Edgerton student awarded DHIA scholarship

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Calissa Lubben, a junior dairy production student from Edgerton, is one of three South Dakota State University dairy science students to receive a 2020 National Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) scholarship. Lubben is among only 14 recipients selected nationwide to be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

Students were chosen based on scholastic achievements, leadership in school and community activities, and responses to DHIA- and career-related questions.To be eligible for a National DHIA scholarship, applicants must be a family member or employee of a herd on DHIA test, a family member of a DHIA employee, or an employee of a DHIA affiliate. The DHIA affiliate for the herd or affiliate employee must be a National DHIA member.

“Receiving a scholarship like this makes me push myself harder as a student to succeed in my studies because I know I have my friends and family, along with supporters like DHIA,” Lubben said.

At SDSU, Lubben has been involved with undergraduate research studying calf growth at the SDSU Dairy Research and Training Facility. She is also active in the Dairy Club, serving as the 2020 Vice President and Dairy Camp Co-Coordinator. She also currently serves as a South Dakota Dairy Ambassador through Midwest Dairy. After graduating, Lubben hopes to pair her passions for nutrition and research and continue to be a lifelong learner in the dairy industry.

Booster club offering scholarships

WORTHINGTON — The Worthington ISD 518 Sports Booster Club is supporting young student athletes in pursuing the combination of collegiate athletic and academic pursuits. All student athletes who have secured future athletic participation on the collegiate level are eligible to apply regardless of the sport(s) in which they participate.

The Sports Booster will extend two $500 scholarships to senior student athletes who exemplify effort, dedication, commitment and spirit to their team, school and community. Applications can be found on the Worthington High School website under News and Updates at www.isd518.net/schools/whs/.

The deadline is May 1.

SMSU announces recent graduates

MARSHALL — A total of 295 degrees were awarded to students following the 2019 summer and fall sessions of courses at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The students earned their degrees in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. An undergraduate student who completes 12 or more A-F graded credits and achieves a grade-point- average of 3.5 or higher will be considered for the dean’s list.

The following are area graduates:

Adrian: Benjamin Henning (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; dean’s list). Fulda: Bennett Appel (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; dean’s list). Holland: Boyer Bouman (Bachelor of Science in Physical Education; dean’s list). Jackson: Charlotte Powers (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing- RN to BSN). Jeffers: Brent Huls (Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science; dean’s list). Leota: Kathryn VanderZiel (Bachelor of Science in Special Ed: Academic & Behavioral Strategist). Luverne: Danielle Kneip (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education), Tara Sudenga (Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Teaching and Bachelor of Science in Health Education; dean’s list). Okabena: Lisa Thielen (Master of Science in Special Education), Nichole Jean Post (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education; dean’s list). Pipestone: Alison Olberding (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; dean’s list), Angela Claar (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education; dean’s list). Shannon Gorter (Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education); Teresa Drey (Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nursing- RN to BSN; dean’s list.) Reading: Morgan LeBrun (Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nursing- RN to BSN). Rushmore: Brittany Larson (Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nursing- RN to BSN). Slayton: Jacki Jurrens (Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies), Joseph Schmitt (Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; dean’s list). Spirit Lake, Iowa: Cole Remington Wunschel (Master of Business Administration in Business Administration). Walnut Grove: Thomas Knudson (Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts). Windom: Blake Westman (Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nursing- RN to BSN; dean’s list), Jackie Fester (Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Nursing- RN to BSN). Worthington: Araceli Jimenez (Bachelor of Science in Management; dean’s list), Whitney Donkersloot (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education; dean’s list).

Applicants sought for PAC scholarships

WINDOM — The Prairie Arts Continuum (PAC) is providing scholarships to students that pursue a post-secondary degree in one of the arts. It’s the PAC’s hope that these young men and women,, with degrees in hand,,will help raise the cultural awareness in the communities in which they will eventually live and work.

Applicants are currently being sought for scholarships to be presented by PAC this spring. Eligible applicants must currently reside in the Windom,,Heron Lake, Okabena, Jackson County Central, Mountain Lake or Red Rock Central school districts, or have graduated from one of these school districts (including home-schools) and be enrolled in a college or technical school majoring in one of the arts. Former applicants and recipients are eligible to apply in 2020.

PAC's application forms can be currently obtained by contacting PAC Treasurer Cheryl Hanson at (507) 831-5880. They have been distributed to the counselors at the schools mentioned,as well as the Mountain Lake Christian School,,Red Rock Ridge Alternative Learning Center, the Home School Association in Windom, the Business,Arts & Recreation Center in Windom and the Windom Area Chamber of Commerce Office..

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 15 and mailed to Prairie Arts Continuum, P.O. Box 6, Windom 56101.