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Angie Wieck, Published November 18 2012

Namedroppers (November 18, 2012)

MSUM NEWS: Minnesota State University Moorhead has awarded scholarships to Shane Fisher, child of Skip and Heidi Fisher, Fargo, and Baily Fuchs, child of Joe and Kelli Fuchs, Glyndon, Minn. Fisher received a $6,000 Dragon Scholarship, which requires students to rank in the top 50 percent of their graduating class and achieve an ACT exam score of 28 or higher. Fuchs received a $4,000 University Scholarship. The University Scholarship is available to students with a composite ACT score of 24-25 and a high school rank in the top 50 percent, or a composite ACT score of 21-23 and a high school class rank in the top 10 percent.

CONCORDIA NEWS: Concordia’s forensics team recently placed well in the following speech tournaments.

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn.: Meg Henrickson, Quinn Maroney, George Kueppers, Kathleen Perry and Makenzi Kovar all placed in the top 10 individually.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: Meg Henrickson, Makenzi Kovar, Cole Kantos, Amber Morgan and Christiana Hennings all placed in the top 10. Henrickson took first in persuasion and second in communication analysis and impromptu. She is also the first Cobber to qualify for an event at the national tournament in April.

Emporia (Kan.) State University: Emily Bosch and Tyler Snelling made it to the semifinal debate, and Bosch was awarded a speaker award for being in the top 10 debaters in the tournament.

CHESS NEWS: The following students were winners in the North Dakota Scholastic Chess Tournament recently held at the Circle of Nations School, Wahpeton, N.D.:

Kindergarten through fifth grade: Isaiah Soori, first; Dreylynn Waanatan, second; Ethan Synstelien, Brian Synstelien and Enoch Satrom, all third.

Sixth through 12th grade: Jacob Gallagher, first; Faron Fineday, Michael Glover, Marcus Battiest, second; Thomas Bye, Zach Hanson and Alexander Burch, all third.

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