edina High School’s Options program travelled to Gale Woods Farm April 17 to complete a service project, which fulfilled curriculum requirements and, for some, was a way to gain leadership experience.
Helping students and parents understand how having a healthy body will support learning is the focus of the Student Wellness Challenge. This year’s Challenge is Saturday, April 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at South View Middle School. Activities and speakers will be located in the gym and auditorium.