Jennifer Rapatz-Harr has been hired as a physician’s assistant at Sartell Pediatrics.Rapatz-Harr has practiced in the greater St. Cloud area for 20 years, as well as at Oakdale Pediatrics in Minneapolis for 10 years. Rapatz-Harr’s specialty is in adolescent and female medicine. She is a 1981 graduate of the University of Wisconson-Madison, and she completed her pediatric training in that state. She and her husband, Steve, have three adult children. The family has lived in St. Cloud for 23 years.Sartell Pediatrics, located at 111 2nd St. S., is one of the few independent pediatric practices in Minnesota and the only independent one in central Minnesota.
“Jennifer is a tremendous practitioner, and I am honored to have her as part of the team,” said Dr. David Smith, owner of Sartell Pediatrics.
The clinic will have extended hours through the end of March. For more information, call 320-281-3339.
Aron Hoover, Sartell, a political science major, recently toured with the choir from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. Hoover, the son of Valery and Chris Hoover, Sartell, is a sophomore at Concordia. The choir’s 2013 tour includes performances in Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Fort Smith, Ark.; Waco, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin and Plano, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Topeka, Kan.; Lincoln, Neb.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Duluth, Virginia, Moorhead and Minneapolis, Minn. World-renowned composer and conductor Dr. René Clausen conducts the 74-voice a cappella choir and is the artistic director of the Emmy-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts seen by audiences of 18,000 people each year and televised nationally through the Public Broadcasting Service.
Lori Raiber has 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.
Three Sartell students were recently named to fall semester dean’s list at Bethel University, St. Paul.
They are the following: Morgan Boe, a senior, daughter of Lisa and Mark Boe; Alexis Eickhoff, a junior, daughter of Amy and William Eickhoff; and Adam Wagner, a senior, son of Lori and Paul Wagner.
Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.6 or greater to be honored.
Two Sartell students were recently named to the fall semester dean’s honor roll at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
They are the following: Charmin Amundson, a fourth-year school of pharmacy and health professions student; and Erin Kurvers, a sophomore college of arts and sciences student.
Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible.
Eleven Sartell students were recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
They are the following: Yazan Alkhatib, junior, college of biological sciences; Giana Ballard, senior, college of design; Dylan Benoit, sophomore, college of liberal arts; Nathaniel Burge, freshman, college of biological sciences; Matthew Nahan, junior, college of biological sciences; Ryan Nahan, junior, college of biological sciences; Taylor Nelson, senior, college of education/human development; Lindsay Poplinski, senior, college of biological sciences; Ashley Stainbrook, freshman, college of education/human development; Jenna Stang, senior, college of education/human development; and Megan Udermann, senior, college of food, agriculture and natural resources science.
To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade-point average.
Two members of the Sartell-St. Stephen High School Girls’ Jazz Dance Team were recently named to the Class AA Girls’ Jazz Dance All-Tournament Team, sponsored by Wells Fargo. They are Ashley Bartlett and Ashley Regnier. The awards recognize student athletes who demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship, team commitment, athletic ability and leadership during the state high school tournaments. Athletes are selected to the Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team by a panel of coaches attending the tournament. Jazz provides 36 awards for the three classes of competition. Wells Fargo is the premier corporate sponsor of the MSHSL. This sponsorship helps offset the costs associated with tournaments and fine-arts events for Minnesota students. It also supports programs such as the MSHSL High School Hall of Fame, along with the Challenge Cup, a program which selects the best Minnesota schools in Class A and Class AA for athletic and fine-arts competitions.
Sean Mann, a graduate of Sartell High School, was recently named to the dean’s honor list at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher grade-point average to earn this honor. Mann is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering at the university.
Chelsea Jacobson, Sartell, recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Halle Gustafson, daughter of Julia Gustafson and stepdaughter of Roland John of Sartell, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Navy Seaman Recruit Gustafson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Its distinctly ”Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.
Gustafson is a 2012 graduate of Sartell High School.
Alexia Rose, daughter of Jen and Jayme Woehl, Sartell, was born at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 in St. Cloud Hospital.