Hannalee Shaw, Fargo North High School career resource specialist, and Julie Hersch, West Fargo High School counselor, were among six North Dakota and Minnesota high school educators to receive Distinguished Education Professional awards from North Dakota State University.

Paige Brademeyer, Halie Harland, Griffin Hart, Lindsey Leonard, Shane McMahan, Anthony Mitchell, Tantine Mulasi and Caleb Wagner, Fargo, Kyle Johnson (mathematics), Kyle Johnson (music) and Brooke Tonsfeldt, Moorhead, and Emily Bourassa, West Fargo, were named to the 2018 fall semester dean’s list at Minnesota State University of Mankato.

Ben Bernard, Fargo, was awarded North Dakota’s first graduate-level cyber security credential at the North Dakota State University.

Paije Grossman, Moorhead High School student, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 23 through June 25 of 2019.

Concordia College students Skye Spindler, Eagle River, Ala., and John Boals, of Lakeville, Minn., qualified for the American Forensic Association 73rd annual National Debate Tournament.

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