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Published June 09 2013

Namedroppers (June 8)

NDSU NEWS: North Dakota State University has awarded scholarships to the following area students: Keith Lehman, son of Martin and Susan Lehman, Fargo, $500 Freshman Academic Scholarship and $2,000 Henry and Em Eggert Honors Scholarship; Eric Haugen, son of Richard and Jan Haugen, West Fargo, $2,500 Freshman Academic Scholarship and $2,000 Honor Award; Ashley Drewlow, daughter of Kenneth and Roxanne Drewlow, Fargo, $2,000 Freshman Academic Scholarship, $2,000 Henry and Em Honors Scholarship and $1,000 Carroll D. and Maud Murray King Scholarship; and Thomas Askew, son of Joe and Lori Askew, Fargo, $500 Freshman Academic Scholarship and $1,000 First Year Textbook Scholarship; and Thomas Ugelstad, son of Bruce and Sheri Ugelstad, Fargo, $10,000 Presidential Honor Scholarship.

CONCORDIA NEWS: Concordia College has awarded Andrea Chevalier, daughter of Jim and LeAnn Chevalier, Fargo, an Excellence Scholarship.

INTERNS AND PAGES: Pedigree Technologies has hired Minnesota State University Moorhead students Tarun Gambhir as a web application engineering intern and Meredith Wathne as a marketing intern. Gambhir is studying computer science and Wathne is studying mass communications.

AND THE WINNER IS: Several area North Dakota State College of Science were winners in the 40th annual North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference. Students, hometowns and categories are as follows:

Barney, N.D.: Kevin Ehlers, first, plumbing.

Devils Lake, N.D.: Corey Bieber, second, welding fabrication; Ethan Wang, first, welding.

Fargo: Matthew Anderson, third, collision repair technology; Jacob Doele, first, welding fabrication; Betty Dollinger, first, welding sculpture; Trevor Enger, first, welding fabrication; Brady Snell, first, architectural drafting; Samuel Teal, second, welding fabrication; Anthony Wiese, second, welding fabrication.

Hope, N.D.: Darwin Jacobson, third, power equipment technology.

Jamestown, N.D.: Grant Christianson, honorable mention, plumbing; Martin Johnson, second, diesel equipment technology.

Wahpeton, N.D.: Nicole Dowhaniuk, first, culinary arts; Brook Williamson, second, automotive refinishing technology.

West Fargo: Ryan Thomas, third, automotive refinishing technology

Frazee, Minn.: Bryan Hensel, first, automotive service technology.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: Several area students have been awarded college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. Students and sponsoring colleges are as follows: Britten Croves, Casselton, N.D., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Bradley Conant, Fargo, North Dakota State University; Jan Ohm, Fargo, University of Minnesota; Joseph Osborne, Fargo, North Dakota State University; and David Evers, Wahpeton, N.D., University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Officials of each sponsor college selected winners from among the finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

“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.