Sebeka High School

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Signage in the new gymnasium
Sebeka High School
200 1st Street NW
Sebeka MN 56477

Type Public
Established 1893[1]
School district ISD 820[1]
Dean Jill Walter[2]
Principal David Fjeldheim[3]
Grades 7–12[3]
Enrollment 265 (as of the 2009–10 school year)[3]
Color(s) Purple and Gold[1]
Mascot Trojans[1]
Information (218) 837-5101
Athletic Director Jill Walter[2]
Student-teacher ratio 17 (as of 2012-13)[3]

Sebeka High School is a public high school in Sebeka, Minnesota serving grades 7–12.[3] The high school is part of Sebeka Public School (Independent School District 820),[1] and is contained within the same building as the elementary school. Sebeka's mascot is the Trojan.[1]

In addition to Sebeka, the school also serves the community of Nimrod.


Sebeka High School operates on an 8:17 am to 3:09 pm schedule. This includes 7 class periods and a break for lunch.[4]

Sebeka offers two Advanced Placement courses: AP U.S. History and AP Calculus.[5]

Extracurricular activities[edit]


Sebeka High School currently offers eleven sports, seven for boys (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, track and field, and wrestling) and seven for girls (basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, softball, track and field, and volleyball).[1] In many of these sports (cross country,[6][7] football,[8] wrestling,[9] track and field,[10][11] golf,[12][13] and cheerleading), Sebeka is in a cooperative with Menahga High School known as United North Central (UNC). The colors of the combined teams are black and gold,[14] and they are known as the Warriors.[7]

The Trojans' boys basketball team made its first ever trip to the state tournament in 2009.[15] The team returned to the state tournament in 2010,[16] and lost to Minnesota Transitions in the state championship game, 61–52.[17] Three of the Trojans' five starters (Joey Cuperus, John Clark, and Alex Brockpahler) were named to the All-Tournament team.[18]

The Trojans' baseball team also advanced to the state tournament in 2010,[19] the team's third such appearance.[20] Sebeka advanced to the Class A title game for the first time in school history[21] before losing to Eden Valley-Watkins, 7-4.[22]

Organizations and Academic Competitions[edit]

Sebeka High School students are also involved in a variety of extracurricular organizations and activities, including FFA, BPA, NHS, FCCLA, Knowledge Bowl, Speech, and the one-act play.[23] In 2008, Sebeka's Knowledge Bowl team placed 3rd in the Class A state meet,[24] while the team earned a 5th place finish in 2009.[25] The team came back to state in 2010 and won the Class A Tournament, scoring 162.5 points in the process.[26] Sebeka also won the state meet in 2011.[27]



Sebeka High School's Concert Band is currently directed by Mr. David Kerkvliet,[1] who has held this position for 11 years. The band has received "Superior" ratings (the highest available ranking) at contest for 14 years in a row.[28]


Sebeka High School's choir is directed by Mrs. Melissa Koch.[1] In 2010, the choir received three "Superior" ratings from the three judges at contest.[29]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Carrie Lee, who won the Miss Minnesota competition and was a Miss USA Competitor in 2005.[31]
  • That One Guy, is a guy who graduated from Sebeka High School, that one time.


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  15. ^ "Trojans draw tough team in Class A state boys basketball tourney | Wadena Pioneer Journal | Wadena, Minnesota". March 25, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Sebeka Boys Basketball Highlights and Postgame". Lakeland Public Television. 2010-03-19. Archived from the original on 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  17. ^ Richardson, Ray (2010-03-27). "Class A boys basketball: Minnesota Transitions defeats Sebeka for state championship". Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  18. ^ "2010 State Boys’ Basketball Tournament Class A All-Tournament Team". Minnesota State High School League. Archived from the original on 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  19. ^ "Sebeka Trojans baseball headed for state competition". The Review Messenger. Archived from the original on 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  20. ^ "State Baseball Tournament". Minnesota State High School League. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-24. The Trojans of Sebeka are making their third appearance and first since 2007. 
  21. ^ Rudderforth, Roy (2010-06-23). "Trojans Fall to Eden Valley-Watkins, 7-4, in Class A Championship Game". The Review Messenger (Sebeka and Menahga, MN). p. 13. 
  22. ^ Levison, Marlin (2010-06-19). "Class 1A: Eden Valley-Watkins 7, Sebeka 4". The Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
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  25. ^ "Mayo, Rushford-Peterson students place in State "Knowledge Bowl" – KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports". April 24, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  26. ^ Ostgaard, Natalie (2010-04-19). "CHS Knowledge Bowl team reaches new heights at state". Crookston Times. Archived from the original on 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-04-21. 
  27. ^ Passal, Renee (2011-04-15). "Minnesota Knowledge Bowl Champions". Archived from the original on 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
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  30. ^ "Dick Stigman Statistics and History". Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Miss Minnesota Usaâ® & Miss Minnesota Teen Usaâ®". Retrieved October 20, 2011. 

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