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Student achievements

The following information has been received from school sources.

- Brittany Cygan has been named recipient of a $1,000 Maverick Scholarship from Minnesota State University, Mankato for the 2010-2011 academic school year. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.

She is the daughter of Matthew and Patricia Cygan of Woodbury.

- Ameay Naravane, grade 11, son of Vijay and Vrinda Naravane of Woodbury, is one of a five-member "Quiz Bowl" team from Mounds Park Academy who will compete at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments' (NAQT) High School National Championship event, May 28 - 30 in Chicago.

The Quiz Bowl "is an academic competition modeled after the National College Bowl program where extensive knowledge and quick reflexes are needed for success," according to Wade Peterson, MPA faculty advisor. "It's a good way for like-minded students to meet, to have fun, to excel by using their wits and their intellect."