Student news: College grads and high schoolers honored

The following area students were recognized for their efforts in education.

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WADENA — The following local students earned degrees from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, Minn., during the 2021-2022 school year.

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Jayne Whiteford, certificate in gerontology
Del Eckman, associate of applied science degree in electrical construction and maintenance
Logan Wegscheid, diploma in residential plumbing/hvac

NDSU honors

Anna Church, daughter of Tyler and Tracy Church, Wadena, received the NDSU Presidential Award at North Dakota State University. The award recognizes students who scored a 32 or higher on the ACT and have a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.

Church will enter NDSU in the fall and major in pharmacy. In high school, she was active in band, choir, Knowledge Bowl and student council and was a boys basketball manager and received an academic award.

NDSU graduates

The following Minnesota students were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in spring 2022.
Madeline Jean Rutherford BS Psychology
Mikko Johnson BSCE Civil Engineering
Jennifer Leona Spadgenske PHARMD Pharmacy
Tiffany Marie Meeks BSCE Civil Engineering


Wheaton College

Wheaton College student Elizabeth Malvig of Wadena was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2022 semester.

Hamline University School of Business

Dean's List for Fall 2021: Katlyn Heaton of Wadena

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