The 18-person Brainerd High School Distributive Education Clubs of America Competitive Events team competed Feb. 2 at the District 5 DECA Competition in St. Cloud.
BHS DECA team members eligible to compete at the state competition March 5-7 include: Desiree Chisholm, job manual and finance decision-making; Kelly Gillen, sales demo, general lines, civic consciousness, manual and hospitality decision-making; Krista Wickwire, civic consciousness, manual and hospitality decision-making and public speaking; Amanda Magnan, free enterprise manual; Kacey Windschitl, free enterprise manual and retail merchandising series event; Tina Nelson, public speaking, retail merchandising manual, retail merchandising series event and quiz bowl; Amber Polansky, sales demo softlines; Faith Tougas, chapter public relations manual and travel tourism decision-making; Emily Vanderhagen, sports marketing decision-making and quiz bowl; Dan Wacker, sales demo general, sports marketing decision-making and quiz bowl; Shannon Johnson, public speaking and business services series event; and Kim Erickson, sales demo softlines and quick serve restaurant series event.
Other BHS DECA team members who competed included Brian Fugate, Renny Russell, Dan Stout, Jessie Sanoski, Amanda Loss and Matt Zbylut.
Jason O'Day, the son of Kevin and Denise O'Day of Baxter, is a member of the St. John's University Lacrosse Club.
O'Day is a junior at SJU.
Jean Fitzpatrick, Brainerd, and Rachel Droogsman, Baxter, made the dean's list for fall semester at Winona State University.
Ted Johnson, Backus, is a member of the Social Work Club at Bemidji State University.
Johnson is a junior majoring in biology.
Brandon Thomas, the son of Brett and Vicki Thomas of Baxter, is a member of the St. John's University EMT Squad.
Thomas is a junior pre-veterinary medicine major.
Desirae Levno, Brainerd, is student teaching second grade this semester at Birch Grove Elementary School in Osseo.
Levno is a student at the University of Minnesota in Morris.
Shattuck-St. Mary's School, a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12 in Faribault, is offering six Headmaster's scholarships for next year.
The scholarships, valued at $7,500 for boarding students, are renewable annually. Applications are available on the school's Web site at www.s-sm.org or by calling the admissions office at 1-800-421-2724. The deadline to apply is March 1.
Ryan Paul, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Paul of Baxter, recently returned from three months of study at the University of Lancaster in Great Britain as part of St. Olaf College's international studies program.
Paul, an economics major, is a junior at St. Olaf.
Kathryn Marie Schoepf, Little Falls, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a major in communications, was nominated as one of 140 university students for the 2000 Student Leadership Awards.
St. Francis Follower Award winners for January are: Haley Potter, Grace Beckel, Miranda Martin, Jenaya Duval, Maria Lendobeja, Andrew Case, Josh Bundy, Anna Carlson and Lindsey Jourdan.
Awards are given to students who demonstrate St. Francis-like behaviors in the way they treat themselves and others.
Kellie Gish, Pequot Lakes, is involved with the Lifestyle Educators, volunteers who inform students of high-risk behaviors and promote healthy lifestyles, at Bemidji State University.
Gish is a senior majoring in applied psychology.
Kelly Schiller was on the dean's list at North Hennepin Community College for the fall semester of 1999.
Michelle Peterson, Pequot Lakes, Meghan Sebasky and Bradley Vieths, both of Pillager, were named to the 1999 fall semester dean's list at the College of St. Scholastica.
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