LEARNING NOTES

  • A team of WITC-Superior students studying various health fields earned $1,000 for winning third place at a statewide healthcare case competition organized by Wisconsin AHEC (Area Health Education Centers) in January. Third-place team members included: Ashley Rauwolf (Gerontology-Aging Services Professional), Kjera Gustafson (Nursing-Associate Degree), and Lynette Wester (Nursing-Associate Degree). The WITC-Superior team competed in the Wisconsin Dells against eight finalist teams chosen from 18 that applied. The students were assigned a case study of a complicated situation and worked together for two months to conduct an analysis of the efforts and opportunities within the community setting. On competition day, each team presented its findings and recommendations for collaboration to a panel of judges.

  • A team of students, Max Frank, Joven Gunthert-Hinz, Elisha Hoover and Hayley Pilcher, all in grades 7-8, from Northland Core Homeschool in Duluth recently concluded a round of competition in the twelfth season of CyberPatriot – the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. Established by AFA in 2009, CyberPatriot is designed to educate and motivate students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The team was led by Coach Angie Frank, in collaboration with the College of St. Scholastica and faculty member, David Vosen. Their performance earned it Minnesota’s first place award in the Middle School Tier and a spot in the semifinal round. Their score ranked them 41 in the nation out of 860 middle school teams.

DONATIONS

Pictured are (l to r): Rebecca Hoversten-Mellem of Amberwing, Don Wallgren of RSM, Kerry Jo Johnson of Miller-Dwan Foundation, Traci Marciniak of Miller-Dwan Foundation, and Rick Gertsema of Amberwing.
Pictured are (l to r): Rebecca Hoversten-Mellem of Amberwing, Don Wallgren of RSM, Kerry Jo Johnson of Miller-Dwan Foundation, Traci Marciniak of Miller-Dwan Foundation, and Rick Gertsema of Amberwing.
Pictured (l to r): Don Wallgren of RSM, Margie Nelson of Life House, and Jordon Johnson of Life House.
Pictured (l to r): Don Wallgren of RSM, Margie Nelson of Life House, and Jordon Johnson of Life House.

  • RSM US LLP (“RSM”), provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, donated two checks, each for $8,764, to support Amberwing and Life House, Inc. through its Birdies Fore Love program. RSM’s Duluth office selects a non-profit that supports children and families, donating 100 percent of funds raised back to the charitable organization.

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(L to r): Sister Joan Marie Stelman, Mission Integration Director, Essentia Health; Luanne Anderson, APNA board member; Joan Guite, APNA board member; Mareta Beise, APNA board member; Penny LaBerge, APNA board member; Pam Franklin, Director/Coordinator APNA;  Megan Halena, APNA board member; Janet Kennedy, Health Minister St Mark's A.M.E Church; and Rev. Stacey Jutila, Chaplaincy Services Director, Essentia Health.
(L to r): Sister Joan Marie Stelman, Mission Integration Director, Essentia Health; Luanne Anderson, APNA board member; Joan Guite, APNA board member; Mareta Beise, APNA board member; Penny LaBerge, APNA board member; Pam Franklin, Director/Coordinator APNA; Megan Halena, APNA board member; Janet Kennedy, Health Minister St Mark's A.M.E Church; and Rev. Stacey Jutila, Chaplaincy Services Director, Essentia Health.

  • The Arrowhead Parish Nurse Association (APNA) received $15,000 from Essentia Health. At the check ceremony were Sister Joan Marie Stelman, Mission Integration Director, Essentia Health; Luanne Anderson, APNA board member; Joan Guite, APNA board member; Mareta Beise, APNA board member; Penny LaBerge, APNA board member; Pam Franklin, Director/Coordinator APNA; Megan Halena, APNA board member; Janet Kennedy, Health Minister St Mark's A.M.E Church; and Rev. Stacey Jutila, Chaplaincy Services Director, Essentia Health.