ST. PAUL – More than 320 graduating seniors from all over Minnesota recently received their high school diplomas as members of Minnesota Connections Academy’s Class of 2020. Each year the public online school celebrates this academic milestone by hosting an in-person commencement ceremony. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school recognized the graduates with a virtual celebration.

The following students from Crow Wing County are among Minnesota Connections Academy’s class of 2020*:


Nickolas Buersken

Kendra Savage


Morgan Zahn

Pequot Lakes

Alexander Bowley