Schools & Students published May 7, 2020
ALC Students of the Month
Named Students of the Month for April at the Area Learning Center in Willmar were Angela Rodriguez, Angie Guerra, William Maldonado and Kade Neal. Rodriguez is a sophomore who enjoys art and hopes to study cosmetology. Guerra is a senior and plans to get her certified nursing assistant credential and go on to a nursing program. Maldonado is a freshman whose favorite class is gym. Neal is a junior who enjoys U.S. government classes and works in lawn care and landscaping.
Minnesota History Day
Four students from St. Mary’s in Bird Island received Honorable Mention after advancing to the final round in the Minnesota History Day virtual competition. The theme for 2020 was “Breaking Barriers in History.”
The first three students listed below competed in the Junior Individual Exhibit category. The final student competed in the Junior Individual Website. The students and their projects were:
Hannah Schlomann, “American Women's Hospital Service”
Griffin Kubesh, “Jonas Salk: Breaking through the Polio Barrier”
Miraya Ryberg, “She-She-She Camps: Opening New Doors for Women”
Grant Pfarr, "Navajo Code Talkers"
Northern State University
The GPA for the honors designations are cum laude 3.50-3.69 and summa cum laude 3.90-4.0. Graduating at the end of spring semester from the Aberdeen, South Dakota, school were:
Atwater: Alysa Kelley, summa cum laude
Willmar: Noah Vreeman, cum laude
Graduating at the end of spring semester from the Cedarville, Ohio, school was:
Pennock: Gwendolyn Peterson
South Dakota State University
Ashley Solvie, of Hancock, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, at South Dakota State University in Brookings.