BEA Today

A paper by the student for the students.

Author Visiting BEA is Pure MN Gold

By Logan J

Patrick Mader, author of the book Minnesota Gold, visited the BEA Middle School during the afternoon of February 25th to talk about his book to BEA’s 7th graders.The book tells the story of Olympic athletes from Minnesota. Some of the people that are in this book are: Gary Niest and Amanda Loucks both from Albert Lea, and Kris Kuehl. Neist became a wrestler in 1972 in Albert Lea, Minnesota. After Gary was done with wrestling, he became a college professor. Amanda competed in track doing the the triple jump. At one of her meets she jumped 41 ft and 4 inches. Kris Kuehl started throwing discus in high school. Then one day she was out with her friend, and they were throwing disc, and she ran right into a metal rod and sliced her eye. Her parents took her in and she found out she was blind. This ended her Olympic career. She began attending school, and they taught her how to read. Kris now teaches gym class.

Talent Show

By Logan J Spring is around the corner and that means so is the Middle School Talent Show! We are still looking for singers, dancers, musicians, or acts! If interested, please stop by the office to pick up a form. The forms must be returned to Mrs. Armstrong or the office by March 18th. Talent show try-outs will be announced later. Tropical Madness week will be April 11th-15th with the talent show on the 15th.

BEA Speech Team In Action for 2016

By: Logan Johnson

Blue Earth- Speech is about having fun and competing, according to Coach Michelle Ehlers. What does the speech team do? They have practice weekly beginning in December and compete on Saturdays from February to April.Why do people join the speech team? Coach Ehlers feels that most people join the speech team to hangout with their friends and have good memories and compete against other kids.They compete in Mankato, St.Peter, Fairmont and many more. There are just under 15 kids on this year’s team team and they will attend at least 7 individual meets and may attend more if students advance to sections or state.