Heidi Johnson, the daughter of Charles and Sue Johnson of Brainerd, has been accepted into the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, for this fall. Johnson also was awarded a Benedictine Scholarship. She is majoring in nursing.
M'Erin D. Leitch, the daughter of Michael and Dawn Leitch of Brainerd, was presented the Eliza A. Drew prize in art at Hamline University. The prize is awarded for outstanding achievement in the study of ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking and art history.
Ryan Swart, Brainerd, was named to the dean's list at Rasmussen College in St. Cloud.
Emily Segler, Brainerd, attended the annual statewide dairy promotion training event recently in Willmar.
Christina Pehoski, Brainerd, was named to the dean's list for fall semester at Concordia University in St. Paul.
Luke Karlgaard, the son of Donald and Cheryl Karlgaard of Brainerd, participated in the physical education seminar through the abroad program at Concordia College in Moorhead. Karlgaard visited 15 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Australia, India and Asia in May.
Erik Carter, Heidi Koopman, Jamey Quick, Jordan Goos, Forrest McKenzie and Tom Freeman, all of Baxter Elementary School, participated in the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge at Sartell Middle School recently.
Washington Middle School's sixth-grade honors math class participated in the Minnesota Math League contest in March. The school took third place among 39 schools. Three students also placed in the top 31 students in the state. They were Aidan Breen, Daniel Smith and Rebecca Lange. Within the region, Washington was the top school and Breen and Smith ranked No. 1 and Lange ranked No. 4. Other students to submit scores were Chris Nathan and Jared Anderson.
The Pelican Lakes Conservation Club of Breezy Point awarded six students a $1,000 scholarship and the students are: Daniel Albertson, a senior at Pequot Lakes High School, who plans to attend Concordia College in Moorhead to major in biology and chemistry; Melissa Brown, a senior at Brainerd High School, who plans to attend Central Lakes College and then possibly North Dakota State University to major in environmental and industrial engineering; Clayton Burns, a senior at Pine River-Backus High school, who plans to attend Bemidji State University to pursue a career in forestry and wildlife management; Derek Haukos, a senior at Crosby-Ironton High School, who plans to attend NDSU to complete the landscape architecture program; Sarah Stevens, a senior at BHS, who plans to attend CLC and then the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, to major in agriculture with an emphasis in the environment; and Rebecca Zaffke, a 2002 Pine River graduate, who is currently attending the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth majoring in zoology and in veterinary medicine.
Lindsey Kohan, Brainerd, has been named a recipient of a scholarship from Minnesota State University, Mankato, School of Nursing. Kohan was also awarded a $500 Gertrude Jane Timmerman Award for creative expression for the 2003-04 school year.
Megan Beck Kohls, the daughter of Susan Beck of Brainerd and Steve Kohls of Nisswa, exhibited a poster presentation titled, "Women and Homelessness" during the Hamline University Honors Day Scholarship Fair.
Jessica Yaunick, the daughter of Jim and Lana Yaunick of Brainerd, was awarded a $500 Transfer Student Academic Scholarship for the 2003-04 academic year at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Krista Cosert, the daughter of Mark and Sandra Cosert of Brainerd; Adrienne Larsen, the daughter of Lynda Erickson of Baxter and Lyndon Larsen; Richard Herold, the son of Richard and Katharine Herold of Brainerd; and Daniel Albertson, the son of Allan and Nancy of Pequot Lakes, were named Faculty Scholars at Concordia College in Moorhead.
Cooper Aakhus, Tracy Bock, Sharayah Carleton, Joey Doyscher, Rachel Ellens, Alex Ford, Tasha Loven, Chris Nathan, Cody Randall and Tyler VanderLinden, students at Lowell Elementary School, participated in the regional Math Masters of Minnesota Challenge in Bemidji. The Lowell teams took first and second places in the competition. In the individual fact drill round, Aakhus, Doyscher and Nathan tied for 15th place. In the individual problem solving rounds, VanderLinden and Loven placed 21st, Randall 18th, Ellens 13th, Bock 11th, Ford eighth, Carleton sixth, Aakhus fifth, Doyscher fourth and Nathan first.
Marie J. Leblanc, Brainerd, and Katy J. Hochmayr, East Gull Lake, were recognized for academic achievement at St. Olaf. Leblanc is a junior and Hochmayr is a senior at the college.
Andrew Doucette, a 2001 Brainerd High School graduate, has been awarded two electrical and computer engineering scholarships that will total $1,500 for fall semester. Doucette is a student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Scholarships awarded were the Gordon and Marie Hackborn Scholarship and the Oscar A. Schott Undergraduate Scholarship.
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