Tropical Madness Week and Talent Show Set for April 11-15

By Jordon S.

BLUE EARTH- Tropical Madness week offers students grades 6 and 7 an opportunity to participate in dress up days and a talent show to celebrate spring. Tropical Madness Week will be held April 11th through the 15th with the talent show on the 15th. The student council members plan the dress up days for that week and will inform students via posters and announcements, so make sure to listen to the announcements each day for details.

The BEA Middle school student council is also in charge if the talent show with Mrs. Armstrong as their adviser. Armstrong says that the talent show is a great way to show off the talent at BEA for parents, staff, and fellow students.

“It is fun for the kids to see each others’ talents,” shares Mrs. Armstrong. The talent show is held in Pemberton Gym at the BEA Middle School. “This week is a fun way to gear everyone into spring,” says Mrs. Armstrong. in the talent show, signed up by filling out a form in the office and returning it by March 18th. . Talent show tryouts were then held on March 31st after school. If that was a conflict, Armstrong arranged another time for individuals, she says. Parents and community members are welcome to attend the show which is set for 1:15 pm in Pemberton Gym.
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BEA 6th grade girl talent show judges from the 2015-16 talent show

Tea A. was dressed up as Meghan Trainor, Phoebe L. was dressed up as Taylor Swift, Arika H. was dressed up as Carrie Underwood and Gabby H. was dressed up as Gwen Stefani.

Student enjoys role as a BEA softball pitcher

By Jordon S

Blue Earth- Mckenna D. started pitching in 4th grade during her first year of softball. She wanted to become a pitcher after watching her cousin Aniston at her first game. McKenna says that at first it was scary pitching in front of a crowd, but then she got used to it. She plays for three Blue Earth teams, the school team during the school year and both a 12 and under and a 14 and under team in the summer. She says she likes to pitch because it gives her more time on the field during games, and the more time McKenna is on the field the more time she gets to play and the more fun she has. McKenna shares that she practices, "Every day except Wednesdays and Sundays," at either the softball fields, the Blue Earth Fitness Center or Lake Crystal Recreation Center. She says she enjoys being the reason the batter is struck out or is walked to 1st base or not. Pitching provides a fun way to relieve stress, she says. If she wasn’t a pitcher McKenna says she would either be a catcher or a first baseman. She plans on being in softball until she is a senior in high school.