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MSA is a talented group

During the talent show on June 3 at the Math and Science Academy, the acts included guys dressed as women, two "Blues Brothers" and a group of girls dancing around for "Peanut Butter Jelly Time." Staff photo by Amber Kispert

It was a day to honor both school accomplishments and students' secret talents at the Awards Ceremony and Talent Show on June 3 Minnesota Math and Science Academy.

During the lengthy program, students were first recognized for their accomplishments in various activities and academics, followed by students showcasing their talents in a variety of ways.

During the Talent Show, MSA students performed their routines for a panel of judges who judged them on different categories. The acts during the Talent Show includes singing, dancing, the Seussical cast, instruments and even sword fighting.

This was the last day for MSA seniors, so it was a fun and entertaining way to close out their college careers.

Some of the special awards that were given out during the Awards Ceremony were:

• Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Paul Zimmerman

• National School Choral Award: Sam Speckhrd, Heidi Trulsen

• John Philip Sousa Band Award: Nathaniel Buck

• National School Orchestra Award: Maria Johnson

• Woody Herman Jazz Award: Karl Grant, Dalton Maltby

• Outstanding Physics Student of the Year: Karl Grant

• Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Math: Saraniya Sathiamoorthi(junior), Elizabeth Speckhard(senior)

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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