River Bend students get awards

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River Bend Education District students competed in the Minnesota Association for Alternative Programming (MAAPS) Success, Teamwork, Achievement, Recognition and Self-esteem (STARS) Spring Conference last month, taking home a number of prizes. The district took third in a team trivia competition called LifeSmarts. Katelyn Sarkar took second in public speaking, and the team took home two top-eight plaques. Overall River Bend earned 14 goold places, 5 silver and 4 bronze in the competitions.

Pictured left to right, front row: Devon Sprenger-Chicos; second row: Priscilla Villarreal, BoGarett Rechtzigel, Katelyn Sarkar and Ashley Jones; back row: Tonya Hazen (School Counselor), Esmeralda Uribe, Juan Mora, Cameron Sletten, Amber Blackburn, Aiyana Trujillo, Joey Warta (MAAP STARS Advisor) and Ethan Gewerth.