Pequot Lakes Middle School announced its first quarter students of excellence. They include Barbara Miller and Alexander Becker, sixth grade; Karl Satterlund and Colleen Tschida, seventh grade; and Courtney Skluzacek and Steve Vankleeck, eighth grade.
Troy Lang of Clinton and Brian Nelson of Long Prairie shared outstanding student honors as fall graduates of the Central Lakes College heavy equipment operation and maintenance program. Both graduated with high honors (3.75-4.0 grade point average). They were among the 43 students recognized in ceremonies recently held at T Maxwell's, Staples. Others graduating this fall include Vickie Bahr and Joseph Nelson, Brainerd; Mitchell Alger and Cody Johnson (honors), Deerwood; Benjamin Johnson, Little Falls; Merlyn Johnson, Pequot Lakes; and Robbie Anderson, Darin Brazell and William Lucas, Staples.
AEC students of the month for November are Teresa Eaton-Shaw and Amanda Palacio and December students of the month are Maeley Glasby and Katelyn Jones.
Minnesota State University-Mankato graduated 1,507 students during recent summer/fall commencement exercises at the Taylor Center on the Minnesota State Mankato campus, including Kathleen J. Dougall and Amanda J. Ramey, Baxter; JeanMarie L. Thompson, Browerville; Melissa A. Rice, Lake Shore; Cheryl M. Overn and Jake R. Seward, Little Falls; and Falon M. Kern, Wadena.
The following Team 7D students from Forestview Middle School were chosen by their teachers as the "Stars of the Quarter" for the first trimester of the school year: Alycia Moen, Anja Flansburg, Haley Norton, Jacob Russell, Maddie Waters, Shayna Harms, Peter Dahl, Lizzy Thurlow, Tayler Trowbridge, Matt Blanch, Vanessa Yearly, Megan Goldberg, Audrianna Cockman, Paul Augustinack, CJ Kendall, CJ Satre, Garrett MacLaughlin, Reinna Gerhard and Liza Warner.
The St. Cloud State Service-Learning Advisory Committee and the Center for Student Organizations and Leadership Development, Volunteer Connection program hosted "Celebrating Connection: Showcasing Student and Community Collaboration," a celebration of student and community collaboration, which occurs in academic courses or student organizations. Students participating in the event were eligible to have their work recognized with awards in the categories of most creative project, best display/presentation, greatest community impact, most inclusive project, best connection to organization mission statement and best academic connection.
Among the award winners is senior Jenna Kovatovich, daughter of Damian and Jill Kovatovich, Crosby, who received the best academic connection award for her involvement in the Management 497 course project. Kovatovich is a graduating senior majoring in business management with an emphasis in human recourses.
Tracy Gray, Little Falls, recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Theresa Hicks, daughter of Jerry and Nalrah Hicks, Pillager, and Brittany Trettel, daughter of Marvin and Rita Trettel, Little Falls, have been selected as student of the month for September and October respectively, a recognition program sponsored by the Youth Activities Committee of Brainerd Elks Lodge No. 615.
Taylor Headlee, daughter of Todd and Angela Headlee, Nisswa, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "with distinction." She will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in electrical engineering.
Carmen Cummings, daughter of Wayne and Jan Cummings, Brainerd, was recently granted a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, from St. Olaf College with degrees in economics and German. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon, she also graduated with distinction in economics.
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