Schools & Students published Sept. 13, 2022

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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Bethel University

Graduating at the end of spring semesterwith a bachelor's degree from the St. Paul school were:

Atwater: Tyler Kaisner

Benson: Courtney McNeill

Bird Island: James Woelfel

Brooten: Amanda Feldman


Clara City: Jacob Meyer, Jaxon Schwitters

Dawson: Madeline Aafedt

Kerkhoven: Alexis Lamecker

Olivia: Elijah Gardeen

Paynesville: Brooke Hubert

Spicer: Julia Goetzman

Willmar: Makenna Brouwer

Ridgewater College

Named to the summer semester dean’s list with a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the school with campuses in Hutchinson and Willmar were:


Bird Island: Cassandra Zamarron

Grove City: Denise Froehlich

Kandiyohi: Adrian Anderson

Litchfield: Kylie Guggemos

Paynesville: Tayler Schmidt

Spicer: Mazie Anderson

Willmar: Brianna Schmiesing

Minnesota State Fair

Named to receive a Minnesota State Fair scholarship for their leadership and achievement in youth livestock programs, as well as their involvement in the local community, were:


Renville: Natalie Beckendorf

Clara City: Brynn Lozinski

St. Cloud State University

Named to receive a scholarship for the 2022-23 school year were:

Willmar: Lindsey Elliot, Tyler Flaten, Quinn Kompelien

M State

Named to receive a scholarship for the 2022-23 school year from Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena, was:

Glenwood: Adam Myslicki

UW-Eau Claire

Named to receive a scholarship for the 2022-23 school year from the University of Wisconsin school in Eau Claire were:

Glenwood: Elizabeth Winter

Montevideo: Tatum Christenson

Olivia: Grace McDonnell

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