The Sartell Swarm 12U Blue girls fastpitch softball team won the Silver Bracket Championship at the Star of the North tournament on June 21. The team finished with a record of 3-2 for the tournament. The games were played at Whitney Park in St Cloud. Team members include: (front row, left to right) Annette Lahn, Elizabeth Hamak, Grace Vogt and Riley Trobec; (middle row) Maren Arneson, Maggie Kulus, Shauna Schmidt, Gretta Mahowald, Marissa Martins and Sydney Lund; and (back row) Coaches Mike Arneson, Bob Kulus and Chris Martins and Head Coach Bill Trobec.
Five Sartell students recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
They and their majors are as follows: Brett Erickson, bachelor’s degree in accounting; Michael Kampa, bachelor’s degree in athletic training; Kyle Mareck, bachelor’s degree in economics, departmental honors; Brandon McGeary, bachelor’s degree in accounting; and Jason Moir, bachelor’s degree in management.
Seven Sartell students were recently named to the spring dean’s honor list at Concordia College, Moorhead.
They are as follows: Megan Erkens, daughter of Becky Houle and Don Erkens; Aron Hoover, daughter of Valery and Chris Hoover; Sarah Kremer, daughter Laurie and Michael Kremer; Katherine Miller, daughter of Patricia and Stephen Mille; Richard Satterness and Robert Satterness, sons of Lori and Neil Satterness; and Zachary Zitur, son of Jeanne Cashman. Kremer graduated from Cathedral High School; Miller from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School; and Erkens, Hoover, Kremer, both Satternesses and Zitur all graduated from Sartell-St. Stephen Senior High School.
Kuhl with Dr. Nicholas Colatrella, owner and medical director of PineCone Vision Center.
Grace Kuhl, Sartell-St. Stephen High School, is the recipient of a health education scholarship from PineCone Vision Center, Sartell. Students are selected for this scholarship based their academic excellence, volunteerism and desire to pursue a degree in medicine.
Array Services Group with its three innovative business units, CareCall, ProSource and J.C. Christensen and Associates, has invested in a company garden to promote wellness among its employees. The garden is located on the Array campus and is being tended by employee volunteers who helped plant, and are now weeding and watering it on a regular basis. Produce from the garden will be donated back to employees of Array.
“The idea came from our company’s wellness committee,” said Greg Bockrath, wellness coach at Array. “We’re excited about our garden. It’s a great way to encourage healthier eating; it can help alleviate stress; and it shows people how easy and fun it can be to get outside and do some gardening.”
Volunteers planted tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, radishes and green beans, to name a few, in a 4-foot by 16-foot garden plot. While not very big, if this year’s garden is successful, there are plans to expand the garden so more vegetables can be grown and more people can participate in caring for it.
When asked what will make a successful garden, Bockrath replied, “If people continue to contribute to this effort; if the garden thrives; and if people are having fun with it, it’s a success and we will continue to support it.”
Array has been a longtime proponent of promoting healthier living among its employees providing nutrition and exercise counseling and working with employees to develop nutrition and exercise plans that meet their individual goals.
Fitness challenges and activities designed to help employees keep active, motivated and reduce stress are common at Array and on-site gym equipment help employees save time and money by working out at work. A garden is just one more way Array has chosen to promote wellness among its employees.
Erinn Miles of Sartell was recently named to spring dean’s list at Providence (RI) College. Miles is a member of the Sartell-St. Stephen High School Class of 2016. To qualify, students must achieve a minimum 3.55 grade-point average.
Ten Sartell students were recently named to the dean’s list at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
They are as follows: Brady Anderson, sophomore, College of Biological Sciences; Edward Chappell, senior, College of Liberal Arts; Madeline Glazos, sophomore, College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences; Erin Goenner, junior, College of Liberal Arts; Stephanie Grogan, senior, School of Nursing; Molly Hurd, sophomore, College of Design; Joseph Lawson, senior, College of Science and Engineering; Jessica Malone, senior, College of Science and Engineering; Matthew Nahan, senior, College of Biological Sciences; Ryan Nahan, senior, College of Biological Sciences.
To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must attain a minimum 3.66 grade-point average.
Ryan DeRoeck, of Sartell, earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in mathematics from the University of Minnesota, Morris.
Twenty-one Sartell students were recently named to the president’s list at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
They are as follows: Tiffanie Broughton, Rebekka Carriere, Lauren Cruze, Candace Dezelske, Aaron Dresow, Kim Evjen, Cody Fisher, Timothy Gratke, Michelle Harris, Dawn Herbst, Madison Hicks, Melissa Jokela, Christopher Lawson, Ethan Licht, Andrew Lieser, Brant Luzier, Rebecca Peterson, David Schepers, Joshua Schneider, Kendra Voigt and Mary Williamson.
To earn this honor, students must achieve a minimum grade-point average of 4.0.
Twenty-four Sartell students were recently named to the dean’s list at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
They are as follows: Jessica Abel, Douglas Berthiaume, Myles Bous, Aaron Couch, Nichole Erickson, Sarah Gross, Maggy Hiza, John Kitzmiller, Ethan Kleinschmidt, Brandy Klinkner, Katie Koloski, Jeremy Limpert, Megan Lindbloom, McKenzie Lloyd, Brian Menke, Candace Miller, Brent Orndorff, Marissa Rapaway, Morgan South, Derek Stahnke, Andrew Stellmach, Dana Svensson, Jennifer Vonderhaar and Cameron Whitaker.
To earn this honor, students must achieve a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.9.
Tamara Hagerty, of St. Stephen, was recently named to the president’s list at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. To earn this honor, students must achieve a minimum grade-point average of 4.0.
Isaac Popp, son of Marie and Ted Popp of Sartell, recently graduated with an agri-business degree from Ridgewater College in Willmar. He is currently national vice president to the Post-secondary Agriculture Student organization and is a Phi Theta Kappa honor member.