Saint Thomas Academy Middle School announced today the six students chosen to lead the middle school student body as house captains in 2022-23. The rising 8th graders are:
Levi Paper of Mendota Heights
Joe Larson of Saint Paul (West Seventh)
Tate Ertel of Hudson, Wis.
Jack Wills of Mendota Heights
Jaylen Young of Inver Grove Heights
Blaise Braun of Edina
The class leaders were chosen by a vote of middle school faculty and students.
The middle school house structure was established to create more opportunities for the students to interact and work cooperatively, to welcome new students and to de-emphasize competition between 6th, 7th, and 8th graders while emphasizing support between the grades. It's also a way to develop a relationship over a three-year period with the adult mentor overseeing the students' respective houses.