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Posted: Friday, June 6, 1997 12:00 am

These pages include most of the honors, awards and scholarships printed in this year's graduation programs at John Marshall, Mayo and Lourdes high school. The information was provided by school officials and was shortened somewhat because of space limitations.

In addition, we're profiling the top-ranked students at Rochester's three high schools.

If you have questions or comments, contact the school offices or call City Editor Jay Furst at 285-7742.

Lourdes' seniors graduated May 30. Mayo High School's graduation ceremonies will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Mayo Civic Center, while John Marshall's will be at 7:30 p.m. at John Marshall Stadium.@et

Parents: Bruce and Cheryl Belter.

Activities: Involved in 4-H, ride and show horses. National Honors Society.

Honors and awards: Kiwanis student of the month, commended student in the National Merit Scholar program. Community Service: Help 4-H horse project members with their horses.

Plans: To join the Army for 4 years and then go on to Study Agricultural Business at Western Kentucky University.

Jenna Bluhm

Parents: Jerry Bluhm and Cheryl Bluhm-Sweeney. Activities: Girls hockey captain and all-conference, National Honor Society.

Honors and awards: Big 9 scholar athlete and Academic All=SWQ+in hockey.

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Johann D. Burgert

Parents: Mark Burgert and Cecile Lefebvre-Burgert.

Activities: NASA experiment, Knowledge Bowl, Science Olympiad, fencing, working at the Special Purpose Processor Development Group at the Mayo Clinic.

Honors and awards: NASA experiment Integration team, 3M Science Creativity Award, National Merit finalist, State Knowledge Bowl competitor, second place in State Science Olympiad, Kiwanis student of the month, 1996 German student of the year.

Community Service: Quarry Hill, Masque Youth Theatre technical design.

Plans: Study computer science and computer engineering with an emphasis on robotics and artificial intelligence. Kristen Buzzell

Parents: Terry and Kathleen Buzzell.

Activities: Spartans Spirits danceline, Yearbook staff, Yearbook student life editor, Intramural softball.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society member, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Research project.

Community Service: Christmas Anonymous, work at RYBA Memorial Day Baseball tournament, Merrill Lynch Christmas calls. Plans: Attend the University of St. Thomas on science scholarship and study pre-medicine. Joy Christian

Parents: Paul and Susan Christian. Activities: Student government, National Honor Society, softball, volleyball manager, Amnesty International, PALS.

Honors and awards: Big 9 scholar athlete, Academic All-State, Who's Who Among American High School Students. Community Service: Sunday school teacher, Community Food Response.

Plans: Attend Luther College.

Aine Emma Clements

Parents: Ian and Deirdre Clements.

Activities: National Honor Society (vice president in charge of fund raising), Young Democrats, Peer Aided Learning Group, Model United Nations (president), Mayo International Relations Association, Cross-Country Track captain of the 1997 season.

Honors and awards: Athletic letter awards for track and cross-country, Academic letter awards for presentations in History Day competitions, Yale Book Award, National Merit Commendation, Mentorship in Audiology department of Mayo Clinic.

Community Service: Fund raising for Cued Speech, Selling Christmas trees for the Lion's Club.

Plans: Attend Brown University in Rhode Island and participate in the Liberal Medical Education program.

Michael Colgan

Parents: Joseph and Debbie Colgan.

Activities: Hockey All-Conference and All-State, soccer, tennis All-Conference, TOPS, National Honor Society.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society, honors diploma, scholar athletic award in hockey and soccer.

Plans: Attend Colorado College on a hockey scholarship. Jonathan J. Czaja

Parents: Albert Czaja and Herschel Carpenter Czaja.

Activities: Tennis, soccer, MIRA, intramural basketball and Frisbee, Model United Nations, Spanish club, mentorship at Mayo Clinic.

Honors and awards: National Merit finalist, National Honor Society, Academic State champion (tennis team), Boys State participant.

Community Service: President of PALS.

Plans: Attend Dartmouth College. Alissa Eischens

Parents: Mark and Cindy Eischens.

Activities: Young Democrats, Model United Nations, Amnesty Inernational, National Honor Society, speech team.

Honors and awards: National Merit finalist.

Plans: Attend Northwestern University. Mitra Fatourechi

Parents: Vahab and Guitty Fatourechi.

Activities: Public Relations officer for Mayo, Young Democrats, fund raising officer for Model United Nations, Mock Trial team, Science Olympics team, Chamber Orchestra.

Honors and awards: Commendations for National Merit Scholarship, National Honor Society.

Community Service: Volunteer for ESOL summer school.

Plans: Attend Carleton College. Holly Fearn

Parents: Brenda Booth and Don Fearn.

Activities: Mayo High School marching band, taught flute lessons, worked with elementary flute students.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society, National Merit commended student, section leader in the band, Dorian Music Festival, member of Big 9 section band.

Community Service: Sunday school teacher, helped at the Dorothy Day House and Community Food Response, church youth group mission trips and community work.

Plans: Attend the University of Minnesota and major in science or math education. Harrison Hoffman

Parents: Peter and Becky Hoffman.

Activities: Varsity tennis All-Conference, intramural basketball.

Honors and awards: Member of the National Honor Society, University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program student, All-State academic tennis team, recipient of the Presidential Scholarship at the University of Minnesota.

Community Service: Math tutor.

Plans: Attend the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Honors program. Katherine Anne Iossi

Parents: Frank and Linda Iossi. 2 Activities: Senior class president, varsity softball, Youth in Government, SPEAR, LINK, drama, speech team, employee at Rochester Athletic Club.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society, honors program.

Community Service: Appalachian Service project, Community Food Response.

Plans: Attend Washington University in St. Louis. Kjersten Kramer

Parents: Tim and Janelle Kramer.

Activities: Varsity basketball, tennis, track, cross country, All-State track, cross country, honorable mention All-State basketball, All-Conference track, cross country and basketball, Spanish Club, PALS, MIRA.

Honors and awards: Basketball scholarship at Augustana College, Regent Scholar Augustana College, Thomas J. Watson Scholar at IBM, Academic All-State, Big 9 Scholar Athlete, National Honor Society, National Science Merit Award.

Community Service: Volunteer for Channel One and Salvation Army.

Plans: Attend Augustana College to study pre-med. Don Lochner

Parents: Doug and Val Lochner.

Activities: Engineering mentorship at Western Digital, NASA project, Science Olympiad, Model United Nations, Key Club, National Honor Society, Knowledge Bowl, Minnesota Boys State summer, track, cross-country, Intramural Frisbee, Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow, Lutheran Senior High Youth Group, church youth league softball team, Mayo Clinic Engineering Explorer post, Pastoral Call Committee, Rochester Figure Skating Club light crew.

Honors and awards: Eagle rank with bronze palm in Boy Scouts, Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, National Honor Society, varsity letter cross-country, co-captain cross-country, member of Section 1AA Academic Champion varsity cross-country team, member of State Academic Champion varsity cross-country, Key Club president, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Big 9 Scholar Athlete, Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Elks Student of the Month, Downtown Kiwanis Club Student of the Month, American Legion Americanism Scholarship recipient.

Plans: Attend the University of Illinois to study mechanical engineering. Amy Lorber

Parents: Walter and Linda Lorber.

Activities: Southeast Minnesota High School Honors Choir, Southtown Singers, horseback riding/competition, theater, 4-H Club, Young Democrats, Amnesty International.

Honors and awards: National Honor Society, letter in drama, NASA experiment, Drama club captain.

Community Service: Volunteer at Minnesota Special Olympics, Rochester '76 Lions Club, Salvation Army, area nursing homes and for local democratic campaigns. Rebecca Jane Mullan

Parents: Brian and Molly Mullan.

Activities: Swimming, Model United Nations, Science Olympics, National Honor Society, French Club, Differentiated Services, philosopher forum, MIRA.

Honors and awards: National Merit honorable mention, All-Conference in swimming, Big Nine 100 fly champion, state qualifier 100-yard fly, two relays, All-American consideration in 200-yard free relay, Big Nine Scholar Athlete, first place Regional Science Olympics, Mentorship with Olmsted Community Hospital, third overall at USS State Swimming championships.

Community Service: Peer tutor, Special Olympics volunteer.

Plans: Attend the University of Wisconsin. Scott Munson

Parents: Randall and Sharon Munson.

Activities: Football, intramural billiards, basketball, Frisbee, softball, National Honor Society, drama, LINK, mentorship at Mayo Clinic.

Honors and awards: Will graduate with Honors Diploma, played lead role in spring play, most valuable player on football team, Big Nine Conference Scholar Athlete Award, academic All-State.

Community Service: Math tutor, volunteer work with elementary students, volunteer camp counselor at Pine Haven Christian Assembly.

Plans: Attend Washington University in St. Louis and earn a bachelor's degree in engineering, then enter either medical or graduate school. Peter Noseworthy

Parents: John and Pat Noseworthy.

Activities: Varsity tennis, Advocate staff, playing guitar, mentorship at the Mayo Clinic and Post-Bulletin. Honors and awards: Chancellor's scholarship to Queens University.

Plans: Attend Queens University at Kingston Ontario, Canada. John Osborn

Parents: Michael and Margot Osborn.

Activities: Executive president, student government, chapter president of National Honor Society, vice-chair, Model United Nations Delegation, cellist, Rochester Orchestra, Rochester rowing club.

Honors and awards: National Merit Finalist, Notre Dame scholar, mentorship in Cardiorenal Research Laboratory at Mayo Medical Center, Downtown Kiwanis Student of the Month. Community Service: Member of the Youth Commission of Olmsted County, currently serving as the Youth Co-chair.

Plans: Attend University of Notre Dame. Randall Rodakowski

Parents: Harold and Julie Rodakowski.

Activities: Captain of swim team, Young Democrats, Knowledge Bowl, National Honor Society, intramural Frisbee.

Honors and awards: Harvard Book award, Academic Big Nine, mentorship with Mary Rieder, swimming -- Big Nine champion, region champion, KTTC athlete of the week, seventh place in state.

Community Service: Channel One through Young Democrats.

Plans: Attend Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. Esther Rodriguez

Parents: Moses and Margritt Rodriguez. Activities: Piano, viola, dance, Knowledge Bowl, Science Fair, Mentorship with Mayo Clinic, PALS, vice president of the National Honor Society, Mayo Orchestra, French Club, Concordia Language Villages, Boundary Waters camping.

Honors and awards: National Merit commended, National Merit Hispanic Scholar Finalist, first place History Day competition, Navy/Marine Corps Distinguished Achievement Award, State and International Science Fair, U.S. Army Outstanding Project science fair award, Governor's commendation science award, U S West science awards, Norwest Bank science award, Park Nicollet Medical Clinic science award, Who's Who of American High School St\VM1:!=Who`of American High School Science students. Community Service: Key Club, tutoring math and language, dance assistant at Allegro School of Dance, Paws and Claws volunteer, Channel One food drives, Take Back the Night Women's rally.

Plans: Attend Amherst College in Maryland. Matt Schleicher

Parents: The Rev. John and Carol Schleicher.

Activities: Soccer captain, All-Conference in soccer, basketball, National Honor Society, Crossroads Bible Study, intramural basketball, Frisbee, softba{ll, Redeemer Lutheran Church Revelation singers, church instrumental group, president of church youth group.

Honors and awards: Academic Big Nine Scholar Athlete in soccer, sports medicine study at Mayo Clinic.

Community Service: Bethesda Lutheran Homes volunteer, vacation Bible school teacher at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Plans: Attend Concordia University in Wisconsin. Karen Smith

Parents: Jim and Joan Smith.

Activities: Peer tutoring, traveling soccer, violin, box office worker at Rochester Civic Theatre, drama club.

Honors and awards: National Merit finalist, second place in World War II essay contest sponsored by Saint Mary's College, University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics program.

Community Service: Helped coach soccer team, assistant Sunday school teacher at Rochester Covenant Church.

Plans: Attend the University of Minnesota-Morris. Jill Smoldt

Parents: Bob and Pam Smoldt.

Activities: Soccer, TOPS, National Honor Society.

Honors and awards: Academic All-State and All-Conference in soccer, Olympic torchbearer.

Community Service: Community Food Response, March of Dimes Walk America and Kids Expo.

Plans: Attend Colorado State University. Rebecca Swee

Parents: Ron and Marge Swee.

Activities: Team captain and All-Conference in tennis, student government, TOPS, baccalaureate committee, Southeastern Minnesota High School Honors Choir, Madrigal Singers.

Honors and awards: All-State Academic Team in tennis, Big Nine Scholar Athlete, third place state tennis tournament, National Honor Society, top rank.

Community Service: Community Food Response, tutor for ESOL program.

Plans: Attend Carleton College. Cara Weisbrod

Parents: r0Charles and Myrlee Weisbrod.

Activities: Tennis, basketball, softball, TOPS, Student government representative, Young Life, Affirmative Human Action, National Honor Society, sports editor of school newspaper.

Honors and awards: Wendy's Heisman nominee, Exchange Club Athlete of the Season, All-State Academic team in tennis, All-Conference in tennis, captain of tennis team, All-State Academic team in basketball, All-Conference in basketball, Pioneer Press All-State honorable mention in basketball, All-Conference honorable mention in softball, captain of softball team, Athlete of the Month, Big Nine Scholar Athlete.

Community Service: Communion server and usher at church, church youth group.

Plans: Attend South Dakota State University.@et

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