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Namedroppers: Yalonda Nelson

Pictured with Nelson are front row, from left: Mary Sperle Nelson, Nelson's stepmom; Yalonda Nelson, scholarship recipient; and Luebbert Kruizenga, GACC sponsor; back row, from left: Michael Nelson, Nelson's father; and Lisa Winter, WDC German teacher.

• Wadena-Deer Creek High School senior Yalonda Nelson received a German scholarship of $500 from the German-American Chamber of Commerce after writing a 400-word essay in German. The essay had to be about the stereotypes of Germany. Only four students were granted a scholarship and Nelson's essay received second place from applicants across the state of Minnesota.