Gregory Austin, Marisa Krueger and Kaia Swenson, all of Brainerd, were selected as national outstanding campus leaders and are among 69 students who will be listed in the 2000 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
Austin attends the University of North Dakota, majoring in aviation management. Krueger and Swenson attend Bemidji State University where Krueger is majoring in business administration and Swenson in graphic design.
Adam Guderian, the son of Gary and Krista Guderian of Brainerd, was admitted to North Dakota State University as an honor student. Guderian is a member of the National Honor Society and the economics club. He also is involved in soccer, football, track and his church youth group.
Shawn Fischer, Pierz, will take part in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program March 22-April 14 at Bemidji State University. Fischer is a junior majoring in accounting.
The program allows students to gain experience in tax preparation while providing a useful service to their community.
The following students were named to the University of St. Thomas 1999 fall semester dean's list: Jennifer Abear, Ryan Burggraff, Atty Gray and Michael Schmitz, all of Brainerd; David Sheets, Baxter; Bethani Baker, Fort Ripley; Peter Lindstam, Nisswa; Andrew Schwaderer and Charles George, both of Pequot Lakes; and Hanni Raymond, Pillager.
Matt Roberts, Merrifield, is one of 28 students who will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., during spring break with the Bemidji State University Habitat for Humanity. Roberts is a junior majoring in philosophy and psychology.
Benjamin Hoheisel, the son of Glenda and Paul Hoheisel of Brainerd, was named to the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management 1999 fall semester dean's list. Hoheisel is pursuing a degree in marketing and architecture.
The following students were selected by their teachers at Franklin Junior High School as February students of the month:
Eighth-graders -- Lindsey Leonard, Jessica Radtke, Sara Heikkenen, Ben Alrichter, Ashley Widmark, Lizbeth Bergman, Jade Whirley, Halen Bower and Shane Simons.
Ninth-graders -- Erin MacDonald, David Albertson, Raquel Coit, Matt Olding, Joshua Klauck, Joy Archer, Shellie Smith, Kyle Ball, Samantha Bailey, John Strauss, Brady Fox, Lyndsey Travica and Jessica Goedker.
Freddy Mogenson, Brainerd, and Tifanii Jacobs, Pequot Lakes, were named to the 1999 fall semester dean's list at the University of Crookston.
Emily Zak and Jeffrey Baillif, 2000 graduates of Central Lakes College, were accepted at Moorhead State University. Zak, the daughter of Richard and Rose Zac of Brainerd, plans to major in graphic design. Baillif, the son of Rick and Patti Baillif of Brainerd, is undecided on a major.
Ryan Long, Brainerd, was named to the 1999 fall semester dean's list at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Long is a sophomore pursuing a degree in biological sciences.
Kristina O'Neill, the daughter of Laurie O'Neill of Pequot Lakes, was named to the 1999 fall semester dean's list at the University of Notre Dame. O'Neill is a sophomore majoring in science pre-professional studies.
Rick Hart, Baxter, graduated from North Dakota State University in December 1999 with a major in zoology.
The following students were named to the 1999 fall dean's list at North Dakota State University: Sarah Bogenschultz, Eric Dirks and Tara Nichols, all of Baxter; Timothy Bundy, Crystal Cherne, Tim Hasses, Ryan Herman, Luke Jacobson, Nicolette Miller, Marvin Neva Jr. and Ryan Thiesse, all of Brainerd; Amanda Johnson, Crosby; Luke Brisk, Little Falls; Heath Comeau, Danielle Geiser, Michelle Hinojos, Danelle Loween and Bradley Neuerburg, all of Wadena.
Greta Biersach, a sophomore at Brainerd High School, was chosen to be a student ambassador with the People to People Organization. Biersach will travel with a delegation of students to Australia on June 9-30.
Jan Wilcox's kindergarten classes at Lowell Elementary School performed for their parents and relatives during their teddy bear picnic culminating three months of activities. Students explored bear information and displayed their work in the forms of music, art, movement, computers, language, science and math.
Whittier Elementary School students were involved Friday in Times Before Television, a program where presenters share a craft or hobby they did before television. Some of the items presented were quilting, silkworms, spool tractors, dried flower making, crocheting, barvarian painting, spinning and rocks and minerals.
Elizabeth Steiger, Nisswa, was named to the University of North Dakota 1999 fall semester president's roll of honor. On the dean's list were Erik Tange, Aitkin; Jonathon Fargo and Chris Halverson, both of Brainerd; Lindsey and Shannon Brown, both of Pequot Lakes; Craig Kaste and Amanda Jean, both of Staples.
The following students received the 2000 St. Francis Follower's Award: Matthew Pohlkamp, Tori Volkl, Zoya Geist, Hailee Palony, Paige Beckel, Amber Arnoldy, Tori Palony, Jenny Sather and Nicole Palony.
Megan Kohls, Kristena Magnuson and Jessica Olson, Brainerd High School students, met with state treasurer Carol C. Johnson last week as part of the Project 120 Program of students experiencing government. The goal of the project is to educate and motivate young people to be active participants in government.
Charlotte Gunnufson, Brainerd, a student at the University of Northern Iowa, will be student teaching during the 2000 spring semester at Harding Middle School and Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids. She will teach English and secondary English.
Last week 13 Brainerd High School students along with 1,200 other high schools marketing students attended the 1999-2000 State DECA Competitive Events Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. The students earned the right to compete at the state level by performing well at their district competition in February.
BHS students competed in areas, such as sales demonstration, written research manuals and management decision-making. They came home with six Outstanding DECA Member plaques from Desiree Chisholm, Tina Nelson, Kelly Gillen, Krista Wickwire, Dan Wacke and Faith Tougas.
Students, who placed in the top 12 in the state, are: Chisholm, job manual; Tougas, chapter public relations project; and Wickwire and Gillen, civic consciousness manual.
Kacey Windschitl and Amanda Magnan placed in the top eight in the state.
The Brainerd DECA competitive events season is done for the year. However, members continue to work on assorted community and leadership development projects over the next six months.
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