Daniel Albertson, son of Allan and Nancy Albertson, Merrifield, is studying abroad on the Mediterranean Island of Crete for spring semester as part of the college's CREDO honors program. He is a junior majoring in physics and religion at Concordia College, Moorhead. Participating students study ancient archaeological sites, history, religion and culture of Western civilization's birthplaces.
The following students were named to the dean's list at the University of Minnesota-Crookston for 2005 spring semester: Hannah Kalmbacher, Backus; Brianna McKenzie, Cushing; Joseph Backowski, Little Falls; Kacee Biederman, Milaca; Mark Belanger, Pequot Lakes; Amanda Fickes, Sebeka; Christine Krell, Verndale.
The following students have become members in the Upsilon Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. They were inducted in ceremonies Dec. 3 on the Brainerd campus. New members are Katherine Thomas, Aitkin; Christine DeLaToree, and Holly Swanson, Baxter; Amanda Bennett, Vanessa Berens, Carmen Damrau, Michael Dieter, Tyra Osvold, Leslie Schlagel and Julie Stanton, Brainerd; Amy Simpson, Crosby; Desiree Techau, Ironton; Troy Heagle, McGregor; Amanda Marquardt, Motley; Ryan Sather, Staples.
DECA and sports/entertainment marketing students from Brainerd High School attended a workshop at Target Center in Minneapolis Nov. 17 to listen to speakers from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Speakers included Chris Wright, team president; Conrad Smith, vice president of corporate sales; and Mike Cristaldi, manager of public relations. They talked about how hard it was to break into the professional sports field, both on the business and playing sides, job details, hours they put in, working conditions and required schooling for their positions. The students then attended the Minnesota Timberwolves-Washington Wizards game. Students attending the workshop were J.D. Berns, Ashley Pettit, David Hanson, Todd DeRosier, Tyler DeRosier, Brett Cloutier, Landon Stanfield, Ben Ambroz, Sam Underhill, Mike Mahlum, Casey Cartwright, C.J. Peeters, Jessica Bock, Sheila Carleton, Nate Pelkey, Nick Ghinter, Jordan Timothy, Kyle Schaible, Tiffany Mattson and Brady Schellin.
The University of Minnesota-Crookston recently hosted 50 high schools for its annual Ag Activities Day. The Brainerd team placed second in the floriculture contest, second in the equine contest and third in the hippology contest. Krista Ramage received a $600 Ag Activities Day Award to attend UMC for placing second in the floriculture contest; Daniel Fiebelkorn received a $450 award to attend UMC by placing third in the floriculture contest and Kaylee Cadwell received a $600 Ag Activities Day Award to attend UMC for placing second in the wildlife contest.
Kevin Lamb, son of Barbara Anderson and John Lamb, Littleton, Colo., is a graduate from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. He received a bachelor of arts degree in speech communication with concentrations in rhetorical studies and communication studies. He will pursue a juris doctorate degree. Lamb is a 2001 graduate of Brainerd High School.
The following students were named students of the month at the Area Education Center. September, Jessica Sieling and Rachel Bakkila; October, Samantha Sheehan and Desiree Verkennes; November, Megan Jewell; and December, Sadie Smith and Chantell Erickson.
Mills Motor Inc. of Baxter is sponsoring one $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a local FFA member in the spring of 2006. About 700 scholarships will be awarded by local Ford dealers nationwide to FFA members who are high school seniors or college freshmen. FFA members may pick up an application from Mills Motors Inc. or download one from www.ffa.org/programs/scholarships.
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