Douglas County student news for Oct. 12, 2022
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- Drew Olson and Daniel Savageau, each of Alexandria, and Lily Heidelberger of Villard, were named to the spring Dean's list at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota for earning a GPA of at least 3.50.
- The following local students earned degrees from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota during the 2021-2022 school year. Alexandria:
Kelsea Haugen, bachelor in business administration; Alex Jenniges, master in business administration; Ava Koep, bachelor in elementary teacher education; Hannah Mayer, bachelor of science degree in chemistry; Hannah Mayer, bachelor in criminal justice; Samantha Runge, bachelor in health education; Samantha Runge, bachelor in physical education; Thalen Zimmerman, bachelor in mass communications. Garfield: Jackson Boline, bachelor in mass communications. Miltona: Hunter Haggenmiller, bachelor in elementary teacher education. Osakis: Ryder Beckman, bachelor in project management; Madisen Johanson, bachelor in elementary teacher education; Samuel Sommars, master in business administration; Brady Wagner, associate of arts in liberal education. Parkers Prairie: Emily Shircliff, bachelor in elementary teacher education.
- The following students graduated after the spring 2022 semester at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Alexandria: Bryce Burgess Farringer with a bachelor degree from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Patrick David Lovrien with a bachelor degree from the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering; Collin Charles Endres with a bachelor degree from Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.
Lowry: Rebecca Sue Taffe with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in the Graduate School.
- Carsten Jacobson of Osakis, majoring in aerospace engineering, and Mya Lego of Parkers Prairie, majoring in science, were among 36 high school seniors who received the Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 each. The scholarships were awarded in June. Students were selected based upon achievements or interest in the field of mathematics, engineering, accounting, computer science, telecommunications or any of the physical sciences.
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Studies estimate at least 60 million people turned to food banks, food pantries, and other private food assistance programs in 2020.
Parents of children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 may access an online portal to complete the necessary forms and scan documents such as child’s birth certificate and preschool screening.