A total of 95 students were chosen from 15 state colleges and universities including White who is currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wis. The group rehearsed and performed a concert over three days in January in Wisconsin Rapids during the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter meeting.
Students were selected based on accomplishments, awards, past musical participation and a recommendation by their director. Aaron Durst, who attended the state event, is UW-Stout’s instrumental music director.
The band was led by guest directors from Marquette University, Lakeland College, Carthage College and UW-River Falls.
The College All-Star Band began in 2002.
Tara Bayerl, of St. Joseph, recently earned an associate’s degree in professional studies from Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College
She will be recognized at the college’s 96th commencement ceremony May 16 in the UCR Regional Sports Center.
Four St. Joseph students were recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Nicholas Kuefler, son of Karol Scherer, St. Joseph, has returned to the United States after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in south, southwest and central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
Army Spec. Kuefler is a weapon squad team leader assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for two years. He is a 2010 graduate of Sartell High School.
Anna Bernstetter, a junior and daughter of Chris and Joe Bernstetter, St. Joseph, was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bethel University, St. Paul.
Students must earn a grade-point average of 3.6 or greater to qualify for the honor.
Lori Raiberhas been named executive director of Tri-CAP. She has a wide range of experience in the non-profit and government sectors of Human Services. Most recently, Raiber served as the human services supervisor for Stearns County in the gateway services division. Prior to working for Stearns County, she served as the housing and planning director for Heartland Community Action Agency Inc. in Willmar, Minn. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from St. Cloud State University.
Tri-CAP assists residents of Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties, and beyond through the provision of a wide range of services that allow people to maintain or increase their economic self-sufficiency.