Scholarship award

Aubrey Koep, Osakis, received a Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $2,000 at North Dakota State University. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.


Presidential Honor Award

Jarret Seela, son of Joel and Donna Seela, Nelson, received the Presidential Honor Award in the amount of $10,000 and the Development Foundation Honor Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. The scholarships recognize students who scored 29 to 31 on the ACT and high academic achievement.

Seela will enter NDSU in the fall and plans to major in pharmaceutical sciences. In high school, he was active in football, basketball, baseball, choir, band, Boy Scouts, leadership group and student government. He also participated in mission trips, ditch cleanup and helped revitalize a local park. In addition, he volunteered at the nursing home of Osakis and participated in quilting, caroling and bingo with the residents.

Dean’s list

Riley Lamont Mounsdon, Osakis, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, has been

named to the dean's list for academic excellence, with a 4.0 GPS, after the spring 2019 semester at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's

colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.


Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2019 spring semester honors list.

The president's list includes students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The dean's list includes those students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74. Osakis: Julia Dammann, president's list, Eric Griesert, president's list, Grace Guyette, president's list and Sarah Kolstad, dean's list.


Emily Larson of Osakis has been named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the spring 2019 semester at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. The dean's list honors students who achieve an outstanding scholastic record during a semester with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.


Superior academic achievement during the second semester of the 2019-20 academic year placed Isaac Infanger and Glenn Seela, from Nelson, on the dean’s honor list at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. To qualify for this designation, students must carry a minimum of 12 semester credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.


Several local students have been named to the Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN dean’s list in recognition of academic achievement spring semester 2019. Students must be in degree-seeking status and maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits to qualify for the honor. They are as follows: Nelson: Hannah Nelson, psychology; Osakis: Jena Backes, mathematics, mathematics education; Morgan Faber, and Jordyn Rajdl, speech/language/hearing science; Becka Sadlemyer, social work; Brittney Sadlemyer, elementary inclusive education; Kayla Sorenson, physical education, health education; Bree Timmerman, social work.


Shayla Marthaler, Osakis, was named to the spring semester 2019 dean’s list, which was recently announced by the Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The U of M Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.

To qualify for a place on the dean’s list, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded (A-F) credits while attaining a 3.66 grade point average.

Graduate List

Local students were among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, in spring 2019. NDSU awarded 1,780 degrees. An asterisk indicates students who graduated with honors. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher to graduate with honors. They include Madison Forsell, B.S., Biological Sciences ;*Nils Hagen, B.S., Economics and B. A., Arts History; Alexa Hoffarth, B.S., Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; *Mackenzie Staloch, B.S., Nursing and *Alex Tostenson, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, all from Osakis.

Chancellor’s award

Melissa Wielenber, Osakis, has received the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, Chancellor's Award for the spring 2019 semester. Melissa is a senior, majoring in B.S. apparel design and development. The award is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.