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Published April 13 2014


MAKING THE GRADE: Sarah M. Rice, daughter of Don and Mary Rice of Moorhead, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

MSUM NEWS: Minnesota State University Moorhead has awarded a $4,000 University Scholarship to Kayne Griffith, child of Brandon and Brandi Griffith of Colfax, N.D. The scholarship is available to students with a composite ACT score of 24-25 and a high school rank in the top 50 percent, or a composite ACT score of 21-23 and a high school rank in the top 10 percent.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, has awarded scholarships to the following area Minnesota students:

Barnesville: Sheyenne Dockter, $1,000; Brandon: Joshua Barsness, $500; Breckenridge: Alison Beyer, $500, Katrina Dahlgren, $1,000, Hannah Haire, $1,000, Alex Hasbargen, $500, Kayla Karels, $1,000, Travis Pearson, $1,000, Emily Solien, $500; Campbell: Bethany Christensen, $1,000; Fergus Falls: Amanda Lemke, $1,000; Hawley: Brandon Eckholm, $1,000; Mahnomen: Ethan Kettner, $1,000; Moorhead: Jonathan Rivard, $500; Ulen: Amber Fuglie, $500; Vergas: Trinity Dahl, $500; Wadena: Ashton Kapphahn, $1,000; Waubun: Dallas Lanoue, $500; Wheaton: Steven Hormann, $250; Justin Lupkes, $1,000; Cameron Maudal, $1,000.

The following area North Dakota students were also awarded scholarships:

Barney: Abby Braaten, $1,000; Christine: Ellie Krupich, $500; Colfax: Ashlyn Draovitch, $1,000, Zachary Miller, $1,000; Courtenay: Katherine Revier, $500; Enderlin: Megan Johnson, $1,000; Fargo: Jacob Brown, $500, Brady Iverson, $500, Megan Olson, $500, Marissa Schons, $500; Fingal: MacKensie Pfaff, $1,000; Hankinson: Joey Boutain, $1,000; Hope: Garrett Erickson, $1,000, Chance Flaten, $1,000; Jamestown: Corey Gilge, $500; McLeod: Austin Sagvold, $1,000; Montpelier: Isaac Valenta, $500; Mooreton: Aaron Mennis, $1,000; Page: Ben Friesz, $1,000, Brendan Ingram, $1,000; Wahpeton: Mikayla Braun, $1,000, Spencer Edwardson, $500, Taylor Heinz, $1,000, Jessica Mastel, $1,000, Kameron McNary, $1,000, Derek Meyer, $500, Matthew Myhre, $1,000, Lamesha Schmidt, $1,000; West Fargo: Taylor Breidenbach, $500, Emily Wilmore, and $1,000, Levi Wold, $500.

HIGH HONORS: Terrance McLarnan, a 1972 graduate of Moorhead High School, was recently awarded the North American Writer’s Award at the International Psychoanalytic Association’s World Congress held in Prague. McLarnan is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Jose, Calif., and was recently named president of the Northern California Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology.

TWIRLING NEWS: The following members of the Silver Baton Twirlers from the YMCA of Cass Clay Counties were winners in the Miss Shamrock Baton Twirling Competition held in Omaha, Neb.:

Kaycee Froysland, 16, won the Miss Emerald Princess award and placed first in solo twirling, two baton twirling and marching; second in marching; and third in modeling.

Jessica Green, 13, won first in marching, show twirling and solo twirling; second in two baton twirling, marching and modeling; and third in the overall Miss Shamrock Pageant.

Lauren Green, 10, placed first in marching, modeling and solo twirling; second in two baton twirling and marching; and fifth overall in the Miss Shamrock Pageant.

The twirlers are coached by Shaina Magel and Merrie Sue Holtan.

“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.