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Scholarships and Honors


Anderson Clare of Villard was awarded the Alumni Association and the Vermeer Engineering Intern scholarship from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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Ryan DeReamer of Alexandria received a $4,000 University Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. The scholarship awards $1,000 for the freshman year and is given to students admitted to MSUM 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 class rank in the top 10 percent. DeReamer is the child of Duff and Paula DeReamer.


The following students were named to the spring 2013 dean's list at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Alexandria: Elizabeth Billberg, education and human sciences; Alycia Crowe, education and human sciences; Ryan Jensen, education and human sciences.

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The following students were named to the spring 2013 dean's list at University of Minnesota Duluth for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Alexandria: Brian Eipperle, sophomore, College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP), exercise science; Ellen Johnson, sophomore, CEHSP, psychology; Alan Scholer, senior, Labovitz School of Business and Economics (SBE), financial markets fin; Mariana Steen, sophomore, Labovitz SBE, accounting.

Brandon: Jill Lundeen, senior, CEHSP, integr elem and spec ed; Kristina Nelson, junior, Swenson College of Science and Engineering (CSE), cell and molecular biology; Carli Randt, senior, CEHSP, exercise science.

Farwell: Tucker Belgum, senior, Swenson CSE, environmental science.

Garfield: Diana Engel, senior, School of Fine Arts, art history.

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The following students were named to the spring 2013 dean's list at Concordia College in Moorhead for carrying a minimum of 12 semester credits and earning a grade point average of at least 3.7.

Alexandria: Aaron Billberg, freshman, Jefferson High School (JHS), son of Gregory Billberg; Kate Gearman, senior, JHS, daughter of Deb Gearman of Sarasota, Florida, and Jeffery Gearman; Trevor Grandgenett, freshman, JHS, son of Mark and Debra Grandgenett; Alia Kopischke, freshman, JHS, daughter of Daniel and Robyn Kopischke; Kirsten Lusty, sophomore, JHS, daughter of Robert and Rochelle Lusty; Thomas Quist, commencement, JHS, son of Terry and Sue Quist; Colin Teichert, commencement, JHS, son of Gary and Pam Teichert; Jamie Telander, commencement, JHS, daughter of Mark and Beth Telander; Ross Thompson, junior, JHS, son of Jim and Jodi Thompson; Mark Whiting, junior, JHS, son of Doug and Julie Whiting.

Brandon: Patrick Wagner, sophomore, Brandon High School, son of Ben and Jean Wagner.

Carlos: Hayley Thull, sophomore, JHS, daughter of Edward and Tamara Thull.

Farwell: Katherine Holm, junior, JHS, daughter of Les and Ann Holm.

Garfield: Krista Jennissen, sophomore, JHS, daughter of Tom and Karen Jennissen.

Osakis: Haley Anderson, sophomore, Osakis High School (OHS), daughter of Gregg and Judith Anderson; Nikolaj Hagen, junior, OHS, son of Daniel and Dorte Hagen; Tonya Hetland, freshman, OHS, daughter of Dana and Virginia Hetland; Justin Kraemer, sophomore, OHS, son of Theodore and Elizabeth Kraemer; Christopher Ludwig, senior, OHS, son of Tom and Arlene Ludwig; Kari Ludwig, commencement, OHS, daughter of Tom and Arlene Ludwig; Alicia Wagner, commencement, OHS, daughter of Michael and Gina Wagner.

Parkers Prairie: Megan Aldrich, commencement, Parkers Prairie High School, daughter of Steve and Michelle Aldrich.