April 5 Sartell-St. Stephen people

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Five Sartell students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the College of St. Benedict. The students are Madison Flaherty, daughter of Stacie and Robert Flaherty; Breanna Hess, daughter of Kim and Bob Hess; Lindsey Hoeschen, daughter of Sondra  and Steve Hoeschen; Samantha Lundgren, daughter of Becky and Dan Lundgren; and Molly Mahowald, daughter of Jennifer and David Mahowald. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.80. 

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Amanda Groethe

Amanda Groethe, Stearns Electric Association director of communication and marketing, was recently honored with the 2019 American Advertising Federation of Central Minnesota’s Emerging Leader Award, an honor that celebrates an outstanding member of the local advertising community.

Emerging Leaders are those who, though young in their careers, have already proven themselves to be making an impact in their company and for their clients. They have begun to further industry standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Groethe volunteers for the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Sauk Rapids – Rice Education Foundation Board and donating her design and communication skills to a variety of local non-profit organizations.

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Brenda Eisenschenk

Brenda Eisenschenk, owner of inteleCONNECT Inc., has been selected as the 2019 St. Cloud Area Woman in Business Champion. The award is presented by the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce. She was selected as the 2019 Women in Business Champion because she has made a point of supporting women and girls.

Eisenschenk started intelCONNECT in August 2007 to provide telecommunications consulting for businesses on phone, internet and cable TV services.

Eisenschenk volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Sartell Chamber, the St. Cloud Area Chamber, her church, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines; Habitat for Humanity and Sertoma.

Sartell Sapphire Gymnastics sent four teams to the Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association State Championships. White team qualified for Division 8 state meet in New Prague on March 2 and placed seventh. Sapphire Gold qualified for the Division 6 in St. Michael March 9 and placed third.  Sapphire Blue qualified for Division 5 state meet in St. Michael on March 9 and placed eighth. Sapphire Silver team qualified for the Division 4 state meet in St. Michael on March 10 and placed Second. Sartell Sapphire Gymnastics is a nonprofit organization that develops skills for gymnasts ranging in age from 2-14. The year-round program is based on tryout and availability. Tryouts for the 2019-2020 season will be from 4-6 p.m. May 13 or 14 at Bernick’s Arena.

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Gold Team (from row, left to right) Kaitlynn Cusipag, Ellie Oehrlein, Kylie Weber and Elizabeth Jarnot; and (back row) Coach Quinn Anderson, Cora Stark, Ava Radeke, Latiana Morin, Emma Prow-Dockendorf, Emma Good and Coach Alexis Flaherty.

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White Team (front row, left to right) Emma Kantor, Cami Weber, Brooklyn Gallant, Taylor Drexler-Gainsforth and Evy Larkin; (back row) Coach Quinn Anderson, Gabby Hagburg, Kiersten Meester, Juliana Thran, Tobi Adetunji, Caitlyn Burns and Coach Shelby Hall.

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Blue Team (left to right) Coach Quinn Anderson, Annabelle Condon, Indiah Thompson, Natalie Gill, Kendra Deragisch, Ella Kirchner, Madeline Francois, Megann Jobin, Lainey Stavish, Allie Pluimer and Coach Alexis Flaherty.

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Silver Team (left to right) Coach Quinn Anderson, Coach Alex Bade, Hailey Westrup, Makenna Hauck, Violet Steil, Shayla Scepaniak, Kaelin Coffin, Lilly Houghton, Ally Tromburg, Norah Mentzer, Jacelynn Johnston, Coach Alexis Flaherty and Coach Shelby Hall.

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