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Motschenbacher among M State students named to All-Minnesota academic team

Shane Motchenbacher was named to the All-Minnesota Academic Team. Courtesy photo.

Four students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College have been named to the All-Minnesota Academic Team in recognition of their leadership, campus involvement and community service.

The four are among 49 two-year college students in the state honored at a luncheon at College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph on Friday, April 6. The academic program is sponsored annually by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Among the students recognized is Shane Motschenbacher. Motschenbacher grew up in Wadena and is pursuing the first year of his bachelor's degree while attending the Wadena campus. From a young age, he has had a passion for higher education and always understood the importance of schooling and extra-curricular activity participation. He currently serves as his campus Student Government Association president and represents all the students at Minnesota's two-year community and technical colleges in his position as Northwest Region Governing Council for LeadMN. When he is not studying, he can be found weightlifting, attending concerts or watching his favorite Netflix series. He plans to continue work on a business degree at a four-year university in the fall.