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Congratulations Wallin Scholars!

Congratulations Wallin Scholars!

Wallin Education Partners has officially announced their 2023 scholarship recipients and we are thrilled that ten Richfield High School students were offered the scholarship! Each scholar will receive up to $16,000 over four years, as well as college advising and access to ongoing support. 

What makes this even more exciting is that Wallin chose RHS as a school where they would surprise Scholars on camera! Each of our Wallin Scholars was invited to participate in a video about our Career and College Center, but during the filming, they were surprised with the scholarship! You can watch the heartwarming video below (or on our YouTube channel).

Congratulations to all of our Wallin Scholars: Adam Douiri, Andy Mera, Anthony Rutherford, Elsy Marbeli Cruz Parra, Kharisma Naidu, Kokou Sronvi, Michael Montano-Aguilar, Ryan Kelleher, Sophia Proulx and Trey Petersen!



Press Release:

Surprising Students with Wallin Scholarship

St. Paul, MN – Wallin Education Partners surprised 30 students from four high schools with the news that they had been awarded a Wallin Scholarship! 

Today, Wallin is announcing its largest class ever, with 361 four-year scholars from 70+ high schools and over $8 million in support. 

Each scholar will receive up to $16,000 over four years, advising, and access to support. 

The surprises took place in Blaine High School, Johnson High School, Owatonna High School, and Richfield High School. 

88% of this year’s class are students of color, 74% are first-generation, and 100% have demonstrated financial need.

“Each student motivates and inspires us. Our scholars are creating a more equitable Minnesota, one that we desire and that they deserve,” said Susan Basil King, EdD, President & CEO of Wallin Education Partners. 

To see the full surprise video or to meet our newest Wallin Scholars, please visit

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A group photo of our 2023 Wallin Scholars.

We are thrilled that ten Richfield High School students are Wallin Scholars, each receiving up to $16,000 over four years, as well as college advising and access to ongoing support.

Graduation Caps

The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2022 graduation rates. We are excited to share that we have made consistent gains in many areas and that Richfield High School’s four-year graduation rate (88.9%) exceeds the statewide graduation rate of 83.6% by 5.3 percentage points. 

Students voting for which book to read

Kirsten Thorson’s preschool classroom at the Central Education Center provides students as young as 3 years old with an opportunity to have their voices heard by engaging them in their education.

Representation Matters in ECFE

Shanyn Hill, an ECFE teacher at the Central Education Center, recently had the dolls in her classroom measured to make hijabs. This little step is representative of the commitment that our early learning program has to our District's equity policy.

Solar at Richfield Public Schools

We are thrilled to share that we have made significant progress in our commitment to clean energy. Over the past decade, we've added 1.15 megawatts of solar across five of our schools, making us a shining example of rooftop solar for school districts.

Bill Davis with Spartan Foundation Scholarship Receipient

Bill Davis was a 1960 graduate of Richfield High School and a long-time resident of the Richfield community. He was one of the founding members of the Richfield Spartan Foundation, which provides scholarships for Richfield High School graduates and provides financial support for programs at RHS.

A teacher at Centennial is interviewed for the evening news.

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