Drew Stattine, son of Joe and Dawn Stattine, Brainerd, graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, with a bachelor of science in mathematics.
David Beilke, son of Loren and Laura Beilke, Baxter, has been named to the dean's list at Iowa State University for the College of Engineering. He will also participate in a Sigma Chi Horizons session June 10-17 in Snowbird, Utah.
The Deerwood Lakes Lions has awarded $500 Traditional Scholarships to Marla Thornbloom, Aitkin High School, and Amber Laffin, Crosby-Ironton High School. Thornbloom will major in dual degree-engineering at the College of St. Scholastica, and Laffin will major in forensic science and criminal justice at the University of North Dakota. The Lions have also awarded two $500 Vocational/Technical Scholarships to Brett Mlynar, Aitkin High School and Jessica Foye, Crosby-Ironton High School. Mlynar will major in law enforcement at Alexandria Technical College and Foye will major in Culinary Arts at Hibbing Community Technical College.
Elisabeth Jacobsen, daughter of Paul and Sally Jacobsen, Brainerd, and Crystal Wright, daughter of John and Jeanne Wright, Baxter, toured Norway with the Concordia College Band. The tour included the cities of Lillehammer, Hamar, Kristiansand, Bergen and Voss.
Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Chris Kellett-Sawdey holds a cell phone so Alivia Brunes-Rardin's father can listen from Iraq, as she receives her BUG award from Kiwanis. Kiwanis members Lance Smith, Marwin Bogue, and Brainerd Mayor James Wallin look on. Alivia's father has been in Iraq for the past two years.
Lisa Traenkle, Brainerd, has been awarded a Carr Properties Scholarship for the 2007-2008 academic year. She is a sophomore elementary education major at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.
Lowell Smith, Baxter, has graduated from Minot State University in Minot, N.D. with a bachelor of general studies.
The following students have been awarded the BUG (Bringing Up Grades) award from the Brainerd Kiwanis Club. The awards go to student who have made an outstanding effort to improve their grades.
Students receiving the BUG award from Harrison Elementary School were: Kathryn VonSpreecken, Robert Brown, Cassandra Churchill, David Nelson, Veronica VonSpreecken, Tayler Borders, Jacob Bitton, and Lexus Mattson.
Lincoln elementary students receiving the BUG award were: Alex Holman, Taylor Abel, Wyatt Macheel, Tiffani Johnson, Sarah Smude, Kassandra Galema, Marilyn Johnson, and Sky Kohl.
Receiving the award from Lowell Elementary school were: Alivia Brunes-Rardin, Abby Winch, Shylo Roquet, Michael Hurley, Jacob Norr, Kelsie Imgrund, Jacob Vukelich, Brenden Rees, Dalton Jobe, Damyan Groters, Dylan Scarlett, and Joe Anderholm.
Hilary MacIver, Brainerd, has received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and special education from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The following students have graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead: William Black, bachelor of arts, political science, Verndale; Luke Evans, bachelor of science in Geosciences, Aitkin; Justin Schwegel, bachelor of arts in Anthropology, Backus; Jessica Lefort, bachelor of science in elementary education; Katie Diiro, bachelor of arts in film studies, magna cum laude, and Tamara Bong, bachelor of science in nursing, Brainerd; Amanda DiGiovanni, associate in arts, Rachel Landis, bachelor of arts in art, and Motley; Rebecca Loidolt, bachelor of science in mass communications, summa cum laude, Pierz; Lucas Walton, bachelor of arts in economics, Pine River; Rachel Carry, bachelor of science in athletic training, Cassandra Koppes, bachelor of science in early child education, magna cum laude, and Rachel Landecker, bachelor of science in elementary education, Staples.
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