The Pequot Lakes Middle School student of excellence awards are for students who are performing at the top level of excellence in school. They include sixth-graders Emilee Buell and Brendon Wilcox, seventh-graders Jessica Nies and Mitchell Sergent and eighth-graders Peter Kostecka and Savannah Stone.
Each quarter an art student from sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Pequot Lakes Middle School is selected as the artist of the quarter. These students have shown great artistic skills and have had a positive attitude toward learning. They include Brett Gontarek, sixth grade; Haylie Murphy, seventh grade; and Katarina Jensen, eighth grade.
Pierz Healy High School seniors Kaari Jensen, daughter of Mark and Karla Jensen, and Michael Weber, son of George and Marge Weber, were selected to represent Region 5A in the Academics, Arts and Athletics Award program. The Triple "A" Award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.
Colter Riedel, Brainerd, was named to the president's list for the fall semester at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.
Lisa M. Anderson, Nisswa, and Carlie D. Owens, Lake Shore, were named to the University of Minnesota fall semester dean's list.
Dorothy R. Thomas, daughter of Mark and Mary Morris, Brainerd, recently graduated from Sharon McGavick Conference College in Lakewood, Wash.
Three Central Lakes College students were awarded scholarships worth a total of $1,300 from a fund for those studying Spanish and Latin American studies. Amanda Cox, Verndale, and Maritza Ornelas, Motley, each were awarded $550, and Matthew Salinas, Crosby, received $200 from the Poland-Kurtz Scholarship.
January students of the month at the Area Education Center were Vanessa Pack and Ross Lindholm.
February students of the month for Pillager include Dawn Swartz, Carrin Long, Doug Fillbrandt, Griffin Hobbs, Megan Lintner and Elexa Attelwell from the middle school; and Katelyn Anderson, Isaac Jacobson, Daniel Schoon, Reggie Gross, Dan Riewer, Matt Greenheck and Jackie White from the high school.
The following students were named to the Bemidji State University fall dean's list: Joleen Barry, Steven Berndgen, David Berndgen, Jessica Clemens, Anthony Cole, Jacob Converse, Dillon Derosier, Kenna Grater, Jacob Iten, Nicholas Jelacie, Stacy Lingwall, Kiley Wear, Grace Kelm and Brandon Frisch, all of Brainerd; Justin Huether, Abigail Larson, Collin Rehnblom and Erin Sullivan, all of Baxter; Kevin Burns, Kent Croatt, Rachel Goble, Anthony Host, Lori Hughes, Katie Olson, Briana Otto, Samantha Stauffer, Laura Wagner, Jordan Moss and Anthony Hietalati, all of Aitkin; Andrew Olson, Loretta Steffen and Rebecca Taray, Backus; Andrew Harris, Daniel Oswald and Paul Rodemeyer, Breezy Point; Jaran Sharp, Bryce Tesdahl and Ryan West, Crosby; Joshua Dale, Emily Flohr, Shaina Larson and Zachary Herding, Crosslake; Karen Feia, Joelle Mushel and Melissa Roberts, Cushing; Victoria Lueck, Deerwood; Michelle Andres, East Gull Lake; Ashley Meyer and William Sather, Fort Ripley; Farrah Steinke, Ironton; Anthony Hansen, Mitchell LeBlanc, Sarah Paycer, Samantha Rens, Ashley Tenney, Jeffrey Wheeler and Michael Sobiech, Little Falls; Colbi Ikola, Merrifield; Amy Piekarski, Motley; Brett Nelson, Bailey Oberschmid, Breanna Oberschmid and Peter Winch, Nisswa; Chad Foster, Rachael Schwankl, Alida Gravdahl and Gina Williams, Pequot Lakes; Heidi Hoheisel, Mitch Lattimer, Jeremy Monson, Maggie Poster, Nicole Schmidtbauer and Julie Kapsner, Pierz; Jane Erickson, Jade Hellen and Shayna Rudlang, Pine River; Steven Newman, Randall; Melody Fellman, Staples; Stacy Finck, Ryan Schmitz, Christina Schmitz and Jackie Wiese, Verndale; Nicole Beversluis, Matthew Krause, Jesse Lehner, Christopher Peluso, Rebecca Peterson and Matthew Fischer, Wadena; Mackinze Adams, Casey Fisher, Mona Glassman, Cassandra Patterson, Katie Roehl and Aimee Wermager, Walker.
Carissa Stover, Deerwood, achieved honor roll at her virtual high school, MNVA-High School, Houston School District No. 294.
Shane Medin, Brainerd, was initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Medin is a student majoring in food and nutritional sciences.
Augsburg College announced its dean's list for fall semester. Students include Jessica Olson, daughter of Mark and Janelle Olson, Brainerd; and Katherine Walker, daughter of Wendy Yde, Brainerd, and Richard Walker, Lydia.
Lisa A. Brown, formerly of Pine River, was named to the fall dean's list at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa.
Peder Holte, Brainerd, was accepted for admission for the 2009-2010 academic year to Luther College. Holte received a Regent Scholarship.
Erica Hensel, daughter of John and Kathy Hensel, Brainerd, was named to the dean's list at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth.
Amanda Svoboda, daughter of Lori Svoboda, Brainerd, was named to the first semester dean's list at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
Sarah Kempka, daughter of Dianne Herron and Neil Kempka, was named to the dean's list at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
The following students recently graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead: Seth Sorem, Baxter, Jacqueline Holmes, Brainerd, Joshua Schirmer, Brainerd, Frank Soukup, Brainerd, Shannon Fleisher, Motley, Dana Johnson, Nisswa, Shari Hoefs, Pequot Lakes, Kayla Saxvold, Pequot Lakes, Laura Cox, Staples, Michael Johnson, Verndale, and Nicole Bruns, Walker.
Winona State University has named Hanna Cragun, Ironton, Dawn Dickey, Motley, Karina Kujawa, Aitkin, and Tyler Rohloff, Pillager, to its fall semester dean's list.
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