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Published May 10 2013

Namedroppers - 05/11/13

PAGEANT NEWS: The following members of Dream Girls USA North Dakota state royalty were recently crowned:

Front row (left to right) Ellie Cote, Jr. Teen Miss North Dakota, daughter of Melissa and Seth Cote, Fargo; Riley Pister, Jr Supreme Beauty, daughter of Shari Pister, Velva N.D., and Franklin Pister, Bismarck; Charlie Dickinson, Overall Tiny Hi Point Champion, daughter of Kyle and Bobbi Dickinson, Surrey, N.D.; Izabella Green, Junior Miss North Dakota, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Green, Fisher Minn.; Cashe Proffit, Supreme Print Model, daughter of Peter and Brandee Proffit, Bismarck; Daisy Omang, Overall Jr Hi Point Champion, daughter of Derek and Dara Omang, East Grand Forks, Minn.; Addison Kom, Baby Miss North Dakota, daughter of Ashley Kom, St. John, N.D.; Elisabeth McDermott, Supreme Mother/ Daughter, daughter of Heather McDermott, Mapleton, N.D.; Tara Anderson, Supreme Sisters, daughter of Kevin and Jeri Anderson, Fargo; Alayna Foster DeVold, Little Miss North Dakota, daughter of Glenn DeVold and Andria Foster DeVold, Fargo.

Back row (left to right) Rhonda Lura, Sr Supreme Beauty, wife of Brock Lura, Carrington N.D.; Elizabeth Galvan, Supreme Runway Model, wife of James Galvan, Fargo; Sarah Bentley, Elegant MS North Dakota, wife of Craig Bentley, Felton, Minn.; Laura Schneiber Bruns, Supreme Spokesmodel, wife of Casey Bruns, Minot, N.D.; Danielle Robb, MS North Dakota, daughter of Sandy Robb and Paul Klema, Roseau, Minn., and Scott Robb, International Falls, Minn.; Brianna Thompson, Preteen Miss North Dakota, daughter of Elizabeth Galvan, Fargo, and Chris Thompson, Felton, Minn.; Heather McDermott, Supreme Mother/Daughter, Mapleton, N.D.; Ashlyne Moos, Teen Miss North Dakota, daughter of Nicole Moos, Velva, N.D.; Heather Anderson, Supreme Sisters, daughter of Kevin and Jeri Anderson, Fargo; Meg Morley, Supreme Queen of Queens, wife of Mike Morley, Grand Forks, holding Keeley Dronen, Tiny Miss North Dakota, daughter of Casey and Breanne Dronen, East Grand Forks, Minn.; Melissa Osowski, Overall Sr. Hi Point Champion, daughter of Larry and Connie Osowski and Cindy and Larry Jamieson, Grand Forks, holding Sophia McKeen, Tiny Supreme Beauty, daughter of C. Aaron and Christi McKeen, Minot, N.D.

Winners will now advance to the Dream Girls USA National Pageant in St. Louis July 10-14.

MSCTC NEWS: MSCTC students Robbin Elder, of Perham, Minn., and Aaron Wohlenhaus, of Fargo, were winners at the Student Knowledge Bowl recently held in St. Cloud, Minn. Elder was named the top student competitor and Wohlenhaus earned third-place honors. Both are students in the radiologic technology program.

CHEERS TO THE VOLUNTEERS: Brenda Jo Gillund, Fargo, recently represented North Dakota at the annual volunteer leadership summit for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network in Washington. ACS CAN gathers volunteer leaders from across the country to prepare them to lead grassroots campaigns on federal legislative issues impacting the fight against cancer.

HONOR SOCIETIES: Erienne Graten and Austin Battles of Fargo have been inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Graten attends San Jose State University, and Battles attends the University of Minnesota.

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS: Fargo students Colton Keller and Anjali Kumari Lall have been awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. Students were selected based on the following criteria: academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

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