Travis Brattensborg, son of Jackie and Paul Brattensborg of St. Joseph, was selected as the bass guitar player in the Inaugural 7th- and 8th-Grade Honor Jazz Band, sponsored by the Minnesota Band Directors Association. Brattensborg performed at the Minneapolis Convention Center with the Honor Jazz Band on Feb. 15. He is a 7th- grader at Cathedral Middle School, St. Cloud.
Three St. Joseph students from St. John’s Prep recently ranked in the annual National German Exam. They and their rank are as follows: Samuel Schrup, senior, 89.76 percent, ranking 16th in Minnesota, Level IV (104 students in Minnesota); Thomas Skahen, sophomore, 93.83 percent, ranking 10th in Minnesota, Level III (146 students in Minnesota); and Justin Terhaar, freshman, 86.67 percent ranking 28th in Minnesota, Level II (275 students in Minnesota). The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 24,000 high school students in the second, third and fourth level of German. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country.