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On target: East Ridge student wins science award

East Ridge High School senior Kate Sawyer (left) recently took home a TWIST EPIC award, which stands for Target Women in Science and Technology and Engagement, Passion, Innovation, and Curiosity. At right is her Target engineering mentor Janell Hibbard. Submitted photo courtesy of Jennifer Sawyer

East Ridge High School senior Kate Sawyer recently took home a TWIST EPIC award, which stands for Target Women in Science and Technology and Engagement, Passion, Innovation, and Curiosity.

Sawyer, of Woodbury, is one of 25 women in Minnesota to earn the honor, which recognizes those who demonstrate their dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She received the award Oct. 13 at Target Headquarters in Minneapolis.

Sawyer is captain of her school's robotics team, called the ERRORs (for East Ridge Robotic Ominous Raptors). She plans to pursue a career in engineering. 

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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