Soroptimist International of the Red River Valley announced Darlene Boyle of West Fargo has been awarded first place in the North Central Regional Live Your Dream competition. Boyle has been awarded $1000 from Soroptimist of Red River Valley and $5000 from the North Central Region of Soroptimist International. Darlene attends school at M-State Moorhead. Her educational goal is to obtain a degree in social work. Darlene hopes to earn her B.S. degree so she can serve at risk Native American children in urban areas as well as children who come from reservations.

Ann Wodarek, of Fargo, was named to the 2021 Winter honor roll list at Oregon State. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of coursework.

Concordia College adjunct instructor Katie Curry has been awarded the URTA Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Training by the University Resident Theatre Association (URTA). The award, which was presented virtually during URTA’s 2021 auditions and interviews, is given annually to recognize “the outstanding work of individuals and institutions whose students show remarkable skill and professionalism in presentation and preparation at the URTA Auditions and Interviews,” according to a letter sent to Curry from URTA executive director Tony Hagopian.

Emma Kratcha, of Hankinson, N.D., was awarded first place at the 2021 North Central Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS). JSHS is an annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research paper competition for high school students in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Kratcha’s award of $2,000 was from her research paper, Soil Farms: A New Approach to Cropland Restoration.

North Dakota State University student Karly Westra received the U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award. For the past two years, Westra served as ambulatory care clinical pharmacy intern at Family HealthCare, a local clinic that cares for underserved patients who may be homeless, have low health literacy, limited resources, language barriers, or other barriers to receiving health care.