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Published June 29 2013

Namedroppers - 06/30/13

NDSU NEWS: North Dakota State University has awarded scholarships to the following students: Carter Schweitzer, son of Jeffery and Renee Schweitzer, Fargo, $1,500 Freshman Academic Scholarship, $1,000 First Year Textbook Scholarship; Brett Lessard, son of David and Jane Lessard, West Fargo, $12,000 Presidential Scholarship, $1,000 First Year Textbook Scholarship; Greta Herschlip, daughter of Mark and Pamela Herschlip, Fargo, $10,000 Presidential Scholarship; Zander Mairs, son of Todd and Beth Mairs, $5,000 Amy and William Layne Scholarship; Emilee Gourde, daughter of Gerard and Jo Gourde, Fargo, $10,000 Presidential Scholarship, $1,000 First Year Textbook Scholarship; Brennan, son of Lee and Janet Bonn, $10,000 Presidential Scholarship; Travis Bruse, son of Kevin and Connie Bruse, Horace, N.D., $2,500 Freshman Academic Scholarship, $500 NDSU-Eagles Scholarship, and $1,000 First Year Textbook Scholarship; and Keana Karnopp, daughter of Michael and Deana Karnopp, West Fargo, $1,000 NDSU Development Foundation Honor Scholarship and $500 Freshman Academic Scholarship.

Justin Montplaisir, son of Pete and Helen Montplaisir, Fargo, has been admitted to North Dakota State University “with distinction.” Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging him as an honor student.

JAMESTOWN COLLEGE NEWS: Several area students have recently been accepted to attend Jamestown College in the fall. Students and their scholarships and awards are as follows:

Adam Baker, son of Paul and Michelle Baker, Moorhead, Trustee Scholarship and Men’s Soccer Award.

Stuart Brandt, son of Darin and Lisa Brandt, Barnesville, Minn., Trustee Scholarship, Alumni Referral Award, Journey Award and Wrestling Award.

Colby Smith, son of Dan and Shari Parrow, Moorhead, Success Award and Men’s Basketball Award.

Tyler Leslie, son of Dale and Kristina Leslie, Kindred, N.D., Valedictorian Scholarship and Journey Award.

Hannah Erickson, daughter of Ralph and Michele Erickson, Fargo, Honor Scholarship, Alumni Referral Award and Journey Award.

Brittany Potas, daughter of Brett and Angie Potas, Fargo, Success Award, Alumni Referral Award and Journey Award.

Brady Rotert, son of Kevin and Jill Rotert, West Fargo, Trustee Scholarship and Men’s Soccer Award.

Andrea Steinberger, daughter of Dan and Erin Steinberger, West Fargo, Honor Scholarship, Alumni Referral Award and Journey Award.

Kory Wolden, son of Randy and Vickie Wolden, West Fargo, Honor Scholarship, Alumni Referral Award and Baseball Award.

Jolene Woodbury, daughter of Mark and Lisa Woodbury, West Fargo, Trustee Scholarship and Softball Award.

Kody Duncan, son of Ron and Karen Duncan, West Fargo.

CONCORDIA NEWS: Trevor Swangler, son of Bill and Susan Swangler, Fargo, has been accepted to attend Concordia College.

Concordia College has awarded Presidential Distinction Scholarships to Evan Camrud and Caleb Camrud, sons of David and Marcie Camrud, Fargo.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: Steven Adams, Moorhead, has been awarded a $1,000 Civilian Marksmanship Program Youth Scholarship. Selection was based on participation in marksmanship programs and JROTC Service Championships as well as grade point average and merit.

Andrew S. Ficek, a graduate of Fargo North High School, has been awarded a National Merit Citizen Eco-Drive Scholarship.

PAGEANT NEWS: Miss Moorhead, Makenzi Kovar, won the Non-Finalist Overall Talent Award at the Miss Minnesota 2013 Pageant. Kovar, a student at Concordia College, was awarded a $250 scholarship.

Lexi Moe of Vergas, Minn., participated in the Northern Lights Princes Program during Miss Minnesota competition week and was crowned Red River Valley Princess. Moe will be a 5th-grader at Prairie Winds Middle School, Perham, Minn.

HIGH HONORS: Caleb Meyer, Hope, N.D., has joined 121 high school graduates at the 2013 National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia. Each year, scientists from various disciplines travel to the camp to present lectures and lead directed studies. This year’s lecture topics will include: global warming, genomic medicine, radio astronomy, and energy sustainability. Throughout the month-long camp, a directed study series will provide extensive hands-on experiences in specific fields. Delegates will have the opportunity to dissect a human brain, discuss bioethics, explore the geologic evolution of the oceans, and search through the DNA sequence of a genetic disease.

ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: The North Dakota P.E.O. Sisterhood elected the following state board officers at their national convention recently held in Grand Forks: Janis Bensch, Chapter K, Jamestown, president; Germaine Ueckert, Chapter C, Beach, vice president; Marianna Malm, Chapter V, Fargo, organizer; Marcia Foss, Chapter Z, Valley City, treasurer; Susan Johnson, Chapter AZ, Fargo, recording secretary.

“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.