Thursday, November 12, 2009

My trip to Minnesota

The last two weeks has been my first trip to the twin cities and surrounding area. Of course, I have been to the MSP airport before, but never much further than that. I was pleasantly surprised that the weather was phenomenal while I have been here. Most days it has been 60 degrees! This trip was quite busy, I visited mostly in the twin cities area and suburbs. However, I did venture out of the cities and up north to Duluth. I was amazed by the size of Lake Superior.

I hosted a pizza party in Duluth and it was one of the best ones this year! The parents and students who attended stayed for almost 2 hours asking great questions and really wanted to know more about Montana State! The next day I visited all four high schools in Duluth and met even more students and also saw some familiar faces from the night before.

Minnesota is one of the top 5 states that students come from to attend MSU! Each year there are somewhere between 60-80 students attending from MSU. It makes it really easy to find a ride with someone or at least share the cost of gas for the trip. There were several other pizza parties in Arden Hills, Eden Prairie and Rochester, MN and many of those students had already applied for admission! I am wrapping up my visits tomorrow and headed back home.

I have heard that Bozeman is getting tons of snow right now!!! Ski season is right around the corner. Check out how much snow is at Bridger Bowl right now at


  1. Why don't you plan to come to Woodbury, MN next year? It is home to 2 large high schools, plus the Math and Science Academy- a 2009 Blue Ribbon School!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! Another MSU Representative visited Woodbury High School in early October. We will definitely go back there next year.

  3. How about Math and Science Academy?
    You won't be sorry!

    8430 Woodbury Crossing
    Woodbury, MN 55125


  4. Thanks! I will make a note to visit the Math and Science Academy in April when we return to Minnesota.