• Alexa Lee

    Alexa Lee

    Class of 2017
    Esko, MN

    Alexa's Bio:
    I was born and raised in the Twin Ports area and am the youngest of five kids. I always wait until the last minute to do really important things (bad habit). In my spare time I love to dance and was on the Dance Team here at CSS.

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Gearing up for Competition… But wait

Ever since homecoming, the dance team has started working on two new dances for the St. Thomas Invitational. This is one of the only competitions that we do. In fact, unless we decide to attend nationals, it is the only competition we do. We are doing a jazz and hip-hop dance. This year I was really excited because not only are we doing two dances instead of one, but I also got to be a part of the choreography team with two other teammates, and we made up the entire jazz dance ourselves. We just finished tonight, and I am so happy with it! Then, we got the info for the Tommie Invite, and… I CAN’T GO. I almost started crying when I realized that the date was December 6th, I have my wisdom teeth removal scheduled for December 4th. I have already talked to my mom, and she said there was no way to cancel it, and I barely got the appointment as it is because the oral surgeon that we chose is very good, and therefore very busy. I am so disappointed about this because I live and breathed dance competitions in high school, so I always look forward to this one. I am hoping that we do some extra performances at basketball games or something like that so I can still do the dances at least once. My insurance will be changing on the first which is why I can’t put it off until after the new year. I get that sometimes life throws things at you that you aren’t quite sure how to deal with it, especially when it is something that is really important to you. What I try to do is think about the things I do have rather than the things I don’t. I am lucky to have the privilege to move and dance, some people aren’t. I am lucky to have the privilege to go to a dentist and get my teeth removed, some people don’t. Although my problems aren’t insignificant, I have to remember that they could be worse. Even though I am going to miss this competition, I know that I will have at least one more chance, and that will just have to be good enough.

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