This was the first year Parnassus Preparatory School in Maple Grove competed in the competition.
Students collected and donated diapers, bars of soap, razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes.
Parnassus Preparatory School and Ave Maria Academy announced closures as well. Heritage Christian Christian Academy announced a delayed start.
After completing the Destination Imagination (DI) Regional Tournaments, several ISD 279 - Osseo Area Schools teams have earned top spots to go to the state competition April 21 at Jackson Middle School in Champlin.
The list of candidates has been narrowed to two finalists, Dr. Erick Pruitt and Mr. James Harris.
"This selection puts them among the top one percent of 7-12 grade art and writing students nationwide," Art Teacher Daniel Prody said.
Heritage Christian Academy students participated in a Pennies for Patients project to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Weaver Lake Principal Dennis Palm and Birch Grove Principal Jeff Zastrow will receive the awards on behalf of the schools at the Magnet Schools of America’s National Conference this spring.
The Crimson finished third in the competition which was held February 16th and 17th at Target Center.
The individual who is appointed to the seat will complete the remainder of a four-year term of a board member who resigned. The term of the appointment runs until January 2019.