School News

Magnolia student earns medical scholarship

Alexis Knutson was honored with the Berneice Johnson Health Career Scholarship from Sanford Medical Center Volunteer Advisory Board.

Knutson received the $1,000 scholarship during a ceremony April 16 at CJ Callaway’s in Sioux Falls to recognize her outstanding volunteer commitment and academic achievement.

Knutson is a 2015 graduate of Southwest Christian High School, Edgerton, and is a junior at Augustana University, Sioux Falls, majoring in biology as a pre-med student.

She is the daughter of Kris Knutson, Magnolia, and granddaughter of Joyce Schelhaas, Kenneth, and the late Dalwyn Schelhaas.


LHS senior earns FFA scholarship

Luverne High School senior Hans Bakken has been awarded a $1,000 National FFA scholarship on behalf of Papik Motors and Chevrolet Trucks.

Scholarship recipients were selected based on their leadership. academic record, FFA and other school and community activities, supervised or work experience in agricultural education and future goals.

Sponsors like Papik Motors and Chevrolet support the scholarship to encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their  educational goals.


Minnesota State University Mankato

April Wallace, Luverne, received a Master of Science degree in teaching and learning from Minnesota State University Mankato at the end of Spring 2018 semester at graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 5.


Minnesota State University Moorhead

Two Adrian High School graduates will receive degrees at graduation ceremonies at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Friday, May 11. McCall Lutmer earned a Master of Science, and Jake Tiede will receive a Bachelor of Science degree.


Weiss-Anderson named to Honor Society at SDSU

Sydney Weiss-Anderson, daughter of Chad and Wendy Anderson of Luverne, was initiated Tuesday, April 24, into the Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. 

Members are selected based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession.


Javner honored at U of M Crookston

Dalton Javner, Hardwick, was recognized with the President’s Award and Student Orientation Staff Service Award at the annual awards celebration at the University of Minnesota Crookston in April.


Ellenbecker receives degree from Morningside College 

Jori Ellenbecker, Beaver Creek, graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, at spring commencement Saturday, May 12, with a Bachelor of Arts in general psychology.


Oye receives scholarship at Bethany Lutheran

Jocilyn Oye, a senior at Luverne High School, has been awarded the Luther Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato. The scholarship, valued at $52,000 over four years, is based on high school grade point average and standardized test results.

Jocilyn is the daughter of Todd and Carrie Oye, Luverne.

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