■ Tori Michelle Palony, Brainerd, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship through Lake Superior College Foundation’s Physical Therapy Clinic Physical Therapist Assistant fund. Palony is enrolled in Lake Superior College’s physical therapist assistant program in Duluth.
■ Kelsey Jewell, daughter of Robb and Sue Jewell of Brainerd, graduated Cum Laude from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio, with a degree in Theology and British and American Literature. She will be returning to Franciscan University to pursue a master’s degree in education.
■ Taylor Headlee, Nisswa, was one of three North Dakota State University students to receive the NDSU Women’s Club annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarships were awarded at the club’s fall event in September. Headlee is a junior majoring in electrical engineering who plans to pursue a career in the renewable energy industry.
■ Area students enrolled at UW-River Falls include Ryan Anderson, Aitkin; Michelle Anez, Little Falls; Emilee Branum, Nisswa; Leah Dykhoff, Wadena; Hollie Garry, Nisswa; Alyssa Kringen, Brainerd; Amy Roth, Baxter; Mary Waytashek, Little Falls; and Shane White, Pillager.
■ Kelsi R. Ustipak, Brainerd, graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, with a bachelor of arts degree in geology.
■ Michelle A. Ustipak, Brainerd, graduated from North Dakota State University, with a bachelor of science degree in veterinary technology and anthropology.
■ Tom Lyscio, BHS class of 2008, graduated Suma Cum Laude from the College of St. Scholastica. Lyscio completed requirements for a bachelor’s degree while concurrently completing first year graduate studies toward a doctorate of physical therapy. He was also named the Physical Therapy Student of the Year for his accomplishments and contributions to the physical therapy program at St. Scholastica, Duluth.
■ Coryn Deem, daughter of Bill Deem and Juli Sutton-Deem, Brainerd, has been selected to participate in Choraliers at Bethany Lutheran College. Deem is a 2011 graduate of Brainerd High School.