The fifth grade math master team from Lowell Elementary won the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Itasca Community College May 5. Team members were Max Kuehn, Lise Holte, Cameron Holmes, Logan Mohs and Sam Walker.
There were 125 students in the competition. Mohs won the individuals and took 14th place in the math facts drill; Kuehn took third in the individuals; Walker took eighth in the individuals; Holte finished 13th in the individuals and 11th in the fact drill; and Holmes earned 14th place in the individuals.
Rebekah Orr, Brainerd, worked for Sen. Don Samuelson as an intern during the 2000 legislative session. Orr is a student at the University of Minnesota.
Ryan Smith, the son of Gregory and Evelyn Smith of Brainerd, has been appointed to the Concordia College in Moorhead student association staff for 2000-01. Smith has been named junior class senator.
Michael Hart, the son of Ronald and Arlene Hart of Baxter, has decided to enroll at Concordia College in Moorhead.
Matthew Janssen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Janssen of Baxter, graduated May 13 with a bachelor's of science degree in youth ministries from Northwestern College in St. Paul.
Fifteen area students have completed the requirements to earn a bachelor of art's degree from the College of St. Scholastica. Six students completed their degree requirements in the Brainerd 2+2 management program and nine completed their degree requirements in the Registered Nurse to BA program.
Students receiving a degree in management were Paul Bartholomaus, Nick Hummel and Jacqueline McRae of Brainerd; Dale Van Horn, Crosby; Andrea Baker, Pequot Lakes; and Mark Gendron, Pillager.
Students receiving a degree in nursing were: Heidi Olesen, Aitkin; Vicky LaPlant, Michael Magnussen, Amanda Marshall, Sharna Moliga and Chris Tollefson of Brainerd; Susan Anderson and Diane Lapos, Little Falls; and Nancy St. Hilaire, Motley.
M'Erin Dawn Leitch, the daughter of Michael and Dawn Leitch of Brainerd, recently received a Eliza A. Drew Prize in German from Hamline University.
The Eliza A. Drew Prize in German is given to students for academic distinction in German.
The International Science and Engineering Fair was held this month in Detroit, Mich., with 1,200 nine through 12th grade students from 40 countries competing for over $2 million of scholarships and prizes. Thirty students from Minnesota competed and 18 came home with over $41,000 of scholarships and prizes.
Laurie McDonald, daughter of John McDonald, and Kelly Schmiedt, Fort Ripley, competed.
Harrison Elementary School is one of 50 schools that won a $200 gift certificate for participating in and evaluating the Fitness Fever program featured at the school in February. Kelly Gorvin, physical education teacher, plans to use the money for new equipment to enhance the physical education program at the school.
ITT Industries, Inc., and the Water Environment Federation have named Kelly Schmiedt, a high school student of Fort Ripley, as one of this year's United States semi-finalists in the competition for the Stockholm Junior Water Prize, the world's most prestigious water science prize for youth.
Schmiedt was nominated at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair earlier this month and will compete against other semi-finalists for the honor of representing the U.S. during World Water Week held Aug. 13-19 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Janine Leino and Robert Wickland, students at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, were awarded agricultural education scholarships from the University of Minnesota. There were $45,000 in scholarships awarded to 27 students, who are pursuing studies at the Division of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Education.
The following Franklin Junior High students were selected by their teachers as Students of the Month for May: Eighth-graders are Lindsey Curry, Ashley Herget, Lindsay Crider, Brandon Freihammer, Nathan Posterick, Josie Kampa, Tony Roberts, Emily Finn and Joe Holden. Ninth-graders are Peter van der Hagen, Justin Burnard, Scott Johnson, Anthony Mehr, Monique Darton, Erin Rosinger, Helena Sewell, Ryan Weigelt, Meghan Wilkins, Emily Stricker, Christa Kinney-Helmer, Monica Nelson and Justin Cervin.
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