North Park Recognizes Minnehaha Academy Centennial

Minnehaha Academy
The Minneahaha Academy Redhawks' varsity basketball team earned the Minnesota Class 2A championship this year, under the leadership of Lance Johnson a 1983 North Park alum.

CHICAGO (May 5, 2013) — North Park University recognized the 100th year of Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, Minn., a school for students in preschool through grade 12. Many graduates enroll at North Park, and University graduates are among the school’s faculty and staff.

President David Parkyn was among the speakers April 28 at the Academy’s Centennial Worship Celebration. In addressing the faculty, past and present, he said, “It is because you have been faithful in your calling as teachers that we can be here today. May God bless Minnehaha Academy with great teachers for the next century just as we have been blessed through the century past.”

The convocation was attended by Ted Anderson C’37, son of Theodore W. Anderson, the school’s first president and North Park Junior College graduate. The school’s current president, Dr. Donna Harris, is a member of the University board of trustees. Lance Johnson C’83 led the Redhawks’ varsity basketball team to the Minnesota Class 2A championship this year.

The University and Minnehaha Academy are affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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