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The North High Polars are state champs, again!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 28, 2016
 
 
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Dirk Tedmon
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612.668.0227
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The North High Polars are state champs, again!
 
MINNEAPOLIS – For the second time in 2016, the North High Polars brought home a state championship trophy. On Saturday, the North football team bested Rushford-Peterson 30-14 to win the Class 1A Prep Bowl.
 
This is the first Minneapolis Public Schools Prep Bowl win in nearly half a century, and the first Prep Bowl to be held in the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Last spring, the Polars earned victory in the Class A state basketball championship. The win gave North its sixth state basketball championship — and its first since 2003.
 
The wins come as the school is making a major comeback after nearly being shuttered in 2010. Enrollment and graduation rates are at six-year highs; more than 70 percent of students graduated on time in 2015. Last year, 100 percent of North seniors participating in athletics graduated on time and with an average of a “B” GPA. In addition, the school now boasts two learning academies: the North Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (NSTEM) Academy and the Academy of Arts and Communications.
 
Learn more about North Community High School at north.mpls.k12.mn.us.
 
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