Jonathan Peters, Baxter, will be among 325 students honored for academic achievement Wednesday, May 3, by the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Peters is pursing a degree in computer science.
Aron Stumvoll, the son of Brian and Penny Stumvoll of Nisswa, has been accepted for admission into Minnesota State University, Mankato. Stumvoll plans to major in biology.
His major high school activities are cross-country running, track and field and nordic skiing.
A delegation of high school students from the Brainerd Lakes area has been selected by the People to People Student Ambassador Program to visit Australia this summer.
The students participating from the area include Josh Mailhot, Tad Johnson, Tara Thompson, Greta Biersach, Kelly Boyer, Camille Van Landschoot, Kirstin Jenson (all BHS); Cathy Hoenig (PLHS), Nicholas Hamlin (CIHS), Brian Rhett (Pillager), and Michael Bach (Staples-Motley).
The ambassadors will spend about three weeks learning about the government, economy, and culture of Australia through activities such as briefings at embassies and ministries, discussions with industry and trade officials, site visits to the headquarters of international organizations, and meetings with youth clubs. Delegations will receive an overview of the cultural heritage of each country during visits to major historical sites and through performances of ethnic music and dance.
Each student ambassador is selected on the basis of recommendations, including school references and personal interviews with members of a screening committee in their local community.
The Student Ambassador Program is operated under the auspices of People to People International, a nonpolitical, private-sector organization founded by President
Eisenhower in 1956 to further international goodwill and understanding.
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