Tricounty News

Local SCSU student awarded scholarship

St. Cloud State University senior Tracy Mueller of Watkins was awarded a Philip Halenbeck Scholarship in the amount of $250 each semester for fall 2013 and spring 2014.

Philip Halenbeck scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students who have displayed a high level of academic achievement, demonstrated financial need and graduated from a Central Minnesota high school.

St. Cloud State University is Minnesota’s second-largest university, with more than 16,000 students and 200 programs of study. Culturally and academically diverse, St. Cloud State prepares graduates for the challenges of working and living in a global community.

St. John’s Prep hosts Discovery Day Feb. 14

Families interested in learning about the innovative curriculum, busing, and other opportunities at St. John’s Prep, are encouraged to attend the upcoming Discovery Day Friday, Feb. 14. Students currently in grades 5-11 are welcome to attend classes, meet the teachers and students, and experience what it’s like to be a part of the
St. John’s Prep community. Parents are also invited to attend information session with administrators of the school.

Guest students arrive before 8 a.m. and are matched with a “host” student for the day. The Middle School (for incoming grades 6-8) Discovery Day ends after lunch at approximately 12:30. For the Upper School (for incoming grades 9-12), Discovery Day guests are invited to spend the entire day in classes.

Registration for Discovery Day is required. Call us today at (320) 363-3321. Because of limited space, we encourage interested families to apply now for the
2014-15 academic year.

Founded in 1857, St. John’s Prep is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-ed, private day and boarding school, providing students of all faiths in grades 6-12, with a college-preparatory curriculum. For more information, visit, or call (320) 363-3321.

News of our students Feb. 6, 2014

Winona State University announces the dean’s list for fall semester 2013.

Brianna Hohenstein (South Haven)

Laurel Jacobson (South Haven)

Theresa Lashinski (South Haven)

University of Wisconsin-River Falls dean’s list

Torey Rohloff (Kimball)


Feb. 14: Teen dance (grades 5-7)atkins Senior Citizens Valentine Party Feb. 13

A Valentine celebration is planned at Rockville Parish Center, Broadway Street, downtown Rockville, for 6:30-9:30 p.m. The cost is $9 per student, no other cash is needed. The entry fee includes a night of fun, entertainment, dancing, games, prize drawings, face painting, food,drink, snacks, and special events planned to match our dance theme. Music is by Sound Storm DJ.

The event is hosted by Rock-Fest, local parish community youth group and volunteers.

Molly Hesse awarded scholarship

 Molly Hesse of Watkins is one of many students to receive scholarships from the University of Minnesota, Morris for the 2013-14 academic year. Hesse is the recipient of the Romilly Jean Cassida Memorial Scholarship.

An endowed scholarship, the Romilly Jean Cassida Memorial Scholarship supports new full-time students, including transfer students, who show academic promise. The award may be renewed for three additional years with satisfactory progress. Cassida graduated as salutatorian of Hancock High School’s Class of 1962. The studio art and psychology major received several scholarships and graduated with distinction from UMM in 1966. After a long successful career with Prudential, moving around the country and working her way up to vice president, she retired in 1998 and built her dream home on Whidbey Island in Washington State, where she made her home until her passing in December 2006. An artist and sculptor, she was widely read and enjoyed lively discussions, landscaping, gardening, interesting travels, and working on her home.