The following area students earned educator development and leadership degrees from Southwest State University: Kelly Blake, Andrea Del Zoppo, Ann Erlandson, Tracy Hopperstad, Mark Mehr and Thomas Sanford, all of Aitkin; Kathleen Conger, Janelle Johnson, Peggy Lindstrom and Mary Paskvan, all of Akeley; Rene Mayer, Backus; Lorrie Anderson, Gregg Ehlert, Chris Halverson, LeAnn Howieson, Jana Johnson, Nathan Macejkovic, Sandy McCulloch and Margaret Norman, all of Baxter; Steven A.N. Fisher, Nicole Heinlen, Tana Johnson, Julie Orr, Jennifer Peterson-Cramer, John Rossum, Paula Rossum, Alisha Smith, Mary Streiff and Stephanie Sustercich, all of Brainerd; Jill Marohn and Samuel Marohn, both of East Gull Lake; Sarah Schmidt, Hackensack; Mark Gonnion, Amy LaBarre and Tracy Tschida, all of Nisswa; Katherine Klemm Pederson Davis, Pequot Lakes; Gerelyn Pohlkamp, Pierz; Stephanie Dorn and Margaret Knebel, both of Pillager; Nathan Merseth, Pine River; Amy Mehl, Verndale; and Cynthia Alto, Rita Berry, Jill Duclos, Jacqueline Larson and Sandra Munson, all of Walker.
The following area students earned a college of arts, letters and sciences and college of business education and professional studies degrees from Southwest State University: Daniel Jones, Aitkin; Renae Anderson Barnaby, Linda Bylander and Casey Trandem, all summa cum laude, and Patricia Kvale, magna cum laude, all of Baxter; Sarah Anderson and Lisa Maas, both summa cum laude, David Demmon, Jennifer Emerson, magna cum laude, Haley Gottsch and David Lust, all of Brainerd; Shelly Lueck, magna cum laude, Deerwood; Shelly Pribyl, Fifty Lakes; Susan Walberg, magna cum laude, Ironton; Patricia Durham, Jenkins; Bethany Abramson, magna cum laude, Merrifield; Desiree Achermann Greenwaldt, magna cum laude, and Christine Miller, summa cum laude, both of Motley; Michelle Anderson, summa cum laude, Onamia; Lorelie Robinson, summa cum laude, Palisade; April Kinney, summa cum laude, Pequot Lakes; Jessica Rocheleau, summa cum laude, Pierz; Christine Alt, summa cum laude, Pillager; and Jordan Gaffey, magna cum laude, and Katrina Neubrandt, both of Pine River.
Magnus Nelson and Sarah Stevens, both of Brainerd, are recipients of agricultural education scholarships. Nelson received a $1,000 Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council scholarship and a $2,000 college of Education and Human Development Scholarship to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Stevens received a $250 MAELC scholarship and a $1,000 Forrest Bear Scholarship to attend Central Lakes College.
Blaire Herman, the daughter of Debbie and Steve Herman of Brainerd, was named to the third-quarter honor roll at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault.
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