Three Sartell students were recently named to the dean’s list at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
They are the following: Zachary Heim, College of Letters and Science; Kiley Sullivan, School of Business; and Matthew Worzala, College of Engineering.
To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the distinction.
James Tims, son of Henry Tims of Sartell, was recently selected for promotion to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force and will be promoted in October. He is currently serving as Wing Chaplain with 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea. He has served in the military for 27 years. He is a 1978 graduate of Worthington Senior High school, and earned a master’s degree in 1988 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, Mass.
Left to right: Elizabeth Hamak, Megan Franz and Kelli Loscheider.
Sartell pianists earn MMTA challenge award trophies
Janessa Engelmeyer, Elizabeth Hamak, Megan Franz and Kelli Loscheider recently earned Minnesota Music Teachers Association Trophy Awards at their spring piano recital on May 4 at St. Francis Xavier in Sartell. They all have worked very hard for the last four years on completing various programs offered by MMTA: Comprehensive piano exams, Theory exams, Ensemble festivals, district and state piano contests, Bridges Programs, and Music link Playathons. Each program is worth between 100 and 300 points. The Challenge Award rewards students for participating in various MMTA programs which helps encourage steady musical growth and high performance standards.
The fifth-grade Sartell Girls Spring Travel Basketball Team took first place in the Gopher State MYAS state basketball tournament held on June 1. Team members are (front row, left to right) Morgan Vosberg, Riley DeMaine, Sophie Lamont, and Mary Eichler; (back row) Adyn Larson, Coach Jared Lamont, Brooke Eibensteiner, Elle Mahowald, Coach Brad Rohlfs and Courtney Snoberger.
Nine Sartell students recently graduated from the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph.
They are the following: Melissa Jacobs, daughter of Julie and Jeff Jacobs, bachelor’s degree in psychology; Emily Kight, daughter of Cathy and Randy Kight, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Allison Ley, daughter of Linda and Ray Ley, bachelor’s degree in social science; Kelsey Martin, daughter of Robin and Todd Martin, bachelor’s degree in biology; Madison Mick, daughter of Jane and Douglas Mick, bachelor’s degree in biology; Nikki Orth, daughter of Holly Orth, bachelor’s degree in communication and English with the honor cum laude (indicates a cumulative grade point average of 3.65); Tracy Schefers, daughter of Lynn and Kevin Schefers, bachelor’s degree in management; Alyssa Sorenson, daughter of Curt and Joyce Sorenson, bachelor’s degree in accounting; and Erin Wurzberger, daughter of Mary and Don Murzberger, bachelor’s degree in elementary education with the honor cum laude (indicates a cumulative grade point average of 3.65).
Christopher Sebas of Sartell, earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and integrative biology from Beloit (Wis.) College. He was also named to the spring dean’s list.
Grant Wintheiser, son of Maria and Robb Wintheiser of Sartell, was recently named to the spring dean’s list at St. Olaf College, Northfield. He graduated from Cathedral High School and is a biology major at St. Olaf. Students with a semester grade-point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale earn this honor.
Five Sartell students recently graduated from St. John’s University, Collegeville.
They are the following: Alexander Baxa, son of Diana and Donald Baxa, bachelor’s degree in biology; Jared Baxa, son of Diana and Donald Baxa, bachelor’s degree in biology; Kyle Bohm, son of Doreen and Jeff Bohm, bachelor’s degree in economics; Harrison Gerdes, son of Terri and Jeffrey Gerdes, bachelor’s degree in chemistry with the honor magna cum laude (indicates a cumulative grade point average of 3.75); and Alex Hanson, son of Michelle and Ron Hanson, bachelor’s degree in an individualized natural science major with the honor summa cum laude (indicates a cumulative grade point average of 3.90).
Lori Dornburg, family and consumer science teacher at Sartell Middle School, was recently honored with a 2014 Teacher of Excellence Award for utilizing the Stock Market Game, coordinated by BestPrep, to educate her students in financial literacy. Dornburg has worked with BestPrep, an education-based nonprofit, to enhance the education of her students for more than seven years and facilitates the support of local volunteers from the financial services industry.
Dornburg said, “Coordinating the Stock Market Game has given me the opportunity to meet and network with professionals within the community while offering students an extension to core curriculum,” Dornburg said. “It has been a pleasure watching students have fun while learning.”
Sally Traut of Sartell, a St. Cloud State University senior, was recently awarded the Elsie Kalionen Scholars Fund for Future Teachers. To be eligible for the award, students must attend school full-time, be enrolled in a teacher preparation/licensure program and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.25. Traut was awarded $2,000 for the 2014/2015 academic year.