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Published February 12 2012

Namedroppers (February 12, 2012)

MSCTC NEWS: Mariah Nelson, West Fargo, and Adam Larson, Cooperstown, N.D., were named to the president’s list at Minnesota State Community and Technical College.

CONCORDIA NEWS: Jessica Biller, daughter of Amy Biller, Moorhead, and Gregory Biller, Hastings, Minn., was named Student Nurse of the Year by Concordia College. As the recipient, Biller will represent Concordia at this spring’s Expanding Your Horizon Event with other nursing students in the Student Nurses’ Association to encourage seventh- to ninth-grade girls to enter science- and math-related fields. Biller is also this year’s Army Nurse Corp Spirit of Nursing Award recipient.

Junior Kellen Summers, son of Steven and Dyan Summers, Fargo, will play Cyrano in Concordia College’s production of “Cyrano” Tuesday through Sunday in the Lab Theatre, Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Vanessa Liming, daughter of Dwight and Winifred Liming, Fargo, is also a member of the cast and portraying multiple roles including Roxane.

NDSU NEWS: North Dakota State University has admitted the following students “with distinction”: Lauren Johnson, daughter of Steve and Jackie Johnson, Reiles Acres, N.D.; Camden Bosche, son of Kevin and Kari Bosche, Moorhead; and Morgan Tuscherer, daughter of Sheldon Tuscherer, West Fargo, and Amy Steffans, Fargo. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging them as honor students.

Samuel Demarais, Fargo, graduated from NDSU in December.

The following area students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at NDSU: William Chale, West Fargo; Coleman Wagner, Moorhead; Solji Choi, Emily Feist, Lee Gullickson, Jordan Hogness, Lucas Seltvedt and Daniel Ugelstad, Fargo.

The Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho at North Dakota State University has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Krista Kappes of Ada, Minn. Kappes earned the honor for her participation and leadership in agriculture-related activities as well as high academic achievement. Alpha Gammo Rho is a social and professional organization for students pursing degrees in agriculture, food, fiber, life sciences, natural resources, forestry, environmental or related agricultural fields.

MAKING THE GRADE: The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Minnesota State University Mankato (* denotes a 4.0 grade point average): Kasey Gothier, Barnesville, Minn.; Kjirsten Kroenke, Dent, Minn.; *Kelsey Parker, Emma Stong, *Emily Vetter, Breanna Werlinger, Fargo; Jennifer Eggum, Laura Hanson, Ashley Heintzelman, *Kelley Hohman, Erika Magnusson, Ashley Mergens, Jana Thole, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Richeldis Nelson, Mayville, N.D.; *Alecia Adams, Jodi Bergland, Caitlyn Gerchak, *Sara Groth, *Anastasia Humphers-Ginther, *Kathryn Theige, Hope Their, Moorhead; *Lauren Bach, New York Mills, Minn.; Jenna Gigstead, Ottertail, Minn.; Julia Bates, Danielle Zwieg, Parkers Prairie, Minn.; Emily Evenson, Kaitlin Sillerud, Pelican Rapids, Minn.; Samuel Stoll, Perham, Minn.; Coby Enochson, Wahpeton, N.D.

Aaron Tacke, Fargo, was named to the president’s list at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona, Minn.

The following area students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse: Christina Young, Dent, Minn.; Kelsi Vomacka, Perham, Minn.; and Jordon Thomsen, Valley City, N.D.

Michael Tuel, Dalton, Minn., was named to the dean’s list at DePaul University, Chicago.

The following area students were named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Morris: Maren Anderson, Lake Park, Minn.; Eden Broberg, Fargo; Kathryn Grandbois, Connor Lewis; Moorhead; Dena Johanning and Michelle Richotte, both Park Rapids, Minn.

The following area students have been named to the dean’s list at Bethel University, St. Paul: Kari Lindgren, Oriska, N.D.; Kyle Ulstad, Jaclyn Arness, Emily Bond, Fargo; David Collins, Carrington, N.D.; and Julia Striker, Moorhead.

The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.: Matthew Sorensen, Caitlin Wiste, Michael Vandevoort, Fargo; and Cathryn Nelson, Moorhead.

The following area students were named to the dean’s list at Mayville (N.D.) State University: David Locken, Aneta; Laurie Salander, Argusville; Jonathan Sletmoe, Casselton; Troy Jespersen, Clifford; Jeffrey Ringstad, Cooperstown; Stephanie Halvorson, Cummings; Katherine Dion, Alisha Knutson, Maddi Lamb, Terri Moser, Nicholas Murchie, Bethany Prozinski, Nicholas Schaefer, Devils Lake; Jennifer Lyng, Krysten Stutlien, Fargo; Cindy Olstad, Galesburg; Kimberly Simons, Hankinson; Shantel Helmer, Hannaford; Kendi Schmitz, Harvey; Allison Aaland, Ben Cigelske, Ryan Cigelske, Hardy Delong, Erin Ericson, Toby Handly, Randy Holweger, Michael Voller, Andrew Workin, Hatton; Chelsey Ihry, Hope; Jordan Linstad, Inkster; Callie Brossart, Jamestown; Heather Strande, Lakota; Andrew Berge, Sarah Hovde, Larimore; Leilani Adolpho, Cody Anhorn, Kristen Bakkum, Eric Domier, Stephanie Gunderson, Douglas Nygord, Jessica Ogburn, Taylor Olson, Teresa Orr, Jonathan Raywalt, William Tomblin, Mayville; Rami Carlson, Anthony Evenstad, Patrick VandenBos, Northwood; Mallory Reich, Oakes; Morgan Herz, Elizabeth Watts, Page; Matthew Chandler, Joanne Dakken, Wendy Hanson, Cody Odland, Ben Scallon, Portland, N.D.; Deserae Harstad, Austin Moen, Misti Olson, Reynolds; Taylor Palmer, Sharon; Justin Breidenbach, Jessica Ness, Tara Thompson, Brandon Weber, Ashley Williams, Thompson; Shannon Privratsky, Wahpeton; and Emma Grant, West Fargo. The following area Minnesota students also made the dean’s list: Katie Kolness, Laura Kolness, Kelli Smart, Ada; Lisa Kapaun, Barnesville; Stephanie Genereux, Scott Hanson, Crookston; Cody Aasness, Dalton; Emily Liljestrand, Dilworth; Tiffany Stich, Fergus Falls; Erica Henrikson, Moorhead; Eric Shulstad, Pelican Rapids; Elizabeth Cakebread, Shelly; Abby Berven, Vergas; and Samuel Thielen, Wheaton.

Moorhead High School graduate Luke Wixo was named to the president’s list at Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls.

Fargo students Grace Carson and Christopher Savageau were named to the dean’s list at Benedictine College, Atchison, Kan. Graham Carson, also of Fargo, was named to the president’s list for achieving a 4.0 grade point average.

Karl Aaker, Hillsboro, N.D., was named to the dean’s list at LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas.

Margaret Worman, daughter of Barbara and Walter Worman, Moorhead, has been named to the dean’s list at Macalester College, St. Paul.

RECENT GRADUATES: The following area students graduated from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in December: Marissa Hennen, Borup, Minn.; Spencer Beech, Katelynn Kressin, Breckenridge, Minn.; Leesa Eilertson, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Kendra Ackerman, Jennifer Filgas, Brady Haggstrom, Anders Swensrud, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Anna Behrens, Lake Park, Minn.; Brett Barta, Abbey Kehler and Laura Lenius, Moorhead.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: James Ryan, son of Robert and Peggy Ryan, Fargo, has been awarded the Raymond J. Brooks and Audrey Mae Brush Brooks Scholarship by Valley City (N.D.) State University.

Andrea Wiedmann, daughter of Claudia Pramhus, Fargo, was awarded a $2,000 grant from P.E.O. Chapter AH, a Philanthropic Educational Organization. Wiedmann is studying nursing at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colo. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education was established to provide grants to women whose education has been interrupted and find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families.

STUDYING ABROAD: Several area students will travel to England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland this summer as part of the People to People Student Ambassador programs. Members of the high school delegation, led by Linda Johnson of Moorhead, are: Crystal Branden, daughter of Mitch and Sheila Branden, Fargo; Emily Ganyo, daughter of Kurt and Rosa Ganyo, Grand Forks; Paige Gault, daughter of Kevin and Lisa Gault, Grand Forks; Anna Harris, daughter of Elizabeth Harris, Lakota; Ben Nelson, son of Stacy and Dan Heising; Jocelyn Nelson, daughter of Susan Nelson and Kim Goehring, Moorhead; Jacqueline Rick, daughter of Jerry Rick, Breckenridge, Minn.; Jessica Schramm, daughter of Philip and Gloria Schramm, Mentor, Minn.; Makayla Schultz, daughter of Brian and Michelle Schultz, Moorhead; Isabelle Tonsfeldt, daughter of Ryan and Michelle Tonsfeldt, Barnesville; Tyler Walsvik, son of Barb and Jon Walsvik, West Fargo; Kali Wood, daughter of Mike Wood, Grand Forks; and Shayla Zuther, daughter of Phyllis and Lloyd Zuther, Grandin, N.D. Members of the junior high delegation, led by Diane Allen of Moorhead, are: Hannah Akerson, daughter of Kirk and LaVonne Akerson, Rosholt, S.D.; Catherine Bauske, daughter of Darcy Watt, Fargo; Kayla Cook, daughter of Tricia and Jeff Cook, Henderson, Nev.; Kelsey Durbin, daughter of T. Durbin, Crookston, Minn.; Ann Johnston, daughter of Linda and Lowell Johnston, Waubun, Minn.; Selena Finley, daughter of Amber Finley, Grand Forks; Rachel Ostlund, daughter of Lou Ann Ostlund, Fargo; and Sidney Winsand, son of Matt and Deni Winsand, Mayville, N.D.

AND THE WINNER IS ... : The following students were winners in the Park Christian School Science Fair:

Seventh grade: Grant Invie, first; Jared Motschenbacher, second; Carmen Albrecht, third; Olson Langness and Max Anderson, both honorable mentions.

Eighth grade: Elizabeth Fisher, first; Adrianna Kallis, second; Molly Jasperse, third; Jessica Engler and Rachael Lizakowski, both honorable mentions.

Tenth grade: Ander Sawchuk, first; Haleigh Larson, second; Emily Tsen, third; Amy Anfinrud and Hunter Nickel, both honorable mentions.

Mackenzie Weinberger was the winner of the 2012 Park Christian School Spelling Bee. Weinberger will now participate in the Region IV Spelling Bee in Fergus Falls Feb. 21.

HIGH HONORS: Fargo North High School senior Malena Mastel, daughter of Marit Hordvik and Glenn Mastel, was recently named a candidate in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates were selected based on performance on the College Board SAT or ACT Assessment. Semifinalists will be announced in early April.

Sen. John Hoeven has nominated 12 students for appointment to U.S. military academies. Arranged by academy, those students are:

E U.S. Air Force Academy: Abby Bierschbach, daughter of Julie and Greg Bierschbach, Minot; Dylan Crockett, son of Tom and Barb Crockett, Langdon; Jared Hruby, son of Jeff and Julie Hruby, Wilton; and Patrick Mohr, son of Doug and Cece Mohr, Devils Lake, N.D.

E U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Paul Gardner, son of Daniel and Maureen Gardner, New England.

E U.S. Academy at West Point: Zachary Becker, son of Army Sgt. David and Yvonne Becker, Sharpsburg, Ga.; Alek Berg, son of Jane and Darryl Berg, Walhalla; and Erik Von Trusdell, son of Beverly Trusdell, Northwood.

E U.S. Naval Academy: Ashley Ehret, daughter of Jeremy Ehret and Pamela Lindbo, Dickinson; Jack Fagerland, son of Bertram and Kecia Fagerland, Minot; Monty Johnson, son of Wesley and Camey Johnson, Washburn; and James Lawson II, son of U.S. Master Sgt. James Sr. and Katsura Lawson, Minot.

Kevin Hall and Leah Johnson, both of Fargo, were named finalists in the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Challenge held at the YF&R Leadership Conference held in Fargo. They will next compete at the 2012 NDFB Convention and Exposition in Fargo in November. The winner will advance to the national convention in Nashville, Tenn., in 2013 where the winner will receive keys to a new pickup. The competition is open to farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18 to 35 and was designed to prepare them to speak comfortably with the media regarding issues related to farming and ranching.

Kayla Meyer, daughter of Terry and Arlene Meyer, Wahpeton, N.D., was recently awarded the Development Shining Star Award by the University of Mary. The award recognizes extraordinary achievements in one of the following areas: efforts to overcome a personal challenge or obstacle in the process of developing one’s talents and leadership potential; demonstrating courage in doing what is right and ethical even if circumstances are difficult; practicing the Benedictine values of hospitality, service, community, respect, moderation and prayer in such a way as to serve as an outstanding role model to other students, faculty and staff; or providing outstanding service to others, the community or the university.

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