‘College Possible’ Makes Prom A Possibility For 250 TeensProm is a tradition every high school student should have the opportunity to experience. An organization called College Possible made prom possible for hundreds of students in the metro Saturday. The non-profit organized a dress giveaway at its headquarters in St. Paul, where 250 young ladies signed up to pick out a dress, along with accessories and shoes.
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Beats Rushford-Peterson For 1A TitleBrian Goodwin scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half to lead Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa past Rushford Peterson 52-40 in the Minnesota 1A state championship game on Saturday. After blowing an early double-digit lead, the top-ranked Jaguars (31-1) won their second state title in three years thanks to Goodwin's poise in the final 10 minutes. Down 34-30 with 10:33 to play, Goodwin fueled a 13-5 game-deciding run that included seven-consecutive free throws.
'U' Study: Improvements With Later H.S. School Start TimesHigh schools that start later in the morning may be doing their students a world of good, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota. The three-year project, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, studied five Minnesota high schools.
Big Changes In Store For SAT TestCollege board officials announced this week that an update to the SAT test is needed to make the exam more representative of what high school students study in class. The changes don't go into effect until 2016, which means this year's ninth graders will be the first to take it in their junior year. It's a tough test that creates anxiety, and one that requires practice and sometimes even a tutor.
Lawmakers Want Tougher Rules On H.S. Transfer AthletesAs the boys state hockey tournament skates into the Xcel Energy Center, it's another showdown in St. Paul that some high school athletes are fighting to win. Lawmakers are wondering if some students and their parents are going too far to gain a competitive edge.
Metrodome Seats To Find New Purpose At HS StadiumThe Metrodome is now just an active deconstruction site. The dome deflated on Saturday morning, and pieces are being quickly disassembled to make way for the new Vikings stadium.
Best Of Minnesota: High School Hockey RinksNo doubt about it, winter is here in Minnesota and that means hockey. It's played on ponds and in parks, but we wanted to find the best high school hockey rink in Minnesota. Your votes sent WCCO's Matt Brickman all the way up to Thief River Falls to see the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Cretin-Derham Hall Football Player Dies In Eagan RolloverIt's been a day of shock and sadness for one of the elite high school football programs in Minnesota. One of the starters for Cretin-Derham Hall, 16-year-old Max Lowell, was killed overnight in a rollover crash in Eagan.
Viewers' Choice For MN's Best HS Football Field: New London-SpicerHigh school football's regular season wrapped up on Wednesday night on fields across Minnesota. But where did WCCO viewers select as the best place for Friday Night Lights?
WCCO Radio Rally: September 19It's Week 4 of the high school football season and every game is magnified as we get closer to the end of the regular season. It will also finally start to feel like fall football weather with temperatures in the 60s by the end of the week.
Teen Cheerleader Guilty Of Prostituting GirlProsecutors say a high school cheerleader is admitting she talked a fellow student into prostituting herself, then kept the money. Eighteen-year-old Montia Parker pleaded guilty Friday to three prostitution-related counts.
Mpls. High Schools See Uptick In EnrollmentWhen Minneapolis students had back to class a week from Monday, the district will experience something it hasn't in more than a decade - a spike in the number of high school students attending Minneapolis Public Schools. For the first time since 2001, enrollment district-wide will be more than 34,000 students – nearly more than 400 than last year.
Pick-A-Side: Best School-Themed Movie?From "Sixteen Candles" to "Animal House" -- which is your favorite?
Preparing Your Child: Grade School to High SchoolA guidance counselor and a College Options coordinator offer advice to parents on how to address your teen's concerns about moving from grade school to high school.
MN HS Sports Leaders 'Putting Premium On Coaches'Nearly 100 Minnesota high school athletic directors gathered on Tuesday to listen to guest speakers help teach them about leadership, organization, and most importantly about getting the right coaches for the right kids. "To take the principals, the concepts, the legal issues, and the coaching issues and leadership issues and apply them to the schools they're at," Ted Schultz said.