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Area Student Accomplishments 042614

Scholarships, Dean’s List, Enrollment, Awards, Graduations

On March 29, 2014, Jena DeRung of Morris completed 4-H camp counselor training. This is a state required nine hour training that all 4-H camp counselors must attend to be able to be a 4-H camp counselor. Training guarantees these counselors will provide a safe, respectful and engaging experience for the campers. Training topics included handling homesickness, understanding age groups, learning games and songs, basic first aid, and planning the 4-H camp. A 4-H Camp is planned for June 17 to 19 on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus.

Michael Anderson of Morris was recognized at the University of Jamestown Honors Convocation held April 10 for both the Freshman Biology Award and General Chemistry Award. Anderson also received the Wilson Scholarship, a prestigious, competitive full tuition scholarship.

James Newhouse of Hancock, participated in the Dordt College Ideafest on Thursday, April 24 in the Sioux Center, Iowa. Ideafest is an interdisciplinary celebration of academic achievement filled with presentations, art projects, artistic performances, and documentary films all researched and created by Dordt students. Newhouse, a junior majoring in digital media production, was one of approximately 160 students who gave presentations during the annual festival.

Alexander McIntosh, the son of Alisande Allaben and Gordon McIntosh of Morris, was part of the 72-student group accepted into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (SJU). The students were formally initiated at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 23, at Pellegrene Auditorium, SJU. McIntosh is a junior mathematics and physics major at SJU.

Dylan Curfman, son of Larry and Veronica Curfman of Morris, has been selected to receive a Deans’ Award and College Now Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Recipients of this scholarship are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities. Curfman’s planned major field of study is speech communication, radio and TV and public relations.

Sydney Beyer, daughter of Jamie and Joel Beyer of Morris, is one of two winners of the L.B. Hartz Academic Achievement Scholarship from Minnesota State University Mankato. The L.B. Hartz Foundation awards two $2,000 Academic Achievement Scholarships to business administration, finance, management or marketing majors at MSUM for his/her senior year. The scholarships are given to reward academic accomplishments, service to the University and community and work experience. Beyer is a 2012 graduate of Morris Area High School. She is pursuing a major in business administration with a minor in manage­ment.