Jessica Scrimshaw, Merrifield, participated in the Funtastic Dance Follies at Bemidji State University. Scrimshaw, a junior majoring in music education, appeared in the numbers "Hands" and "Balloons" with the percussion ensemble, and in the Samba finale.
The Kiwanis Club (see photo at right) recently honored students from Harrison Elementary School with the BUG award (bringing up grades) to students who have made an outstanding effort to improve their grades.
Graham Lampa, son of Frieda Lampa, Brainerd, and a student at Hamline University, was named to the Pi Gamma Mu social sciences society. Pi Gamma Mu elects a limited number of men and women students annually who have distinguished themselves by excellent scholarship in the social sciences. Lampa is a graduate of Brainerd Senior High School.
Erika Huff, (front, left), Veronica Nelson, Jeremiah Noon, Tasmyn Fleisher, Mary Goulson, (second row, left), Marcus Comstock, Travis Waytashek, Will Kramer, Sarah Kaspar (third row, left), Ashli Laughton, Hazel Patel, Baylee Robinson, Mayor James Wallin (back, left, Kiwanis), Chris Kellett-Sawdey, (Kiwanis President), Brian Ross (Kiwanis), Brian Lehman (Kiwanis), Steve Lundberg (Harrison Elementary Principal), Marwin Bogue (Kiwanis).
The Brainerd FFA Chapter held their annual Parent and Member Banquet May 3 at the Brainerd High School Cafeteria. Seniors Jilene Adair and Henry Koering received the Mike and Tanya Memorial College Scholarships of $250. Brooks Kobiela, 11th grade, and Jilene Adair were recognized for receiving their Minnesota FFA Degrees. Janey Adair, 9th grade, received Star Greenhand of the Brainerd FFA Chapter. Stephanie Schilling received the Star Sophomore. Juniors Kristi Takasaki and Brooks Kobiela both received the Star Junior Awards. Henry Koering received the Star Senior Award. Many students were recognized for their Supervised Agriculture Experience and Career Development Event. The new officers were installed with Kristi Takasaki, President; Melanie Meyer, Vice President; Tonya Schuna, Secretary; Tyler Gilson, Treasurer; Stephanie Schilling, Reporter; and Janey Adair, Sentinel.
Patrick Gillen, Baxter, was honored for his academic achievements in the business programs at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Gillen is majoring in Transportation and Logistics Management, and received a Senior High Achievement Certificate at the Department of Business and Economics annual recognition dinner.
Amber Baron and Brandon Fuller, seniors at Pillager High School, have been named the Outstanding Vocational Education Students for the 2004-2005 school year. The Freshwater Education District sponsors the awards in recognition of students who have excelled in the Vocational Education area.
Baron's classes have included Hospitality/Business Management, Accounting, Web Page Design and Family and Consumer Science.
Fuller has taken Welding and Metals, Cabinet Making, Construction Trades, Small Engines, Hospitality Management and Web Design.
Matthew Logering, Merrifield, a sophomore majoring in management at Saint John's University, has launched Computer Cleansweep, a computer maintenance business. He was recently accepted into the Entrepreneurship Studies Program at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University for the 2005-2006 school year.
Clinton Strother, son of Richard and Melanie Quillin, Brainerd, Katherine E. Johnson, daughter of Jeff and Kim Johnson, Baxter, Amy Hendricks, daughter of Robert and Cindy Hendrickson, Brainerd, Alex Kuhn, son of Daniel and Susan Kuhn, Nisswa, Alisa Madsen, daughter of Chris Madsen, Brainerd, Geoffry Roberts, son of Dr. Richard and Debby Roberts, Nisswa, Brett Severson, son of William and Cheryl Severson, Brainerd, and Jacob Schill, son of Cindy and Terry Baltes, Baxter have all been accepted to Concordia College, Moorhead. Strother has been awarded a Concordia College Academic Endeavor Award and Broader Horizons Scholarship. Johnson, Hendrickson, and Kuhn are the recipients of Concordia College Excellence Scholarships. Madsen and Roberts are the recipients of Concordia College Academic Endeavor awards. Severson has been awarded a Concordia College Excellence Scholarship and Music Performance Scholarship, and Schill is the recipient of a Concordia College Faculty Scholarship and a Music Performance Scholarship.
Eve Vodden-Thornton has been awarded the Olive C. Bushby Scholarship from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Dakota College of Nursing.
The following students have received a Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Scholarship: Brock Stoffel, Aitkin High School; Tori Bahr, Jacob Folkeringa, Parker Kienholz, all of Brainerd High School; Rosalind Brayfield, Cass Lake-Bena High School; Timothy Bill, Angela Gaviglio, Rebecca Gaviglio, and Lindsay Taute, Crosby-Ironton High School; Joshua Dale, Caitlin Kennedy, and Kristin Willer, all of Pequot Lakes High School; Heidi Belgum, Remer High School, and Neville Eclov, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School. The scholarships awarded in 2004-2005 were for $4,300 for undergraduate and graduates, and $4,600 for medical students. Alworth Scholarships are renewable for up to five years, recipients who attend Schools of Medicine or Veterinary Medicine may receive the Alworth Scholarship for up to eight years.
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