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Published October 13 2013


SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: The North Dakota Association of Counties has awarded $1,500 scholarships to Aaron and Ann Podoll, children of Cass County Construction Engineer Frank Podoll. The scholarships are available to children or grandchildren of employees and elected officials of North Dakota counties. Applications are evaluated primarily on leadership potential and community service. Aaron is a sophomore at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and Ann is a senior at North Dakota State University.

NDSU NEWS: A group of six North Dakota State University students recently attended the 21st annual Ronald E. McNair California Scholars Symposium at the University of California, Berkley. In addition to keynote speakers and a series of plenary and breakout sessions, the students learned about the graduate school application process from admissions staff and former McNair Scholars. Two students also presented at the symposium. Jane Loueng, a pharmacy major from Dilworth, presented “Evaluation of Two Brief Literacy Prediction Tools for Predicting Understanding of Prescription Label,” and Kathy Mok, a medical laboratory science and microbiology major from Fargo, presented “‘Inactuation’ of RNA Viruses via Gamma-Irradiation for Vaccine Development.”

CONCORDIA NEWS: The following area students were named to the 2013 Homecoming Royal Court at Concordia College: Mollie Lackmann, daughter of Kurt and Deb Lackmann of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Levi Bachmeier, son of Jeff and Eileen Bachmeier, West Fargo; and Geneva Nemzek, daughter of Sandra Paulson of Moorhead.

COLLEGE BOUND: Jae Borgen, Moorhead, has enrolled at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.

INTERNS AND PAGES: The RLE Group of Fargo has hired Sara Kolpack as an intern. Kolpack graduated in May from North Dakota State University with a master’s degree in architecture.

4-H NEWS: The Fraase family was recognized as the North Dakota 4-H Century Family at the Cass County 4-H Awards Celebration recently held in West Fargo. The North Dakota 4-H Century Family program recognizes 4-H families with a long, sustained involvement in the 4-H program. To be recognized as a century family, they needed to have a combined 100 years or more of direct-line family membership and volunteer service in 4-H. Being recognized for 187 years of involvement in the 4-H program were: Ramona and the late Elmer Fraase family from Buffalo, N.D.; their children, Ann Frasse, Ron (Gwen) Fraase, Lee (Jennifer) Fraase and Sue (Scott) Gerhold; and grandchildren Justin Fraase, Andrew (Danielle) Fraase, Micah Fraase and Matthew Fraase. Ramona’s deceased parents, August and Inez Zaeske, were also involved in 4-H.