Sunset Hill Students Meet U of M President
Two Sunset Hill Elementary School students spent time at the State Fair with the U of M President.
Two Sunset Hill students were selected to spend three hours at the State Fair with the President of the University of Minnesota the day before Labor Day. Dreyanah Fox and Raekwon King spent the morning touring the U of M building, visiting the Miracle of Birth Center, and other exciting and educational sites with President Kaler and his wife, Karen.
“This summer, we brought a group of students from Camp Sunset to the University as part of the Kids on Campus program sponsored by the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence,” said Jim Hebeisen, the principal intern at Camp Sunset. “Our connection at the University was so impressed with our group and the mission set forth by Karen Keffeler and the staff of Camp Sunset, that he asked me to find a couple of volunteers to spend the morning with the Kalers at the fair. I spoke with Karen Keffeler, the principal of Sunset Hill, and she helped me select two wonderful ambassadors to represent the students of the school.”
When asked to share a couple of highlights from the morning, Dreyanah mentioned walking across a tub filled with Oobleck (water and corn starch) and Raekwon enjoyed his first trip down the Giant Slide with Goldy the Gopher and President and Mrs. Kaler.
“I think the experience created some wonderful memories for Dreyanah and Raekwon that they will remember for a very long time,” said Hebeisen. “This was the first time a University of Minnesota President has ever done an outreach program like this, and it makes me proud to know that I was able to help Dreyanah and Raekwon be a part of it.”
(Informatin provided by a Wayzata School District press release.)