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Port of Duluth Kiwanis Club announced it awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Rachel Harmston and $500 scholarships to Katie Hovland and Madeline Laux. Pictured are (front row, from left) Katie Hovland, Madeline Laux, Rachel Hamston and Kiwanis member Debby Decker; and (back row) Kiwanis members Dave Muckala and Monte Wittmann.

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* Alexander Hart of Chisholm graduated from the University of Findlay (Ohio) with a doctoral degree in physical therapy.

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* Jaxon Lind of Barnum was among 10 scholarship winners announced by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 49. Lind is a 2014 graduate of Barnum High School and is the son of Lance Lind.

* Aaron Mark Foley of Superior accepted membership into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Foley is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is pursuing a degree in civil engineering. He is the son of Lori Foley.

* The Floy Gilman Scheidler Foundation announced the following recipients of $2,000 scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year: Emma Casey and Lauren Hultgren of Barnum High School; Zachary Liupakka of Lincoln High School in Esko; Haley Radel of Moose Lake High School; Hunter Rauvola of Cromwell-Wright High School; and Christaia Houser who is home-schooled.

* Ruby Derrick, a second-grader at North Shore Community School, read her essay at the state Capitol in St. Paul as a part of National Charter School Week. Her essay placed second in her age group in a contest sponsored by the Center for School Change. Ruby’s essay theme was “My Favorite Day” and she wrote about an event called Ikidarod where students re-enacted the Iditarod race. Ruby is the daughter of Tony Derrick of Duluth.

* Madeline Carpenter of Duluth received the Elaine and Les McAllister Award in Economics at Beloit (Wis.) College’s Honors Day Convocation May 7. Carpenter is a junior at Beloit.

* Valley City (N.D.) University announced Stephanie Miller of Esko was awarded the Myron and Jenneice Sommerfeld Scholarship and the Lucille Olson Rondestvedt Lewis Memorial Scholarship by the School of Education and Graduate Studies for the 2014-15 academic year. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education and is the daughter of Dave and Lynda Miller.

* Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, announced Claire Gibbons of Duluth graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

* Mesabi Range College announced David Chase of Babbitt received a $1,000 scholarship from Printing Industry Midwest. Chase is a student in the graphic design media program. Printing Industry Midwest annually supports students pursuing careers in graphic arts.

* Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical in Red Wing announced Curren Effinger of Duluth graduated with high honors with a degree in guitar repair and building, as well as with a certificate in electric guitar building.

* Gustavus Adolphus College announced the following area students graduated with honors:

Nathan Baer of Duluth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

Marian Lund of Duluth graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Kyle Olson-Merrick of Duluth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Josie Steinmetz of Duluth graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology.

Casey Dowling of Ely graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Samuel Knutson of Eveleth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Andrew Oakes of Hermantown graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

* Elizabeth Kent received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She graduated with honors in bioethics and professionalism and received the Outstanding Clerkship in Surgery Award. She is the daughter of Dave and Cindy Kent of Duluth.

*University of Wisconsin-Stout announced the following area residents received graduate degrees:

Jenny Klucarich of Ashland received a master’s degree in mental health counseling.

Jenna Brown of Ashland was awarded a master’s degree in education.

Gadeen Taylor of Hayward received a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation.

Terry Sather of Minong received a master’s degree in operations and supply management.

Daniel Kovach of Washburn received a master’s degree in career and technical education.

* The College of St. Scholastica announced the following area students graduated with honors or with a graduate degree:

Margaret Fenda of Virginia graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Donna Young of Superior graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Emily Duch of Superior, Thomas R. Rogers of Cloquet, David Simensen of Virginia and Kaylee Hagen of Cloquet graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in biology.

Carrie Smedstad of Silver Bay graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Kelsey Nelson of Hibbing and Cayla Rozowski of Superior graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in computer science and information systems.

Andrew Schreyer of Two Harbors graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Kristen Williams of Duluth graduated as a Webster Scholar, summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Kathryn Hirsch of Duluth graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Nathanial Benoit of Duluth, Rachel Savolainen of Hermantown, Ariana Korpela of Cromwell and Sara McDonald of Chisholm graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in health science.

Lynsey Carlson and Kai Mitchell, both of Duluth, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in health science.

Michelle Larson of Duluth graduated as a Webster Scholar, cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in health science.

Laura Vavrosky of Carlton graduated as a Webster Scholar, summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in humanities.

Jennifer Beuaregard and Nancy Resor, both of Duluth, and Scott Salo of Esko graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in management.

John Lafferty of Duluth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in management.

David Schultz of Duluth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Christopher Belich of Carlton graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music.

Christina Collins of Aitkin graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior.

William Brakke of Duluth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Christa Diedrich of Superior graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Caitlin Vaughn of Superior graduated a Webster Scholar, cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Ashley Johnholtz of Superior graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

Jessica Borden of Cloquet and Ashley King of Duluth graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in social work.

Kara Ponder of Duluth graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Rebekka Zeadow of Saginaw graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

Brea Durovec of Meadowlands graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Amy Schmitz of Hinckley graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Hannah Lenich of Britt graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology.

Justin Pertalo of Nashwauk and Juris Zelenko of Hibbing graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in exercise physiology.

Rachel Harris of Sturgeon Lake graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

Erin Heimerman of Duluth graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

John Cutshall, Kristin Glumack and Amy Lothenbach, all of Duluth, Tianna Seeley of Bovey and James Martimo of Saginaw graduated cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in nursing.

Sara Gleason of Cloquet, Lindsey Kingsbury of Keewatin, Emily Martin of Duluth, Krista Perushek of Eveleth, Samuel Swanson of Babbitt and Corrie Powers of Duluth graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in nursing.

Daniel Porter of Wrenshall graduated as a Webster Scholar and cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Kyle Johannessen of Duluth graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychological science.

Ann Vreeland, Alexandra Dammer of Duluth, Elizabeth Lessard of International Falls and Justine Urshan of Hermantown were awarded doctorate degrees in nursing practice.

Monica Bertani, Carl Keller, Joshua Lindquist, Alex Loch and Renee Miller, all of Duluth, and Michael Barrett of Cloquet, Rachel Borchardt of Willow River, Geoffrey Daigle of Cohassett and Alan Dettmer of Grand Rapids were all awarded doctorate degrees in physical therapy.

Nicholas Mathiowetz of Duluth graduated with a master’s degree in information technology leadership.

Bridget Bohn and Frederick Lewis II, both of Duluth, graduated with master’s degrees in business administration.

Andrea McKay of Proctor and Estephania Nunez of Duluth graduated with master’s degrees in athletic training.

Sarah Dums and Martha Krasean, both of Hayward, and Kristine Mosher of Ely graduated with family nurse practitioner master’s degrees.

Lynn Gevik, Kimberly Swenson and Nikolay Zhelev, all of Duluth, and Kristen Anderson of Bovey, Katelyn Hite of Proctor, Laura Sainio of Grand Rapids and Lindsay Wenzel of Scanlon graduated with master’s degrees in primary care.

Sara Moehlenbrock of Biwabik graduated with a master’s degree.

Amber Marsolek of Duluth, Amanda Sorby of Aitkin and Jean Virant of Virginia graduated with master’s degrees in teaching.

* St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., announced Joseph Hodapp and Alexander Van Loh, both of Duluth, graduated summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in biology.

* The University of Wisconsin-Superior announced Jena Engelking of Superior was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2014-15. Engelking will travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where she will act as a cultural ambassador to build understanding between Americans and the residents of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

* College of St. Benedict announced the following area students graduated with honors:

Amanda Brown of Maple graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Emily Krulc of Virginia graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.

* Burgess Norrgard of Cloquet completed his medical residency with the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings and is now a board-certified family medicine physician.

He is a 2005 graduate of the College of St. Scholastica and received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2011. He is the son of Lorraine and Phillip Norrgard.

 * Luther College announced Rebecca Rudquist of Deer River graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English.

* Michigan Technological University in Houghton announced Jeremy Syrjanen was awarded a master’s degree in mathematical sciences.

* Des Moines (Iowa) University announced Jesse Nelson of Superior was awarded a degree in osteopathic medicine. She is the daughter of Stuart and Diane Nelson.

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