Angie Wieck, Published December 23 2012
Namedroppers (December 23, 2012)MSUM NEWS: Petra Gunderson, child of Dan and Yvonne Gunderson, Moorhead, has received a $4,000 University Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. 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.
The following area students recently graduated from MSUM: Nicky Besette, Abercrombie, N.D.; Corey Ulmer, Ashley, N.D.; Luke Buchholz, Battle Lake, Minn.; Stephanie Holding Eagle, Megan Holzbauer, Breckenridge, Minn.; Harmony Venburg, Buffalo, N.D.; Frankie Barth, Christine Deal, Campbell, Minn.; Allison Buchholtz, Carrington, N.D.; Nathan Nowak, Casselton, N.D.; Megan Stoa, Climax, Minn.; Eric Koep, Clitherall, Minn.; Sarah Kanten, Benjamin Wilson, Crookston, Minn.; Christopher Adkins, Anne Ballard, Samantha Bowden, Nicholas Butze, Chelsey Cummings, Tyler Dahring, Michael Fiedler, Alane Korf, Carly Mollberg, Amanda Swanson, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Tara Zettler, Devils Lake, N.D.; Myles Anderson, Amber Cleveland, Derek Osland, Katie Shequen, Timothy Tollefson, Dilworth; Estee Juergens, Katie Lohse, Elbow Lake, Minn.; Ashley Alstead, Evansville, Minn.; Allison Amundson, Matthew Baumgardner, Payton Berger, Lauretta Blakely, Larissa Brelje, Teresa Buth, Heidi Campbell-Beer, Shirush Chand, Elizabeth Christensen, Stacia Croucher, Jared Dahlen, Joseph Dawson, Ahmad Elghazaly, Steven Ficken, George Fisher, Scott Flores, Brandi Franck, Nathan Fulsebakke, Priyanka Graten, Eric Hauge, Heather Herberholz, Kelly Hoover, Tyler Ihry, Darren Johnson, Alexandra Jones, Kathryn Kmoch, Jacob Knodel, Maureen Kraft, Ashley Krupich, Kayla Kubischta, Noah Kupcho, Stephanie Lage, Shana Levin, Shane Lister, Festim Luzha, Alexandra Matthews, Joseph McLain, Alex Mehring, Ramesh Muthukumarana, Travis Myklebust, Ashley Odegard, Badal Omar, Rodney Opp, Rose Patel, Connor Perkins, Bryan Porath, Jared Ronningen, Evonne Saleh, Taylor Savageau, Bethany Schlenvogt, Adam Schroeder, Harry Shaffer, Parker Shook, Leah Siewert, Emily Smith, Jack Stenerson, Jessica Tauber, Sean Templeton, Shane Thielges, Marli Thurow, Zachary Toedter, Jared Uggerud, Nickolas Vettleson, Rachel Wassberg, Cynthia Wieland, Fargo; Mandi King, Kaleb Kosak, Clyde Schlepp, Michael Swenson, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Karisa Gullickson, Fertile, Minn.; Jason Pepple, Fessenden, N.D.; Peter Anderson, Nick Courneya, Frazee, Minn.; Anna-Maria Rodiger, Galesburg; Shallyn Van Den Einde, Gardner, N.D.; Bryan Larson, Glyndon, Minn.; Cayla Dallmann, Jessica Gust, Harwood, N.D.; Taylor Aakre, Kayla Abtin, Michael Baldwin, Tricia Baldwin, Ivy Renner, Hawley, Minn.; Lindsey Satre, Hoffman, Minn.; Jason Boerger, Horace, N.D.; Paul Hubbard, Katherine Martin, Lake Park, Minn.; Kelsey Latt, Daniel Warcken, LaMoure, N.D.; Ryan Baldock, Mayville, N.D.; Roshani Lama, Sanjay Khanal, Scott Allen, Bethany Altstadt, Brenda Arneson, Reshmi Aryal, Britney Bachmeier, John Berdahl, Melanie Bergenhagen, Alycia Bergeson, Kwasi Bonney, Andria Borsheim, Atuka Brume-Obebeduo, Gerald Burdeski, Jamie Church, Brianna Conner, Courtney Ficek, James Fogel, Andrew Frederick, Lochana Gautam, Poonam Girdhar, Samuel Grantham, Shannon Grossman, Shishir Gurung, Nicholas Hanson, Tyler Hill, Joel Hineman, Yuta Ito, Amy Johnson, Pragalv Karki, Aastha Khatiwada, Paula Krogen, Benjamin Kuehne, Jennifer Leadbetter, Rachel Lense, Amy Lubbesmeyer, Radha Maharjan, Sonnet Manandhar, Amy Markegard, Michelle Moyano, Anne Nelson, Swaraj NManandhar, Matthew Penner, Athukoralage Perera, Buddhika Perera, Enzil Pokhrel, Mark Radcliffe, Brade Schweitzer, Prasanna Shrestha, Peregrine Smith, Terri Smith, Michael Stark, Randy Sutrisno, Jaimee Ventzke, Erica Wagner, Laurel Wallert, Jamie White, Welivitigoda Wimaladharma, Moorhead; Chelsey Hendrickx, Chelsea Lausten, New York Mills, Minn.; Megan Boe, Oakes, N.D.; Alissa Arola, Heather Tretbar, Osage, Minn.; Brooke Thompson, Page, N.D.; Elizabeth Crane, Carissa Storseth, Park Rapids, Minn.; Jonathan Fankhanel, Pelican Rapids, Minn.; Cody Gustafson, Perham, Minn.; Zachary Long, Perley, Minn.; Kaia Nelson, Twin Valley, Minn.; Peter Krog, Jeremy Maahs, Underwood, Minn.; Nicholas Boll, Erik Flatt, Kate Hillmer, Megan Zerface, Valley City, N.D.; Kimberley Brill, Vergas, Minn.; Kimberly Crandall, Elijah Jones, John Smykowski, Wahpeton, N.D.; JoAnne Riegert, Waubun, Minn.; Jannel Barnes, Jason Carriveau, Sarah Davidson, Stuart Edgerly, Nathan Erbstoesser, Kristen Flaig, Nathan Funk, Jamie Hilscher, Nicole Jones, Kent Kliniske, Steven Lehrke, Marissa Manske, Haley Nudell, Heather Perez, Julie Rivenes, West Fargo; Eric Johnson and Paul Tauber, Wheaton, Minn.
NDSU NEWS: Juniors Emily Sargent, daughter of Marv and Lynne Sargent, Fargo, and Ahmed Abdille, son of Rashid Abdille and Abdia Mohamed, Fargo, have been selected to participate in the North Dakota State University McNairs Scholars Program. Scholars are selected undergraduates who meet program criteria and show an interest in research. The goal is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Students are supported by faculty and library mentors. Sargent will be supported by Robert Dvorak from the psychology department and librarian Megan Browndorf. Margaret Khaitsa, associate professor of the department of veterinary and microbiological sciences, and librarian Marilyn Hedberg will support Abdille.
CONCORDIA NEWS: Chase Nelson, son of Greg and Michelle Nelson, Arthur, N.D., will be working for Fargo’s First United Methodist Church as part of the Cooperative Education program at Concordia College. Nelson will work to revamp the senior high youth program and to establish a better communication system between youth leaders and students. He’ll also be working on the youth page of the church’s website.
RECENT GRADS: Nicole Mattfeld and August Rutten, Perham, Minn., have graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Shane Meyer, Breckenridge, Minn., has graduated from Pacific University, Ore.
Chelsea Hirchert, West Fargo, has graduated from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: Laura Schott, Fargo, has been awarded a $500 REAL DEAL Scholarship from the Bank of North Dakota’s DEAL Student Loan Program. She is also qualified to compete for a $3,000 scholarship to be awarded in the spring. Recipients must demonstrate community or school involvement and have a 2.5 or higher grade point average.
TWIRLING NEWS: The following members of the YMCA Silver Star Baton Twirlers placed in the Reach for the Stars Twirling Championships held in Omaha, Neb.:
Kaycee Froysland, 15, second place in marching and solo twirling, four places in two baton and solo twirling.
Paige Warren, 14, first in solo twirling and Mid America Pageant, second in Princess Pageant, third in solo twirling and fourth in marching.
Jessica Green, 10, first in two baton and seconds in solo twirling and marching.
Rachel Green, 14, second in modeling, thirds in marching and solo twirling and fourth in two baton.
The girls are all from Fargo and train at the YMCA of Cass Clay and are coached by Merrie Sue Holtan.
NEWS FROM THE CABBAGE PATCH: Amber and Steve Muhle, Wausau, Wis., welcomed a son Dec. 9. Grandparents are Mike and Judy Muhle, Fargo, and Susie and Bob Dux, Marshfield, Wis.
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