photo by Carolyn Bertsch Sartell-St. Stephen High School Environmental Science students Colten Sigurdson, 17, (left) and T.J. Raden, 18, answer questions about various furs and bones displayed Feb. 15 during a Waterfest event which took place at the College of St. Benedict. More than 400 children from Clearview, Oak Ridge, Pine Meadow and St. Katharine Drexel elementary schools were present
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Members of the Diekman family of Sartell, including (left to right) Hannah, 12; Molly, 4; LeAnn; and Emma, 8, listen to instructions about how to design a hamster character on the cover of a notebook by using a few select materials Feb. 17 at Crafts Direct in Waite Park. Emma attends Oak Ridge Elementary School and
photo by Carolyn BertschSartell Middle School Genius Team members (left to right) Matthew Ruder, 14; Burg McSorley, 11; and Ben Thompson, 11, demonstrate robotics Feb 8 during the Student Powered Conference at the Sartell Community Center. Sartell students were joined by students from Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, and Little Falls in an effort to showcase learning. Various demonstrations took place
photo by Carolyn BertschAddy Meier, 5, (center) points to an illustration from the book "Love You Forever" while Anna Lang, 4, looks on during a visit Feb. 1 from Gabi Schumann, 10, as part of Sartell School Readiness. Members of the Pine Meadow Elementary Student Council paired with younger students to read several books together. Schumann, Meier and Lang are all
photo by Carolyn BertschMark Wood plays the violin he invented called "The Viper," which contains the sounds of an entire orchestra in a single instrument during the Jan. 13 "Electrify Your Strings" concert at Ritsche Auditorium-Stewart Hall, St. Cloud. photo by Carolyn Bertsch Young strings musicians from across central Minnesota spent the afternoon of Jan. 12 in Ritsche Auditorium-Stewart Hall
photo by Carolyn BertschAvid fans sit at the edge of their front-row seats Jan. 6 in the gymnasium of the Sartell Middle School to watch and discuss each round of the state robotics tournament. They are (left to right) Blake Swenson, 9; Bennett Moe, 8; and Sam Thompson, 9; all of Sartell. photo by Carolyn BertschSartell Middle School Kikbots team
photo by Carolyn Bertsch Some of the Newsleader team and their families join together Dec. 8 to sing carols and ring bells for the Salvation Army at Coborn's on First Ave. N. in Sartell. The group received high praise from store-goers for their Christmas-lyrics improvisation skills, which has prompted them to cut their first album, "Extra-Extra! Sing all About It!"