The following area students will graduate from Southwest State University on Dec. 8: Cynthia L. Nathan, Brainerd; Krista Marie Williams, Pequot Lakes; and Randi Rae Agens, Pine River.
Angela Ratuski, Aitkin, is taking part in Bemidji State University's teaching program for the fall semester. Ratuski is a senior majoring in elementary education and is teaching first grade at Central Elementary in Bemidji.
A representative from Alexandria Technical College will be at the Brainerd High School at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 13 to provide general information and discuss its 45 programs.
The following area college seniors took part in the student teaching program at Bemidji State University this fall: Trisha Berg, Brainerd, teaching third grade and middle school mathematics in Crosby; Kandi Brick, Brainerd, third grade at Pequot Lakes and kindergarten in Crosby; Stephanie Jacobi, Brainerd, third grade at Crosby;
Suzanne Helbling, Pequot Lakes, social studies at Brainerd High School; Rebecca Lambert, Backus, art at Bemidji Middle School; Amy Samuelson, Backus, second grade at Pequot Lakes; and Jennifer Miller, English at Brainerd High School.
The following area students are members of the Association of Accounting Professionals at Bemidji State University for the 2000-01 school year: Leala Roth, Staples; Melissa Johnson, Pine River; Chris Knopik, Little Falls; and Diane White, Walker.
Cheryl Nash, teacher at Cuyuna Range Elementary School, and Judy Larsen, teacher at Pine River-Backus High School, are two of 27 teachers who were selected to be part of the improvement support team program this school year.
This group is made up of elementary, secondary and special education teachers who have successfully implemented the state's graduation standards and are skilled enough to help others do the same. The program was created under the legislature's 1998 kindergarten through 12th-grade funding package.
Larsen is in her third year and Nash is in her first year with the program. Most teachers spend one year with the program and then return to their classroom and some stay on longer.
The following Franklin Junior High students have been selected by their teachers as November students of the month: Eighth-graders are Samantha McGerr, Amy Esperson, Aric Anderson, Lucas Jorgenson, Jason Parks, Kelli Patrick, Carmen Cummings, Courtney Sinner and Brandon Owen.
Ninth-graders are Quincy Vincent, Rebekah Gellert, Brittany Sheveland, Brandon Larson, Phillip Manuel, Andrea Miller, Jeremy Holder, Andrew Cottingham, Elizabeth Donnay, Scott Bock, Aubrey Hakes, Ashley Widmark and Amanda Bateman.
Andrea Kleinschmidt, the daughter of William and Jan Kleinschmidt of Brainerd, has been admitted to North Dakota State University with distinction for the fall 2001 school year. Kleinschmidt plans to major in engineering.
She is involved in Brainerd Kixters, varsity high kick and jazz funk. She also is a member of the class cabinet and national honor society.
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