Students in the News
The following information has been received from university, corporate or family sources.
Alaina Koonst and Colleen Koonst, both of Fort Collins, Colo., were each awarded $1,500 as winners of the Scholarship for Military Children Program. Of the more than 6,000 graduating high school seniors applying, 625 students were selected. The women have ties to the Woodbury area.
Lauren McGraw of Woodbury has received academic honors from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. McGraw earned Honors for having achieved a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.74.
Jon Bloemendal of Woodbury was named to the Minnesota State University, Mankato Dean's List with Honors for having earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average.
The following students from Woodbury were named to named to Creighton University's Dean's Honor Roll for the spring semester of the 2008-2009 academic year: Luke Jeffrey Hvass, Olivia Sharon Mann, Elizabeth Portner and Jessica Y. Wakasugi. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the dean's honor roll.
David Petrich of Lake Elmo has received a $5,000 scholarship from the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. Petrich is majoring in HVAC repair at the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis.
Emily Apanian of Woodbury received the Elizabeth J. Larimore and Sadie P. Mathews Community of Learners Scholarship from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Apanian, daughter of Steve and Teri Apanian, graduated from Woodbury High School and plans to attend the university in the fall.
The scholarship is awarded to students chosen for past academic performance. The Community of Learners Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have shown exemplary achievement in both high school grade point average and in test scores.
Chris Besch, son of Michael and Christine Besch of Woodbury, graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., earning a bachelor of music degree, cum laude, majoring in voice performance. Besch was also named to the 2008-09 Lawrence Dean's List for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average. He is a 2005 graduate of Hill-Murray School.
Amy Kuper of Woodbury received the Community of Learners Scholarship from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Kuper, daughter of Gary and Debra Kuper, graduated from Hill-Murray School and plans to attend the university in the fall.
The Community of Learners Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who have shown exemplary achievement in both high school grade point average and in test scores.