Faces: Safety patrol, scholarships and National History Day awards

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Austin Carlson

Learning notes

  • A Bay View Elementary fifth-grader received top honors from AAA – The Auto Club Group. Austin Carlson was named “AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year” for the 2020-21 school year in Minnesota. “Participating in my AAA School Safety Patrol has helped me become a better leader during a national pandemic by helping me be more responsible and safer in our community along with helping students cross the street,” Austin said.

    The AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award recognizes the patroller who best exemplifies the leadership qualities, good citizenship, school involvement, and application of safety skills vital to effectively and responsibly wear the AAA School Safety Patrol badge. Each year, AAA is proud to recognize and award the AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award. Only one deserving patrol member per state earns this annual award.

  • Merlea Mrozik of Cloquet has been awarded a $1,000 Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation Scholarship. Merlea’s father, Richard, has worked for Super One Foods for over 12 years. Merlea will use the scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. The Minnesota Grocers Association Foundation awarded $30,000 in scholarships to employees or children of employees from Minnesota Grocers Association member companies. The Foundation Scholarship program helps students who are related to Minnesota’s food industry by supporting their educational growth.

  • Kali Rose Krivinchuk of Superior recently graduated with a chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Krivinchuk majored in chiropractic with a sports emphasis. In addition, she received a Certificate of Recognition toward the Enhancement of Student Life in 2018, 2019 and 2020. She also received a Student Ambassador President Recognition Award in 2019 and a Student Senate Leadership Award in 2020.

  • Taylor Spicer of Tower earned a master's degree in athletic training from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

  • As the National History Day competition wrapped up, Minnesota’s 60 competitors took home an array of awards. The students, representing grades six through 12, presented exhibits, papers, documentaries, performances and websites that showed off months of research based on this year’s theme, “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”

Local top finishers included:
Aedea Winter, home school, Hermantown. Fifth Place, Junior Individual Performance, “Wartime Communication in the Military: Mail = Morale.” Also awarded Outstanding Entry in the Junior Division, Junior Individual Performance. Showcased by the National Women’s History Museum.

Natalie Miller, East High School, Duluth. Fifth Place, Senior Paper, “Our Bodies, Ourselves: How the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective Communicated Women’s Health in a Time of Little Understanding.” Also awarded Outstanding Affiliate Entry in the Senior Division, Senior Paper.

Emma Ambrosi, East High School, Duluth. Honorable Mention, Senior Individual Website, “The Photography of Ansel Adams: The Key to Understanding the Importance of the American Wilderness.”

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