Ephrem Shaffer, of Staples-Motley High School received the Wells Fargo Spotlight On The Arts Award of Excellence at the 2007 state high school speech tournament. The award program is part of the Spotlight on the Arts campaign, a program established by Wells Fargo and the Minnesota State High School League to increase awareness for high school fine arts activities including debate, one-act play and speech.
Ashley Hillstrom, daughter of John and Debra Hillstrom, Nisswa, and Megan Saley, daughter of Neil and Charlene Saley, Brainerd, will attend the University of Minnesota. Hillstrom will be a student at the College of Biological Sciences and has been awarded the President's Distinguished Student Scholarship. Saley will attend the Institute of Technology and has been awarded the Minnesota Gold Scholarship and the Institute of Technology Freshman Scholarship.
Rhett Williamson, son of Paul and Lori Williamson, Baxter, will attend Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. He has been awarded a $20,000 Luther Scholarship.
Sheila Carleton and Jeanne Rudbeck have been awarded scholarships from the Brainerd American Legion Post. Carleton has been awarded the $1,500 Al Broman Memorial Scholarship and Rudbeck has been awarded the $500 Frank Vadnais Memorial Scholarship.
Karla Tetreault, daughter of George and Julie Tetreault, Baxter, John Fraki, son of Michael and Nadine Fraki, Baxter, Cory Mueller, son of Gene and Julie Mueller, Brainerd, and Paul Tuchscherer, son of David and Carol Tuchscherer, Baxter, are participating in the May Seminars Abroad 2007 program at Concordia College, Moorhead. Tetreault will participate in the Spain Summer School Abroad Program, Fraki in the health care seminar to Europe, Mueller in the mathematics seminar to Europe and Egypt, and Tuchscherer in the political science seminar to Europe.
The following students have been awarded master of science degrees in education from Southwest State University in Marshall: Jennifer Waldorf, Aitkin; Donovan Diede, Kimberly Opay, Jessica Balsley, Tracy Czeck, Rebecca Diede, Anne Marie Kimble, Steven Kimball, Anthony Maurer, Kristin Rosenqist-Zemke, Baxter; Holly Brodmarkle Cervin, Nicole Doyle, Lisa Lindley, Tara Oseland, Marti Sauer, Michael Schmidt, Mark Sederquist, Kristen Wittwer, Brainerd; Allison Reigel, Breezy Point; Jennifer Klecatsky, East Gull Lake; Mindi Brill, Merrifield; Brian Kazmierczak, Meghan Kazmierczak, Lisa Martini, Barbara McLean, Christine Nick, Rachel Sullivan, Pequot Lakes; Brian Bordwell, Lynne Bordwell, Pillager; and Holly Becker, Wadena.
The following students have received degrees from Southwest State University in Marshall: Daniel Hofer, bachelor of arts in chemistry, cum laude, Banjamin Midge, bachelor of science in elementary education, magna cum laude; Myrna Johnson, bachelor of science in elementary education, magna cum laude, Kristina Solberg, bachelor of science in elementary education, summa cum laude, Jamie Yaunick, bachelor of science in elementary education, summa cum laude, Brainerd; Andrianna Logelin, bachelor of science in elementary education, summa cum laude, Fort Ripley; Krista Merritt, bachelor of science in elementary education, magna cum laude, Pequot Lakes; Amy Olson, bachelor of science in elementary education, magna cum laude, Wadena.
Central Lakes College natural resources students recently were recognized on the Brainerd campus for their achievements: Academic success (4.0 grade-point average), freshmen William Aamodt, Jordan, and Karen Bartron-Sundeen, Brainerd, and sophomores, Karla Carlson, Bloomington, and Ivan Marshall, Baxter.
Above and Beyond the Call: Sophomore Erik Anton, Maple Grove; freshman Sheila Reem, Brainerd; and Carlson.
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