Ten 2012 graduates of Benilde-St. Margaret’s School who participated in the St. Louis Park school’s Advanced Competitive Science Program traveled to Mexico City June 18-24 to compete in RoboCup 2012, an international initiative fostering research and education in robotics and artificial intelligence. The students — the only high-school-level team invited to compete and the only team representing the U.S. — placed eighth in the RoboCup Rescue division. Students who made up the “RoboRescue Squad” were Teddy Brown, Levi Caffes, Sam Conley, Patrick Freese, Alex Herbst, Emily Herrmann, Carter McNew, Nicole Sauer, Paul Sonsalla and Brian Tobelmann.
Sr. Melissa Schreifels professes final vows
Sister Melissa Schreifels will profess perpetual vows as a School Sister of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Mankato on July 28. Sister Melissa grew up in Sartell, Minn. She graduated from Creighton University with a degree in pharmacy in 1992. She is currently a middle school math teacher at St. Michael Catholic School in Prior Lake and is working on a master’s degree in education, while also continuing her part-time ministry as a pharmacist.