Dean's lists

  • The following Alexandria students were named to the North Dakota State University summer 2021 dean’s list for achieving a 3.5 grade point average or higher: Eric Buckley, accounting; Alexis Heckert, criminal justice; McKenzie Weigel, microbiology.

  • Lydia Waage of Alexandria was named to the Dean's List at Biola University in La Mirada, California, for earning a GPA of at least 3.6 while also maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. Waage is studying nursing.

2021 AP Scholars

Fourteen Alexandria Area High School graduates and current students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams during the 2020-2021 school year, based on May exams. AP courses are college-level courses taught by high school teachers and can provide college credit.

The AP Scholar Awards are divided into three categories. The AP Scholar designation goes to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams: Anna Dare, Krista Deising, Ethan Johnson, Alexus Klimek, Coltan Koehn, Anna Meehan, Emma Reineke, Jack Struck, and Nicolas Welle. The AP Scholar with Honor designation goes to students who score at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: Noah Capouch, Nicholas Nelson and Aaron Safarik. AP Scholar with Distinction goes to students who score at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams: Christian Fleming and Jacob Tiegen. Nine of the 14 have already graduated.

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Scholarships

  • Anna Joy of Alexandria was one of 36 Minnesota college students to receive a $3,000 scholarship through the Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship Program. The foundation offers scholarships to member students either from communities where the credit union has a branche or attending a Minnesota-based college where it has a branch.
  • Julia Schmidt of Alexandria received a Fire Up Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead where she is majoring in education. Julia is a graduate of Alexandria Area High School. She is the daughter of Tiffany Schmidt. The Fire Up Scholarship is an academic achievement award with an award amount of $5,000 over the course of four years.
  • Three students from Alexandria Technical & Community College — Wyatt Wothe, Hunter Brown and Mason Spindler — were among 39 students in North America to receive scholarships from the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation because of a $300,000 donation from The Caterpillar Foundation to aid the heavy equipment industry. The three are studying diesel technology and will each receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Graduations

The following Alexandria students graduated from the University of North Dakota in August: Lindsey Knoll, magna cum laude and Lauren Savageau, summa cum laude.