ALC Students of the Month

WILLMAR — Named Student of the Month for November at the Area Learning Center in Willmar were Eboney Guevara and Ahmed Omer.

Eboney Guevara
Eboney Guevara
Guevara is a junior and her favorite subject is social studies.

Ahmed Omer
Ahmed Omer
Omer is a senior and his favorite subject is also social studies.

Gustavus Adolphus College

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Gustavus Adolphus College will host its annual Christmas in Christ Chapel virtually at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. It was recorded in late October following rigorous COVID-19 safety regulations. After the premiere, it will be available for on-demand viewing at Area students participating were.

Benson: Nathan Habben, Elizabeth Langan

Dawson: Jenna Wyum

Glenwood: Samuel Peters

Granite Falls: Chelsea Hoernemann

Lake Lillian: Mia Eisenbacher

Litchfield: Madeleine Schut

Paynesville: Eric Johnson, Teagan Shumaker

Willmar: Emily Morris


The GPA for the honors designations are cum laude 3.40-3.59 and summa cum laude 3.80-4.0. Graduating at the end of fall semester with a bachelor’s degree unless otherwise noted, from Minnesota State University in Mankato were:

Atwater: Kailey Gorres

Benson: Ashley Tolifson, summa cum laude

Clara City: Jackson Grussing

Clontarf: Michael Johnson

Cosmos: Rayanna McRoberts

Granite Falls: Naomi Pigeon

Hawick: Crystal Fleischhacker, master’s in nursing science

Litchfield: Hannah Schacherer

Olivia: Jake Rauenhorst, cum laude; Megan Ridler, summa cum laude

Paynesville: Tyler Neu; Mitchell Weidner, summa cum laude

Raymond: Madison Asche, summa cum laude

Redwood Falls: Cade Johnson

Renville: Jacob Groen

Spicer: Anthony Robak; Maria Spanier, cum laude

Starbuck: Daniel Timm, master's in physical education

Willmar: Alina Johnson; Abby McCormack, summa cum laude; Jana Wickersham

Belmont University

Named to the fall semester dean’s list with a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the Nashville, Tennessee, school was:

Paynesville: Carly Lehmkuhl

Georgia Tech

Maité Marin-Mera, of Willmar, was part of a four-member team that received Best Project in Biomedical Engineering in the Capstone Design Expo at the Atlanta school. The team worked with advisers from the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.