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Miller graduates, named to dean’s list

Graci Miller of Adrian is among the 2022 fall semester graduates at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

Miller received an Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology.

She was also named to the dean's list for the fall 2022 semester at MSCTC.

Students on the dean's list earned a G.P.A. of 3.50 to 3.99 while completing a minimum of six college-level credits and 75% of the courses in which they enrolled for the semester.

Herzog named to dean’s list

WHITEWATER, Wis. – Theo Herzog of Valley City has been named to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater dean's list for the 2022 fall semester.


Students named to the dean’s list received a grade point average of 3.4 or above in a single semester.

Dakota College announces dean’s list

Dakota College at Bottineau announces the following students from the Jamestown area have been named to the fall 2022 semester dean’s list.

Dean’s list students maintain a GPA of 3.5 and higher.

The students, listed by hometown, include:

Bowdon: Tyjah Hornbacher

Carrington: Tawny Mason

Cooperstown: Jessica Olafson

Jamestown: Amee Johnson, Abby Miller, Jessica Waliser


Sanborn: Heather Owens

Valley City: Kendra Huffman, Makayla Nehlich, Trevan Pfennig, Connor Pfennig

Oakes Public School named Vision Zero School

OAKES, N.D. – Representatives from Vision Zero, along with Oakes graduate Major Tom Iverson of the North Dakota Highway Patrol welcomed Oakes Public School as the latest Vision Zero School at a recognition ceremony on Jan. 4.

Student leaders, who are featured in a traffic safety banner and public service announcements (PSAs), picked distracted driving as their safety emphasis. Students showcased the banner and PSAs at the event with their School Resource Officer Jeremy Sitzler, Oakes Police Chief Matthew O’Brien and Iverson.

“Oakes is a small community where everyone knows everyone. Because of this, I believe it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to protect one another,” said student leader Brianna Schmitz. “By spreading the Vision Zero message and especially focusing on the dangers of distracted driving, I believe we are helping to do just that.”

Students participating in the event visited stations throughout the school focusing on traffic safety emphasis areas such as impaired driving and seat belts. Student leaders were recognized for their advocacy by receiving Vision Zero Schools T-shirts, sponsored by Heritage Insurance.

In the Jamestown region, Oakes joins Kidder County as a Vision Zero School.

Schools interested in participating in Vision Zero Schools should contact the NDDOT Safety Public Information Program Manager at .


Students named to NDSCS president’s list

WAHPETON, N.D. — The North Dakota State College of Science has named 439 students to its fall semester 2022 president’s honor list. The list recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credits with letter grades. The honorees include:

Carrington: Tate Larsen

Cooperstown: Medora Brandner, Hunter Gronneberg, Dylan Johnson

Dazey: Peter Bryn

Fullerton: Brook Glynn

Hannaford: Lane Kautzman

Jamestown: Alicia Ask, Bridgett Brewer, Mason Burrows, Jayce Kramlich, Shaun Kurtz,

Colin Lemieux, Jacob Roberts, Brayden Schmeichel, Kade Schumacher, Cameron Winstead

LaMoure: Sidney Heyd, Josiah Loegering, Monte Rinn, Rose Wendel,

Linton: Kaden Percel-Klein

Lisbon: Emma Eskildsen, Silas Reinke, Mackenna Toyne, Shirley Vogelsang

Marion: Zachary Lahlum

Oakes: Jacob Bredeson, Jordan Cunningham, Barrett Gelinkse, Marc Seyer

Wishek: Lucien Peterson, Kendric Wilson, Adam Wolff

Ypsilanti: Allison Roorda

Unison Bank to award scholarships

Unison Bank has announced that it will award three $1,000 scholarships for the 2022-23 school year to qualifying area high school seniors.

The $1,000 Unison Bank Spirit Scholarships will be awarded to students who’ve demonstrated community spirit, the ability to work in "unison" with others and have committed to further their education.

To be considered for the scholarship, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be eligible for graduation at the end of the 2022-23 school year.
  • Plan to attend a college, university, vocational or technical post-secondary school in 2023.
  • Applicant and/or parent/guardian must be a customer of Unison Bank.
  • Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2023, along with a copy of their transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a non-related teacher, coach, school administrator, community member or employer that speaks about the applicant’s character and community spirit.

Applicants may apply for the scholarship online at In addition, printed applications are available at Unison Bank’s North Dakota branch locations. Recipients will be announced on May 2.
For information about Unison Bank’s Spirit Scholarship, visit or call (701) 952-5701.

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