Aug. 7 St. Joseph people

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Brenny Specialized Inc. of St. Joseph was presented a platinum award by Great West Casualty Co. as part of Great West’s annual National Safety Awards program. The National Safety Awards program recognizes motor carriers in similar operations with awards based on their year-end preventable crash results. Carriers are eligible to receive a platinum, gold, silver or participatory award.


Amber Klein of St. Joseph graduated from the College of St. Benedict. Klein is a candidate to receive a bachelor’s degree in communication. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, a commencement ceremony was not held this year. At this point, the college is looking at a spring 2021 date for the ceremony, subject to the approval of government agencies and health officials.


Twelve St. Joseph students graduated spring semester from St. Cloud State University. The students are Anna Emerson, bachelor’s degree in sociology, summa cum laude; Brooks Imdieke, bachelo’s degree in mass communications; Mathew Kestner, bachelor’s degree in computer science; Brett Kirchner, associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences, cum laude; Jenna Klein, bachelor’s degree in nursing, cum laude; Kaylee Lodermeier, bachelor’s degee in art education, summa cum laude; Adam Schleicher, bachelor’s degree in athletic training; MaKalla Schmitz, bachelor’s degree in graphic design, magna cum laude; Shannon Sharp, bachelor’s degree in theater; Kaitlin Sletta, associate’s degree in liberal arts and sciences, cum laude; Elizabeth Solarz, bachelor’s degree in athletic training; and McKayla Walz, bachelor’s degree in elementary/K-6 education, summa cum laude.


Fourteen St. Joseph students were named to the spring semester dean’s list for achieving a grade-point average of 3.75 or higher at St. Cloud State University. The students are Muataz Alkhawaher,  Kayla Bedel, Anna Emerson, Adam Fettig, Andrea Francis, Ashley Grise, Olivia Hoeschen, Lynnsey Hoffmann, Jenna Klein, Karissa Muehring, Hunter O’Hotto, MaKalla Schmitz, McKayla Walz and Lilian Zack.


Peter Nelson and Rachel Zimmer of St. Joseph have been named to the spring semester president’s list for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade-point average at Bemidji State University.


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Several children, who were unable to make their First Communion April 19 because of Covid-19, made their First Communion on July 12 during an outdoor Catholic Mass at St. John the Baptist in Collegeville. These children included (front row, left to right) Tucker Burg, Lars Lyndgaard, Adelyn Eiynck, Noah Eisenschenk, Griffin Loso, Kyla Schrom and Jake Theisen. The Rev. Jerome Tupa (back) officiated at the Mass.

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