Sartell High School’s Knowledge Bowl team advanced to the state tournament after winning at the regional level. The Regional Knowledge Bowl was held March 20 at Celebration Lutheran Church; 18 teams competed in a written test and five oral rounds. Five teams will advance to the state meet April 12-13 at Cragun’s, Brainerd. Sartell’s team is coached by Luke Walker and Laura Bakker. Team members are Mohannad Alkhatib, Jacob Fandel, Yash Hindka, Janagan Ramanathan and Nathan Schmidt.
Sartell Sapphire Gymnastics sent four teams to the Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association State Championships. This is the first time all four competitive teams have made it to the state meet. White and Gold teams both qualified for MAGA Division 8 state meet in Faribault on March 3. Sapphire White team placed seventh with a 110.45 team score and Sapphire Gold team placed fourth with a 112.45 team score. Sapphire Blue team qualified for MAGA Division 6 state meet in Farmington on March 10. They placed fifth with a team score of 120.825. Sapphire Silver team qualified for the MAGA Division 4 state meet in Farmington on March 11. Silver team placed sixth with a team score of 127.05.
Sartell Sapphire Gymnastics is a non-profit organization that develops skills for gymnasts ranging in age from 2-14. Tryouts for the 2018-2019 season will be held from 4-6 p.m. April 23 and 24 at Bernicks Arena. Gymnasts trying out only need to be present on one of the two dates. For more information about the program, visit www.sartellsapphires.com.
Twenty-four Sartell students recently graduated from St. Cloud State University. They are the following: Quinn Anderson, bachelor’s in athletic training; Isaiah Athey, bachelor’s in special education: academic & behavioral strategist, magna cum laude; Sandra Babcock, bachelor’s in social work, magna cum laude; Courtney Bevans, bachelor’s in nursing, magna cum laude; Andrew Bibeau, bachelor’s in special education: academic & behavioral strategist, magna cum laude; Christopher Hertling, bachelor’s in information systems;
Jacob Heun, bachelor’s in mass communications, cum laude; Nickolas Hoover, bachelor’s in management, Magna Cum Laude; Wasseem Jammal, master’s in information assurance; Mikaela Johnson, bachelor’s in graphic design, cum laude; Andrew Lehmkuhl, bachelor’s in criminal justice studies; Richard Little, bachelor’s in biomedical sciences, cum laude;
Alexis Mollner, bachelor’s in accounting, cum laude; Andrew Nash, bachelor’s in manufacturing engineering technology; Andrew Rickers, bachelor’s in accounting, magna cum laude; Clare Rueter, bachelor’s in elementary/K-6 education, summa cum laude; Katherine Schmidt, bachelor’s in special education: academic & behavioral strategist; Zachary Schoonmaker, bachelor’s in marketing and certificate, professional selling specialization;
Jennifer Senger, bachelor’s in criminal justice studies; Jean Smith, associate’s in liberal arts and sciences; Carly Spoden, bachelor’s in accounting, summa cum laude; Eleanore Stang, bachelor’s in ecology and field biology; Jenessa Tschida, associate’s in liberal arts and sciences; and Ann Zierden, bachelor’s in nursing.
Sartell PeeWee A team took home second place at the state tournament March 16-18 at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center. The Sabres defeated Stillwater PeeWee A 4-3 in the quarterfinals and Alexandria PeeWee A 5-3 in the semifinals. The team fell to Warroad PeeWee A in the championship game 6-3, after remaining tied through the second period. The team’s second-place finish was the best of any Sartell Youth Hockey Association team in state tournament play.