The following students from Riverside Elementary School were named students of the month for November: Emily Trtanj, Taylor Schloemer, Brittany Parks, Lucas Tschida, Kaela Middleton, Hailey Smude, Gretchen Gramer, Megan Noakes, Destiny Mankowski, Logan Taylor, Tony Sauer, Samuel Schoenecker, Teagan Eide, Zachery Wood, Kelsea Gould, Alex Erickson, Patrick Skogen, Amber Kunde, Toni Terwilliger, David Penner and Asha Roberts.
The following area students received a graduate degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead: Zachariah Jackson, Brainerd, received a bachelor's of science degree in business administration; Jason Olson, Little Falls, bachelor's of art degree in political science; Raye Ludovissie, Verndale, bachelor's of science degree in industrial technology; and Ryan Fisher, Walker, bachelor's of art degree in criminal justice.
Kristi Bodahl of Backus is a part of the KBSU television staff at Bemidji State University. Bodahl is a senior majoring in mass communication and is the editing manager for the station.
The following area students were staff members for Northern Student, a student-run newspaper at Bemidji State University: Danielle Boos, Baxter, is a junior majoring in elementary education who served as managing editor; Ben Miller, Brainerd, is a senior majoring in design technology who worked in production and was the ad design manager; Joe Lendobeja, Brainerd, is a junior whose major is undecided who was a staff writer; Kelli Knudsen, Brainerd, is a sophomore majoring in mass communication who served as a staff photographer; Jennifer Roth, Motley, is a senior majoring in accounting who served as the business manager; Kristi Bodahl, Backus, is a senior majoring in mass communications who served as a staff photographer; Missie Tomte, Verndale, is a junior majoring in mass communication who served as a copy editor; and Becky White, Verndale, is a senior majoring in mass communication who was a staff photographer.
Anna Mangan, Brainerd High School senior, was named High School Hero by Cellular 2000 for her exemplary commitment to volunteer community service. Mangan will receive a High School Heroes certificate and a $100 check for her community service work. Mangan is a member of Teens Upstream and visits residents at Harmony House where she makes and delivers gift boxes to nursing homes and girls' and boys' homes. She also serves as vice president of Brainerd High School's Key Club and is a teaching assistant at her church's Sunday school. Mangan said "Working with Teens Upstream I understand the importance and difference a couple of volunteers can make in the lives of others. After a service project is finished, a smile is brought to my face."
Mike Olson of Brainerd and Jennifer Roth of Motley attended the Accounting Student Conference in Minneapolis as part of a field trip with Bemidji State University faculty and students.
Jennifer Sweet, the daughter of Timothy and Jody Sweet of Brainerd, graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. Sweet earned a degree in psychology and child and family studies.
Andrew Miller, Nisswa, Richard Aulie, Crosby, and Joshua Nice, Motley, were members of the 2003 "Madrigal Dinners" cast at Bemidji State University. Miller is a sophomore majoring in music education and he was a bass in the king's court. Aulie is a freshman majoring in elementary education and he played a beggar. Nice is a senior majoring in music and he was a tenor in the king's court.
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