Katie Schleper, St. Joseph, will graduate summa cum laude on Saturday, May 5, from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology.
The St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Father Werner Council raised more than $2,200 during its Tootsie Roll Fundraiser.
The fundraiser, which supports people with developmental disabilities, was conducted April 27-29.
The College of St. Benedict will hold its 103rd commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at Clemens Field House on the St. Ben’s campus.
Beth Dinndorf, class of 1973 and former president of Columbia College, will deliver the commencement address. Dinndorf will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Maranna Gunnerson, a senior biology major from Annandale, will be the student speaker.
The 2018 CSB graduating class includes 505 women, the third-largest class in school history.
The Granite City Gearheads wrapped up its competition at the FIRST Robotics World Championships on April 28, ending with a ranking of 19 in their 67-team division. The ranking places the team roughly in the top 15 percent of 4,517 active teams worldwide.
The team will also compete in the upcoming Minnesota State Robotics Competition on May 19 at the University of Minnesota.
It will also participate in parades in St. Joseph, St. Cloud and possibly Waite Park.
The Gearheads welcome potential new members who are ages 14-18, living in the St. Cloud school district or other nearby school districts if they do not have a FIRST team.