Douglas County student news for December 30, 2022

Academic honors, scholarships and graduations

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Academic honors

  • The following local students were named to the President's and Dean's lists at Minnesota State Community and Technical College for the fall semester. Students on the President's List earned a GPA of 4.0 while students on the Dean's List earned a GPA of 3.50 to 3.99. M State has campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena. Alexandria: Nathan Kamphake, Dean's list; Camden Ness, President's list; Bryan Norseth, Dean's list; Megan Peterson, Dean's list. Brandon: Kathryn Tomoson, President's list. Carlos: MaKenna Hansmeyer, Dean's list. Evansville: Katrina Buchholz, Dean's list. Garfield: Mya Baumann, President's list. Glenwood: Jack Walsh, Dean's list. Hoffman: Anthony Sykora, President's list. Kensington: McKaylyn Stevens, Dean's list. Miltona: April Anderson, Dean's list; Reise Waldorf, President's list. Osakis: Andrew Drevlow, President's list. Parkers Prairie: Bailey Jacobson, Dean's list; Cole Koep, President's list; Ayla Revering, President's list; Samuel Schneider, President's list.
  • The following students were named to the Dean's list at the University of Minnesota Duluth for spring semester for earning a GPA of at least 3.50. Alexandria: Erin O'Kane, senior, College of Education and Human Service Professions; Evan Schneiderhan, senior, Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Carlos: Mia Mcgrane, junior, College of Education and Human Service Professions. Glenwood: Joshua Curry, sophomore, Swenson College of Science and Engineering; Avery Hoeper, sophomore, College of Education and Human Service Professions. Hoffman: Ireland Winter, junior, Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Lowry: Shane Tansey, senior, Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Osakis: Helena Zajac, junior, College of Education and Human Service Professions. Parkers Prairie: Chloe Thue, senior, College of Education and Human Service Professions.


  • Abigail Klitzke of Alexandria received a $14,000 Distinguished Dragon Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Abigail is a graduate of Alexandria Area High School. Abigail’s parents are Leah and William Klitzke. The Distinguished Dragon scholarship is an academic achievement award of $14,000 over four years. Recipients must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.9 or ACT score of 30.

Other honors

  • Daniel Savageau of Alexandria was a nominee for Homecoming King at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Savageau will graduate this spring with a major in elementary education. Coronation ceremonies were held Oct. 19.

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