Alexandria student to attend naval academy
Congressman Collin Peterson has announced that Elliot Jacobson, a Jefferson High School student from Alexandria, was offered and has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Jacobson has been a part of the National Honor Society, student council and American Legion Boys State. He also participated in swimming, diving, tennis, choir, a capella group and marching band. Elliot is the son of Thomas and Joni Jacobson.
Torgrimson attends Army combat training
Kendra Torgrimson, the daughter of Nicole Torgrimson of Alexandria and Wes and Jean Torgrimson of Evansville, was sworn into the Army National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program in November 2013. She attended monthly drills at Camp Ripley and then attended 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Torgrimson will graduate boot camp in August and return home to attend her senior year at Alexandria Area High School. Then she plans to attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia.