A very special Little Falls Girl Scout troup is delivering 4,000-5,000 items to The St. Cloud Area Salvation Army in St. Cloud at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. The items which fill a van and an SUV include clothes, books, food, diapers, toiletries, quilts, blankets, shoes, toilet paper and paper towels.
In November 2012, the girls led by Tammy Philippi visited the Corp building in St. Cloud for a tour of the Army’s programs, services and 64-bed Emergency Shelter. They were so touched by what they experienced, they decided to take on a huge project over several months to collect items that are greatly needed at the Shelter.
For the 26th year in a row, the top high school seniors in Central Minnesota were honored at the Students of Excellence Recognition and Award Ceremony. The event was held at the River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud, with more than 600 students, parents/guardians and educators Wednesday, April 24.
The evening was dedicated to honoring the top 155 high school seniors from more than 38 Region 7 high schools. To date, 4094 students have been recognized!
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, in cooperation with the local high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18, from a variety of countries; Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.
ASSE students come with an enthusiasm to practice their English and experience American culture – food, sports, shopping and more. They also love to share their own culture with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience.
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall (SMSU) to graduate May 11
College of Arts, Letters, & Sciences and College of Business, Education and Professional Studies:
From Kimball-Suzanne Amelia Robben, BS in Early Childhood Education.
From Watkins-Kyle Edward Gebhardt ***summa cum laude (3.8-4.0 gpa) BS in Accounting/Finance.
From Watkins-Thomas John Linn-BS in Agribusiness Management.
St. John’s University, Collegeville, dean’s list:
From Eden Valley, Nicholas Benson-sophomore, son of Patricia Benson, dean’s list for fall semester 2012.
St. John’s Prep is pleased to announce Ellen Arnold, sophomore, daughter of John and Margaret Arnold of Kimball, as a new member of the National Honor Society, Virgil Michel Chapter.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Today, it is estimated that more than one million students annually participate in activities of NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to develop through involvement in school activities and community service. Both NHS and NJHS were founded by and are programs of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).