Student accomplishments in Douglas County area

Scholarships, honors and graduations

Dean's Lists

  • North Dakota State University has named the following students to its Fall 2020 dean's list for achieving a GPA of at least 3.5. Alexandria: Abigail E. Anderson, industrial engineering and management; Andrew Anderson, business administration; Brock B. Anderson, business administration; Luke Anderson, finance; Darby A. Beyer, industrial engineering and management; Kodi M. Bundermann, animal science; Jacob M. Drew, agribusiness; Sidney T. Drew, physical education; Megan M. Fletcher, marketing; Steven R. Glasford, computer science; Courtney M. Gould, radiologic sciences; Alexis M. Heckert, criminal justice; Malachi Hedstrom, mechanical engineering; Xavier Homelvig, mechanical engineering; Noah Huss, accounting; Parker A. Jabas, finance; Camille M. Johnson, exercise science; Katie T. Kent, architecture; Adam G. Klepetka, English; Madison M. Knoblauch, radiologic sciences; Mason J. Kossan, finance; Ryan D. Maier, mechanical engineering; Joshua D. Molden, computer science; Will D. Odland, industrial engineering and management; Nick A. Olson, manufacturing engineering; Michael J. Pittman, electrical engineering; Hannah Ruhl, exercise science; Seth G. Rumohr, crop and weed sciences; Evan J. Schroeder, anthropology; Brendan O. Skarpness, accounting; Nadia J. Stein, biological sciences; Elisabeth A. Thorson, mechanical engineering; Kaylee M. Weigel, microbiology; McKenzie K. Weigel, microbiology; Sydney S. Weigel, architecture; Laura A. Wilmesmeier, nursing; John Wimmer, management. Carlos: Madison A. Floden, biochemistry and molecular biology; Francesca N. Palmer, dietetics; Travis O. Yohnke, physical education. Evansville: Kali J. Johnson, agricultural economics; Haddey Zastrow, architecture. Farwell: Jamie L. Lanoue, management; Kate L. Wrolson, agricultural and biosystems engineering. Garfield: Katlyn I. Rydberg, environmental design; Matthew T. Wolbersen, criminal justice. Glenwood: Jack Blevins, horticulture; Ryan C. Christianson, biological sciences education; Karra Hanson, radiologic sciences; Riley J. Kinney, industrial engineering and management; Jessica L. Lanoue, biological sciences; Evan G. Palmer, finance; Connor Westberg, exercise science. Kensington: Jacob Bright, physical education. Miltona: Julia Brito, nursing; Mitchell D. Kalpin, agribusiness. Nelson: Jarret J. Seela, pharmacy; Jered J. Zwiers, management. Osakis: Aubrey L. Koep, human development and family science; Philip M. Mathews, business administration; Xavier Pahl, pharmaceutical sciences; Zachary P. Weir, construction management. Parkers Prairie: Macy K. Jakubiec, nursing; Madeline V. Schroeder, biological sciences education. Villard: Shawn S. Carsten, finance.

  • The following students made the dean's list at South Dakota State University in Brookings. To earn this distinction, students must earn at least a 3.5 GPA. Students with an asterisk received a perfect 4.0 GPA. Alexandria: Julia Lee Bowers*, Caitlin Traci Bright*, Joria Jean Downing*, Kayla Jean Egenes*, Hailey K. Eggebraaten, Patrick David Lovrien, Bryce Herman Ludwig, Kimberly Ann Meyer. Glenwood: Hannah Marie Braaten* Miltona: Ryan Marvin Borris. Osakis: Lindsey Jean Barton*, Riley L. Mounsdon*.


Andrew Wegner, son of David and Angie Wegner, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association/TBG Education Foundation Scholarship. To be eligible, students must have a parent who works for a member company of the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association and plan to enroll in a university, community college, technical or vocational college for the upcoming school year. Applications are judged on career goals, a student essay, financial need, employment and extra-curricular activities and scholastic achievement. Andrew graduated from Alexandria Area High School this year and plans to attend Bethel University this fall studying business administration.


  • The University of North Dakota announced its Fall 2020 graduates. Alexandria: Mason Covel, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Professional Health, Summa Cum Laude; Molly Doyle, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Professional Health, Summa Cum Laude; Britni Haugen, Master of Education in Special Education. Osakis: Nicolle Klukken, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Summa Cum Laude.

Other recognition

Ella Sorensen of Miltona was recently named one of Falcon View Connections Academy’s Students of the Month in recognition of her achievements and leadership in the virtual classroom. Ella, a sophomore at the statewide online school, was nominated by her teacher, Ms. Wilson, in recognition of her hard work and determination to balance her academic responsibilities with her competitive snowboarding schedule. As a Student of the Month, Ella will receive a certificate of achievement and be recognized in the school’s monthly newsletter and featured on the school’s social media platforms.

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