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Congratulations to Patrick Henry's Class of 2013

The toughest, fastest, smartest group of students anywhere walked across the stage at the Convention Center on Graduation Day, June 1st (see Video here).  Order that video here.  Click headline to more of hundreds of photos, speeches, and awards.

Mika to Represent Minneapolis in International Spoken Word Competition

Mika will advance to the International Spoken Word Competition in Chicago in August as a result of his winning rendition of two of his spoken word pieces at the Heart of the Beast Theater on Friday, March 28th.

National Honor Society Honors New Members on April 10th

Often there wasn't a dry eye in the house as juniors stepped into big shoes and began their NHS tenure with speeches of appreciation for their family and friends.

Herobotics Finishes Best Robot Ever on March 29th

Herobotics had several honors and awards this year.

Wrestling Team Sends Two to State and Dominates All Conference

The best wrestling team in the history of the school?  After sending Kelsey Bocek '13 and Shaheem Dukes '13 to State and dominating the All Conference Team, it's safe to say this team had it all.

Third Quarter Honor Roll, Perfect Attenders, and .5 Improvement

We've never been more confident about the future of Minneapolis and the United States.  Get ready for a glimpse of tomorrow's leaders today.   See Patrick Henry's best and the brightest from Third Quarter here.

First Semester Honor Roll, Perfect Attenders, and .5 Improvement

We've never been more confident about the future of Minneapolis and the United States.  Get ready for a glimpse of tomorrow's leaders today.   See Patrick Henry's best and the brightest here.

Celebration Eligible Status Indicates Positive Test Results Trendline

Henry was featured in a August 30th Star Tribune article by Kim McGuire and Steve Brandt with photo by David Joles.  One excerpt: Latanya Daniels, Henry's third-year principal, said the celebration designation "feels awesome to me."

Wrestlers Take St. Croix Tournament on January 12th

Damarius Gilmer '14 joined teammates Shaheem Dukes (182 pounds), Yassir Shabazz (190) and Kelsey Bocek (Heavyweight) on the Winner's Platform in leading Patrick Henry to an overall team championship at the sevent team St. Croix Tournament.  See results here.

Tennis Team Shines in District Tournament

There are 6 flights (levels) at the Minneapolis Doubles Tournament held on May 12th. Usually Washburn, South, and Southwest play the first 3 flights and other District Teams make up the remaining categories.  Henry finished at the top of Flights 4 - 6. 

4th flight 1st place Meng Thao and Siew Thao
4th flight 2nd Place Michael Yang and Mason Coulliard
5th Flight 1st Place Xe Khang and Chee Meng Yang
6th Flight 2nd Place Pheng (and a student from North)
See Doubles and Team pictures here.

May 16th Minnpost.Com Article Explains Henry's National Ranking

An excerpt from the Minnpost.com article by Beth Hawkins:   Perhaps best described as Minneapolis’ sleeper success, Patrick Henry has made other “best” lists. It’s small, has had IB for a number of years, and boasts high-tech classes as challenging as much of what’s on offer at your local community college.

I got to tour the north Minneapolis campus last fall with Sen. Al Franken and we watched high-poverty math and engineering students figure out vectors, R values, the Pythagorean theorem and lots of other stuff that’s above my pay grade. The future of our state’s economy is being cooked up in Henry’s halls.

Dr. Kociemba, Ms. Kostik, Former Staff Into Hall of Fame

The Patrick Henry High School Foundation honored six outstanding leaders in the community for their contribution to life and life at Henry.  Dr. Gary Kociemba (father of Mark Kociemba current Henry Associate Educator), and Jane Kostik led a group of six to be honored.  See their words of gratitude on receiving the Hall of Fame honor.

Tim Gill '12 Wins $2,000 Kiwanis Scholarship

On May 15th at the Minneapolis Club, Former President of the University of Minnesota Dr. Robert Bruininks congratulated Tim Gill '12 on his $2,000 Kiwanis Scholarship. Dr. Bruininks then announced to fellow seniors Sonia Paredes '12 and Jason Sweeney '12, "I used to work at Henry."  Sonia Paredes '12 also used the occasion to announce that she had recently received a $1,500 Rotary Scholarship.

Kong Lee '13 and Looney Tunes Crowned at Madtown Showdown

Kong Lee and his brother Kou '10 led Looney Tunes to victory and a $600 Grand Prize in an international dance competition featuring the best break dance teams in the world at the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. 

During the past school year Looney Tunes has placed or won similar international dance competitions in St. Louis and Orlando.  Looney Tunes will next compete again in the Fall in Houston and Boston.  See Looney Tunes video here.

Tim Gill '12 To Star in All Star Game

The 19th Annual Inner City All Star Classic featuring the Metro area's top Senior Men will be Sunday, June 17th.  Tim Gill '12 Kiwanis Scholar and Captain of the Men's Basketball Team leads the basketball elite.  Joining Tim will be former teammate Ben Glover, who attended Henry until his sophomore year and currently attends MN Transitions.

National Honor Society Honors Juniors

The National Honor Society Induction was an inspirational and emotional tribute to many of the strongest students at Patrick Henry and included:

Henry Chosen For New IB/Tech Program

Patrick Henry High School is an IB World School offering the IB Diploma Programme and the Middle Years Programme. It is also a candidate school* for the IB Career-related Certificate. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.  Patrick Henry has been selected as one of eight Pilot Schools for the International Baccalaureate Career Certificate Program (IBCC).

Henry Coach and Alum Leapin' Leonard Jones '90 Hall of Fame Bound

Patrick Henry Track Coach and graduate legendary Leapin' Leonard Jones '90 has capped off a remarkable life in track and field by being named to the Division Three Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Mr. Voek's Wins Outstanding Teacher Contest

Let's Dish a family meal program recently conducted an online campaign to recognize outstanding teachers who put forth each day to truly make a difference for every student in their school, and community.  The winner of that campaign is Mr. Voeks, Math Teacher.

Antonique Martin '13 Honored at First Annual Seventh Avenue Pageant

Wayman A.M.E. Church sponsored the first Annual Ms. Seventh Avenue Pageant on Saturday, March 31st and presented Antonique Martin '13 with First Place Honors including several gifts, beautiful formal wear, a generous $250 financial offering for a scholarship, and and most importantly the opportunity to represent young women in the Wayman A.M.E. community.  SEE pictures at the Pageant and learn why judges are enthusiastic about their first contest winner.

Chess Team Finishes in Top 30 in National Tournament

Congratulations to the Patrick Henry Chess team which competed in the National High School Chess Tournament this weekend. Our team finished in the top 30 for the nation. Team member s are Mason Couillard, Noah Wrolson, Caleb Widstrand, Van Kirwin, Tristan Reep, and Noushee Khang.

Phong Nguyen Muscles To First Place in Gpher State Classic Bodybuilding

Congratulations to Phong Nguyen '12 who took 1st at the recent Gopher State Classics in two different divisions, Teens and Bantam. After winning those competitions he advanced to Overalls and took 5th place.  Phong dieted for roughly 16 weeks to prepare for this show.

Storm Autio '12 Places in Top Three in District Competition

In the Viva City Arts Competition in early March Storm Autio won the Tracy Award along with $1,000 for his piece, Large Bird.  This work is also currently on display at the District Office on commission. See other winners and their art here.

Trio of Captains Are 2012 Kiwanis Scholars

Meet the following trio of Patriots who were chosen on the basis of academic and leadership skills to represent Patrick Henry in the Kiwanis Scholars program:  Sonia Paredes (Captain: Soccer Team), Jason Sweeney (Captain: Robotics Team), Tim Gill (Captain: Basketball Team).

Siew Thao '12 is KARE 11 Academic All Star

If you missed the March 26th KARE 11 Academic All Star segment aired at 6:15 AM, you can also check it out here.

Patriot Pride: National Magazine Names PHHS As One of Best

The February 2nd U.S. News and World Report has named Patrick Henry as a Silver Medal School--one of the top eleven in Minnesota.  Read how Patrick Henry was chosen and the other ten schools named to the list.

Patrick Henry Amongst Top Teams Ever at Men's Basketball Tournament

Jim McIntyre '45 who led Patrick Henry to two State Championships in 1944 and '45  was named one of the top five all time Men's Basketball Players.  Lawrence McKenzie who led the Patriots to an astounding four consecutive state championships from 2000 - 2003 made Honorable Mention.

Patrick Henry Receives Authorization To Offer IB MYP

Patrick Henry High School has received authorization to begin offering the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP), serving students in ninth through tenth grades.

Emilia Skogen '15 Wins Northeast Bank Art Contest

Emilia Skogen '15 captured first place in the 4th Annual Whhite House Coloring Contest sponsored by Northeast Bank in conjunction with the We Love our Presidents Day event held at NE Middle School on Saturday, February 18th.

Indian Education Honors Four Students on February 29th

Storm Autio '12, Janice Dickison '12, Theo Marcil '12, and Jonah Irons '15 were honored for outstanding academic and leadership at Patrick Henry.

Patriot Pride: 2nd Qtr Honor Roll, Perfect Attenders, and .5 Improvers

Thuy An Tran '12 explains her journey from Ho Chi Min City to a perfect 4.0 over 4.0 years at Patrick Henry and we introduce you to more of  tomorrow's leaders today on our 2nd Qtr Honor Roll list.

Patrick Henry Leads In Minneapolis Promise

Mayor Rybak's proudest achievement is the Minneapolis Promise, with Career and College Center counseling, Step Up Job Opportunities, and College Scholarships.  Patrick Henry leads the way.

Former Hockey Coach Harry Brown Achieves Fame

Former Patrick Henry Coach Harry Brown has been inducted into the Minnesota High School Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame.  Coach Brown led Patrick Henry to a 3rd place finish in the 1964 Minnesota Hockey State Tournament.

Ross is Boss at State Tournament

Sam Ross '12 finished his swimming career with a school record and a personal best at the Swimming State Tournament on Saturday in February.

Tristan Reep District's Best, Leads Team to Championship

Tristan Reep '14 captured first place in the 28th Annual (in recent years there have been more than one tournament) Check It Out Chess Tournament held on February 11th at North High School.  Tristan led the largest high school Chess Team in the District to the First Place Championship in the high school division.

Gymnasts Flip at District Meet

Emily Anderson '13 and Jessie Evans '15, placed on Floor Exercise at a District Tournament in February.

Emily placed 6th with a 6.1 and is a Captain. Jessie placed 10th with a 5.8 and is a first year gymnast. 

Minnesota Preps Names Darius Hill '13 Prep of Week

Darius was red hot during the week  in back to back nights and both games were on the road. He wore out the scoreboard with 40 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 assists in a 77-60 victory against Southwest and followed that with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 assists in an exciting 63-62 win against Totino-Grace.

Step Team Places in 5th Annual Step Off Competition

Big Ups to Patrick Henry's Elite Step Team that finished in third place in the 5th Annual Step Team Competition at North High School on Saturday, March 3rd.

Japanese Classes Represent at Japan Bowl

The J-Quiz was held on February 18th at Normandale College.  Patrick Henry fared very well in this competition of the best high school Japanese Teams from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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