Shalene Cole, sixth grader at Washington Middle School and an art student of Carolyn Bye, has won the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Her poster was chosen from among 67 entries for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, "Give Peace a Chance." Judging was held Nov. 10 in Garrison. The competition was sponsored by the Garrison and Mille Lacs Lake Lions.
Morgan Anderson, son of Lou and Barb Anderson, graduated from the New England Culinary Institute in Essex Junction, Vermont, Oct. 29 with a associate of Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts Degree. He was the recipient of the NECI Faculty Award for outstanding Culinary Achievement. Morgan is currently the executive chef at the Tavern Restaurant in Essex Junction, Vermont. He is a 2000 graduate of Brainerd High School and received an associate of arts degree from Central Lakes College in 2002.
Danielle Knopik and Jilene Adair have been awarded the American Youth Foundations' National Leadership Award in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership. The honor was presented by the 4-H Federation at their award ceremonies held at St. Francis School on Nov. 7. The National Leadership Award is presented each year by the American Youth Foundation (AYF) in cooperation with principals, counselors, county 4-H agents, church groups, and other organizations across the county.
Cala Bahr, Serena Jackson, and Adam Rohloff, Brainerd, are all members of Bemidji State University's First Year Residential Experience program. Bahr is majoring in technical illustration/graphic design, Jackson in elementary education, and Rohloff in English.
The FYRE program assists students with the transition from high school to Bemidji State University living.
Molly Irwin, daughter of Brad and Renee Irwin, Aitkin, has been accepted at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth for entry in fall 2005. She has also been awarded an $8,000 Benedictine Scholarship. The Benedictine Scholarship is available to all new St. Scholastica applicants and is based on merit. She is a senior at Aitkin High School, and plans to major in exercise physiology and physical therapy.
Steven Bergerson, Backus, participated in the fall 2004 student teaching program from Bemidji State University. He is a senior majoring in elementary education and is student teaching eighth grade math at Pequot Lakes Middle school under the supervision of Susan Moehling.
Amanda Boyd, Aitkin, Grant Van Wyngeeren, Brainerd, Mark Hartwig, Little Falls, Lisa Merrill, Pine River, and Kirsten Johnson, Staples, are all currently enrolled at UW River Falls for fall semester. This years enrollment is the largest in the university's history.
Lake Region Christian School has announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2004-2005 school year.
Secondary students named to the 3.5 - 4.0 honor roll were: Celeana Brown, Kayleen Brown, Candace button, jacob Duus, Melody Duus, Demetrius Donavan, Joseph Ellstrom, Genna Gazelka, Brittany Lee, Tara Mathison, Alex Miller, Samantha Monroe, Darby Morton, Emily Jensen, Stephanie monroe, Javan Carl, Trista Lee, Kylie Beyer, Melody Button, Anne Wallen, Leah Green, Samantha Cooper, Joshua McClain, and Nathan Ross.
Named to the secondary 3.0 - 3.49 honor roll were: Shayney Barnhardt, Anna Kulju, Kathy Oakes, Kris Hennum, Ben Grotzke, Michael Ross, Alina Moss, Ashley Kientzle, Lisa Stanaton, Ondrea Brown, Jade Hayft, Jenna Hayft, and Shawn Damrau.
Elementary students named to the 3.5 - 4.0 honor roll are as follows: Friend Bechtel, Rodolfo Continenza, Emma Hilgart, Rachel Pagarigan, grade 6; Joshua Gazelka, David Jensen, Corbin Moore, Sullivan O'Donnell, Inga Wicklund, grade 5; Elisabeth Cavalier, Ryan Filkins, Emily Hennum, Emily House, Danny O'Neil, grade 4; Hannah Morgan, Kohler Moser, grade 2; Jonah Trout, Grade 1.
Elementary students named to the 3.0 to 3.49 honor roll are as follows: Shawn Cole, Aaron Hoffman, and Andrew Sparks, grade 6; Anna Blakesley and Taylor Stilley, Grade 5; Dawson Barringer, Adam Nelson, Daniel Newton, jordan Powell, grade 4; Michelle Kulju, and Brandon Winn, grade 3; Madison Henning, and Devin Wikstrom, grade 2, and Jordan Hall and Sam Neff, grade 1.
The following students were named to the dean's list at the College of St. Scholastica for the summer 2004: Kristin Neff, Aitkin, senior, management; Kathryn Carder, Baxter, Senior, Management; Deborah Rudningen, Baxter, senior, organizational behavior; Neree Jackson, Brainerd, senior, organizational behavior; Colleen Moore, Cushing, junior, computer science information; Catherine Picek, Deerwood, junior, organizational behavior; Shawn Andrews, Emily, junior, management; Brenda Marshik, Little Falls, senior, management; Sharon Meschke, Little Falls, senior, management; Lindalee Retka, Little Falls, senior, management; and Shirley Collins, Merrifield, junior, organizational behavior.
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