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PLHS Band members perform before Hawaii trip

Prior Lake High School band students are Hawaii bound!

On Monday, March 27, the group had their send-off performance in the PLHS Auditorium as they prepare for their week-long trip, where they will perform at Pearl Harbor, the Aloha Bowl Marketplace, and at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square.

PLHS senior Brooke Holmes awarded with 2023 Athena Award

Congratulations to Prior Lake High School senior, Brooke Holmes, who is the recipient of the 2023 Athena Award!

The Athena Award is given to one senior female athlete from each participating school who has distinguished herself in special individual athletic achievement or superior achievements in one or more sports. Brooke plans to attend St. Cloud State University in the fall to play softball and will major in Business Law.

Brooke has played on both the PLHS Varsity hockey and softball teams for the past five years where she earned a Varsity letter in both sports in each one of those years. She achieved All-State Honorable Mention for softball, and was 8th in all-time career assists for hockey! She was also named captain of both teams during her senior year. Brooke has been recognized with the Hobey Baker Character Award and has also been a Board Scholar for the last three years. Brooke will be honored at the Athena Awards luncheon on May 5 where she will be presented with the award in recognition of her effort and dedication to athletics.

Congratulations Brooke, we are so proud of you!


Two PLHS Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Prior Lake High School seniors Allison Hilzendeger and Maria LoPresto were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists!

Allison and Maria were among 15,000 nationwide finalists eligible to compete for 7,400 scholarships offered in the spring. To qualify in this multi-tiered competition, they had to score high enough on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide get this far.

Elementary students gather for Caring Conversations

On March 7, over 100 PLSAS elementary student leaders came together at the LINK Event Center to participate in Caring Conversations with building principals and district leaders.

The topic of the event was LEADERSHIP. Within small groups, students brainstormed what characteristics leaders should have and what it looks and feels like to be a good leader in their classrooms and schools. The room was filled with awesome discussions and collaboration, which led to fantastic ideas on how they can make our district and community a better place.