Four Sartell students from St. John’s Prep recently ranked in the annual National German Exam. They and their ranks are as follows:
Katherine Sebas, a senior, 98.97 percent, ranking first in Minnesota; and Maria Sebas, a senior, 92.62 percent, ranking 12th in Minnesota, Level IV (104 students in Minnesota; and Luke Payne, a sophomore, 91.82 percent, ranking 14th in Minnesota, and Even Morrison, a junior, 83.78 percent, ranking 26th in Minnesota, Level III (146 students in Minnesota). The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 24,000 high school students in the second, third and fourth levels of German. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country.
360 Chiropractic hosts patient-appreciation week
As part of its 12th annual Patient-Appreciation Week Jan. 14-18, 360 Chiropractic in Sartell contributed nearly $10,000 in free services to their patients in exchange for donations totaling more than $1,600 for the Anna Marie’s Alliance.
The AMA is a local organization that provides safe shelter, support and referral services for battered women and their children and promotes violence prevention in the area.
During Patient-Appreciation Day, Jan. 17, 360 Chiropractic practitioners Drs. Jon Anderson, Brent Venables and Marc Anderson treated nearly 200 patients to wellness adjustments in exchange for donations to the AMA.
“This event is a unique way we can give back to both our patients and our community at the same time,” said Anderson, medical director at 360 Chiropractic. “Being able to help places like Anna Marie’s is exactly why we created our Patient-Appreciation Week. The bonus is that our patients see how much we value their health as well as the well-being of their community. The response and generosity of our patients to this event in the past has been tremendous.”
Rhonda Evans of Sartell was recently named to the fall dean’s list for academic achievement from the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University-Purdue, in Indianapolis. That was the result of earning a 3.5 or higher semester grade-point average.
Andrew Spoden was recently named to the dean’s list for academic excellence at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Students in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering must earn a 3.5 or higher grade-point average to be honored.
The SMS Student Council will be sponsored a STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE during the month of February to support the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army. New or gently used stuffed animals were accepted. The Salvation Army gives the stuffed animals to children who arrive at their St. Cloud shelter as a way to welcome the children and help them feel a sense of belonging. Donations will continue to be accepted throughout the school year and may be dropped off in the school office or to Student Council sponsors Lori Dornburg or Duane Sprague.
Pictured are Student Council officers: Cami Doman, Jaren Martin and Karen Radi
Three Sartell students recently received the fall semester chancellor’s award from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
They and their majors are as follows: Curtis Klever, engineering technology; Cassandra Samson, graphic communications management; and Rachel Granzow, hotel restaurant and tourism. The award is presented to students who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.
National American Miss
Harmony Oleson, 12, daughter of Manley and Chin Yin Oleson of Sartell, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Minnesota Pageant to be held June 1–2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington.
The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4-18. Oleson will participate in the pre-teen age division, along with other girls from Minnesota.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,00 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California. There, she will receive a tour of Hollywood and two tickets to Disneyland.