Lindsay Zerfas, daughter of Vicky Ray of Sartell and Pat Zerfas of Elk River, is among the top 10 honors seniors who will graduate May 24 from St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville. Zerfas has been participating in marching band for four years and was selected as the drum major two years ago. She has also been a member of the National Honor Society for two years and was involved in dirt-track racing for three years. She participated in Student Council and was a Peer Mentor at the Prep school for two years. Zerfas will receive an International Baccalaureate Diploma, an optional two-year program of rigorous study during a student’s junior and senior years. She will attend Syracuse University in the fall and hopes to double major in psychology and philosophy and plans to become an attorney.
Crystal Kroska of Sartell will graduate with honors May 10 with a bachelor’s degree in management from Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall. Students must maintain a 3.3 overall grade point average to attain honors status.
Kelsey Ramseth, daughter to Karen and Erik Ramseth, Sartell, has been acccepted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Sartell Middle School fifth-graders excel at regional Math Masters competition
The Sartell Middle School Fifth-grade Math Masters team of: David Zhang, Dylan Cummings, John Engelkes, Julianna Moore and Carter Vonderahe placed second overall in the 2014 Fifth-grade Regional Math Masters tournament held April 26 at Sartell Middle School. The team of Ava Homerding, Hannah Hackenmueller, Christa Weide, Trevor McCollum and Adrienne Gefre took 10th place and the team of Henry Chen, Robert Hanson, Mitchell Grahek, Madison Kobler and Ethan Schroers took 11th place.
Several individuals also placed. In the fact drill, David Zhang took fourth; Julianna Moore, seventh; Robert Hanson, eighth; Henry Chen, 10th; and Madison Kobler, 10th. In the individual round David Zhang took first; John Engelkes, fifth; Julianna Moore, eighth; Hannah Hackenmueller, 12th; Adrienne Gefre, 15th; and Dylan Cummings, 17th. Sartell students competed with a total of 125 students representing 12 schools from around the area.
The Math Masters program challenges students to use critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics, while recognizing academic effort and achievement.
The Sartell teams were under the supervision of Carly Larson.
Becky Thompson has agreed to be the staff representative on the board of the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation. She will serve ex-officio as the communication link between the board and the district staff. She will also provide the board with the staff viewpoint on ideas as they come up. Thompson has been teaching chemistry and physics in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District since 2005. She has been able to see first-hand the benefits of strong community support through SSEF both as a teacher and as a parent of three children in the district.
Players are (from left to right): Jace Jansky (Pine Meadow Elementary); Baylor Stebbins (Oak Ridge Elementary); Shaun Paulson (Pine Meadow Elementary); and Gavin Welsch (Oak Ridge Elementary).
Four Sartell Youth Hockey players were a part of the Rum River Renegades team (AAA hockey team based out of Elk River, Minn.) that took third place in the Mountain Dew Blast Hockey Tournament held April 25-27. They are Jace Jansky, Shaun Paulson, Baylor Stebbins and Gavin Welsch. All four boys also play for the Sartell Youth Hockey Association.
Two Sartell students were recently inducted into Beta Gamm Sigma, an international honor society for top business students, at St. Cloud State University. They are Jim Scully, entrepreneurship major, son of Kim Schulze and Dan Scully of Sartell; and Thomas Terwey, finance major, son of Deb and Arnold Terwey, Karen and Jim Steckman, all of Sartell. Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes high academic achievement in business students at schools accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The top 36 students were honored at an induction banquet on March 22.