Luke Weiland, the son of Karen and Dan Weiland of Brainerd, participated in the 2002 Fall Court Competition. Weiland competed through five rounds and made it to the final round in front of the North Dakota Supreme Court. He and his teammate, Nick Simonson, placed second. Weiland is a student at the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Nicholas Phelps of Brainerd is a member of the Theta Tau Epsilon fraternity at Bemidji State University. Phelps is a sophomore majoring in aquatic biology.
The following area seniors are taking part in the Bemidji State University student teaching program during the fall semester: Steven Rader, Pequot Lakes, is majoring in elementary education and is teaching third grade at Southwest Elementary in Grand Rapids; Rebecca Robb, Motley, majoring in elementary education, teaching first grade at Northern Elementary School in Bemidji; Dawn Weite, Motley, majoring in elementary education, teaching second grade at Baxter Elementary; Joshua Hirschey, Staples, majoring in social studies education, teaching social studies at Pillager High School; and Stephanie Howard, Walker, undecided major, teaching English at Walker High School.
The following students at Garfield Elementary School were named October students of the month: Jacob Kienholz, Tate Motschenbacher, William Abrahamson, David Scherman, Jared Ketterling, Nathan Blum, Lucas Zetah, Andrew Selgem, Ben Collette, Courtney DeChaine, Adam Keller, Briana Gangelhoff, Paul Richard, Elli Ebinger, Steven Smith, Spencer Hegstad and Stephanie Jensen.
Sixth-grader Bethany Andersen was named to the Family of Christ Lutheran School's principal's list. The following students at the school were named to the "A" honor roll: third-graders Hannah Guin, Elias Peterson and Kyle Thomas; fourth-graders Joseph Andersen and Jordan Nocton; and fifth-grader Angela Small. The following students at the school were named to the "B" honor roll: third-graders Levi Christensen, Evan Kahler, Haley Tower; fourth-graders Ryan Benhardus and Alexander Dullum; sixth-graders Jeremy Gallati and Matt Peterson.
Breeana Edquist, Brainerd, was selected as October girl student of the month at Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter. Edquist's kindergarten teacher said she works hard and is an excellent role model for her classmates.
Stafford Thompson, Brainerd, was selected as October boy student of the month at Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter. Thompson's first-grade teacher said she is delighted in the growth and maturity Thompson has demonstrated this year in his attitude and school work. The teacher said Thompson has developed confidence in himself and in his work ethic.
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