Andrea Luhrs, Brainerd, was named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the first semester of 2001-02.
Steven Rader, Pequot Lakes, was named to the 2001 fall semester dean's list at Bemidji State University.
Tena Johnson, Brainerd, is team captain of the Bemidji State University dance team. Johnson is a junior majoring in psychology.
Katie Owens, the daughter of Jim and Jennifer Owens of Baxter, was selected as student of the month for February by the youth activities committee of Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. Owens is a senior at Brainerd High School and is involved in the student council class cabinet, national honor society and basketball. She earned a presidential award. Owens plans to attend the University of Minnesota and her major is undecided.
Arthur Tuttle, the son of Robert and Debra Tuttle of Brainerd, and Gretchen Patrick, the daughter of Tom and Lisa Patrick of Brainerd, were selected as students of the month for March by the youth activities committee of Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615. The students are seniors at Brainerd High School. Tuttle is the Distribution Education Clubs of America president, Drama Club treasurer and is involved in Knowledge Bowl and the German Club. He plans to attend the University of Minnesota to major in business administration and German. Patrick is involved in concert and symphonic band, symphonic and chamber orchestra, National Honor Society, 4-H Club secretary and is the Crow Wing County 4-H ambassador. Patrick plans to attend Ridgewater College in Willmar to enroll in the veterinarian program. Currently she is a veterinary assistant at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in Baxter.
Nathan Miller, the son of Randy and Wendy Miller of Brainerd, was named to the dean's list for the fall 2001 semester at Crown College in St. Bonifacious. Miller is a sophomore majoring in English. He is a 2000 graduate of Lake Region Christian School.
Kristina Bird, the daughter of Jerry and Tracie Bird of Brainerd, was fourth runner-up and will be awarded an $8,500 Dr. Scholls Scholarship from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis. Bird is a senior at Brainerd High School and plans to major in biology/pre-medicine and psychology.
Erica Cullinane, the daughter of John and Tamyra Cullinane of Brainerd, was named to the fall dean's list at Bethel College. Cullinane is a senior majoring in nursing.
Rene Fredstrom, the daughter of Steven and Ardelle Wentworth of Brainerd, received a Charles and Emma Bollinger Scholarship from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Fredstrom is a third-year student.
The following area students graduated from North Dakota State University in December: Rochelle Nustad, Brainerd; Rebecca Kapsner and Kevin Malinowski, both of Pierz; Michael Schwarze, Pillager; and Misti Heltemes, Wadena.
The following area students were named to the fall dean's list at North Dakota State University: Angela Asker, Brian Asker, Sarah Bogenschutz, Jeremy Freihammer, Sarah Kalinoski and Tara Nichols, all of Baxter; Joshua Andres, Timothy Bundy, Luke Jacobson, Nicolette Miller, Ranae Puetz, Chad Thiesse, Reid Thiesse, Ryan Thiesse, Nathan Thomas and Brett Thompson, all of Brainerd; Matthew Cruser, Crosby; Luke Wehseler, Ironton; Jason Blair, Stacy Holste, Michael Lohse, Benjamin Smith, Mark Stoltman and Melissa Vosen, all of Little Falls; and Kristoffer Pederson, Pequot Lakes; and Sara Dau, Danelle Erickson, Jacquelyn Gastecki, Kurt Lehner, Bradley Neuerburg and Caitlin Peterson, all of Wadena.
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