School News April 28, 2016

Beers receives 2016 Andrea Ruesch Regional 4-H Scholarship

Ryleigh Beers of Rock County 4-H is one of 11 regional 4-H members to receive a 2016 Andrea Ruesch Regional 4-H Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. 

The Andrea Ruesch Scholarship was established in 2010 by the family of Andrea Ruesch in memory of her dedication and contributions to the Minnesota 4-H program.

Based on the family’s belief in positive youth development, the focus of the scholarship is on demonstrated learning through hands-on experience and using what you have learned to help others through youth leadership. 

The mission of Minnesota 4-H Youth Development is to engage youth, in partnership with adults, in quality learning opportunities that enable them to shape and reach their full potential as active citizens in a global community.

Krueger selected for EMPOWER program

Ashton Krueger is one of the three students chosen by Sioux Valley Energy’s EMPOWER Youth Leadership Program to attend a Youth Tour of Washington, D.C., this summer. Krueger, a junior in Luverne High School, will represent her local Sioux Valley Cooperative and the EMPOWER Youth Leadership program. She had to apply and go through an intense interview process to be chosen for the program. She is the daughter of Don and Shelley Krueger, Luverne.

Morningside College initiates Taubert into Phi Eta Sigma

Carey Taubert, Hills-Beaver Creek High School, was initiated into Phi Eta Sigma, the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Membership in the Morningside chapter is open to full-time freshman men who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better.


Area students to graduate from Minnesota West

Minnesota West Community and Technical College will recognize graduates at commencement ceremonies on area campuses on the following dates:

•Luverne Center and Pipestone Campus – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Pipestone High School Gymnasium.

•Worthington Campus – 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Minnesota West Center for Health and Wellness.

•Jackson Campus – 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center.

•Canby Campus – 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Canby High School Gymnasium.

•Granite Falls Campus – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the  Yellow Medicine East High School Gymnasium.

Area students graduating from Minnesota West are as follows:

•Adrian: SamanthaJo Buffington, Christalee Castaneda, Harlie Homan, Nancy Landeros, Breanne Lyons and Alex Ochiengi.

•Hills: Rachel Horsman and Heather Klarenbeek.

•Luverne: Kierstin Aanenson, Gretchen Feight Nowatzki, Tesfaye Hallo, Rachel Lingen, Kayla Peterson, Brian Reese, Debra Remme, Samantha Steensma and Phyllis Thalhuber.

•Steen: Megan Westrum.

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