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Angie Wieck, Published December 02 2012

Namedroppers (December 02, 2012)

MSUM NEWS: Minnesota State University Moorhead has awarded a $4,000 University Scholarship to Madison Ottenbacher, child of Ron and Cheryl Ottenbacher, Fargo. The 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.

HIGH HONORS: Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., has nominated the following North Dakota students for appointment to U.S. military academies:

- Richard Brooks, 17, son of Jeff Brooks, Pembina, appointment to the Army’s U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.

E- Daniel Russell, 18, son of Laura and Bill Prokopyk, Bis-marck, for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

- Brett Hagen, 20, son of Brian and Lynette Hagen, Wahpeton, for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

To attend a U.S. military academy, students must be nominated by a member of the U.S. House or Senate, or the vice president. They must also pass a physical and medical exam, and the academy reviews their academic records.

COLLEGE BOUND: Amanda Hass, Park Rapids, Minn., has been admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul. Hass was also awarded a Regents Scholarship.

EXHIBITS AND PERFORMANCES: Fargo Shanley High School student Paris Ekman recently performed with more than 300 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston. Only the top 12 percent of individuals who attended Varsity’s summer camps this summer were selected to perform.

“Namedroppers” is an occasional Sunday column featuring neighborhood and community news. Contact Public Editor Angie Wieck at (701) 241-5501 or email her at awieck@forumcomm.com to find out how to submit your news and accomplishments.