Two St. Joseph students from St. John’s Prep were recently named new members of the National Honor Society, Virgil Michel Chapter.
They are the following: Lauren Kissela, daughter of Marcia Allard and Chad Kissela, a sophomore; and Anja Wuolu, daughter of Lorie and David Wuolu, a junior. The adviser for the St. John’s Prep NHS is Martina Talic.
The NHS is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service.
College of St. Benedict President Mary Dana Hinton was recently inducted as an honorary member of the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at CSB and St. John’s University. She was formally inducted into the chapter during a ceremony April 22 in Alumnae Hall, CSB. Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, was founded in 1776.
Gabby Langerud, 18, of St. Joseph, a senior at Holdingford, signed a letter of intent to go Division 1 in swimming for South Dakota State University on April 15. She had previously looked at St. Cloud State University, as well as the University of Minnesota-Moorhead, among others.
Langerud does not plan to participate in other sports during her time at SDSU. She will study sports medicine, with the goal of being a physician for a college or professional sports team.
Langerud said she will definitely miss St. Joseph, the town she grew up in, as well as her friends and family. Her father is Dave Langerud, athletic director at Apollo High School, St. Cloud.