Benjamin Barlage of Alexandria graduated from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the fall 2013 semester. Barlage received a Bachelor of Science in accounting.
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Air Force Airman Spencer Steidl graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Steidl earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Julie and Paul Steidl of Carlos and is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson High School, Alexandria.