Schools & Students published April 6, 2021

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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ALC Students of the Month

WILLMAR — Named Students of the Month for March at the Area Learning Center in Willmar were Nesri Abdulahi and Isabell Fuentes.

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Nesri Abdulahi, Willmar Area Learning Center Student of the Month for March 2021, grade 11.

Abdulahi is a junior whose favorite class is foods.

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Isabell Fuentes, Willmar Area Learning Center Student of the Month for March 2021, grade 11.

Fuentes is a junior whose favorite subject is math.


Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University presents “An American House” by Lisa Nanni-Messegee and Todd Messegee at 7:30 p.m. April 8-10 and April 16-17 and at 2 p.m. April 11 and April 18 in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10 and are available at and at the door. Due to COVID-19, physically distanced seating is limited to approximately 75 per performance. Area students in the production are

Murdock: Domonique McPhail

Redwood Falls: Sara Heiderscheidt

South Dakota State University

Recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at the Brookings school was:

Redwood Falls: Amanda Goblish

Southwest Minnesota State University

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State University forensics team participated in the National Speech Championship. The eight-member team of SMSU competed virtually on March 20-21. Participating schools were limited to two entries per category,

Participating in the semifinals and placing in the top 12 in duo interpretation was Domonique McPhail of Murdock with partner Jenna Zeug of Marshall.

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