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Area Student Accomplishments 5-11-13

Danielle Staples of Morris will be one of more than 1,500 students participating in the spring 2013 commencement exercises at Minnesota State University, Mankato this Saturday. Staples will graduate with a B.S. in mass communications.

Julia Sauder, daughter of Paul and Marie Sauder of Morris, has been selected to receive an Emerging Student Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Recipients of this scholarship are recognized for their academic accomplishments and outstanding leadership abilities. Her planned major field of study is accounting.

Kaitlin Van Horn, daughter of Mark and Karen Van Horn of Donnelly, has been selected to receive the North Dakota State University Roland and Leone Currie Scholarship in the amount of $700. She was recognized at the NDSU Agribusiness Club banquet at the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center on April 26. Van Horn is a sophomore majoring in agricultural economics.