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Published March 30 2014

Namedroppers

MAKING THE GRADE: Isabelle Marcil of Fargo has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: The Dakotah Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolutions has named Kara Smith the winner of the 2014 Good Citizens Scholarship Essay Contest. She is also the winner of the North Dakota State DAR Scholarship. Smith is the daughter of EeJay and Linda Smith of Buffalo, N.D., and a senior at Maple Valley High School, Tower City, N.D. She will receive her award and scholarship at the annual DAR meeting in May. The following students will also be honored as DAR Good Citizens: Kelly Kvidera, Fargo North High School; Courtenay Meidema, Litchville-Marion High School; Emerae Strege, Lidgerwood High School; Andrew Thorson, Hope-Page High School; Abby Braaten, Wyndmere High School; Bailey Schumann, Carrington High School; Bailey Schumann, Carrington High School; Tanner Steckler, Barnes County North High School; Jessica Vogeler, Richland 44 High School; Samanta Batsch, Gackle-Streeter High School; and Amy Martinsen, Sargent Central High School.

HIGH HONORS: Karen Okerlund, a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Piano Teachers Association, was recently awarded a Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow award at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago.

DECA NEWS: Central Cass High School students Kaleen Krueger and Chelsea Ausk will represent North Dakota at the International Career and Development Conference in Atlanta in May. The girls qualified at the state competition where Krueger placed second in the hospitality and tourism professional selling event and Ausk placed fourth in the restaurant and food service management series event.

“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.