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The following students graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato: Heather Owen and David Titus, Baxter; Justin DeChantal, Della Gramer, Joshua Maudrie and Lisa Schwartz, Brainerd; Chelsey Thorson, Breezy Point; Christopher Reek, Deerwood; Ethan Nicholas, Merrifield.

Greta Gilbertson was named to the University of St. Thomas spring dean's list.

Amanda Kunde, daughter of Daniel Jr. and Karla Kunde, Brainerd, and Maria West, daughter of Craig and Jennifer West, Baxter, were the recipients of a Presidential Distinction Scholarship from Concordia College. Kunde will participate in the Credo Honors Program.

Conor Gessell, son of Bob and Jean Gessell, Baxter, Amanda Randall, granddaughter of James and Norma Randall, Brainerd, and Jennifer Hendrickson, daughter of Mike and Jennifer Hendrickson, Brainerd, were recipients of a Faculty Scholarship from Concordia College.

Abigayle Kiehlbach, daughter of Kevin and Dianna Kiehlbauch, Brainerd, is the recipient of a Concordia College Scholarship and a Music Performance Scholarship from Concordia College.

Alex DeRosier, son of Neilie Towne, Brainerd, is the recipient of a Concordia College Scholarship.

Alexander Evanson, son of Jason Evanson, Baxter, and Tami Evanson, Brainerd, is the recipient of a Concordia College Scholarship.

Dane Sypnieski, Baxter, has received a $5,000 Achievement Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Sypnieski is the child of Shane and Diane Sypnieski, and intends to major in finance.

Austin Gapinski, son of Brian and Janice Gapinski, Fort Ripley, received the North Dakota State University Academic Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 and the Freshman Academic Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

Rachel Johnson, Pine River, was recognized during annual national Society of Leadership & Success awards and induction ceremony at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Charles Costello, Brainerd, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Professional Studies during Creighton University's commencement ceremony.

The following students recently graduated from Oregon State University: Steven T. Sandelin, Baxter; Samantha A. Kraft, Brainerd; and Phoenix Bonicatto, Crosslake.

Chelsea Warren, Brainerd, recently graduated from Charleston Southern University.

The following local residents were among more than 1,000 St. Olaf College students who were recognized for academic achievement at the college's annual Honors Day convocation: Thomas Freeman, son of James and Nancy, Baxter; Steven Gustason, son of Steven and Tracy Gustason, Brainerd; and Megan Holmes, daughter of Daniel and Andrew Holmes, Baxter.

Area Education Center named the following students as students of the month for May: James Larsen and Jonathan Strohmayer.

Emily Beltran, Brainerd, was among the 196 graduates of Lancaster Bible College Capital Seminary and Graduate School who received degrees or certificates at the annual

commencement exercises.