March 6 – St. Joseph people

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Six St. Joseph students recently graduated from St. Cloud State University during ceremonies on Dec. 20. The students are Adelaide Carlson, master’s in business administration; Alison Fischer, bachelor’s in graphic design; Kathleen Foley, master’s in teaching English as a second language; Nicole Kipka, graduate certificate in autism spectrum disorders; Lindsay Rose, bachelor’s in management, summa cum laude; and Ashley Schafer, master’s in business administration.


Seven St. Joseph students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 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. The students are Logan Bakken, Kate Bechtold, Mitchell Shimak, Nicole Shimak, Caitlin Skahen, Kelli Spaniol and Alex Theisen.


Taylor Nordine and Riley Zimmer, both of St. Joseph,  were named to the fall semester honor list at Minnesota State University, Mankato. They earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade-point average to qualify.


Elizabeth Botz of St. Joseph was recently named to the fall semester dean’s list at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph. To be included in the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits.


Thomas Hawkins of St. Joseph has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at St. John’s University, Collegeville. To be included on the dean’s list, students must have a semester grade-point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits.


Blattner, a nationwide renewable energy company based in Avon, announced its employees raised more than $140,000 for food shelves during its eighth annual food drive. Approximately 70 percent of the funds were raised at the corporate office and donated to seven food shelves in Central Minnesota as part of the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. The remaining contributions were raised at the project sites located throughout the United States and donated to those local food shelves in 13 states.


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Madeline Ramirez, (front, center) a sixth-grader at St. Joseph Catholic School, won the 5M8 District Peace Poster Contest. (Back) Madeline’s parents Lucia Ramirez and Victor Torres. (Front row from left) Delrose Fischer, St. Joseph Y2K Lions; Ramirez; and Ann Reischl St. Joseph Y2K Lions. Madeline’s poster represents her quote regarding the theme Journey of Peace. The American Legion Auxiliary 328 is sponsoring a poppy poster contest for students grades two-12. If you have a son, daughter, grandchild, neighbor or anyone interested in this contest call Reischl at 363-8825 for more information. The deadline is April 10.

Author: Mike Knaak

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