Henry Sibley High School principal Ron Monson was recently named the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals Capitol Division Principal of the Year. He has served as the Sibley principal since 2014.
Iris Carroll of Macalester-Groveland had her National History Day documentary, Penumbra Theater: Presenting African American Narratives through Performance, selected to be showcased in the Smithsonian Learning Lab of the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of the National History Day competition. Her documentary is one of 35 student films being shown in the museum’s digital showcase through June 24. Visit s.si.edu/NHDShowcase2020.
Sara Dziuk has been named president and CEO of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JAUM), 1745 University Ave., effective July 1. She succeeds Gina Blayney, who announced her retirement last summer after 15 years as CEO. Dziuk was most recently the chief advancement officer for College Possible, overseeing the organization’s fundraising, communications and external relations at the national level. JAUM has been serving students in the Upper Midwest since 1949. During the 2018-2019 school year, it reached nearly 170,000 students in grades K-12. Learn more at jaum.org.
World Without Genocide, a human rights organization at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will host its annual Summer Institute for High School and College Students. This year’s topic is “Politics, Propaganda, the Pandemic, and Genocide: The Holocaust, American Indians, and Guatemala.” Because of COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Institute will be held online from 10 a.m.-noon, 1:30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, August 4-6. The deadline to register is July 26. Visit worldwithoutgenocide.org or call 952-693-5206.
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