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Kelsey Stern, Mitchell, was one of 15 students from Southwest Minnesota State University's Honor Program who presented papers and posters at the 2014 Upper Midwest Region Honors Council Conference at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, on April 24-26. SMSU had the most student presentations accepted for the UMRH Conference from all the member colleges within the seven-state region. The UMRHC includes colleges from Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The SMSU honors program is led by associate professor of philosophy Dr. Steven Kramer.
Ethan High School has released the third quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year. GOLD HONOR ROLL: Seniors: Travis Huber, Nicholas Mutziger, Danika Pollreisz. Juniors: Jordan Grosdidier, Cameron Wittstruck. Sophomores: Brenna Roth, Jacob Spier. Freshmen: Kacey Bartscher, Janae Gustafson. SILVER HONOR ROLL: Seniors: Blake Bartscher, Jace Connor, Alyssa Hettinger, Reed McBrayer, Kala Nurnberg. Juniors: Elizabeth Aulner, Brittan Flanagan, Darbi Gustafson, Hanner Tilberg. Sophomores: Lance Bruske, Ethan Riggs, Rylee Riggs, Brianne Storm. Freshmen: Zachary Duerfeldt, Jesse Grosdid
The Annual United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT) convention was held April 25-26 in Yankton. Safety poster winners were named for the state level. Lower Level: Kaeleb Hubbard, second place, Mitchell; and Middle Level, Courteney Sprinkel, first, Mitchell. These winners from Fenimore Council 249 in Mitchell will go on to the national convention in July Columbus, Ohio.
Mount Marty College, Yankton, held its spring band concert on May 4 in Marian Auditorium, Yankton. The band is directed by Dean Rettedal, associate professor of music at Mount Marty College. These area students are members of the band: Carissa Scherschligt, Kelsey Thury, Stacey Schleich, Mitchell; Jenece Holzbauer, Wagner; Kaleb Carsten, Kimball; Tessa Carda, Trisha Kaufman, Armour; Kristen Shanahan, Burke; Sean Bauder, Tyndall; and Rebecca Bryan, Murdo.
Many Dakota Wesleyan University students were honored on April 27 at the 2014 Honors Convocation held on campus. Students were recognized for honors in scholarship and for active participation in a variety of campus clubs or events.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology took home a number of honors recently at the ASME Student Professional Development Conference in Madison, Wis. Jerry Farke, a senior from Armour, placed second in the presentation for his senior design project developing a hybrid rocket. Zachary Scheuffele, a senior from Wagner, received a scholarship at the conference.
Ethan Middle School has announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the current academic year. GOLD HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Caleb Brouwer, Kailey Feiner, Tia Schmidt, Katelyn Wittstruck. Seventh Grade: Alexandra Feiner, Callie Hohn, Sophie Scott. Sixth Grade: Jessica Bartscher, Zachary Clauson, Matthew Freeman, Regan Gerlach, Jenna Grosdidier, Brady Hawkins, Shawntel Hohn, Maddie Miiller, Skyler Muilenburg, Jada Plastow, Erica Storm, Rebecca Weber. SILVER HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Cody Brouwer, Jessica Endres, Jonathon Freeman, Colton Neugebauer, Derek Storm, Katelyn Warren. Seven
Robert Thompson, Howard, received his master of science in nursing on May 3, from the University of Mary, at the Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, N.D. The University of Mary awarded 411 bachelor's degrees, 457 master's degrees and 32 doctoral degrees.
The University of South Dakota has announced the recipients of scholarships for incoming students. These area students were awarded scholarships: Colome: Jacob Worden, Coyote Commitment Promise. Corsica: Allen Muilenburg, Coyote Commitment Achievement Scholarship; Kade Rexwinkel, Coyote Commitment Leadership Scholarship, Youth Business Adventure, Award of Excellence. Gregory: Desiree Stephen, Coyote Commitment Distinction Scholarship; Youth Business Adventure; USD Valedictorian Scholarship. Menno: Tyrell Bertsch, Coyote Commitment Achievement Scholarship; Matthew Preszler, Coyote Commitme
Natalie Schnabel and Luke Mushitz announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Christi Schnabel, Emery; and Keith and Cindy Mushitz, Geddes. Natalie is a 2010 graduate of Emery High School and graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in December 2013 with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. She will attend the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine beginning in July. Luke graduated from Dakota Christian High School in 2008 and from SDSU in May 2012 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.