Four Sartell High School seniors recently received the honor of being Students of Excellence at the Resource Training & Solution recognition event April 25.
They are the following: Brandan Carlson, Nicholas Juntunen, Kali Killmer and Madeline Thieschafer.
The seniors were selected based on their academic achievement.
Carlson plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to major in engineering. At Sartell High School, he was involved with National Honor Society, football and basketball.
Juntunen also plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will major in chemistry. In addition to serving as a student representative on the Sartell-St. Stephen school board, Juntunen was the president of Student Council and participated in track and field.
Killmer plans to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to major in political science and pre-law. Her top activities were mock trial and soccer.
Thieschafer plans to attend Hamline University to major in legal studies and Spanish. Her activities include mock trial, softball and music.
Seniors received a plaque recognizing their achievements and a certificate from Gov. Mark Dayton. Resource Training & Solution has hosted the Students of Excellence Recognition event for 31 years and has recognized a total of 4,690 high school seniors.
Students of Excellence attendees include the following (from left to right): Sartell High School Principal Brenda Steve, Sarah Crandall, Karrie Fredrickson, Nicholas Juntunen, Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert, Kali Killmer, Madeline Thieschafer, Scott Hentges, Brandan Carlson, Roy Schneider and Assistant Superintendent Kay Nelson.
Caden Larson, a fifth-grader at Sartell Middle School, and Samuel Jarnot, a fourth-grade teacher at Oak Ridge Elementary School, were presented with a Barnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher” award on April 27 during a fourth-grade celebration at Oak Ridge. The Barnes and Noble contest asked students in middle school or high school to submit an essay, poem or letter about their favorite teacher. Caden’s submission about Jarnot won at both the St. Cloud store and the district level.
Aiden Roering, a second grader at Oak Ridge Elementary School, participated in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association’s Music Bridges program on April 14 at the College of St. Benedict. Aiden performed four piano solos and presented a project on the composer, John Williams. Aiden received a Superior rating.
Four Sartell students graduated May 5 from Minnesota State University-Mankato on May 5. They are the following: Devon Noehring, bachelor’s degree in marketing; Taylor Reetz, bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks and leisure services; Cassidy Ross, master’s degree in communication disorders; and Alexandria Sirois, bachelor’s degree in community health.
Matt Eggert was recently hired as a regional sales representative at Heartland Security. His position will cover the central and western Minnesota area. Heartland Security is unique to the alarm industry, as the company was created in 1999 by nine electric cooperatives in Minnesota and Iowa. Heartland Security is now owned by 13 electric cooperatives and has grown to more than 8,000 customers.