Ryan Klapperich, the son of Dave and Jan Klapperich of Baxter, was inducted Sunday into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the honor society for high achieving first- and second-year students, at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.
Klapperich is majoring in chemical engineering at UND. He is a recipient of the UND Presidential Scholarship and the Tjaden Educational Assistance Award from the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation given for outstanding work performance, positive attitude and leadership.
The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks has announced that the following area students graduated Aug. 3 during summer commencement: Cynthia Marie Rogers, Baxter, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree; Jared James Forbord, Brainerd, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics; and Nancy Jo Peterson, Brainerd, graduated with a master of education degree.
Bryant Jones, Baxter, was named a Presidential Freshman Scholar for the upcoming school year by the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
The scholarship package is awarded to high school seniors who rank among the top half of one percent of entering college students in the nation, based on high school performance and aptitude test results.
Dan Albertson, the son of Allan and Nancy Albertson of Merrifield, recently attended the Northern Stars Leadership Conference at the University of Minnesota. He attends Pequot Lakes High School.
Eve Vedden-Thornton, the daughter of Deborah Vedden of Brainerd, has been accepted into Jamestown College for the 2001-02 school year. Vedden-Thornton plans to major in pre-medicene.
Jennifer Holmes, Nisswa, graduated from Concordia College University. Holmes received a degree in organizational management and communication. Holmes was enrolled in the Concordia School of Accelerated Learning, which allows students to complete degrees by attending one evening class each week for 15 months.
The following Brainerd High School students attended the Minnesota Business Venture this summer at the College of St. Scholastica: Nathaniel Beebe, Nichole Hodgman and Tyler Rudek. Great River Energy, Mars Company, Farmers & Merchants and Dave and Chris Jones of Minneapolis awarded scholarships to the students.
The MBV program takes students out of the classroom and puts them into the world of business. Students establish their own business, produce and present a business plan to a panel of real bankers.
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