Student awards

At the University of Minnesota Crookston's student awards ceremony, Chris Call of Alexandria received the Norman Pankratz Memorial Conservation Award and Brian Orsten of Alexandria received the Outstanding Accounting Student Award - Online.

Presidential honor award

Jarret Seela, son of Joel and Donna Seela of Nelson, received the Presidential Honor award in the amount of $10,000 and the Development Foundation Honor Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

The scholarships recognize students who scored from 29-31 on the ACT and high academic achievement. Seela will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in pharmaceutical sciences.

In high school, he was active in football, basketball, baseball, choir, band, Boy Scouts, leadership group and student government. He also participated in mission trips, ditch cleanup and helped revitalize a local park. In addition, Seela volunteered at the nursing home of Osakis and participated in quilting, caroling and bingo with the residents.

Honor Society award

Isabelle Hartokolis of Alexandria was recently inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor Society at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. This honor was announced by the Communication Department at the college's Honors Convocation ceremony.

Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year colleges and universities.

Scholarship awards

Catholic United Financial scholarships were granted to high school students Danika Botzet of Garfield and Steven Roering and Brandon Kamphake of Alexandria.

Catholic United Financial has supported more than 5,000 of its members with scholarships to help defray the costs of tuition and expenses of post-high school education. This year, it awarded more than $150,000. Scholarship recipients range in age from 17-44 and will attend college, trade school or a diploma program in the fall of 2019.

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Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato awarded the Luther scholarship for the 2019-20 school year to Riley Nelson of Alexandria. Nelson is a senior at Alexandria Area High School.

This scholarship, valued at $52,000 over four years, is based on high school grade point average and national standardized test scores.

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Tory Radtke, son of Steven and Laura Radtke of Alexandria, received the Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 at North Dakota State University. Radtke will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in marketing and videography.

Aubrey Koep, daughter of Erick Blaisdell of Clearwater and Becky Lloyd of Osakis, also received the Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 at North Dakota State University. Koep will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in social work, human development and family science with a minor in psychology. In high school, she was active in softball, volleyball, student council, challenge academy, band, archery and peer tutoring.

The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.

Dean's list

Hailey Ebacher of Alexandria, majoring in athletic training, was named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Winona State University in Winona.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must be an undergraduate enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours for a grade) and achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

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Several area students were named to the dean's list for academic excellence after the spring 2019 semester at South Dakota State University in Brookings.

Alexandria: Kayla Egenes, College of Natural Sciences; Megan Egenes, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Paige Honkomp, College of Education and Human Sciences; Patrick Lovrien, Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering; Bryce Ludwig, College of Education and Human Sciences.

Glenwood: Blake Joos, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

Osakis: Riley Mounsdon, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Mounsdon and Kayla Egenes received a perfect 4.0 GPA.