To be named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, 11th-grade students need to score in the top 1 percent of entrants from their state on the Preliminary SAT test as a junior. This year, Anoka-Hennepin schools have three such students.
The city of Coon Rapids and Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 have renewed agreements to bring police liaison officers into elementary, middle and high schools.
By day, Jesse Peterson is an orchestra teacher at Anoka Middle School for the Arts. By night, he’s a rock star.