Student news

Area students are recognized for their scholastic achievements.

Schueller VP of BSU student group

A student from Laporte is participating in the Bemidji State University Student Association, the official voice of the BSU student body, during the 2020-21 school year.

Zachary Schueller, a sophomore studying social studies education, is serving as vice president and is one of 25 student senators this year.

The BSU Student Association represents the student body to administration, faculty, staff and various levels of government. The collective proposes regulations, services and activities to benefit the students at the university.

Current initiatives include sustainability projects, mental health awareness and campus life participation.

Alexandria Tech Dean’s List

The following area students earned a place on the Alexandria Technical and Community College fall Dean's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher during fall semester:


Menahga: Benjamin Hendrickx, Brian Keranen, Jon Kicker and Taryn Laulainen and

Park Rapids: Caitlin Burbank.

Chow earned BS degree

Sauying Chow of Sebeka Sauying Chow graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Chow also earned a place on the Northern Illinois University fall Dean's List. To earn this distinction, students must meet a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology or a minimum of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale in the colleges of Business, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Gustavus Adolphus Dean’s List

Carley Swanson-Garro of Laporte and Sydney Koppelman of Park Rapids have been named to the Gustavus Adolphus College fall semester Dean's List for earning a 3.7 grade point average or higher.


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Lorie Skarpness has lived in the Park Rapids area since 1997 and has been writing for the Park Rapids Enterprise since 2017. She enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.
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