Barbara and Donald Gravelle and Sheila and Terrence Voss, all of Rice, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children JoHanna Elizabeth Gravelle and Joshua Kenneth Voss, both of St. Stephen.
Gravelle is a 2007 graduate of Sauk Rapids-Rice High School and a 2011 graduate of St. Cloud Technical College. She is employed with CentraCare Health at the St. Cloud Hospital and trains the Epic computer system.
Voss is a 2007 graduate of Sartell High School and a 2011 graduate of St. Cloud State University. He is employed with C.H. Robinson Worldwide in Sartell as a Transportation Representative.
An Oct. wedding is planned.
Emily McIntire of Sartell, a senior at St. Cloud State University, was recently awarded the David K. Renslow Memorial Scholarship of $750 for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. As a full-time student and member of the women’s swim and dive team, McIntire was awarded this scholarship which honors alumnus David Renslow, a student-athlete in football, hockey and track who passed away at 33 from Hodgkin’s disease. A five letter-winner in swimming and diving at Sartell High School, McIntire is returning for her junior year as a diver for the Huskies.
Area youth attend language village immersion program
Alice and Tony Colatrella, daughter and son of Stacy Hinkemeyer-Colatrella and Nicholas Colatrella, Sartell, recently participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending a one-week youth exploration session at El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, located near Bemidji, Minn. Alice will be a sixth-grader at Sartell Middle School and Tony will be a third-grader at Oak Ridge Elementary this fall.
By attending El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, Alice and Tony experienced a simulated visit to another country. They were issued passports, exchanged currency and adopted new names. By interacting with staff from all over the world, they also learned about the many opportunities available to those who speak more than one language. Alice and Tony were immersed in the language and culture of another country through large and small learning groups, authentic foods, holiday celebrations, re-enactments of historic events, songs, dances, crafts, games and everyday conversations.
Minnesota School Boards Association honors Rep. O’Driscoll as one of the top legislators of 2014
The Minnesota School Boards Association recently named Rep. Tim O’Driscoll (R-Sartell) as one of its “Legislators of the Year” for 2014. O’Driscoll also won this award in 2012.
The award recognizes legislators for their work at the Legislature on the behalf of Minnesota’s public school students and for ensuring local school board members’ voices were heard at the state Capitol. Rep. O’Driscoll was chosen for his leadership on the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission.
Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), Sen. David Hann (R-Eden Prairie) and Rep. Paul Marquart (DFL-Dilworth) were the other recipients of the award.
MSBA appreciated each award recipient’s tireless advocacy, thoughtful discourse, willingness to tackle complex education finance challenges and determination that students receive an educational edge in a global economy. MSBA’s award recognizes the dedication and contributions these legislators made during the recent legislative session that helped school board members and their students. The award is an appreciation of the recipients’ thoughtful consideration of school issues and support of MSBA’s legislative interests, policies and priorities.
The St. Peter-based MSBA was founded in 1920 and is the eighth-oldest school board organization in the nation. MSBA’s mission is to support, promote and enhance the work of public school boards and public education.
Tyler Broadwell, son of Pam and Mark Broadwell, Sartell, and a 2012 graduate of Sartell High School, is a member of the Cross Country team at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Broadwell is on the top returners for the Norse. Last year, he ran in the top seven including the Iowa Conference Championships, NCAA III Central Regional and the NCAA III National Championships. He placed 17th at the conference meet missing earning all-conference honors by two places. Luther is led by head coach Steve Pasche who begins his 10th year. During his tenure, the Norse have made five trips to the NCAA Division III National Championships and have been crowned Iowa Conference champions five times.