Two Sartell students have been named to Montana State University undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2020. Margaret Kulus was named to the president’s list for a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester. Nolan Miller was named to the dean’s list for earning a grade-point average of 3.5 or above for the semester.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Jordann Swingle of Sartell to the dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall 2020 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have completed 12 degree-seeking semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade-point average.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College has named Caleb Otteson, of Sartell, to the president’s list for the 2020 fall semester. Students on the president’s list completed a minimum of six college-level credits and 75 percent of the courses in which they enrolled for the semester and earned a grade-point average of 4.0.
Valeriya Woodard, Sartell, is one of the two 2020-21 St.John’s Prep recipients of the Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award by the Minnesota State High School League. The purpose of this program is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the fine arts. Woodard is the daughter of Zhanna and Brandyn. She has been a part of the concert band for four years, sung in concert choir and performed in the SJP production of “Les Misérables.” Woodard has also been a part of the pit orchestra for several Prep Theatre productions and has earned the Pit Excellence Award. She is a five-year member of the Prep varsity soccer and basketball teams, serving as captain her junior and senior years. Woodard is also a member of the track team and plays travel softball. In addition, Woodard has been part of World Club, National Honor Society, First Club, Music Exploration and Campus Ministry.
Music is a top priority for her. “When it comes to creating art, my passion is making music,” she said. “Whether it’s writing original songs, playing in band, or singing in choir, music allows me to express and feel emotions. With music, I am also able to connect with people and form unique bonds.”
Criteria for the Triple A Award include: exhibit citizenship and be a respected individual in their home communities and school, have participated in an MSHSL-sponsored athletic program and fine arts activity, maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and comply with the MSHSL’s Student Code of Conduct.