STUDENT NEWS: July 3, 2022

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BSU graduatesLocal students earning degrees from Bemidji State University during the 2021-22 school year were:

Akeley: Joshua Bischoff, bachelor of science (BS) degree in accounting;

Becida: Emma Stelten, BS in nursing

Lake George: Kristen Bjerke, BS in elementary teacher education and Darin Johannsen, BS degrees in health education and physical education;

Laporte: Sydney Bowles, BS in aquatic biology and Kayla Vitti, associate of arts (AA) degree in liberal education;


Menahga: Maria Hillukka, BS in elementary teacher education; Mathew Horsma, BS in criminal justice; Abby Miska, BS in elementary teacher education; Paige Myhre, BS in nursing; Kyleigh Skoog, BS in accounting; Heidi Tormanen, BS in elementary teacher education; Zachary Urvig, AA in liberal education and Jessica Wattenhofer, BS in elementary teacher education;

Nevis: Madison Benham, AA in liberal education; Andrea Dudley, BS in elementary teacher education; Faith Mullenbach, BS in marketing communication and Jacob Riggs, bachelor of arts (BA) degree in liberal studies;

Osage: Tara Johanning, BS in nursing; Park Rapids: Brittany Floyd, BS in elementary teacher education; Kristi Goochey, master of special education degree in special education; Kylee Payne, BS in nursing and Grace Stinar, AA in liberal education and

Sebeka: Kaitlyn Huhta, BA in music.

Northwest Tech graduatesSeveral local students earned degrees from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji during the 2021-22 school year. Students are listed by hometown.

Akeley: Angela Emmeck, certificate in community health worker;

Laporte: Brittney McClellan, associate of science degree in nursing; Kaitlyn White, associate of applied science (AAS) degree in dental assisting and Kaitlyn White, diploma in dental assisting;

Nevis: Michael Neis, diploma in residential plumbing/hvac and Carson Reuther, diploma in electrical construction and maintenance;


Park Rapids: Jaime Eischens, AAS in child development careers and Abbey Kimball, AAS in dental assisting and diploma in dental assisting.

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