Concussions, Competitions, and Killin’ It: this week on Best of SNO

Up north, we’ve firmly settled into the new season (it might not even snow again!), and we’re totally digging the high quality Best of SNO submissions that have been rolling in. This week, a Wayzata High student talks concussion awareness, Marquette High students make their mark in a short film competition, and Cortney Chow profiles as peer who absolutely kills it, no matter what. Read on for our weekly picks, written and submitted by students just like yours.

Concussion Controversy: All About Recognition – Elisabeth Oster, Wayzata High School
“I think we are really starting to think about how we can protect our youth, athletes, pro-sport athletes, and people in general so that they can return to what they want to do.”

Students Succeed in Short-Film Competition – Neelansh Bute and Abhijit Srirangam, Marquette High School
“I learned how to work with difficult people,” Shah said. “I also learned how to better film and edit a video.”

Hailey Markus: a battle on wheels – Cortney Chow, Portage Northern High School
“Just ’cause I’m in a wheelchair doesn’t mean I’m any different.”

Geoffrey Wang: It’s hard to get better if you don’t practice – Nathan Zhao, Wayland High School
“People who really want to progress and get better practice a lot. My father always says, ‘If you practice forever, you can learn any trick.’”

The Arambula sisters miss family in Mexico but enjoy life in the U.S. – Autumn Prescott, Kearsley High School
“My sister and I are going to school, getting our education, and learning life lessons. As long as the four of us are together, things are good and, hopefully, continue to be.”

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