Kristi Anderson, daughter of Laurel and Steve Yanish of Sartell, recently earned her master’s degree in pastoral ministry from St. John’s School of Theology in Collegeville. She managed to do this after more than three years of reading, writing and studying plus balancing work life, family life and household duties. She is employed by the St. Cloud Diocese as administrative assistant in the vocations office, continues to write articles for the Visitor and other publications and serves as wife to Chris and mother to three children: Victoria, William and Maxwell. Anderson also recently became “grandmother” to grandson Gavin.
Three Sartell students recently graduated from Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples.
They are the following: Christopher Johnson, diploma of occupational proficiency in occupational skills with honors; and Sarah Kantor and Chandra Parker, both associate’s degrees in nursing.
Two Sartell students recently graduated from Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.
They are the following: Adam Wagner, son of Lori and Paul Wagner, bachelor’s degree in athletic training; and Morgan Boe, daughter of Lisa and Mark Boe, bachelor’s degree in social work.
Two Sartell students recently graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
They are the following: Kimberly Kaufman, doctorate in pharmacy; and Megan Miller, bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Three Sartell students recently earned spring semester chancellor’s awards from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis.
They are the following: Rachel Granzow who is majoring in hotel, restaurant and tourism; Heather Yelle, who is majoring in environmental science; and Cassandra Samson, who is majoring in graphic communications management.
The award is presented to students who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.
Five Sartell students were recently named to the spring dean’s list at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minn.
They are the following: Alexis Eickhoff, daughter of Amy and William Eickhoff; Adam Wagner, son of Lori and Paul Wagner; and Morgan Boe, daughter of Lisa and Mark Boe, all seniors; Samantha Deans, daughter of Leslie and David Patterson, a junior; and Isaac Eickhoff, son of Amy and William Eickhoff, a sophomore.
Students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.6 or greater to qualify.
Erin Unger of Sartell recently graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Golfers (from left to right) Walter Peck, Cody Ferreira, Ryan Corrigan and Harold Loch pose during the 12th annual Country Manor Foundation’s Hometown Classic Golf Event which raised $30,000 to support end-of-life care, which provides round-the-clock medical, psychological and spiritual support for terminal patients and their families.
New Horizon Academy in Sartell recently had more than 20 preschoolers graduate into the school-age program. Just as universities were celebrating graduation and giving out diplomas, New Horizon Academy in Sartell was doing the same thing; only these children were receiving diplomas that prove they are now ready for kindergarten. The children, families and New Horizon Academy staff celebrated with a graduation ceremony followed by snacks and photos. The children sang songs and received their diplomas in blue and yellow graduation gowns. With the much anticipated celebration now over, the new school-agers will enjoy a summer full of fun activities and field trips in New Horizon Academy’s summer program, Camp Discovery.
Erin Unger of Sartell recentely graduated with degrees in French and German from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Megan Carter of Sartell was recently named to the spring dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma City (Okla.) University. Students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Sienna Schneider was recently named to the spring dean’s list at St. Thomas University, St. Paul. Student must attain a grade-point average of 3.50 or higher to achieve this honor. Schneider is majoring in business and Spanish and is a graduate of Sartell High School.
The Sartell VFW Baseball Team recently earned second place in the Central Minnesota Classic VFW Tournament held June 6-8 in Sartell and Cold Spring. The team also finished in third place at the St. Cloud East Side VFW tournament, held July 11-13 at Dick Putz and Joe Faber fields. Both tournaments consisted of a field of 16 teams from across the state. Team members include the following: (front row, left to right) Cole Moritz, Isaac Dammen, Andrew Grant, Nick Baggenstoss, Jonah Nebosis, Zach Omann and Keenan Lund (back row) Braeden Dykhuizen, Blake Weber, Cody Rose, Carter Neuenschwander, Matt Rickers, Brandon Kramer, Blake Tunnell and Coach Cole Jenkins. Not pictured: Coach Jeff Swenson, Matt Partch, Garrett Roelofs and Isaac Schneider.
Area soccer teams win title at Schwan’s USA Cup
Local CMYS U17 Boys soccer travel team Thunder won the championship against Minneapolis Southeast on July 19 during the week-long tournament at the Schwan’s Cup in Blaine, Minn. The Schwan’s Cup is the greatest international youth soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. The event showcases more than 950 teams and 14,000 soccer players from more than 20 states and 16 countries. Team members include the following: (front row, left to right) Caleb Forberg, Sartell; Andrew McGee, Cold Spring; Kellen Cameron, Sartell; Colin Johnson, Sartell; Brandon Schuchard, Sartell; Kempton Schneider, Sartell; Carter Kasianov, Sartell; Brandon From, St. Cloud; (back row) Coach Ed Johnson, Sartell; DavidVerwijs, Avon; Matt Shella-Stevens, St. Cloud; Josh Fleegel, St. Cloud; Matt Paulsen, Becker; Kevin Argueta, St. Cloud; Adian Sims-Campos, St. Cloud, Grady Ewing, St. Cloud; Leighton Lommel, Waite Park; Coach Mike From, St. Cloud. Not pictured: Coach Eduardo Silva, Sartell.
Four Sartell youths scored big at the Schwan’s USA Cup held at the National Sport Center in Blaine, Minn. The tournament held from July 15-19 is the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere and hosted 1,016 teams and more than 14,000 soccer players from 17 states and 17 countries. The Central Minnesota Youth Soccer Association 13-year-old girl’s Burn team faced off against a bracket of 20 teams to win the championship in their division. The Burn team defeated teams from Chicago and Colorado on their way to the title, allowing only two goals in six games. Team members include the following: (front row, left to right) Toni Baynes, Kate Schmitz, Rachel Koopmeiners, Brenna Weaver, Abbey Duray and Emma Janu (Sartell); (back row) Mark Timpane, Anika Wirth, Brooke Walters (Sartell), Jenna Eibes (Sartell), Ashley Kesler, Jessica Timpane, Lizzy Kolb, Hannah Congdon (Sartell), Tessa Fernolz and Dan Weaver.