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Alex Jordan Stovall, Brainerd, son of Connie Stovall, Brainerd, and Robert Stovall, Hutchinson, Kansas, accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He is a 2013 Brainerd High School graduate. He is attending North Dakota State University.

Tom Lyscio, son of Todd and Connie Lyscio, Baxter, was recently awarded a doctorate in physical therapy from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Lyscio was also recognized by college faculty and clinical instructors as the doctoral candidate having the highest level of clinical skills in the graduating class of 2014. Lyscio is a 2008 Brainerd High School graduate.

Adrianne McAlpin Moen, daughter of Molly McAlpin and Paul Straka, Baxter, received her medical degree at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She will begin her residency in family medicine at St. John’s Hospital, Maplewood, in July. She is a 2005 graduate of Brainerd High School.

St. Cloud State University sophomore Katie Benson of Brainerd was recently awarded a scholarship by the Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science & Information Technology Scholarship Program. Benson is a mathematics major.

Amber Mass, Brainerd, is the recipient of a $750 scholarship from the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC). Mass will be studying agricultural education at Central Lakes College – Brainerd starting in September 2014.

Alannah Dosh, Brainerd, was recognized at the University of Jamestown (Jamestown, North Dakota) Honors Convocation held April 10. Dosh was recognized for the following honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Representative Jimmies and The Psychology Department Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Award.

Zachary Tschida, an FFA member of Brainerd High School FFA, was awarded $1,000 scholarship by Mills Motor, Inc. and Ford Motor Company through the National FFA Scholarship program.

Students from Brainerd High School and Staples-Motley High School were two of the schools representing the Brainerd lakes area in the State Junior Achievement (JA) Titan Business Challenge. 

These local students had the chance to test their skills against other state high school students when they participated in the JA Titan Business Challenge on May 6 at Best Buy headquarters in Bloomington. The students who moved on to the state competition from Brainerd were: Taylor Stansbury, Devan McDonald, Keith Hall, Dane Sypnieski, Mitch Quaal and Dan Dempsey. The Staples-Motley students competing were: Patrick Thompson, Erik Miller and Allyn Paklonsky.

JA Titan is an interactive web-based business simulation that introduces students to critical economic and management decisions as participants run their own manufacturing companies. The JA Titan Business Challenge lets students manage their own virtual business, and the success or failure of their company is based on how well they manage such key issues as setting prices, determining production levels, establishing marketing plans, investing in research and development, capital investment, and charitable giving.

The local competition that qualified the students for the event was Dec. 11 at Consolidated Telecommunications Co. in Brainerd.

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