Namedroppers (July 5, 2015)

MILITARY NOTES: Joseph Severson, son of Rick and Patsy Severson, El Paso, Texas, and grandson of the late Richard Severson and Anne Severson, Fargo, recently received a bachelor's degree in logistics and his commission as an ensign in the U.S. Na...

MILITARY NOTES: Joseph Severson, son of Rick and Patsy Severson, El Paso, Texas, and grandson of the late Richard Severson and Anne Severson, Fargo, recently received a bachelor's degree in logistics and his commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy Reserves at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.

RECENT GRADUATES: Mariaha (Lyons) Cobb recently earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Cobb is a 2005 graduate of West Fargo High School and the daughter of John and Jane Lyons and granddaughter of Herman and Darlene Peterson, all of Horace, N.D. Cobb will complete her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She intends to specialize in ophthalmology.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: Cass County Farm Bureau has awarded $1,000 scholarships to the following students: Ashley Punton, Alexandra Laber, Alissa Erickson and Shelby Grabanski. The students are all children or grandchildren of CCFB members.

The Jamestown, N.D., branch of the American Association of University Women has awarded Andrea Knudsvig, Audubon, Minn., a scholarship to attend the National Conference for Student Leaders in Baltimore next spring.

Kyeol Ko, Moorhead, was recently awarded the Marjorie McKinley Memorial Scholarship from the department of apparel, events and hospitality management at Iowa State University, Ames.


Samantha Pickard, daughter of Cindy and Jeff Pickard, West Fargo, has been awarded a $6,000 Dragon Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Concordia College has awarded a Concordia Scholarship to Victoria Helland, daughter of Dave and Brenda Helland, Fargo, and an Excellence Scholarship to Brendan Klug, son of Dan and Connie Klug, West Fargo.

North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, has awarded NDSCS Scholarships to the following area incoming freshmen:

North Dakota students: Shanda Hayden, $1,000, Kody Jordan, $500, Lindsey Markel, $750, Annie Morton, $1,000, and Augustina Valkova, $750, all Fargo; Teri Loll, $1,500, Hankinson; Shenay Connelly, $500, Hillsboro; Marshal Slater, $500, Horace; Seth Harles, $1,500, Alexa Jelinek, $1,500, Anyssa Jelinek, $1,500, all Lidgerwood; Tyler Cordahl, $750, Mayville; Alexander Campbell, $500, Nicole Ennis, $500, and Brooke Tayler, $1,500, all Milnor; Bridget Roney, $500, Oakes; Annmarie Narloch, $1,500, Rogers; Melinda Maley, $500, Verona; Elizabeth Brown, $1,500, Kylar Jawaski, $750, Anna Schillinger, $1,500, Ali Schoneman, $1,500, Isaac Stone, $1,500, Cynthia Uhren, $750, Matty Wynn, $1,500 and Chase Zenker, $1,500, all Wahpeton; JoDee Kummer, $750, and John Thompson, $1,500, Walcott.

Minnesota students: Mason Kitchell, $750, Alexa Merkens, $1,000, Megan Vesledahl, $500, Ada; Matthew Berndt, $1,500, Crystal Bridgers, $500, Paige Buck, $1,500, Michael Radig, $1,500, and Bryce Wiertzema, $1,500, all Breckenridge; Zachary Grunewald, $1,500, Fergus Falls; Darby Olson, $1,500, Hawley; Bailee Gulseth, $1,500, Moorhead; Lane Malingen, $500, Rothsay; David Vissner, $500, Twin Valley; and Megan Witt, $750, Wheaton.

COLLEGE BOUND: Logan Kackman, son of Donny and Kari Kackman, Fargo, has been accepted to attend the University of Jamestown, North Dakota.

MAKING THE GRADE: Hannah Schlomer, daughter of Lloyd and Darlene Schlomer, Moorhead, has been named to the honors list at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.

INTERNS AND PAGES: U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has hired the following students as interns in his congressional offices this summer:


Washington D.C.: Kory Kleven, Larimore, N.D., is a senior at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn.; Alex Wegner, Bismarck, is a sophomore at North Dakota State University; and Kelly Kleven, Williston, N.D., is a sophomore at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, S.D.

Fargo: Andrew Managan, Fargo, senior at NDSU; Austan Wellman, Devils Lake, N.D., sophomore at NDSU.

Grand Forks: Jacob Blum, Plymouth, Minn., student at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Absolute Marketing of Fargo has hired Michael McGuire, Meaghan Tobin and Brady Dukart and summer client relations interns. McGuire is a marketing major and Tobin is a public relations major at North Dakota State University. Dukart is a business major at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Absolute Marketing also hired Adam Bishop as a graphic design intern. Bishop studied landscape architecture at NDSU.

TWIRLING NEWS: Members of the YMCA Silver Star Baton Twirlers placed in the top three of every event entered at a recent Minneapolis baton twirling contest.

Rachel Green, 17, won first place in beginning modeling, intermediate fancy strutting and advanced two baton; and third in intermediate solo.

Jessica Green, 14, won first place in beginning modeling, marching, fancy strutting, solo twirling and two baton twirling; second in beginning solo; and third in fancy strutting.

Laura Green, 11, won first in beginning modeling, two baton and novice fancy strutting; second in beginning marching and solo twirling; and third in beginning solo twirling.


The twirlers are coached by Merrie Sue Holtan, Shaina Magel, Courtney Stack and Brittany Keating.

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