Schools & Students published Nov. 30, 2021

News about educational achievements among students from west central Minnesota.

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UW-River Falls

Crystal Malagon, of Willmar, completed the Summer Research Institute with the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program that prepares eligible students to pursue a graduate program following the completion of their undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls.

Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College will host its annual Christmas in Christ Chapel worship services Dec. 2-5 on campus in St. Peter. The theme is “We Shall Go Forth Singing.” The 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 service will be livestreamed online for free, at .

Local students in the choirs include:

Glenwood: Samuel Peters

Lake Lillian: Mia Eisenbacher


Montevideo: Jenna Wyum

Paynesville: Eric Johnson, Emma Shumaker, Teagan Shumaker

Willmar: Emily Morris

Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall presents “Personal History” Dec. 9-12 in the Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10 and available at and at the door. Masks are required. Local students in the cast include:

Murdock: Domonique McPhail

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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