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Campus News: Spring 2021 Honors and Graduates

Spring 2021 Honors and Graduates

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Lucas Scott Eggers, of Rochester, is one of 161 high school seniors this year to be named a U.S. Presidential Scholar. The honor recognizes accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields. Eggers attends Choate Rosemary Hall, a private boarding school in Wallingford, Conn.

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Iowa State University students Elizabeth Hannan, of Rochester, and Jessica Zacher, of Byron, were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa for outstanding achievements in liberal arts and sciences.

Spring 2021 Graduates


Concordia University-Nebraska -- Goodhue: Emily Holst; Rochester: Andrea Peterson, Cyrus Scott.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College -- Elgin: Christian Wangen.

Minnesota State University-Mankato -- Adams: Jacob Anderson, Colton Mandt, Grace Mullenbach; Austin: Alicia Arrizola, Kylie Dechaine, Mariel Flaherty, Nena Fox, Seth Hebrink, Sarah Jensen, Olivia Johnson, Caylee Meier, Carlene O'Connor, Wes Ojulu, Jazmin Portillo, Molly Regenscheid, Tanner Steene, Kandi Winter; Brownsdale: Katelyn Luthe, Andrew Pike; Byron: Emma Weatherly; Caledonia: Samuel Stemper; Cannon Falls: Bobbi Cromer, Zachary Jacobson, Joseph Stock; Chatfield: Brandon Ebnet; Dodge Center: Kaitlyn Erdmann, Kristin Smith; Eyota: Haley Finstuen; Grand Meadow: Reid Buschmann; Harmony: Jordon Hanson; Hayfield: Rachel Anderson, Rachel Anderson; Kasson: Makayla Kunkel, Logan Stenberg, Jada Thoe; Kenyon: Monica Ellingson, Maddie McCauley, Jacob Whipple; La Crescent: Carter Schmitz, Jack Schwartzhoff; Lake City: Kylee Ferguson; LeRoy: Ashley Norby; Lewiston: Megan Rinehart; Mantorville: Gina Gimbel, Anthony Hofstad, Luke Nash, Laura Soland; Mazeppa: Olivia Whipple; Oronoco: Jaime Stanczyk; Pine Island: Hope Benike, Shannon Pike, Morgan Starkson, Shauna Van Buskirk; Plainview: Emmaline Polson, Kristen Schmalzriedt, Morgan Shindelar, Morgan Shindelar, Baighley Standinger, Jenna Wolf; Racine: Tate Horgen; Red Wing: Kirsten Dols, Shelby Hart, Kyle Hawe; Rochester: Taryn Adams, Travis Braun, Shaila Chohan, Tyler Dean, Sarah Demsky, Kristin Dragich, Abigail Fisher, Jessica Galbus, Caleb Hammer, Kathryn Heimer, Molly Hlebichuk, Taiylor Hoeft, Hailey Klunder, Lauren Larson, Chris Linarducci, Abby Marquardt, Sara Marquardt, Abdirahim Muhidin, Natasha Nett, Alexander Paulson, Miranda Reid, Sarah Sands, Amanda Sankey, Colin Sloan, Drew Stevens, Taylor Tauchnitz, Bou Thepsombath, Amy Tieman, Clara Torkelson, Rachel Trotman, Brady Tuckner, Gabriel Villalpando, Hope Wickert, Paige Wickert, Riese Zmolek, Lili Zubar; Rose Creek: Taylor Bhend, Thomas Bottema, Thomas Bustad; Rushford: Connor Johanson, Jacob Paulson; Spring Valley: BriAnna Dols; Stewartville: Erin Fischer, Kyle Neswold, Brittany Rank; Wabasha: Erin Bartz; Welch: Nicole Oberding; Winona: Allison Beyerstedt, Dona Bowler; Zumbrota: Tara Matuska, Savannah Meyer, Savannah Meyer.

North Iowa Area Community College -- Lyle: Hunter Armstrong, Braeden Scheffel; Red Wing: Grant Matthew Rolen; Rochester: Anthony Ramadan.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln -- Austin: Cody Berglund; Mantorville: Alejandra Brekke-Diaz; Rochester: Andrianna Jacobs, Kyle Raymond, Manami Hitesh Shah.

Spring 2021 Dean’s List

Belmont University -- Byron: Tessa Stites; Kenyon: Ally Peterson.

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