Schools & Students published May 10, 2022

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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ALC Student of the Month

Named Students of the Month for April at the Area Learning Center in Willmar were Imenta Inos and Ahmed Kahiye. Both are seniors.

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Imenta Inos


The GPA for the honors designations are cum laude 3.40-3.59, magna cum laude 3.60-3.79 and summa cum laude 3.80-4.0. Graduating at the end of spring semester with a bachelor’s degree, unless otherwise noted, from Minnesota State University in Moorhead were:
Appleton: Kelly Jones
Benson: Cassidy Vergin; Grace Lee, cum laude; Emily Miller
Brooten: Miriah Johnsrud, master’s in educational leadership
Dawson: Blake Buer, cum laude; Ryan Borstad, magna cum laude
Kandiyohi: Adaline DeKraai, summa cum laude
Madison: Ashley Carlson
Montevideo: Brett Bergeson, master’s in curriculum & instruction; Lexi Vogel, master’s in school psychology; Madisen Strand
Morris: Connor Koebernick; Julia Buendgen, summa cum laude; Megan Hennen, master’s in curriculum & instruction; Tyler Reimers, magna cum laude
New London: Sara Thein, magna cum laude; Zachary Thompson
Olivia: Shania Senkyr
Paynesville: Miranda Scherer, summa cum laude
Raymond: Elise Hultgren, master’s in speech-language pathology
Spicer: Kaitlyn Anfinson, summa cum laude; Kylie Thompson
Sunburg: Samantha Gjerde, magna cum laude
Willmar: Genna Scott, magna cum laude; Lauren Wubben; Nicolle Bettcher Erickson, specialist in educational leadership

Minnesota West

Graduating at the end of spring semester from Minnesota West Community and Technical College, with campuses in Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington, were:
Appleton: Dallas Senske
Belview: Shayna Teick
Bird Island: Garret Pfarr
Clara City: Hailey Berghuis, Rachelle Dirksen
Clarkfield: Justin Ehrenberg
Danvers: Ty Wersinger
Dawson: Logan Conover, Melissa Grussing, Samantha Henglefelt
Granite Falls: Douglas Bendel Jr., Skyler Corner, Esai Garcia, Krista Miller, Taylor Moritz, James Ryer, Macie Sik, Dustin Wangen
Madison: Andrew Daly
Maynard: Jennifer Drogosch-Garberich
Montevideo: Cristina Aldana Hernandez. MacKenzie Anderson, Easton Andreas, Ruth Garbe, Lucas Hoium, Andrea Johnson, Rex Lindemann, Kathleen Lucas, Josue Matamoros, Scott Olson, Cody Sumner, Travis Wellendorf, Ivy Williams, Debbie Wilson, Zoey Ysker
Olivia: Jacob Haney, Stephanie Ramirez
Redwood Falls: Jacob Coleman, Matowicahca Means, Bryant Robertson, Christian Schmitz, Jacob Zimmer-Koerner
Renville: Ivan Morales, Devin Wordes
Sacred Heart: Emily Enestvedt, Celeste Knutson, Isaac Robledo, Juan Saldierna
Spicer: Alexander Juhl


Receiving a University of Minnesota Duluth Labovitz School of Business and Economics spring excellence and achievement academic award was:
New London: Tylar Lint


Bemidji State University

The Bemidji State University mock trade show gives students an opportunity to showcase their original product ideas using marketing concepts. Participating was:
Paynesville: Adam Jensen, showing Vator, a built-in, automatic car jack.

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