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Education Briefs: May 8, 2010

Camp Invention returns to Prairie

WORTHINGTON -- Camp Invention, a national nonprofit science day camp, is returning to Worthington for the fourth year.

Prairie Elementary will host the program the week of June 13-18. It will feature five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into handson activities that harness the participants' creativity.

The Camp Invention INNOVATE program will be presented in collaboration with Worthington District 518 for children entering grades one through six. To learn more about securing a child's spot in the program, visit or call 1-800-968-4332.

MW to host Kids College in August

WORTHINGTON -- Minnesota West Community and Technical College and the Nobles County Integration Collaborative (NCIC) will host Kids College Aug. 2-5 on the Worthington campus.

Kid's College is offered to students going into fifth through eighth grades.

Registration begins June 7. Contact Amber Luinenburg at 372-3499 or for more information.

Minnesota West graduation is Friday

WORTHINGTON -- Commencement ceremonies for Minnesota West Community and Technical College will be 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Worthington campus.

See future Saturday editions of the Daily Globe for names of the graduates.

Local girl accepted to Minnesota West

WORTHINGTON -- Nicole Kremer, Worthington, has been accepted to the massage therapy major at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Luverne center.

She is the daughter of CJ Kremer and Jim Kremer of Worthington.

MW instructor earns teaching award

DULUTH -- Dave Matthews, Minnesota West Community and Technical College math instructor, was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Award on behalf of the Minnesota Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

The Distinguished Teaching Award is intended for educators who have made outstanding contributions to mathematics or mathematics education at a twoyear college in Minnesota.

4-H Scholarship recipients announced

LUVERNE -- The Rock County 4-H Executive Committee has selected the recipients of the 2010 4-H Scholarships. Five 4-H Scholarships sponsored by Glen's Food Center, the Schei Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Reisch Scholarship Fund and the Reverts Scholarship Fund are being awarded.

Alyssa Osenga is the recipient of a Reisch Scholarship . She is a member of the Denver Go-Getters club and served as its treasurer for two years. Alyssa is the daughter of Ron and Lori Osenga of Jasper.

Alyssa Reese is the recipient of the scholarship sponsored by Glens' Food Center. Alyssa has been a member of the County K-9s for nine years. She has held all four main offices in her club and is currently the youth representative on the county Extension Committee. She is the daughter of Mike and Candy Reese of Luverne.

Nick Sandager, from the Blue Ribbon Club, is the recipient of the scholarship sponsored by Ida Reverts. Nick has been an active 4-H'er for 12 years, serving as a club officer, county Federation officer and county Ambassador. Nick is the son of Mike and Nancy Sandager of rural Hills.

Prairie students fare well at science fair

MANKATO -- Three students from Prairie Elementary placed in their categories May 1 at the Regional Science Fair at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Kendrick Bickett and Max Langerud placed first in fourth grade under the physical science category for their project, "Shaking"; Tessa Machado also placed first for fourth grade in the physical science category for her project, "How Hot or Cold Do you Like it?"

Fourth-grader Grayson Christensen placed third for his project, "Lifting with a Lever"; fifth-graders Alyssa Landwehr and Julia Luke placed third for their project, "Stain, Stain, Go Away!"

A total of 16 students competed against thirdthrough sixth-graders from 60 Minnesota schools during the fair.

NCC mascot voting now open

SHELDON, Iowa --Northwest Iowa Community College has announced a community voting campaign to determine a mascot for the college.

People may vote on the top three suggestions, the Thunder, the 66ers and the Mountain Lions, during the next three weeks online at

NCC will announce the new mascot at the grand opening of the Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center in the spring of 2011.

NCC commencement is Friday

SHELDON, Iowa -- Commencement exercises at Northwest Iowa Community College will be Friday in Building A.

The nursing graduation and Pinning Ceremony will be 10:30 a.m. A second commencement ceremony will be 1:30 p.m. for the regularly scheduled Spring Commencement. The event is open to the public.

Local student awarded scholarship

ST. CLOUD -- Yuricza Arauz, Worthington, has been awarded a G.R. Herberger study abroad scholarship for $500 to study in England.

Arauz, the daughter of Maritza Arauz of Worthington, is in her first year at St. Cloud State University majoring in finance.

NCC students place at ISA contest

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. -- Northwest Iowa Community College's Industrial Instrumentation and Control (IIC) students took home first and sixth places at the District 6 International Society of Automation (ISA) Student Games on April 9 in the Wisconsin Dells.

The first-place team included Marshal Dreessen and Cody Petersen, both of Sibley, Iowa.

Students on the sixthplace team included Michael Westphalen, Sheldon, Iowa.