Homepage Featured Meet Halla Henderson: Minnesota’s First Eritrean American (and of Lebanese Heritage) to Win School Board Seat By admin | January 24, 2022 By: Lolla Nur, Freelance Journalist Note: This interview took place in early November 2021. Quotes have been lightly edited for readability and brevity. Hi Halla! Please introduce yourself and a bit more about your background. My name is Halla Henderson, I’m Lebanese and Eritrean-American. I recently (in fall 2021) won my Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) board campaign. My father is an Eritrean immigrant, my mother is of Arab descent; she’s second generation Lebanese American. I’m a daughter of immigrants but not an immigrant myself.