Paul Kittelson, a senior at Brainerd High School, was admitted to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., with distinction. To be admitted with distinction, students must possess a minimum ACT composite of 27 and a minimum GPA of 3.5. He was invited to participate in the Distinguished Scholars competition, the college's most prestigious scholarship event. Awards range from $34,000 to four years of full tuition.
Erik Twistol, Aitkin, and Kelly Brodie, Brainerd, were named to the president's list at Northland Community and Technical College-Thief River Falls.
Melissa Imgrund, Merrifield, was named to the dean's list at Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls.
Mackenzie Pitt was named to the president's list at St. Cloud Technical College. She completed her studies in an echocardiography program and is currently doing her clinical internship at St. Cloud Hospital.
Katie Rasinski, the daughter of Carey and Ray Rasinski, Lake Shore, was on the dean's list at the University of San Diego for fall quarter.
Dustin Koon, the son of Diane Koon, Brainerd, is participating in St. Cloud State University's study abroad program in Toulouse, France, this spring. He is a junior majoring in history and French.
Leah Kinney, Pequot Lakes, was named to the president's list at St. Cloud Technical College for fall semester. She also received a $500 scholarship from the SCTC Foundation.
The following students were named to the dean's list at the University of Minnesota-Morris during fall semester: Laura Bogenschutz, Meghan Brown, Katie Diiro, Kali Gardner, Michael Johnson, Katy Matich, Baxter; Andrea Kleinschmidt, Maraigh Leitch, Douglas Olson, Joshua Schirmer, Shannon Ward, Brainerd; Justin Schwegel, Backus; Terri Larson, Crosby; Jennifer Christenson, Deerwood; Allison Trapp, East Gull Lake; Amanda Bateman, Merrifield; Adam Barnett, Shannon Fleisher, Motley; Heidi Banick, Rebecca Loidolt, Pierz; Jason Borgstrom, Pillager; Nicole Teune, Pine River; Nicole Bender, Heidi Brings, Rachel Carry, Megan Klose, Cassandra Koopes, Staples; Sarah Bakker, Alyssa Larson, Walker; Natalie Lehner, Wadena; Jered Weber, Verndale; Leif Nesse and Jessica Snead, Wadena.
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