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School briefs: Nov. 8

Hypnotism for the hungry

The Two Harbors DECA chapter is hosting a hypnotist show on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf and The BackPack Program at Minnehaha Elementary.

DECA is asking a $5 for admission or a donation of food items. According to the group's Facebook page, the food shelf has need of high protein foods, cooking oil and baby items.

Volleyball all-star game at THHS

Two Harbors won't just have a player in the Polar League All-Conference game this year - they'll also be hosting the event. The game will take place on Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the THHS gym.

The match features the top volleyball players in the conference, and this year, senior (and Lake County News-Chronicle summer intern) Claire Hoffert has been selected to play. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Swimmers gear up for sections

The Two Harbors/Silver Bay swim team, after another stellar season, spent recent weeks preparing for the section preliminaries which took place last night. Finals will be held on Saturday.

Coach Heather Mayfield said she has high hopes for the girls. She said she's aiming for at least one relay team to advance to the state meet this year. Last year, three individuals made it to state.

"It will be an exciting next few days for our Agates," Mayfield said. "The girls have big goals and dreams and I really hope they can make it!"

Check and the Lake County News-Chronicle Facebook page for swim team results over the weekend.

Cross country team earns accolades - for smarts

The Cook County/Two Harbors cross country team members aren't just fast - they're also smart.

The boys' and girls' teams each received the gold standard for academic performance. The top five GPAs of their section team runners earned them the honor. The girls had a mean of 3.89; the boys' was 3.94.

SHIP funding continues

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced that the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) will be funded for two more years. Healthy Northland, sponsored by the Carlton - Cook - Lake - St. Louis Community Health Board, received $1.5 million to continue existing work and begin new projects.

SHIP and Healthy Northland aim to help residents live longer, healthier lives.

In Lake County, SHIP funding has led to school gardens in both Silver Bay and Two Harbors, initiatives to encourage kids to walk or bike to school, and continued conversations about improving health policies in the district.

SHIP and Healthy Northland plan to increase access to healthy food, create more walkable communities, adopt more tobacco free policies, promote breastfeeding, implement comprehensive health policies, and increase healthy eating and physical activity in child care settings with the renewed grants.