Bethany Landby, the daughter of Margaret Landby of Merrifield, has won the Washington, D.C., youth tour sponsored by Consolidated Telecommunications Co.
Landby's essay on cooperative principles was selected from applicants from 10 area high schools and home-school students in CTC's service territory.
The youth tour will be held June 4-8 and will bring 100 high school students from across the country to Washington, D.C. Attendees will visit the U.S. Capitol, the Federal Communications Commission, area legislators and several historic sites and memorials.
The focus of the trip will be on the critical role telecommunications play in rural America and the impact that policy development has on the industry.
CTC is based in Brainerd.
Paul Kittelson, a senior at Brainerd Senior High School, has been offered a $38,000 Trustees Scholarship to attend Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. The award is based on outstanding academic record and participation in the Distinguished Scholars Competition. Augustana is a nationally recognized selective liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Jocelyn Jones, Nisswa, daughter of Robert and Arlene Jones, Nisswa, and Grace Forbord and Erik Steen, Brainerd, has been accepted for fall admission into the University of Washington, Seattle.
Jessica Cass and Colana Schafer-Wilson of Pequot Lakes were selected as members of Alpha Phi Sigma honor society at Bemidji State University for the 2004-2005 school year. Cass is a senior majoring in elementary education, while Schafer-Wilson is a senior majoring in applied psychology. Alpha Phi Sigma is a organization designed to recognize students who have achieved a high standard of scholarship.
Adrianne McAlpin (left), Sarah Forrest, Stephanie Jurkowski and Tori Bahr received awards as part of the FIve Star Student Honor Roll in the U.S. Bank Back 2 schools program.
Four students from Brainerd High School have received awards as part of the Five Star Student Honor Roll in the U.S. Bank Back 2 Schools program. Tori Bahr and Sarah Forrest were honored for community service. Stephanie Jurkowski and Adrianne McAlpin were honored for academics. The Five Star Student Honor Roll recognizes students who excel in the academics, arts, community service, student leadership and those who overcome challenges. Local school faculty, staff and students nominated individuals for the award, designed to help teachers and students in the classroom and students participating in extra curricular activities.
The following students were recently named Area Education Center Students of the Month for January, February, and March. January: Ryan Bourassa and Scott Fealy. February Mackenzie Hubbard and Josh Rottschafer. March Sara Ames-Tisdell and Tyler Leavell.
Krista Hansen, Brainerd, was selected as a member of Alpha Phi Sigma honor society at Bemidji State University for the 2004-2005 school year. Hansen is a senior majoring in elementary education. Alpha Phi Sigma is a organization designed to recognize students who have achieved a high standard of scholarship.
Matthew Holbrook, Brainerd, has been named to the fall dean's list at Michigan Tech. He is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Paul Barnes, Little Falls, directed "The Golden Fleece" by A. R. Gurney as part of the University of WisconsinEau Claire's department of music and theatre Spring Short Play Festival. The festival was a compilation of 13 short plays, shown a handful of times over the course of three days. Barnes is a senior.
The Youth Activities Committee of the Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615 has awarded the $1400 Degree College Scholarship to Brainerd High School senior Ashley Meyer. She is active in FFA and on the floriculture team. She is on the parliamentary procedure team, works at Lincoln Elementary School Fun N Friends, and has been involved in Service Learning for three years. She plans on becoming a teacher.
Andrew Haehnel has been awarded the $1400 Central Lakes Technical College Scholarship. He plans on becoming a diesel and heavy equipment technical. He is a B honor roll student and works at dairy farms and for area farmers helping them with farm work. He is also a machinist operator at Rival Machine in Pine River.
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