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Joe Mutchler has completed his FAA private pilot certificate at Rocky Mountain College. The son of Tom and Laura Mutchler of Silesia, Mutchler is a junior majoring in aeronautical science at Rocky Mountain College. The aeronautical science program includes a four-year baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Mutchler plans to complete his instrument rating this year, which will include training in glass cockpit aircraft.

The University of Wyoming Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program will lead 21 American youth to Samoa for the American Youth Leadership Exchange Program (AYLP). Andrea Miller of Billings is one of the students participating in the three-week cultural exchange trip Dec. 13 to Jan. 4. AYLP is an exchange program that is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by University of Wyoming Extension. A total of 114 youth applications from 13 different states were received, and an additional 42 adult applications were submitted.

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Christy K. Allen has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Allen is currently serving as Chief Of Health Services with 807th Medical Command, Fort Douglas, Utah. She has served in the military for 27 years. The daughter of Tom and Barbara Kress of Laurel, she is a 1985 graduate of Flathead High School in Kalispell.

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Ten girls from Montana and Wyoming have been selected to represent this region at the 2014 Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 16-19. This national event runs concurrently with the Girl Scouts 2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention for girls ages 14 and older.

Three girls from Eastern Montana have been chosen: Aurora Stratton-Hein, Rebekah Dunn and Sarah Dunn, all of Shepherd.

All the girls will choose from among the issues of teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs (such as hunger, poverty, homelessness and natural disaster relief), inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women and then design related projects that will enable them to go out and make a difference in their communities following GSLI.

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The following West High students who have shown exceptional academic promise have been named semi-finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program: John R. Conwell and Malia C. Gesuale. Selected as a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program is West High senior Joseph S. Knee.

Annette Brant and John Carroll, both of Billings, have earned a place on the spring dean’s list at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.

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The All-State Honor Festival will be held in Missoula Oct. 16-17. The Festival is in conjunction with the annual Montana Music Educators Association convention. These students from School District No. 2 have been selected to perform.

Senior High School:

Band: Allison Matye, Emma Krohn, Alex Murray, Isabella Whitworth, Lillian Dyre, Carrie Baker, John Lamdin, Kian Speck, Drew Mammel, Alex Butler, Christ Fite and Michael Konecki.

Choir: Nadine Porcel, Heather Murray, Zach Brant, Trevor Hunnes and Dawson LaRance.

Orchestra: Claire Griffin, Kylie Carter, Paxton Marler, Rebeca Strong, Ana Strong, Ben Birdwell, Ben Moreledge-Hampton, Jamison Baken and Trevor Hamman.

Skyview High School:

Band: Bailey Hassler, Ashley Hassler, Celestia Hammond, Emily Larsen, Kara Denowh, Eliza Victory, Sarah Boucher, Nate Tranel, Spencer Cornish and Gunner Johnson.

Choir: Grace Bondurant, Haley Wellard, Witni Wilson, Hannah Prociv, Rachel Light, Siriana Lundgren, Victoria Fowler, Natalie Marchant, Rachel Walker and Tyler Hull.

Orchestra: Alie Evans, Erin Carrol, Kayla Vodenahl, Marley Ball, Magnus Johnson and Derek Vickery.

West High School:

Choir: Jordyn Armstrong, Erika Byrne, Eliza Hargrove, Auliver Olsen, Alex Riley, Conrad Smith, Trevor Williams and dAdam Copeland.

Orchestra: Gena Lustig, Jack Conwell, Quinn Frewin, Rich Gonzales, Taylor Shea and Aaron Linde.

John L. Hansen of Billings, a student at Billings Central Catholic High, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

Chasmine Haggerty of Billings has received a scholarship from the Con-way Scholarship Program. This fall, she will be a senior at Montana State University Billings where she studies elementary education.

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Army Pvt. Samantha A. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Smith is the daughter of Paul and Ruth Smith of Billings and a 2014 graduate of Billings West High.

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Local students attending Montana State University Billings during the 2014 summer session have been named to the Dean’s List. Students from Billings who attained a 4.0 GPA are Wyatt Burr, Craig Hanson, Kaylee Kimmet and Jenny Warner. Students from Billings with a 3.50-3.99 GPA are Ibrahim AlAhaydib, Bassam AlDhawyan, Mashal AlDshash, Saud AlHarbi, Nasser AlHenaki, Olga Emig, Katlyn Herman, Daniel OLoughlin, Kylee Pierce, Vanessa Richardson, Erika Schaefer, Amy Stuckey and Nicole Worden.

Local students outside of Billings who are attending Montana State University Billings have also earned a place on the dean’s list for the summer semester. Those with an * after their name earned a 4.0 GPA: Amanda Townsend* of Acton; Robert Bare of Columbus; Ashley Wacker of Hardin; Carrie Krug, Jordyn Miller and Jordan Odonnell*, all of Laurel, and Jamie Lofing of Worden.

Emma Woodring, a student at Billings Senior High, was recognized in the 2015 National Merit Program as a Commended Student.

Local students have earned a spot on the honor roll for the summer term at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. They are: Lysbeth A. Ackerman, David A. Holman and Ashley N. MacDonald, all of Billings; and Elizabeth G. Byron of Hardin.

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Billings Senior High students are semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. They are Benjamin Morledge-Hampton, Rebeca Strong and Isabella Whitworth.

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(PHOTO)John Vivano of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a food service specialist. Vivano will attend Army basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., and then Food Service school at Fort Lee, Virginia. He has been assigned to the Montana Army National Guard Training Center in Helena and is currently employed by St. John’s Lutheran Ministries.

Army Pvt. Brandon Siegfried has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Siegfried is the son of Samuel Siegfried of Absarokee and a 2014 graduate of Billings Senior High.

Army Pvt. Loren Lilley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2014 graduate of Garfield County High in Jordan.

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Edward “Joe” Kent III of Billings received a doctor of medicine degree from the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in Portland, Ore. Joe graduated with great honors in the top eight of 126 graduates, was president of the OHSU graduate school council, and was honored by induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Kent, a 2005 Billings Skyview graduate, received his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Oklahoma State University in 2009. Following graduation, he began an obstetrics-gynecology residency at Brown University/Women’s and Infant’s Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence, R.I.

Bruce D. Crippen received the Community Service Award from the University of Montana in Missoula. The award recognizes support of and service to the University of Montana and its athletic programs, as well as service to hometown communities. It is presented by UM and coordinated by the Office of Alumni Relations, the Office of the President, Grizzly Athletics and the Grizzly Scholarship Association. Crippen graduated from UM in 1956 with a degree in business administration and went on to attend the UM School of Law, graduating in 1959. The recipient of the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award in 1995 and the UM Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004, Crippen served on the School of Business Administration Business Advisory Council, was chairman of the board for the UM Foundation and served as a board member of Grizzly Riders International.

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Marine Pfc. Cedessa Berg, of Roundup, who was serving with November Company, was awarded the high shooter of Platoon 4031 when she earned a rifle score of 333 out of 350. Berg graduated Sept. 4.

Private Logan Jace Larson, of Billings, graduated from United States Marine Corps Boot Camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. He will report to Camp Pendleton for a month of military combat training and then report to Military Occupation Specialty School as a traffic management specialist. Larson is the son of Jeffrey and Susan Larson, of Billings, and a 2013 graduate of Skyview High.

Army Lt. Col. Jeremy A. Bartel has assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division as the battalion commander during a ceremony at Camp Red Cloud. Bartel, a 1993 graduate of Glasgow High, is the son of Larry A. and Linda B. Bartel, of Glasgow. He earned an master’s degree in 2008 from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif.

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(PHOTO)Benjamin Reed of Joliet, a student at Montana State University, is among 21 students nationwide selected to receive $1,000 college scholarships to encourage their pursuit of law enforcement/public safety careers by the professional public safety officers of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) in Troy, Mich. He has already earned certifications in Fire Service Instructor Level 1, Basic Wildland Firefighting, Wildland Fire Chainsaws and various FEMA courses. Reed is pursuing an associate’s degree in fire science and a bachelor degree in business administration at Montana State. His career goal is to become a firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT).

Miles Otstot of Billings, who attends Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., was named to the 2014 Family Weekend Committee. The weekend brings parents and siblings to campus to share their student’s college experience.

Robert Novakovich of Billings has been named to the president's honor roll with a 4.00 grade point average for the summer semester at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, N.D.

Sarah Ross of Billings earned a master of arts, education: curriculum and instruction from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colo.

Students from Rainbow Dance Schools attended the Dance Nationals in Las Vegas, representing Billings. Haley Ellis and Terra Price both were awarded not only the Gold Award but, also, in their solos dance numbers placed in the Top 10 in the Thunderstruck Dance Nationals. The junior competition team also took three Gold Awards for three dance numbers. These dancers were Lauren Rodacker, Brooke Berry, Ella Lane, Avery Bailly, Callia Hochhalter, Amanda Carothers, Alyssa Smith and Maddie Brown. This same junior team took the Top Creative Concept Trophy out of 250 dance numbers in the state meet in Billings earlier. Only eight top awards were given out to these 250 numbers. The creative dance was “Wishin’ I was Fishin’,” with choreography by Mercedes Hernandez of Rainbow Dance Schools.

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Navy Seaman Recruit Arianna M. Hutcherson of Billings has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is a 2014 graduate of Billings Senior High.

Teresa M. Buerkle, an Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet at Montana State University in Bozeman, has graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Knox, Ky. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential by exercising the cadet's intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina. Cadets usually attend LDAC between their junior and senior years of college, and they must complete the course to qualify for commissioning as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve. Buerkle is the daughter of Kevin R. Buerkle of Havre and a 2011 graduate of Havre High.

(PHOTO)Air Force Airman Jacob R. Viviano graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Viviano is the son of John and Elizabeth Viviano of Billings and a 2011 graduate of Billings Senior High.

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(5 PHOTOS)The Breakfast Exchange Club of Billings, celebrating their 47th anniversary and their 35th year partnering with the Metra, installed officers for the 2014-2015 term. They are: Lisa Jensen, secretary; Ed Kaufmann, treasurer; Glen Hufnagel, immediate past president; Leif Welhaven, president elect and Dave Weller, president. The trustees are Dale Miller, Chad Raisland, Joe Burst, Mel Reinhart, Bruce Glennie and Corey Moore. For more information, go online to www.breakfastexchangeclub.org or call Leif Welhaven, membership chairman, at 670-1917.

The Billings Family YMCA honored volunteers and donors. In 2013, more than 500 volunteers donated more than 9,000 hours. The Founder’s Award was given to Katie Link for her long time service as a board member, tireless volunteer and key donor to the YMCA. Brett Maas was given the Volunteer of the Year Award for his long time work as an inspiring swim coach at the Y. Also honored were volunteers who donated more than 100 hours in 2013: Vincent McMahon for work on designing and developing the YMCA website; Mary Huff, volunteer in preschool; Alissa Lienwand for work in membership; Larry Seekins, the man responsible for bringing wildly popular pickleball to the Y; Chandra Reum, volunteer in group exercise and administration; Stella Fong, for her work with the YMCA’s board of directors; and Troy Calhoun, volunteer in group fitness.

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Alexander Nord of Billings received a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy with commendation for academic excellence from Reed College in Portland, Ore.

(1 PHOTO)Andrew Sterup, a senior at Billings Central Catholic High, attended summer college for high school students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He earned three college credits taking an economics class. He is a member of the National Honor Society. While attending Georgetown he also played baseball for Bradley Baseball Academy at tournaments in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. He has been recruited for college baseball by Pitt, Georgetown, Haverford, Bates, Kenyon, Macalester, Grinnell, Arcadia and Catholic University but hasn’t decided on which college he will attend.

(3 PHOTOS)The Billings Chapter 100 of the Accounting and & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) awarded the following scholarships through the Mary Craig Scholarship Fund for the 2014-2015 academic year: $3,000 Undergraduate Scholarship – recipient is Callie Alberda, who attends Montana State University-Bozeman; $3,000 Undergraduate Scholarship – recipient is Jennifer Trotter, also attending Montana State University-Bozeman; $2,000 Women in Transition Scholarship – recipient is Shannon Schmidt, who attends Montana State University Billings.

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(1 PHOTO)SKI Amanda Bostwick Feysa, daughter of the late Jani McCurdy Morse and a member of the Coast Guard, has been deployed to Bahrain for a year while attached to the shoreside logistics branch with Patrol Forces Southwest Asia in Manama, Bahrain. She had previously been stationed on a global ice breaker, USCGC Polar Sea, homeported in Seattle, Wash.; with the Pacific Strike Team out of Novato, Calif.; at a small boat station, Brant Point, on Nantucket, Mass., and at USCG headquarters in Washington, D.C.

(1 PHOTO)Billings Senior High 2010 graduate, Kasey Allen Smith, graduated magna cum laude from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a bachelor of science degree in marine engineering and an emphasis in nuclear engineering. Smith is the son of Wesley and Kelly Smith of Billings. Smith will serve in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an Ensign. He is currently employed by Crowley Maritime Corporation.

Air Force Airman Sean O'Roake graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. O'Roake is the son of Timothy O'Roake of Cody, Wyo.

Army Pvt. Daniel Herman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Herman is the son of Eric and Shirley Herman of Billings and a 2013 graduate of Billings Senior High.

Col. Collin D. Rose has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army's senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide. He has served in the military for 28 years and is currently serving as garrison commander with the Training Center, Fort Harrison. Rose is the son of Ann Harkins of Laurel.

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(PHOTO)Rebecca Schreier, D.O., of Billings, graduated with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. Schreier had earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Montana State University Billings.

Jordan Stevens of Billings earned a bachelor of arts degree in history, cum laude, from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Brandan Francis O’Connor of Billings has graduated with a doctor of law degree (juris doctor) in law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis.

Cody Jay Dutton of Billings graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts in business administration from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.

(2 PHOTOS ONLY)Billings students, Hannah Brookshire and Jaci Juarez from Senior High and Lauren Krivec from West High, attended a MedStart Camp hosted at Montana State University Billings July 13-18. This week-long program explores healthcare careers. While living in the dorms and being immersed in campus life, the students had the opportunity to job shadow at area healthcare facilities, attend college planning sessions, participate in healthcare simulation activities and explore a wide variety of healthcare opportunities. This year’s camp also included a day of wilderness medicine in Red Lodge and a mock search and rescue exercise in the Beartooth Mountains. For more information about MedStart Summer Camp, call Gina Bruner at South Central Montana AHEC at 406-449-8048 or email to gina@mtha.org.

Emily Bonawitz of Billings has earned a spot on the dean's list for the spring semester at Lasell College in Boston, Mass.

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(PHOTO)Air Force Airman Aleksander M. McQueen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. McQueen is the son of Timothy E. and Sarah J. Friez of Billings and a 2012 graduate of Billings Central Catholic High.

Army Pvt. Mary M. Dunkel has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Elizabeth A. Hogenson of Wilsall.

(PHOTO)Victor Banderob of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a military unit supply specialist. Banderob will graduate from West High in 2015, attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then attend logistics school at Fort Lee, Va. He has been assigned to the 443rd Signal Company. He plans to attend college.

(PHOTO)Jordan Wines of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a military police officer. A 2014 graduate of Montana Youth Challenge, she will attend Army basic training and law enforcement school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Wines has been assigned to Detachment 2, 484th Military Police Company, in Billings. She is employed by McDonald’s and plans to attend the University of Montana.

(PHOTO)Amanda Hauck of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a health care specialist. Hauck is a 2014 graduate and will attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Ga., and then will attend military health care training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She has been assigned to the 260th Engineer Support Company in Miles City. She is employed by Guadalajara and plans to attend Montana State University.

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Ernest L. Flynn of Billings was one of only two people selected by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to receive the 2014 George H. Seal Memorial Trophy for extraordinary volunteerism. The award will be presented to him by DAV National Commander Joseph Johnston at the organization’s 93rd National Convention in Las Vegas.

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(1 PHOTO)Jason Daviau of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a health care specialist. Daviau will attend Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and then attend the military health care training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He has been assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Belgrade. Daviau currently works for American Medical Response.

(1 PHOTO)Henry Oyler of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard. Oyler will attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then attend fire fighting school at Good Fellow AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the 1051st Engineer Detachment, Fire Fighters, in Helena. Oyler is employed by Montana State University Billings and also attends school there.

(1 PHOTO)Thomasina McKay of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an automated logistical specialist. McKay graduated in 2013. She will attend Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and also attend logistics school at Fort Lee, Va. McKay has been assigned to the 1063rd Support Maintenance Company in Billings. She is studying physical therapy at Montana State University Billings.

(1 PHOTO)Kevin Stein of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a military fire fighter. Stein will attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then attend fire fighting school at Good Fellow AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the 1052nd Engineer Detachment, Fire Fighting, in Helena. Stein is associated with the Blue Creek Fire Department and the Laurel Ambulance Service. He also plans to attend flight school and complete the Army’s Warrant Officer Program.

(1 PHOTO)Matson Shumway of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an infantryman. Shumway will attend Army basic training and infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to A Company, 1-163rd Cavalry in Billings. He attends Montana State University Billings and is a member of the ROTC. program there.

(1 PHOTO)Jerrid Bergum of Joliet has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a multichannel transmission system operator-maintainer. A 2014 graduate of Joliet High, Bergum will attend Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and will then attend the signal school in Fort Gordon, Ga. He has been assigned to the 443rd Signal Company. Bergum plans to attend dental school in the fall.

(1 PHOTO)Connor McKamy of Molt has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an infantryman. McKamy will graduate from West High in 2015 and will attend Army basic training and infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to Detachment 1, Company A, 1-163rd Cavalry in Lewistown. McKamy is currently employed at a movie theater. He plans to attend the U.S. Army’s Ranger School.

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(4 PHOTOS)Triangle Communications (Triangle) awarded 32 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and three scholarships to continuing undergraduates undergraduate students attending an accredited university, college or trade school and whose family receives local telephone service from Triangle. Local students include Geoffery Heiken, Kourtney Schott and Morgan Beckett, all of Broadview, and Kaari Hultgren of Molt. Winning applicants were selected based on complete online applications, academic performance, leadership, achievements, employment, volunteerism and a personal statement. For more information on Triangle’s Youth Support Programs, visit itsTriangle.com.

Rebecca Schreier, D.O., of Billings, graduated with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. Schreier had earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Montana State University Billings.

Zachary Wilson of Billings has been named to the spring dean’s list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

Caitlin Mckenzie Koski of Billings has graduated from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Alex Gallagher of Billings, a 2011 West High graduate, has earned academic distinction of dean's first honors for the spring semester at the University of San Diego.

Brenna Boese of Billings has earned a place on the dean's honor roll for outstanding scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., with a 3.50-3.74 grade point average in any two terms of the year.

Local students graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman this spring. Students with ** after their name graduated with highest honors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70. Undergraduate students with * after their names graduated with honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to 3.69.

Absarokee: Carla Hutson* and William Sharp.

Ballantine: Trisha Yurian*.

Billings: Kiah Abbey*, Randa Adams*, Danielle Anderson*, Kristina Bart, Emily Bell**, Bridger Biggins, Travis Bishop, Katherine Burke, Jillian Bushman, Ryan Cape, Shelby Caple*, Joshua Cavan, Melinda Christman*, Jase Couture, Tyler Currence**, Steven Davis**, Weston Derby, Curtis DeVault, Lindsey Diefenderfer*, Ashley Dubbs, Kristofer Fourstar, Mark Gagnon*, Emily Gates**, Edward Gillig**, Thomas Giovanini*, Aleksei Grosulak*, Benjamin Havens, John Heger*, John Heine, Stephanie Hert, Jennifer Hoff, Samuel Hooson*, Megan Howard*, Elizabeth Johnson**, Jessica Johnson*, Cari Kaiser-Sielbach**, Michelle Kautz, Adam Ketterling, Lisa Kienitz*, Erin KingJamon Knudsen*, Zachary Kober*, Ashley Larsen*, Brooke Lewis*, Jourdan Lipp, Charles Loken, Jody Lowenstein**, Shelby Lubbers*, Elysia Mangum, Kendra McGarrah, Megan McGlone**, Abigail McIntosh**, Allie McRae**, Emilee Meyer**, Cory Miller**, Jeffrey Modrow, Jennifer Monaco**, Jase Muri, Thomas Oleary*, Sarah Olsen**, Graham Owen, Taylor Pauley*, Holly Pierson**, Kendra Pottruff, Madyson Preston*, Shandon Reay*, Tyler Rickman, James Roberts, Macy Ropp**, Gerald Schmaing, Davia Schwenneker*, Lila Scott*, Kelsey Shammel**, Taylor-Ann Smith*, Katherine Stabio*, Hannah Starr, Michelle Storud, Trenna Thelen**, Virginia Tymrak*, Jacob VanBinsbergen, Lindsey Watson*, Grace Weidlich*, Ashley Williams* and Lucas Woods*.

Bridger: Katryna Asbury* and Leann Dorvall**.

Columbus: Hana Paladichuk**.

Fromberg: Sarah Combs** and Tyrell Wilson*.

Hardin: Christopher Muhlbeier and Emma Murter*.

Huntley: Jonathan Martinson*.

Joliet: Justin Berg.

Laurel: Amanda Edwards**, Kaitlyn Smith, Muriah Stahl**, Jacque Walters*, Jacob Whaley* and Michael Whaley.

Park City: Eamon Clancy*, Cody Donaugh and Alex Gappa*.

Red Lodge: Ceily Highberger*, Nicholas Lawlor**, Forrest Logan and Jeffrey Mohl**.

Roberts: Taylor Neibauer**.

Roundup: Cedessa Berg* and Robbi Nace*.

Shepherd: Adam Barkhuff, Mitchell Bedford, Mick Mosher* and Valentina Rodriguez.

Worden: Trevor Gilreath.

Billings students who are currently attending the University of Montana in Missoula have received scholarships from UM. Phillip Timothy Griffin and Kaitlin Wagner have each received a $1,750 Bonhomme Scholarship. Katy Warner has received a $2,000 Van Bramer Scholarship.

Madeleine Duncan and Elliott Mackin, both of Billings, were named to the dean’s list for the maintaining a 3.4 GPA average or higher for the full 2013-2014 academic year at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis.

Alex Flanagan of Billings was named to the spring dean’s list at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

Glen Disque of Billings has earned his MBA-Management and Strategy from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Ty Reichenbach of Billings has been named to the spring dean’s list at American International College in Springfield, Mass.

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Morgan Stacey of Billings has been named to the dean’s list (GPA 3.6 or higher) for the spring semester at the University of Notre Dame School of Law. Also, based upon her performance in the Moot Court Tournament, she was selected to be a member and oralist on the Notre Dame Moot Court Board for the next two years. Based on her writing submission, GPA and other factors, she was also selected as a staff member on the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Policy, the highest ranked non-Law Review journal at Notre Dame.

(4 PHOTOS)The Billings Golden K Kiwanis have provided $2,000 in scholarships to West High School students. The Gary Reynolds’ Scholarships were awarded to Brennan Hawsey and Michael Wheeler. Hawsey plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Wheeler will begin his pre-med program at the University of Montana. West High Key Club Scholarships were awarded to Sarah Scheie and Jessica Dutton. Scheie will attend Montana State University. Dutton plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in architectural engineering.

(4 PHOTOS)Triangle Communications (Triangle) awarded 32 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and three scholarships to continuing undergraduates undergraduate students attending an accredited university, college or trade school and whose family receives local telephone service from Triangle. Local students include Geoffery Heiken, Kourtney Schott and Morgan Beckett, all of Broadview, and Kaari Hultgren of Molt. Winning applicants were selected based on complete online applications, academic performance, leadership, achievements, employment, volunteerism and a personal statement. For more information on Triangle’s Youth Support Programs, visit itsTriangle.com.

Rebecca Schreier, D.O., of Billings, graduated with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. Schreier had earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Montana State University Billings.

Zachary Wilson of Billings has been named to the spring dean’s list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

Caitlin Mckenzie Koski of Billings has graduated from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

Alex Gallagher of Billings, a 2011 West High graduate, has earned academic distinction of dean's first honors for the spring semester at the University of San Diego.

Brenna Boese of Billings has earned a place on the dean's honor roll for outstanding scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., with a 3.50-3.74 grade point average in any two terms of the year.

Linda Gutmann of Billings has completed her FAA multi-engine instructor (MEI) rating at Rocky Mountain College. Gutmann is a senior majoring in aeronautical science at Rocky Mountain College. The aeronautical science program includes a four-year baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates for careers as professional pilots. Gutmann graduated from Landschulheim Kempfenhausen am Starnberger See (secondary school) in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany, in 2011.

Laura Trent of Billings has earned a spot on the dean’s list at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore., with a GPA of 3.75 or better.

Ryan Brandon Timm of Billings has graduated from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., with a bachelor of arts degree in music.

Hannah Habermann of Billings completed a semester-long wilderness expedition traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School which is based in Lander, Wyo. A NOLS education stresses leadership can be learned and is based on the belief that the outdoors is a challenging environment where students will learn hard skills and about themselves. The semester was split into four sections: winter, canyon, rock climbing and river; three to five instructors who are experts in the field accompanied students on each section. It also included a Wilderness First Responder course. This 80-hour backcountry first aid course was taught by the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute during an eight-day base camp and provided students with the tools to make medical and evacuation decisions in the backcountry.

Local students graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman this spring. Students with ** after their name graduated with highest honors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70. Undergraduate students with * after their names graduated with honors with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to 3.69.

Absarokee: Carla Hutson* and William Sharp.

Ballantine: Trisha Yurian*.

Billings: Kiah Abbey*, Randa Adams*, Danielle Anderson*, Kristina Bart, Emily Bell**, Bridger Biggins, Travis Bishop, Katherine Burke, Jillian Bushman, Ryan Cape, Shelby Caple*, Joshua Cavan, Melinda Christman*, Jase Couture, Tyler Currence**, Steven Davis**, Weston Derby, Curtis DeVault, Lindsey Diefenderfer*, Ashley Dubbs, Kristofer Fourstar, Mark Gagnon*, Emily Gates**, Edward Gillig**, Thomas Giovanini*, Aleksei Grosulak*, Benjamin Havens, John Heger*, John Heine, Stephanie Hert, Jennifer Hoff, Samuel Hooson*, Megan Howard*, Elizabeth Johnson**, Jessica Johnson*, Cari Kaiser-Sielbach**, Michelle Kautz, Adam Ketterling, Lisa Kienitz*, Erin KingJamon Knudsen*, Zachary Kober*, Ashley Larsen*, Brooke Lewis*, Jourdan Lipp, Charles Loken, Jody Lowenstein**, Shelby Lubbers*, Elysia Mangum, Kendra McGarrah, Megan McGlone**, Abigail McIntosh**, Allie McRae**, Emilee Meyer**, Cory Miller**, Jeffrey Modrow, Jennifer Monaco**, Jase Muri, Thomas Oleary*, Sarah Olsen**, Graham Owen, Taylor Pauley*, Holly Pierson**, Kendra Pottruff, Madyson Preston*, Shandon Reay*, Tyler Rickman, James Roberts, Macy Ropp**, Gerald Schmaing, Davia Schwenneker*, Lila Scott*, Kelsey Shammel**, Taylor-Ann Smith*, Katherine Stabio*, Hannah Starr, Michelle Storud, Trenna Thelen**, Virginia Tymrak*, Jacob VanBinsbergen, Lindsey Watson*, Grace Weidlich*, Ashley Williams* and Lucas Woods*.

Bridger: Katryna Asbury* and Leann Dorvall**.

Columbus: Hana Paladichuk**.

Fromberg: Sarah Combs** and Tyrell Wilson*.

Hardin: Christopher Muhlbeier and Emma Murter*.

Huntley: Jonathan Martinson*.

Joliet: Justin Berg.

Laurel: Amanda Edwards**, Kaitlyn Smith, Muriah Stahl**, Jacque Walters*, Jacob Whaley* and Michael Whaley.

Park City: Eamon Clancy*, Cody Donaugh and Alex Gappa*.

Red Lodge: Ceily Highberger*, Nicholas Lawlor**, Forrest Logan and Jeffrey Mohl**.

Roberts: Taylor Neibauer**.

Roundup: Cedessa Berg* and Robbi Nace*.

Shepherd: Adam Barkhuff, Mitchell Bedford, Mick Mosher* and Valentina Rodriguez.

Worden: Trevor Gilreath.

Zoe Erikson and Haley Love, both of Billings, are on the spring semester dean’s list at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore.

Billings students have graduated from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb.: Ronald Beyer with a BS degree in healthcare management and Brent Brady with a BS degree in management.

Lauren Ficek, a 2014 graduate of Billings West High, represented Montana as a delegate to the 2014 National Youth Science Camp from June 27 to July 20. Ficek joined 100 other top science students from across the nation and around the world for this acclaimed honors science leadership program.

(1 PHOTO)Jenny Garber of Billings is winner of the DCI Scholarship Program, sponsored by Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (a nonprofit corporation). She is majoring in business administration at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. The scholarship program benefits children of Dialysis Clinic, Inc. employees.

Billings students have been named to the Laureate Society for the spring semester at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. They are Brianna Bell, Michaila Grant and Madison Mulvaney.

During the annual Montana 4-H Congress, nearly $23,000 in scholarships was awarded. Local students earning a scholarship include:

Kourtney Schott, Stillwater County: Carson Christensen Memorial Scholarship. A 10-year 4-H member, she plans to attend Gonzaga University to pursue a business degree.

Morgan Beckett, Mussellshell/Golden Valley County: Wilcox Family Scholarship. Beckett is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend MSU for a degree in engineering.

Katherine McCleary, Big Horn County: Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply Scholarship, $1,000. A 12-year 4-H, McCleary plans to attend Yale University for an anthropology or archeology degree.

Brittany Wetstein, Carbon County: Bud Dawson Livestock Scholarship, $500. Wetstein is a 10-year 4-H member who plans to attend Miles Community College for an associate’s degree in nursing.

In the service

(1 PHOTO)Jason Daviau of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a health care specialist. Daviau will attend Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and then attend the military health care training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He has been assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Belgrade. Daviau currently works for American Medical Response.

(1 PHOTO)Henry Oyler of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard. Oyler will attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then attend fire fighting school at Good Fellow AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the 1051st Engineer Detachment, Fire Fighters, in Helena. Oyler is employed by Montana State University Billings and also attends school there.

(1 PHOTO)Thomasina McKay of Billings joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an automated logistical specialist. McKay graduated in 2013. She will attend Army basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and also attend logistics school at Fort Lee, Va. McKay has been assigned to the 1063rd Support Maintenance Company in Billings. She is studying physical therapy at Montana State University Billings.

(1 PHOTO)Kevin Stein of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a military fire fighter. Stein will attend Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then attend fire fighting school at Good Fellow AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the 1052nd Engineer Detachment, Fire Fighting, in Helena. Stein is associated with the Blue Creek Fire Department and the Laurel Ambulance Service. He also plans to attend flight school and complete the Army’s Warrant Officer Program.

(1 PHOTO)Matson Shumway of Billings has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an infantryman. Shumway will attend Army basic training and infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to A Company, 1-163rd Cavalry in Billings. He attends Montana State University Billings and is a member of the ROTC. program there.

(1 PHOTO)Jerrid Bergum of Joliet has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as a multichannel transmission system operator-maintainer. A 2014 graduate of Joliet High, Bergum will attend Army basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and will then attend the signal school in Fort Gordon, Ga. He has been assigned to the 443rd Signal Company. Bergum plans to attend dental school in the fall.

(1 PHOTO)Connor McKamy of Molt has joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an infantryman. McKamy will graduate from West High in 2015 and will attend Army basic training and infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to Detachment 1, Company A, 1-163rd Cavalry in Lewistown. McKamy is currently employed at a movie theater. He plans to attend the U.S. Army’s Ranger School.

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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ashton G. Kinzie graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kinzie is the son of Christopher and Emily Ivanovitch of Laurel.

Billings resident Conrad Mahto has joined the Montana Army National Guard and chosen to serve as a human resources specialist. A 2014 graduate of Billings West High, he will attend Army basic training and personnel school at Fort Jackson, S.C. Mahto has been assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Belgrade. He also plans to attend college and hopes to work in law enforcement.

Billings resident Kaleb Ostman has joined the Montana Army National Guard and chosen to serve as an infantryman. Ostman, a 2014 graduate, will attend Army basic training and infantry school Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to A Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Billings. Ostman works for McKenzie River Pizza Company and plans to attend college in the fall.

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Luke Hansen, a student at Billings Central Catholic High, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. During the process of satisfying the requirements for Eagle rank, Hansen has performed community service, provided service and leadership for his troop and is currently serving as Junior Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 7. In addition to the traditional outdoor skills learned in Boy Scouts, Hansen has earned over 30 merit badges.

His Eagle project was to plan and coordinate improvements at the Voyager’s Rest Fishing Access in Worden. His project included new gravel, new fire rings and refurbished picnic tables for the site’s campgrounds. Hansen will be formally presented the Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony in the First United Methodist Church on Aug. 24.

In the schools

Billings students graduating cum laude from Whitworth University include Sarah Gumm with a bachelor of arts in history; Rachel McKay with a bachelor of arts in psychology and Christine Moen with a bachelor of science in health science.

Ryan Brady graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Wash. During his time at UW, Brady served as comments editor for the Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, where his scholarly article on liability for environmental cleanup was published this spring. Brady also co-authored an article for the Global Trade and Customs Journal on the Trans-Pacific partnership last fall. He has been admitted to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society recognizing law school graduates in the top 10 percent of their class. Brady is a graduate of Billings West High School (2006) and Montana State University (2010).

Local students on the spring dean’s list with a GPA of 3.33 or better at the University of Montana Western in Dillon are Madeline Auch, Teaje Ellison, Dylan Kramer and Allicia Stoltz, all of Billings; Emily Erickson of Broadview; Dillon Bray of Columbus; Courtney Bruce and Jarred Simons, both of Laurel; Alyssa Nauman and Boe Robbie, both of Park City; Julie Stevens of Shepherd and Casey Waldhauser of Worden.

Megan Brakke of Billings has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., with a GPA of 3.6 or greater.

Alex Stacey and Austin Stacey of Billings earned the distinction of First Honors (GPA 3.65 or higher) for the spring semester at the University of San Diego.

Five local students received GFWC Billings Junior Woman’s Club 2014 scholarships:

Kelsie Field, a student from Skyview High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning to major in wildlife ecology at the University of Montana Western.

Hope Watts from Billings West High was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning to major in chemistry at Montana State University Bozeman.

Michael Siebert, a student from Billings Senior High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning on majoring in journalism at the University of Montana.

Morgan Beckett, a student from Broadview High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and plans to major in engineering at Montana State University.

Teri Steinbrink, a student at Montana State University Billings, was awarded a $1,000 non-traditional scholarship and is majoring in psychiatric rehabilitation/addiction counseling. Steinbrink is already a certified life coach, an ordained interfaith minister and spiritual counselor.

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Students at Montana State University Billings from nearby towns other than Billings who earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Those with an * after their name earned a 4.0 GPA. The students are:

Brenda Doerschel* of Absarokee; Julie Huggins and Amanda Townsend, both of Acton; Paulina Aplin, Amanda Felton, Michelle Freeman and Douglas Oltrogge, all of Ballantine; Alexandra Moore of Belfry; Kelsey Bymaster and Angela Reinhardt, both of Broadview; Jamie Blotske, Tiffini Frank, Kathleen Hanson*, Stevie Howell, Bridger Kellogg, Lindsay Kellogg*, Tonya Kissler, Emily Little, Rebecca Morgan, Aundrea Westin and Sarah Witt, all of Columbus; Trent Bauwens*, Sunny Guenthner, Jennifer Reed*, Michael Stricker* and Heather Torbert, all of Fromberg; Stephanie Carleton, Bailey Nedens, Kyle Schaff and Landa Uffelman, all of Hardin; Jasmine Dierenfield, Samantha Finch, Chris Henrichs, Aubree Honcoop and Matthew Wilson*, all of Huntley; Kaitlyn Culp, Morgan McQuillan, Carly Plourde, Seth Robertus, Robert Wallace and Christian Watts, all of Joliet; Ariel Berglee, Lyndsey Blohm, Emily Boileau, Katrina Brandenburg, Mackenzie Carpenter, Rachel Dahl*, Katie Day, Lisa Demarais*, Karissa DeRudder, Jasmine Drange, Courtnie Fisher*, Audrey Flanagan, Rebecca Haffey, Collyn Hons, Charleen Howie, Renae Hunt*, Paige Ingram, Josiah Laszloffy, Cory Letendre, Mikayla Maida*, Richard McFate, Jordyn Miller, Angela Mogan, Daniel Nauman, Jordan Odonnell, Rhea Riedlinger, Luke Scheeler, Kyla Schreiner and Colt Speidel, all of Laurel; Tabetha Rindahl of Lavina; Carmen Allen of Molt; Jessica Ecret of Nye; Norris Cole, Jodi Kinn*, Alighta Lloyd, Lisha Lutke* and Miranda McNeil*, all of Park City; Adora Fischer Henderson* of Pompeys Pillar; Kimberley Gelfarth and Devona Lambert, both of Pryor; Josiah Engebretson, Richard Feeley, Taylor Kovach, Ian Letsinger, Quinn Letsinger, Gabriella Russell and Tracy Thormahlen*, all of Red Lodge; Trevor Krook of Roberts; Sara Allen, Kelsey Krumm*, Jenna LaPierre*, Richard Page, Christine Perrella*, Cali Ruth and Andi Soennichsen, all of Roundup; Brandon Hammond, Ryan Heidema, Ashley Klaassen, Kelsey Lilleberg, Josiah Loven, Kristin Middleton, Sean Owens*, Megan Schaff*, Benjamin Shipp*, Lakota Stahl, Glenda Stahl*, Curtis Steiger, Nathan Steiger and Jessica Wagner, all of Shepherd; James Burrow* of Silesia; Bridgette Heil*, Andria Ketcham* and Keith Wectawski, all of Worden.

Kaleen Marie Dean of Park City has been named to the dean’s list at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

Guinevere Ayes of Billings has earned a spot on the dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Local students on the spring dean’s list at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., are Gregory Aders, Jeffrey Aders, Maria Day, Timothy Kuehn, Guy Madison, Rebecca Nash, Mary Pankratz, Rachel Pankratz, Samantha Rozett and Kevin Sullivan, all of Billings; Kaitlyn Wurnig of Huntley; Eric Delaney, Timothy Simonich and Kelcy Traeger, all of Laurel.

Local students were listed on the spring semester president’s list at Dawson Community College in Glendive with a GPA of 3.75 or better. They are Vanessa Newman and Brenden Stevenson, both of Billings, and Keturah Lund of Huntley. On the honor’s list at Dawson Community College with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 are Matthew Owens, Ryan Donovan and Jacob Kinghorn, all of Billings.

(4 PHOTOS)The Billings Golden K Kiwanis have provided $2,000 in scholarships to West High School students. The Gary Reynolds’ Scholarships were awarded to Brennan Hawsey and Michael Wheeler. Hawsey plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Wheeler will begin his pre-med program at the University of Montana. West High Key Club Scholarships were awarded to Sarah Scheie and Jessica Dutton. Scheie will attend Montana State University. Dutton plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in architectural engineering.

Mary Jones of Billings received a $2,000 Mike and Mary McDonough Montana Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Jones is a 2013 Billings Senior High graduate and a freshman at UM.

Gerrit Bruhaug of Billings has earned a place on the spring semester dean’s list for the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

E. Colleen Powers of Billings has received a $4,000 Fox Foundation Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Powers is a Billings West High graduate.

Angela Eischens of Billings earned a spot on the dean’s list from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn., for the spring semester.

Brianna Burgess of Billings received a $2,000 Van Bramer Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Burgess is a 2012 Shepherd High graduate.

Cody Fisher of Billings received a diploma in residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from the St. Cloud Technical & Community College in St. Cloud, Minn., where he earned academic honors.

Garret Heath Meier of Billings was on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Kacee Rall of Worden earned a spot on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Joshua Wiens of Billings is on the spring semester dean’s list at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.

Collin Anthony Murray of Billings received a $1,800 Taylor Jane McMurtrey Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Murray is a 2012 Billings Central Catholic High graduate.

Sean Brogan of Billings recently received a $1,750 Bonhomme Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Brogan is a 2010 Billings Senior High graduate.

Allie Schwarzing, age 8, of Billings, is a winner in the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. She has won a $50 gift card and will be eligible for a chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education.

Erin Elizabeth Jurovich of Billings has graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Local students are on the honor roll for the spring term with a GPA of 3.5 or better at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. They include Lysbeth A. Ackerman, David A. Holman and Ashley N. MacDonald, all of Billings, and Elizabeth G. Byron of Hardin.

Local students have earned a spot on the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Montana in Missoula. Students with ** after their names have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Those students with * after their names have a GPA of greater than 3.5 but less than 4.0.

Billings: Ashlynn Andersen*, Isabel Archilla**, Nikole Bakko*, Lynsee Bazant*, Hallie Bishop*, Danielle Blackford*, Hannah Bondurant*, Kimberly Bray*, Kurt Brekke*, Sean Brogan*, Molly Buchanan*, Brianna Burgess**, Ryan Burke*, Olivia Calabrese*, Jessica Camp*, Samuel Carl**, Emily Carroll*, Ryan Carson*, Cal Chase*, Matthew Colby**, Harrison Cooper*, Selina Cox*, Becca DeMeyer*, Jacob Dillon*, Kellie Donahue*, Madison Drake*, Alex Emick*, Andrea Emmett*, Jake Ferguson**, Cayden Ferrin*, Kendra Foster*, Adrianna Frank**, Joshua Friend*, Damian Gaglia*, Jessica Goldade**, Zach Gratton*, Phillip Griffin*, Riley Grubbs**, Brady Gustafson*, Killian Hanley**, Brittany Hanser*, Ryan Hawk*, Kerry Heard*, Spencer Heyneman*, Charles Hintt*, Samantha Hodgson*, Ceri Hofferber**, Jake Iverson*, Meghan Keeley*, Lara Kenyon**, Marin Keyes**, Jayson Kirk*, Kassie Klemann*, John Knispel*, Zachary Krell*, Erin Kusek*, Skye LaVeau*, Christopher Larson*, Kelly Loftus*, Bradley Lozoski*, Mackenzie Martin**, Leslie Mathiason*, Hilary Mayer*, Emily McCulloch*, Destry McKenzie*, Jordan McNea*, Christa Moore*, Daine Muller*, Erin Nordquist*, Bryanna Ogger*, James Opie*, David Origer*, Kelsey Palmer*, Andrew Pasek*, Katherine Pauli*, Abigale Paulson*, Erin Powers*, Madison Quammen*, Kimberly Randall**, Elizabeth Redinger**, Lauren Reineking*, Berry Roberts*, Jan Roddy*, Vaughn Rohrdanz*, Kierney Ross*, Jennifer Row**, Katherine Ryan**, Erin Schneider**, Madison Schwarzkoph*, Nicole Scoles*, Stephen Seder*, Christopher Selph**, Brigid Shearer*, Conor Sheehy*, Lauren Steinmetz**, Megan Stevenson**, Jonina Sveinson*, Phillip Thomas*, Eric Toennis*, Nicholas Toepfer*, Michael Turner*, Taumata Tusi*, McKenzie Watterson*, Emily Weaver**, Phoebe Webb*, Matthew Weber*, Alecia Weis*, Donelle Weston*, Lauren Williams*, Darcie Winkler*, Savannah Witt*, Susanna Wolf*, Kaitlin Wolfe*, Alanna Wulf**, Payton Wulff** and Jazmine Zerbe*.

Bridger: Dillon Deffinbaugh*, Lisa Dell* and Jasmine Sherman*.

Columbus: Mikaela Koski*, Chloe Russell**, Kelsey Stewart**, Alyssa Terry* and Timothy Yeager*.

Huntley: Brandon Gonzalez**, Tyler Matthews* and Teale Steffes**.

Joliet: Jacob Salo* and Brittany Stevenson*.

Laurel: Bobbi Brooks*, Jesse Engen*, Kayla Gonzales**, Stephen Hatton*, Nikki Kupfner*, Morgan Luce*, Quinn McGrath*, Sean Underwood*, Misael Vasquez* and Stephen Whiteley**.

Red Lodge: Katie Atherly**, Zoe Contreras Beary*, Eric Fredericksen*, Eli Nordstrom*, Connor Schultze* and Clancy Theade*.

Roundup: Hannah Appell**, Remington Leclair* and Tessa Zolnikov**.

Shepherd: Carson MacIntyre*, Autumn McSweyn**, Chantanelle Nava* and Ellen Whittle*.

Silesia: Charli White*.

Worden: Noelle Reiter** and Carly Texley*.

Helen Pegram of Billings has been awarded a juris doctor degree in law from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Billings students on the president’s list at Dickinson State University in Dickson, N.D., with an average of 3.9 or higher are Dustin Sandbak and Marissa Stanton.

Billings area have received a degree or certificate from Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyo. They are John Fisher, certificate of welding; Jade Uhrich, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors, and associate of science, general studies, with honors; Brian Ankrum, associate of applied science, diesel technology, certificate of diesel technology and associate of applied science, welding; Samuel Cape, associate of applied science, welding, with high honors; Lauren Hoffman, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors; Staci Rang, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors, and Skyler Ausen, associate of applied science, diesel technology and a certificate of diesel technology.

Courtland Hopkins of Billings has graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a BA in History-United States Option.

Local students have graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. A* after the student’s name indicates the student is expected to complete degree requirements and graduate with honors by achieving a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher. A** after the student’s name indicates the student is expected to complete degree requirements and graduate with high honors by achieving a 3.7 GPA or higher. The students are from

Billings: Jessica Ament-BFA Media Arts*, Isabel Archilla-BA Commun Sci & Disorders**, Matthew Austin-BA Environmental Studies, Jonathan Barnea-BA Music*, Hallie Bishop-BA History*, Kayla Blackman-MA History, Kayla Blackman-CERPS History, Carly Borth-MPH Public Health, Kurt Brekke-BSBAD Accounting*, Kasey Byers-BAJ Journalism, Jessica Camp-BA Commun Sci & Disorders**, Alex Canton-AA Sociology, Matthew Cassel-BA Russian, Miranda Clairmonte-CERPS Anthropology, Alicia Connolly-BFA Theatre, Harrison Cooper-BA Biology**, Jesse DiTommaso-BA Anthropology, Jacob Dillon-BA Political Science*, Shelby Dolezal-BA Political Science, Kellie Donahue-BA Mathematics*, Kellie Donahue-BA Mathematics, Andrea Duke-MBA Business Administration, Kevin Floyd-CERT Food Service Management*, Kevin Floyd-AAS Food Service Management*, Adrianna Frank-AAS Surgical Technology, Christopher Gilstrap-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Jessica Goldade-BFA Theatre**, Lynsey Hagan-AA Philosophy, John Harkins-MS Law, Kerry Heard-CERPS Accounting, Kerry Heard-BSBAD Accounting**, Lucas Hert-BA Psychology, Ceri Hofferber-BME Music*, Justin Hoskins-JD Law, Jens Jacobsen-BA Music*, Jens Jacobsen-BM Music, Amanda Jansen-PHARMD Pharmacy**, Marin Keyes-BA Sociology**, Cameron Kirby-BSBAD Management, John Knispel-BM Music*, Alexa Larson-BFA Theatre*, Kelly Loftus-BA Liberal Studies*, Ali Lubbers-DPT Physical Therapy, Kelsey Maher-BA Political Science, Kyrstyn Manfull-BA Psychology, Hilary Mayer-BM Music, Emily McCulloch-BA Environmental Studies, Jacob McHugh-BA Journalism, Jacob McHugh-BAJ Journalism, Chase Monson-BSBAD Management, Christa Moore-BA Psychology*, Kyle Morlan-AAS Food Service Management, Kyle Morlan-CERT Food Service Management, Kelsey Palmer-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Jessica Perius-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Alivia Ready-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Elizabeth Redinger-BA Social Work**, Craig Reinhardt-AAS Medical Information Technology**, Zachary Reiter-MA Sociology, Berry Roberts-BSBAD Management, Lauren Robinson-BAJ Journalism*, Stuart Ross-BA Theatre, Devin Schmidt-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Michael Schmidt-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Stephen Seder-BA Theatre*, Stephen Seder-BFA Theatre*, Jaymie Strever-BA Anthropology**, Jonina Sveinson-BAJ Journalism, Eric Toennis-BA English, Nicholas Toepfer-BSBAD Accounting**, Timothy Urbaniak-PHD Anthropology, Larissa Walker-BSM Microbiology, Curtis Wallette-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Emily Weaver-BA Mathematics**, Donelle Weston-BAJ Journalism, Alex White-BSHHP Health & Human Performance*, Darcie Winkler-CERPS Management, Darcie Winkler-BSBAD Management, Darcie Winkler-BSBAD Management, Kaitlin Wolfe-AAS Surgical Technology and Jacob Yerger-JD Law.

Bridger: Heidi Mudd-BA Theatre**.

Columbus: Taylor Gauthier-BSBAD Marketing, Alyssa Terry-BA English, Alyssa Terry-BA English, and Wendy Wanner-MA School Psychology.

Hardin: Selene Christman-JD Law, and Hayden Hooker-BA Philosophy*.

Huntley: Spencer Bellew-PHARMD Pharmacy*, and Brandon Gonzalez-AAS Diesel Technology*.

Joliet: Jacob Salo-BA English.

Laurel: Dustin Askim-BAJ Journalism, Chelsea Charles-AAS Practical Nursing, Kari Coleman-AAS Surgical Technology, Jesse Engen-BA Commun Sci & Disorders, Jenna Griffin-MS Speech Language Pathology, Sean McGrath-BA Political Science-History, and Stephen Whiteley-AAS Electronics Technology.

Lavina: Ramilia Ibragimova-BSBAD Accounting.

Red Lodge: Eric Lynn-MA English.

Roundup: Remington Leclair-CERT Recreational Power Equipment*.

Alex Christian Klatt of Billings was named to the spring 2014 semester dean’s list at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.

(4 PHOTOS)Triangle Communications (Triangle) awarded 32 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and three scholarships to continuing undergraduates undergraduate students attending an accredited university, college or trade school and whose family receives local telephone service from Triangle. Local students include Geoffery Heiken, Kourtney Schott and Morgan Beckett, all of Broadview, and Kaari Hultgren of Molt. Winning applicants were selected based on complete online applications, academic performance, leadership, achievements, employment, volunteerism and a personal statement. For more information on Triangle’s Youth Support Programs, visit itsTriangle.com.

Kelly Bjordahl and Natasha Halstvedt, both of Billings, are on the spring semester dean’s list at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

Angela Eischens of Billings has graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn.

Local students at Montana Tech in Butte are on the honor roll, dean’s list and chancellor’s honor roll for the spring semester. Those earning a 4.0 GPA are on the chancellor’s honor roll. Those with a 3.5 to 3.90 GPA are on the dean’s list. Those with a minimum of a 3.25 GPA are on the honor roll.

On the chancellor’s honor roll are Jamie L. Fontaine, Daniel S. Lauver and Tyson J. Shriver, all of Billings; Lane T. Baumann of Hardin; Harlie J. Stephenson of Joliet, and Martha C. Dembek of Roundup.

On the dean’s list are Shantel N. Besel, Aaron M. Dowell, Courtney M. Greyn, Ryan M. Guelff, Jeffrey M. Hall, Tyann L. Kuehn, Sigrid H. McLean, Cole H. Moller, Brian W. Schwarzkoph, Michael E. Schweigert, Zachary M. Shovar and Christopher R. Thrower, all of Billings; Robert D. Corson of Columbus; Michelle A. Hodges, Joshua J. Hyde and Brian S. Stenerson, all of Hardin; Eric T. Riveland of Park City, and Christopher S. Atherly and Antoinette J. Reichert, both of Red Lodge.

On the honor roll are Bryce A. Abstetar, Jacob J. Berry, Noah T. Davis, Cole D. Frank, Philip D. Goffena, Jake E. Hoffman, David Megorden and Elizabeth C. Speare, all of Billings; Tyler J. Ostrum of Columbus; Ty L. Albert and Jordan Hugs, both of Hardin; Joshua O. Lee of Joliet; Joshua J. Bekel of Laurel; Joslyn K. Riesinger of Park City; Derrick G. Downing and Lauren M. Mullaney, both of Red Lodge, and Jordan L. Waldhauser of Worden.

(1 PHOTO)Rebecca Schreier, D.O., of Billings, graduated with a degree of doctor of osteopathic medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W. Va. Schreier had earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Montana State University Billings.

(5 PHOTOS)Five local students received GFWC Billings Junior Woman’s Club 2014 scholarships:

Kelsie Field, a student from Billings Skyview High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning to major in wildlife ecology at the University of Montana Western.

Hope Watts from Billings West High was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning to major in chemistry at Montana State University–Bozeman.

Michael Siebert, a student from Billings Senior High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and is planning on majoring in journalism at the University of Montana.

Morgan Beckett, a student from Broadview High, was awarded a $1,000 four-year degree scholarship and plans to major in engineering at Montana State University.

Teri Steinbrink, a student at Montana State University Billings, was awarded a $1,000 non-traditional scholarship and is majoring in psychiatric rehabilitation/addiction counseling. Steinbrink is already a certified life coach, an ordained interfaith minister and spiritual counselor.

Zachary Wilson of Billings has been named to the spring dean’s list at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

In the service

(1 PHOTO)Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ashton G. Kinzie graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Kinzie is the son of Christopher and Emily Ivanovitch of Laurel.

(1 PHOTO) Billings resident Conrad Mahto has joined the Montana Army National Guard and chosen to serve as a human resources specialist. A 2014 graduate of Billings West High, he will attend Army basic training and personnel school at Fort Jackson, S.C. Mahto has been assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Belgrade. He also plans to attend college and hopes to work in law enforcement.

(1 PHOTO)Billings resident Kaleb Ostman has joined the Montana Army National Guard and chosen to serve as an infantryman. Ostman, a 2014 graduate, will attend Army basic training and infantry school Fort Benning, Ga. He has been assigned to A Company, 1-163rd Cavalry Regiment in Billings. Ostman works for McKenzie River Pizza Company and plans to attend college in the fall.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason J. Cliff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A 2012 graduate of Harlem High, he is the son of Kathie M. Hawley, of Harlem.

Billings resident Zachary Wallis joined the Montana Army National Guard and has chosen to serve as an infantryman. Wallis graduated in 2009. He will attend Army Basic Training and Infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga. Wallis has been assigned to A Company, 1-63rd Cavalry Regiment in Billings. He is currently employed as a Billings police officer.

Organizations

Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley has announced the 2014-2015 board of director’s executive committee and new board members: Shane Colton, attorney, Edmiston & Colton, president; Deb Peters, MSU Billings, vice president; Roger Williams, community volunteer, secretary; Spencer Smith, community volunteer, treasurer; and Andy Rio, Little Horn State Bank, past president. New board members are Kathie Todd, community volunteer; Steve Restad, St. Vincent Healthcare; Brian Brown, First Interstate Bank, and Jodie Hart, community volunteer. The organization, formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network, is a community of 26 Billings religious congregations and more than 1,400 volunteers that provide meals, shelter and safe, non-judgmental environments for families experiencing homelessness. Congregations rotate weekly providing hospitality and basic needs to homeless families.

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Achievers

In the service

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jason J. Cliff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A 2012 graduate of Harlem High, he is the son of Kathie M. Hawley of Harlem.

Organizations

(7 PHOTOS)Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley has announced the 2014-2015 board of director’s executive committee and new board members: Shane Colton, attorney, Edmiston & Colton, president; Deb Peters, MSU Billings, vice president; Roger Williams, community volunteer, secretary; Spencer Smith, community volunteer, treasurer; and Andy Rio, Little Horn State Bank, past president. New board members are Kathie Todd, community volunteer; Steve Restad, St. Vincent Healthcare; Brian Brown, First Interstate Bank, and Jodie Hart, community volunteer. The organization, formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network, is a community of 26 Billings religious congregations and more than 1,400 volunteers that provide meals, shelter and safe, non-judgmental environments for families experiencing homelessness. Congregations rotate weekly providing hospitality and basic needs to homeless families.

In the schools

Those on the honor rolls for the spring semester at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., are:

President’s honor roll (with a 4.0 GPA and 12 semester hours): Allison Hudak of Red Lodge.

Vice president’s honor roll (with at least a 3.5 GPA and 12 semester hours): Ashlee Fritzler, Kaona Howe, Jessica Kugler, Nicholas Palmer, Dietrich Schwartz, Katherine Slacks and Cameron Sticka, all of Billings; Tyler Greenwood of Boyd; Dillon Thomas of Bridger; Taylor Schultz and Hayden Skeman, both of Columbus; Audra Bintz of Fishtail; Bobby Dorvall of Fromberg; Amy Robinson of Joliet; Travis Russell of Nye; Susan Cross and Andrew Dimich, both of Red Lodge; Joshua Bohleen and Cody Williamson, both of Roberts; Brittney Sallee of Shepherd.

Dean’s honor roll (with at least a 3.5 GPA and six credit hours): Jamie Lakko and Hope Martin, both of Billings; Adam Schaak of Hardin; Amanda Scruggs of Laurel; Jillian Aukema and Deseree Feller, both of Red Lodge.

Maggie O’Leary, a junior at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, has been named the winner of the 2014 Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship. She will be provided funding toward tuition and fees for a full academic year. O’Leary, of Billings, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English through the College of Arts & Sciences with minors in political science and women and gender studies. She serves on the Presidential Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, is active within the UND Women’s Center and helped establish a new student organization called the Third Wave, which recognizes social inequalities based on gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic background, and physical ability. She was presented with the award at the UND Leadership Awards ceremony.

Billings students at Montana State University Billings who earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

The following Billings students earned a 4.0 GPA: Kourtnei Adams, Kelsey Amini, MaKyla Archuleta, Scott Atkinson, Briana Baeten, Adrianne Baker, Kevin Barth, Rebecca Baumgardener, Chad Bernhardt, Ashley Bertrand, Todd Bierman, Trevor Biondich, Corey Brewington, Jeremy Brooks, Kathleen Carlson, Danielle Casey, Kasie Christensen, Daniel Desin, Maggie Ellis, Olga Emig, Richard Francis, Lori Fryett, Jennifer Grant, Jeremy Greenfield, Holly Grob, Chasmin Haggerty, Savanah Hansen, Kari Harcharik, Eric Hartl, Garth Heser, Amy Hill, Lindsey Holzwarth, John Horacek, Dexter Humphrey, Mandy Hurr, Hannah Jacobsen, Darrell Jaeger, Kelsey Johnson, Laura Johnson, Korilynn Kessler, Arthur Kestner, Kaylee Kimmet, Gregory King, David Kobold, Paige Kramer, Jordan Leclair, Brenna Livingston, Blake Loran, Shayna Loran, Nicholas Maclean, Adam Marman, Amy Martzolf, Tabitha Maust, Lindsey Mclaughlin, Christopher Miller, Joel Miller, Tracey Miller, Stephanie Moore, Kelsey Munsell, Amy Nelstead, Kaj Nicholson, Tracy Nitschke, Jennifer O’Brien, Craig Oram, Lewis Polkow, Marissa Pool, John Putz, Kaitlyn Rangitsch, Erin Robinson, Norma Romersa, Robert Ross, Sierra Ross, April Sanchez, Jadie Schatz, Jerica Schatz, Sarah Schied, Mike Schmidt, Courtney Senini, Phillip Shelton, Kalli Rose Sizemore, Casey Smith, Pedro Sosa, Thomas Staffileno, Courtney Stamm, Terri Steinbrink, Ezra Stewart, Keegan Taft, Dayna Thompson, Cody Thormahlen, Kimberly Tripp, Brianna Turnquist, Diana Wall, Maranda Warren, Helen Webber, Darylynn Wirtala, Astrid Woods, Naomi Yakawich, Joshua Zeeck.

The following students from Billings attained a 3.5-3.99 GPA at Montana State University Billings: Omar AlAqil, Abdullah AlAttiyah, Nathan Allen, Khalid AlRawaji, Derrick Anderson, Julie Anderson, Robert Ashmore, Ryan Asleson, Abdullah Bahomid, Tamara Barnhart, Michael Bartholic, Jacqueline Barton, Kailee Bauch, Kolby Beadnell, Ciera Bellamy, Daysi Bellota, Savannah Berg, Samuel Bettise, Alecia Blake, Lucas Blehm, Victoria Bliss, Elizabeth Blomback, Sarah Botz, Houston Bradbury, Apollo Bradford, Mckinsey Breeding, Tyler Briceno, Karen Brock, Cassandra Bronson, Rachel Brown, Amber Brunner, Elizabeth Bryson, Wyatt Burr, Crystal Busby, Cassidy Butler, Melanie Butts, Karin Calabrese, Tenika Capouch, Christopher Carr, Kailey Carter-Zitterkopf, Shae Chilton, Ashley Chouinard, Virginia Collins, Sara Conklin, Jeremy Conzelman, Nathaniel Debats, Kelly Deiling, Marissa Delser, Samantha Doane, Trae Dolan, Brittany Edelman, Alyssa Elm, Kathryn Epley, Judith Everett, Daniel Everson, Michael Fallon, Jehremy Felig, Stephanie Ferguson, Angie Fettig, Jonathan Flores, Jessica Frank, David Fredrickson, Jeremy Fuhrman, Jodi Gilligan, Matthew Godfrey, Kayleen Goggins, Ainsley Goodrich, Ethan Gray, Dana Grob, Heather Grosse, Jacqueline Guckeen, Blake Guess, Judah Guilford, Raeann Hackey, Sarah Hagel, Nichole Hagen, Ruby Hahn, Jessica Haley, Sheridan Halvorson, Theodore Hampton, Gunnar Hansen, Joshua Hansen, Katelyn Hansen, Austin Hanser, Craig Hanson, Jennifer Hardman, Ashley Hatmaker, Susan Hayes, Jacob Hedge, Tyler Helmbrecht, Anthony Henry, Tanner Hermanson, Gregory Hickle, Kyra Hilario, Parker Hildebrand, Jessica Hilliard, Zachary Hinkle, Corrie Holm, Ryan Holm, Brianna Holmes, Krista Hood, Belle Horman, Deborah Horton, Anna Hovland, Taylor Hutzenbiler, Brittany Hyde, Holly Ingwaldson, Trey Jacobsen, Madalyn Johnson, Jacey Kaczmarek, Shawn Karls, Hannah Kellinger, Chelsea Kenyon, Carmen Kercher, Ross Kinsey, Annie Kish, Matthew Knowlen, Manda Koelzer, Mattie Kopczynski, Benjamin Korf, Mandalee Koszuta, Kyla Kraft, Nicole Kucera, Monica Kuehn, Lacey Kuntz, Judith Lacy, Christopher Landrie, Esther Landrie, Decee Lang, Hope Laverman, Misty Law, Megan Lechner, Jamison Legg, Jerome Legg, Tyler Lehman, Abby Lewis, Kade Lienemann, Kristen Linn, Lesli Lodahl, Kirsten Loop, Paige Lueck, Deborah Lutton, Donita Magnuson, Katie Malenowsky, Holly Mangum, Heather Marchant, Richelle Marquess, Aaron Martin, Rebecca McAllister, David McDonald, Jeffrey McGough, Ryan McKee, Jonathan McKelvey, Ashley Meece, Daniel Mehrens, Katelynn Meyer, Tamra Middleton, Brandon Moline, Joshua Monson, Jenna Moreton, Noel Morris, Brady Muller, Timothy Mullowney, Joshua Munsell, Megan Murphy, Tyler Murray, Forrest Murter, Sara Nelson, Sara Ness, Shauna Newton, Chelsea Niebeling, Melissa Oderifero, Kelsey Oldham, James Olson, Janiel Olson, Connor Oltrogge, Kristi Patterson, Alicia Pavey, Amanda Peitz, Alana Perrin, Barbara Phillips, Kylee Pierce, Daniel Pitt, Silver Pool, Alyssa Radue, Sean Reed, Jordyn Reichert, Roxsand Reichert, Adam Reiter, Vanessa Richardson, Michaela Rimer, Scott Rimer, Tanna Roadhouse, Mindy Robbins, Danielle Roberts, Whitley Roll, Mark Romain, Jacob Ronan, Nicholas Roussos, Jacob Salyer, Danyelle Schmidt, Amber Schneider, Shelby Schneider, Wendy Schneider, Chelsea Schwartz, Kayla Shandy, Jordan Shelton, Sydne Sherman, Darci Silbernagel, Nik Sinhold, Jamie Slaugh, Anne Smith, Kaylin Soeby, Kari Sparrow, Kevin Stalker, Misty Staudinger, Jamee Stensland, James Stiles, Emma Sullivan, Dillon Sundheim, Rebecca Swanson, Diana Taylor, Kayla Taylor, Sarina Taylor, Victoria Tennant, Justin Terry, Amanda Teske, Bryce Thompson, Jaclyn Tobin, Julie Tonnsen, Matthew Tucker, Jennifer Turley, Carly Tvetene, Colin Van Dongen, Marissa Vanatta, Shaylin Varhelyi, Mackenzie Vincent, Jaylyn Waggener, Pamela Waite, Lynea Wallace, Andrew Walton, Yi Wang, Alison Watt, Jason Webster, Nathaniel Weinand, Lauren Weller, Sarah Williams, Brandon Willson, Jesse Wilson, Kathleen Wilson, Snidly Wilson, Jamie Winter, Eric Wolf, Matthew Woodard, Joseph Wyatt, Amy Yerger, Nicole Yurt, Kristina Zarbock, Rochelle Zaremski, Kraig Zeigler, Sommer Zent, Cherrice Zimmerman.

Students at Montana State University Billings from nearby towns other than Billings who earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Those with an * after their name earned a 4.0 GPA. The students are:

Brenda Doerschel* of Absarokee; Julie Huggins and Amanda Townsend, both of Acton; Paulina Aplin, Amanda Felton, Michelle Freeman and Douglas Oltrogge, all of Ballantine; Alexandra Moore of Belfry; Kelsey Bymaster and Angela Reinhardt, both of Broadview; Jamie Blotske, Tiffini Frank, Kathleen Hanson*, Stevie Howell, Bridger Kellogg, Lindsay Kellogg*, Tonya Kissler, Emily Little, Rebecca Morgan, Aundrea Westin and Sarah Witt, all of Columbus; Trent Bauwens*, Sunny Guenthner, Jennifer Reed*, Michael Stricker* and Heather Torbert, all of Fromberg; Stephanie Carleton, Bailey Nedens, Kyle Schaff and Landa Uffelman, all of Hardin; Jasmine Dierenfield, Samantha Finch, Chris Henrichs, Aubree Honcoop and Matthew Wilson*, all of Huntley; Kaitlyn Culp, Morgan McQuillan, Carly Plourde, Seth Robertus, Robert Wallace and Christian Watts, all of Joliet; Ariel Berglee, Lyndsey Blohm, Emily Boileau, Katrina Brandenburg, Mackenzie Carpenter, Rachel Dahl*, Katie Day, Lisa Demarais*, Karissa DeRudder, Jasmine Drange, Courtnie Fisher*, Audrey Flanagan, Rebecca Haffey, Collyn Hons, Charleen Howie, Renae Hunt*, Paige Ingram, Josiah Laszloffy, Cory Letendre, Mikayla Maida*, Richard McFate, Jordyn Miller, Angela Mogan, Daniel Nauman, Jordan Odonnell, Rhea Riedlinger, Luke Scheeler, Kyla Schreiner and Colt Speidel, all of Laurel; Tabetha Rindahl of Lavina; Carmen Allen of Molt; Jessica Ecret of Nye; Norris Cole, Jodi Kinn*, Alighta Lloyd, Lisha Lutke* and Miranda McNeil*, all of Park City; Adora Fischer Henderson* of Pompeys Pillar; Kimberley Gelfarth and Devona Lambert, both of Pryor; Josiah Engebretson, Richard Feeley, Taylor Kovach, Ian Letsinger, Quinn Letsinger, Gabriella Russell and Tracy Thormahlen*, all of Red Lodge; Trevor Krook of Roberts; Sara Allen, Kelsey Krumm*, Jenna LaPierre*, Richard Page, Christine Perrella*, Cali Ruth and Andi Soennichsen, all of Roundup; Brandon Hammond, Ryan Heidema, Ashley Klaassen, Kelsey Lilleberg, Josiah Loven, Kristin Middleton, Sean Owens*, Megan Schaff*, Benjamin Shipp*, Lakota Stahl, Glenda Stahl*, Curtis Steiger, Nathan Steiger and Jessica Wagner, all of Shepherd; James Burrow* of Silesia; Bridgette Heil*, Andria Ketcham* and Keith Wectawski, all of Worden.

Kaleen Marie Dean of Park City has been named to the dean’s list at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

Guinevere Ayes of Billings has earned a spot on the dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Local students on the spring dean’s list at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., are Gregory Aders, Jeffrey Aders, Maria Day, Timothy Kuehn, Guy Madison, Rebecca Nash, Mary Pankratz, Rachel Pankratz, Samantha Rozett and Kevin Sullivan, all of Billings; Kaitlyn Wurnig of Huntley; Eric Delaney, Timothy Simonich and Kelcy Traeger, all of Laurel.

Local students were listed on the spring semester president’s list at Dawson Community College in Glendive with a GPA of 3.75 or better. They are Vanessa Newman and Brenden Stevenson, both of Billings and Keturah Lund of Huntley. On the honor’s list at Dawson Community College with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 are Matthew Owens, Ryan Donovan and Jacob Kinghorn, all of Billings.

(4 PHOTOS)The Billings Golden K Kiwanis have provided $2,000 in scholarships to West High School students. The Gary Reynolds’ Scholarships were awarded to Brennan Hawsey and Michael Wheeler. Hawsey plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Wheeler will begin his pre-med program at the University of Montana. West High Key Club Scholarships were awarded to Sarah Scheie and Jessica Dutton. Scheie will attend Montana State University. Dutton plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in architectural engineering.

Mary Jones of Billings received a $2,000 Mike and Mary McDonough Montana Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Jones is a 2013 Billings Senior High graduate and a freshman at UM.

Gerrit Bruhaug of Billings has earned a place on the spring semester dean’s list for the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

E. Colleen Powers of Billings has received a $4,000 Fox Foundation Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Powers is a Billings West High graduate.

Angela Eischens of Billings earned a spot on the dean’s list from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn., for the spring semester.

Brianna Burgess of Billings received a $2,000 Van Bramer Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Burgess is a 2012 Shepherd High graduate.

Cody Fisher of Billings received a diploma in residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from the St. Cloud Technical & Community College in St. Cloud, Minn., where he earned academic honors.

Garret Heath Meier of Billings was on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Kacee Rall of Worden earned a spot on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Joshua Wiens of Billings is on the spring semester dean’s list at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.

Collin Anthony Murray of Billings received a $1,800 Taylor Jane McMurtrey Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Murray is a 2012 Billings Central Catholic High graduate.

Sean Brogan of Billings recently received a $1,750 Bonhomme Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Brogan is a 2010 Billings Senior High graduate.

Allie Schwarzing, age 8, of Billings, is a winner in the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. She has won a $50 gift card and will be eligible for a chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for higher education.

Erin Elizabeth Jurovich of Billings has graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Local students are on the honor roll for the spring term with a GPA of 3.5 or better at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. They include Lysbeth A. Ackerman, David A. Holman and Ashley N. MacDonald, all of Billings, and Elizabeth G. Byron of Hardin.

Local students have earned a spot on the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Montana in Missoula. Students with ** after their names have achieved a 4.0 grade point average. Those students with * after their names have a GPA of greater than 3.5 but less than 4.0.

Billings: Ashlynn Andersen*, Isabel Archilla**, Nikole Bakko*, Lynsee Bazant*, Hallie Bishop*, Danielle Blackford*, Hannah Bondurant*, Kimberly Bray*, Kurt Brekke*, Sean Brogan*, Molly Buchanan*, Brianna Burgess**, Ryan Burke*, Olivia Calabrese*, Jessica Camp*, Samuel Carl**, Emily Carroll*, Ryan Carson*, Cal Chase*, Matthew Colby**, Harrison Cooper*, Selina Cox*, Becca DeMeyer*, Jacob Dillon*, Kellie Donahue*, Madison Drake*, Alex Emick*, Andrea Emmett*, Jake Ferguson**, Cayden Ferrin*, Kendra Foster*, Adrianna Frank**, Joshua Friend*, Damian Gaglia*, Jessica Goldade**, Zach Gratton*, Phillip Griffin*, Riley Grubbs**, Brady Gustafson*, Killian Hanley**, Brittany Hanser*, Ryan Hawk*, Kerry Heard*, Spencer Heyneman*, Charles Hintt*, Samantha Hodgson*, Ceri Hofferber**, Jake Iverson*, Meghan Keeley*, Lara Kenyon**, Marin Keyes**, Jayson Kirk*, Kassie Klemann*, John Knispel*, Zachary Krell*, Erin Kusek*, Skye LaVeau*, Christopher Larson*, Kelly Loftus*, Bradley Lozoski*, Mackenzie Martin**, Leslie Mathiason*, Hilary Mayer*, Emily McCulloch*, Destry McKenzie*, Jordan McNea*, Christa Moore*, Daine Muller*, Erin Nordquist*, Bryanna Ogger*, James Opie*, David Origer*, Kelsey Palmer*, Andrew Pasek*, Katherine Pauli*, Abigale Paulson*, Erin Powers*, Madison Quammen*, Kimberly Randall**, Elizabeth Redinger**, Lauren Reineking*, Berry Roberts*, Jan Roddy*, Vaughn Rohrdanz*, Kierney Ross*, Jennifer Row**, Katherine Ryan**, Erin Schneider**, Madison Schwarzkoph*, Nicole Scoles*, Stephen Seder*, Christopher Selph**, Brigid Shearer*, Conor Sheehy*, Lauren Steinmetz**, Megan Stevenson**, Jonina Sveinson*, Phillip Thomas*, Eric Toennis*, Nicholas Toepfer*, Michael Turner*, Taumata Tusi*, McKenzie Watterson*, Emily Weaver**, Phoebe Webb*, Matthew Weber*, Alecia Weis*, Donelle Weston*, Lauren Williams*, Darcie Winkler*, Savannah Witt*, Susanna Wolf*, Kaitlin Wolfe*, Alanna Wulf**, Payton Wulff** and Jazmine Zerbe*.

Bridger: Dillon Deffinbaugh*, Lisa Dell* and Jasmine Sherman*.

Columbus: Mikaela Koski*, Chloe Russell**, Kelsey Stewart**, Alyssa Terry* and Timothy Yeager*.

Huntley: Brandon Gonzalez**, Tyler Matthews* and Teale Steffes**.

Joliet: Jacob Salo* and Brittany Stevenson*.

Laurel: Bobbi Brooks*, Jesse Engen*, Kayla Gonzales**, Stephen Hatton*, Nikki Kupfner*, Morgan Luce*, Quinn McGrath*, Sean Underwood*, Misael Vasquez* and Stephen Whiteley**.

Red Lodge: Katie Atherly**, Zoe Contreras Beary*, Eric Fredericksen*, Eli Nordstrom*, Connor Schultze* and Clancy Theade*.

Roundup: Hannah Appell**, Remington Leclair* and Tessa Zolnikov**.

Shepherd: Carson MacIntyre*, Autumn McSweyn**, Chantanelle Nava* and Ellen Whittle*.

Silesia: Charli White*.

Worden: Noelle Reiter** and Carly Texley*.

Helen Pegram of Billings has been awarded a juris doctor degree in law from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Billings students on the president’s list at Dickinson State University in Dickson, N.D., with an average of 3.9 or higher are Dustin Sandbak and Marissa Stanton.

Billings area have received a degree or certificate from Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyo. They are John Fisher, certificate of welding; Jade Uhrich, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors, and associate of science, general studies, with honors; Brian Ankrum, associate of applied science, diesel technology, certificate of diesel technology and associate of applied science, welding; Samuel Cape, associate of applied science, welding, with high honors; Lauren Hoffman, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors; Staci Rang, associate of applied science, dental hygiene, with honors, and Skyler Ausen, associate of applied science, diesel technology and a certificate of diesel technology.

Courtland Hopkins of Billings has graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., with a BA in History-United States Option.

Local students have graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. A* after the student’s name indicates the student is expected to complete degree requirements and graduate with honors by achieving a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher. A** after the student’s name indicates the student is expected to complete degree requirements and graduate with high honors by achieving a 3.7 GPA or higher. The students are from

Billings: Jessica Ament-BFA Media Arts*, Isabel Archilla-BA Commun Sci & Disorders**, Matthew Austin-BA Environmental Studies, Jonathan Barnea-BA Music*, Hallie Bishop-BA History*, Kayla Blackman-MA History, Kayla Blackman-CERPS History, Carly Borth-MPH Public Health, Kurt Brekke-BSBAD Accounting*, Kasey Byers-BAJ Journalism, Jessica Camp-BA Commun Sci & Disorders**, Alex Canton-AA Sociology, Matthew Cassel-BA Russian, Miranda Clairmonte-CERPS Anthropology, Alicia Connolly-BFA Theatre, Harrison Cooper-BA Biology**, Jesse DiTommaso-BA Anthropology, Jacob Dillon-BA Political Science*, Shelby Dolezal-BA Political Science, Kellie Donahue-BA Mathematics*, Kellie Donahue-BA Mathematics, Andrea Duke-MBA Business Administration, Kevin Floyd-CERT Food Service Management*, Kevin Floyd-AAS Food Service Management*, Adrianna Frank-AAS Surgical Technology, Christopher Gilstrap-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Jessica Goldade-BFA Theatre**, Lynsey Hagan-AA Philosophy, John Harkins-MS Law, Kerry Heard-CERPS Accounting, Kerry Heard-BSBAD Accounting**, Lucas Hert-BA Psychology, Ceri Hofferber-BME Music*, Justin Hoskins-JD Law, Jens Jacobsen-BA Music*, Jens Jacobsen-BM Music, Amanda Jansen-PHARMD Pharmacy**, Marin Keyes-BA Sociology**, Cameron Kirby-BSBAD Management, John Knispel-BM Music*, Alexa Larson-BFA Theatre*, Kelly Loftus-BA Liberal Studies*, Ali Lubbers-DPT Physical Therapy, Kelsey Maher-BA Political Science, Kyrstyn Manfull-BA Psychology, Hilary Mayer-BM Music, Emily McCulloch-BA Environmental Studies, Jacob McHugh-BA Journalism, Jacob McHugh-BAJ Journalism, Chase Monson-BSBAD Management, Christa Moore-BA Psychology*, Kyle Morlan-AAS Food Service Management, Kyle Morlan-CERT Food Service Management, Kelsey Palmer-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Jessica Perius-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Alivia Ready-PHARMD Pharmacy*, Elizabeth Redinger-BA Social Work**, Craig Reinhardt-AAS Medical Information Technology**, Zachary Reiter-MA Sociology, Berry Roberts-BSBAD Management, Lauren Robinson-BAJ Journalism*, Stuart Ross-BA Theatre, Devin Schmidt-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Michael Schmidt-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Stephen Seder-BA Theatre*, Stephen Seder-BFA Theatre*, Jaymie Strever-BA Anthropology**, Jonina Sveinson-BAJ Journalism, Eric Toennis-BA English, Nicholas Toepfer-BSBAD Accounting**, Timothy Urbaniak-PHD Anthropology, Larissa Walker-BSM Microbiology, Curtis Wallette-MBA Business Administration-Exter, Emily Weaver-BA Mathematics**, Donelle Weston-BAJ Journalism, Alex White-BSHHP Health & Human Performance*, Darcie Winkler-CERPS Management, Darcie Winkler-BSBAD Management, Darcie Winkler-BSBAD Management, Kaitlin Wolfe-AAS Surgical Technology and Jacob Yerger-JD Law.

Bridger: Heidi Mudd-BA Theatre**.

Columbus: Taylor Gauthier-BSBAD Marketing, Alyssa Terry-BA English, Alyssa Terry-BA English, and Wendy Wanner-MA School Psychology.

Hardin: Selene Christman-JD Law, and Hayden Hooker-BA Philosophy*.

Huntley: Spencer Bellew-PHARMD Pharmacy*, and Brandon Gonzalez-AAS Diesel Technology*.

Joliet: Jacob Salo-BA English.

Laurel: Dustin Askim-BAJ Journalism, Chelsea Charles-AAS Practical Nursing, Kari Coleman-AAS Surgical Technology, Jesse Engen-BA Commun Sci & Disorders, Jenna Griffin-MS Speech Language Pathology, Sean McGrath-BA Political Science-History, and Stephen Whiteley-AAS Electronics Technology.

Lavina: Ramilia Ibragimova-BSBAD Accounting.

Red Lodge: Eric Lynn-MA English.

Roundup: Remington Leclair-CERT Recreational Power Equipment*.

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Organizations

The Downtown Exchange Club of Billings held the election for officers and board of directors. Those elected include Brandon Berger, Big Sky Economic Development, president; Lisa Von Laven, Entre Technology Services, president-elect; Dax Simek, Morrison Maierle, vice-president; Ron Cole, Montana Peterbilt, treasurer; Michael Lee, Mike Lee Financial Connections, LLC, secretary, and Jeff Winkler, HGFA Architects, past president.

On the board of directors are: (three-year term) Racquel Kaelberer, Payne West; Susan Schloss, Underriner Motors, and Dusty Young, Copy Right; (two-year term) Ed Lawler, Billings Dental Clinic; Melodie McDermott, Buddy Dog Walk and Peacemaker Ministries, and Jens Selvig III, Jens Selvig Photography; (one-year term) Trina Besel, Mann Mortgage; Tom Krause, Rimrock Mall, and Jennifer Mercer, Billings Depot. Jerry Michels is an ad hoc board member.

(7 PHOTOS)Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley has announced the 2014-2015 board of director’s executive committee and new board members: Shane Colton, attorney, Edmiston & Colton, president; Deb Peters, MSU Billings, vice president; Roger Williams, community volunteer, secretary; Spencer Smith, community volunteer, treasurer; and Andy Rio, Little Horn State Bank, past president. New board members are Kathie Todd, community volunteer; Steve Restad, St. Vincent Healthcare; Brian Brown, First Interstate Bank, and Jodie Hart, community volunteer. The organization, formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network, is a community of 26 Billings religious congregations and more than 1,400 volunteers that provide meals, shelter and safe, non-judgmental environments for families experiencing homelessness. Congregations rotate weekly providing hospitality and basic needs to homeless families.

In the schools

Those on the honor rolls for the spring semester at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., are:

President’s honor roll (with a 4.0 GPA and 12 semester hours): Allison Hudak of Red Lodge.

Vice president’s honor roll (with at least a 3.5 GPA and 12 semester hours): Ashlee Fritzler, Kaona Howe, Jessica Kugler, Nicholas Palmer, Dietrich Schwartz, Katherine Slacks and Cameron Sticka, all of Billings; Tyler Greenwood of Boyd; Dillon Thomas of Bridger; Taylor Schultz and Hayden Skeman, both of Columbus; Audra Bintz of Fishtail; Bobby Dorvall of Fromberg; Amy Robinson of Joliet; Travis Russell of Nye; Susan Cross and Andrew Dimich, both of Red Lodge; Joshua Bohleen and Cody Williamson, both of Roberts; Brittney Sallee of Shepherd.

Dean’s honor roll (with at least a 3.5 GPA and six credit hours): Jamie Lakko and Hope Martin, both of Billings; Adam Schaak of Hardin; Amanda Scruggs of Laurel; Jillian Aukema and Deseree Feller, both of Red Lodge.

Maggie O’Leary, a junior at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, has been named the winner of the 2014 Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship. She will be provided funding toward tuition and fees for a full academic year. O’Leary, of Billings, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English through the College of Arts & Sciences with minors in political science and women and gender studies. She serves on the Presidential Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, is active within the UND Women’s Center and helped establish a new student organization called the Third Wave, which recognizes social inequalities based on gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic background, and physical ability. She was presented with the award at the UND Leadership Awards ceremony.

Billings students at Montana State University Billings who earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

The following Billings students earned a 4.0 GPA: Kourtnei Adams, Kelsey Amini, MaKyla Archuleta, Scott Atkinson, Briana Baeten, Adrianne Baker, Kevin Barth, Rebecca Baumgardener, Chad Bernhardt, Ashley Bertrand, Todd Bierman, Trevor Biondich, Corey Brewington, Jeremy Brooks, Kathleen Carlson, Danielle Casey, Kasie Christensen, Daniel Desin, Maggie Ellis, Olga Emig, Richard Francis, Lori Fryett, Jennifer Grant, Jeremy Greenfield, Holly Grob, Chasmin Haggerty, Savanah Hansen, Kari Harcharik, Eric Hartl, Garth Heser, Amy Hill, Lindsey Holzwarth, John Horacek, Dexter Humphrey, Mandy Hurr, Hannah Jacobsen, Darrell Jaeger, Kelsey Johnson, Laura Johnson, Korilynn Kessler, Arthur Kestner, Kaylee Kimmet, Gregory King, David Kobold, Paige Kramer, Jordan Leclair, Brenna Livingston, Blake Loran, Shayna Loran, Nicholas Maclean, Adam Marman, Amy Martzolf, Tabitha Maust, Lindsey Mclaughlin, Christopher Miller, Joel Miller, Tracey Miller, Stephanie Moore, Kelsey Munsell, Amy Nelstead, Kaj Nicholson, Tracy Nitschke, Jennifer O'Brien, Craig Oram, Lewis Polkow, Marissa Pool, John Putz, Kaitlyn Rangitsch, Erin Robinson, Norma Romersa, Robert Ross, Sierra Ross, April Sanchez, Jadie Schatz, Jerica Schatz, Sarah Schied, Mike Schmidt, Courtney Senini, Phillip Shelton, Kalli Rose Sizemore, Casey Smith, Pedro Sosa, Thomas Staffileno, Courtney Stamm, Terri Steinbrink, Ezra Stewart, Keegan Taft, Dayna Thompson, Cody Thormahlen, Kimberly Tripp, Brianna Turnquist, Diana Wall, Maranda Warren, Helen Webber, Darylynn Wirtala, Astrid Woods, Naomi Yakawich, Joshua Zeeck.

The following students from Billings attained a 3.5-3.99 GPA at Montana State University Billings: Omar AlAqil, Abdullah AlAttiyah, Nathan Allen, Khalid AlRawaji, Derrick Anderson, Julie Anderson, Robert Ashmore, Ryan Asleson, Abdullah Bahomid, Tamara Barnhart, Michael Bartholic, Jacqueline Barton, Kailee Bauch, Kolby Beadnell, Ciera Bellamy, Daysi Bellota, Savannah Berg, Samuel Bettise, Alecia Blake, Lucas Blehm, Victoria Bliss, Elizabeth Blomback, Sarah Botz, Houston Bradbury, Apollo Bradford, Mckinsey Breeding, Tyler Briceno, Karen Brock, Cassandra Bronson, Rachel Brown, Amber Brunner, Elizabeth Bryson, Wyatt Burr, Crystal Busby, Cassidy Butler, Melanie Butts, Karin Calabrese, Tenika Capouch, Christopher Carr, Kailey Carter-Zitterkopf, Shae Chilton, Ashley Chouinard, Virginia Collins, Sara Conklin, Jeremy Conzelman, Nathaniel Debats, Kelly Deiling, Marissa Delser, Samantha Doane, Trae Dolan, Brittany Edelman, Alyssa Elm, Kathryn Epley, Judith Everett, Daniel Everson, Michael Fallon, Jehremy Felig, Stephanie Ferguson, Angie Fettig, Jonathan Flores, Jessica Frank, David Fredrickson, Jeremy Fuhrman, Jodi Gilligan, Matthew Godfrey, Kayleen Goggins, Ainsley Goodrich, Ethan Gray, Dana Grob, Heather Grosse, Jacqueline Guckeen, Blake Guess, Judah Guilford, Raeann Hackey, Sarah Hagel, Nichole Hagen, Ruby Hahn, Jessica Haley, Sheridan Halvorson, Theodore Hampton, Gunnar Hansen, Joshua Hansen, Katelyn Hansen, Austin Hanser, Craig Hanson, Jennifer Hardman, Ashley Hatmaker, Susan Hayes, Jacob Hedge, Tyler Helmbrecht, Anthony Henry, Tanner Hermanson, Gregory Hickle, Kyra Hilario, Parker Hildebrand, Jessica Hilliard, Zachary Hinkle, Corrie Holm, Ryan Holm, Brianna Holmes, Krista Hood, Belle Horman, Deborah Horton, Anna Hovland, Taylor Hutzenbiler, Brittany Hyde, Holly Ingwaldson, Trey Jacobsen, Madalyn Johnson, Jacey Kaczmarek, Shawn Karls, Hannah Kellinger, Chelsea Kenyon, Carmen Kercher, Ross Kinsey, Annie Kish, Matthew Knowlen, Manda Koelzer, Mattie Kopczynski, Benjamin Korf, Mandalee Koszuta, Kyla Kraft, Nicole Kucera, Monica Kuehn, Lacey Kuntz, Judith Lacy, Christopher Landrie, Esther Landrie, Decee Lang, Hope Laverman, Misty Law, Megan Lechner, Jamison Legg, Jerome Legg, Tyler Lehman, Abby Lewis, Kade Lienemann, Kristen Linn, Lesli Lodahl, Kirsten Loop, Paige Lueck, Deborah Lutton, Donita Magnuson, Katie Malenowsky, Holly Mangum, Heather Marchant, Richelle Marquess, Aaron Martin, Rebecca McAllister, David McDonald, Jeffrey McGough, Ryan McKee, Jonathan McKelvey, Ashley Meece, Daniel Mehrens, Katelynn Meyer, Tamra Middleton, Brandon Moline, Joshua Monson, Jenna Moreton, Noel Morris, Brady Muller, Timothy Mullowney, Joshua Munsell, Megan Murphy, Tyler Murray, Forrest Murter, Sara Nelson, Sara Ness, Shauna Newton, Chelsea Niebeling, Melissa Oderifero, Kelsey Oldham, James Olson, Janiel Olson, Connor Oltrogge, Kristi Patterson, Alicia Pavey, Amanda Peitz, Alana Perrin, Barbara Phillips, Kylee Pierce, Daniel Pitt, Silver Pool, Alyssa Radue, Sean Reed, Jordyn Reichert, Roxsand Reichert, Adam Reiter, Vanessa Richardson, Michaela Rimer, Scott Rimer, Tanna Roadhouse, Mindy Robbins, Danielle Roberts, Whitley Roll, Mark Romain, Jacob Ronan, Nicholas Roussos, Jacob Salyer, Danyelle Schmidt, Amber Schneider, Shelby Schneider, Wendy Schneider, Chelsea Schwartz, Kayla Shandy, Jordan Shelton, Sydne Sherman, Darci Silbernagel, Nik Sinhold, Jamie Slaugh, Anne Smith, Kaylin Soeby, Kari Sparrow, Kevin Stalker, Misty Staudinger, Jamee Stensland, James Stiles, Emma Sullivan, Dillon Sundheim, Rebecca Swanson, Diana Taylor, Kayla Taylor, Sarina Taylor, Victoria Tennant, Justin Terry, Amanda Teske, Bryce Thompson, Jaclyn Tobin, Julie Tonnsen, Matthew Tucker, Jennifer Turley, Carly Tvetene, Colin Van Dongen, Marissa Vanatta, Shaylin Varhelyi, Mackenzie Vincent, Jaylyn Waggener, Pamela Waite, Lynea Wallace, Andrew Walton, Yi Wang, Alison Watt, Jason Webster, Nathaniel Weinand, Lauren Weller, Sarah Williams, Brandon Willson, Jesse Wilson, Kathleen Wilson, Snidly Wilson, Jamie Winter, Eric Wolf, Matthew Woodard, Joseph Wyatt, Amy Yerger, Nicole Yurt, Kristina Zarbock, Rochelle Zaremski, Kraig Zeigler, Sommer Zent, Cherrice Zimmerman.

Students at Montana State University Billings from nearby towns other than Billings who earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester. Those with an * after their name earned a 4.0 GPA. The students are:

Brenda Doerschel* of Absarokee; Julie Huggins and Amanda Townsend, both of Acton; Paulina Aplin, Amanda Felton, Michelle Freeman and Douglas Oltrogge, all of Ballantine; Alexandra Moore of Belfry; Kelsey Bymaster and Angela Reinhardt, both of Broadview; Jamie Blotske, Tiffini Frank, Kathleen Hanson*, Stevie Howell, Bridger Kellogg, Lindsay Kellogg*, Tonya Kissler, Emily Little, Rebecca Morgan, Aundrea Westin and Sarah Witt, all of Columbus; Trent Bauwens*, Sunny Guenthner, Jennifer Reed*, Michael Stricker* and Heather Torbert, all of Fromberg; Stephanie Carleton, Bailey Nedens, Kyle Schaff and Landa Uffelman, all of Hardin; Jasmine Dierenfield, Samantha Finch, Chris Henrichs, Aubree Honcoop and Matthew Wilson*, all of Huntley; Kaitlyn Culp, Morgan McQuillan, Carly Plourde, Seth Robertus, Robert Wallace and Christian Watts, all of Joliet; Ariel Berglee, Lyndsey Blohm, Emily Boileau, Katrina Brandenburg, Mackenzie Carpenter, Rachel Dahl*, Katie Day, Lisa Demarais*, Karissa DeRudder, Jasmine Drange, Courtnie Fisher*, Audrey Flanagan, Rebecca Haffey, Collyn Hons, Charleen Howie, Renae Hunt*, Paige Ingram, Josiah Laszloffy, Cory Letendre, Mikayla Maida*, Richard McFate, Jordyn Miller, Angela Mogan, Daniel Nauman, Jordan Odonnell, Rhea Riedlinger, Luke Scheeler, Kyla Schreiner and Colt Speidel, all of Laurel; Tabetha Rindahl of Lavina; Carmen Allen of Molt; Jessica Ecret of Nye; Norris Cole, Jodi Kinn*, Alighta Lloyd, Lisha Lutke* and Miranda McNeil*, all of Park City; Adora Fischer Henderson* of Pompeys Pillar; Kimberley Gelfarth and Devona Lambert, both of Pryor; Josiah Engebretson, Richard Feeley, Taylor Kovach, Ian Letsinger, Quinn Letsinger, Gabriella Russell and Tracy Thormahlen*, all of Red Lodge; Trevor Krook of Roberts; Sara Allen, Kelsey Krumm*, Jenna LaPierre*, Richard Page, Christine Perrella*, Cali Ruth and Andi Soennichsen, all of Roundup; Brandon Hammond, Ryan Heidema, Ashley Klaassen, Kelsey Lilleberg, Josiah Loven, Kristin Middleton, Sean Owens*, Megan Schaff*, Benjamin Shipp*, Lakota Stahl, Glenda Stahl*, Curtis Steiger, Nathan Steiger and Jessica Wagner, all of Shepherd; James Burrow* of Silesia; Bridgette Heil*, Andria Ketcham* and Keith Wectawski, all of Worden.

Kaleen Marie Dean of Park City has been named to the dean’s list at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

Guinevere Ayes of Billings has earned a spot on the dean’s list at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

Local students on the spring dean’s list at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., are Gregory Aders, Jeffrey Aders, Maria Day, Timothy Kuehn, Guy Madison, Rebecca Nash, Mary Pankratz, Rachel Pankratz, Samantha Rozett and Kevin Sullivan, all of Billings; Kaitlyn Wurnig of Huntley; Eric Delaney, Timothy Simonich and Kelcy Traeger, all of Laurel.

Local students were listed on the spring semester president’s list at Dawson Community College in Glendive with a GPA of 3.75 or better. They are Vanessa Newman and Brenden Stevenson, both of Billings and Keturah Lund of Huntley. On the honor’s list at Dawson Community College with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 are Matthew Owens, Ryan Donovan and Jacob Kinghorn, all of Billings.

The Billings Golden K Kiwanis have provided $2,000 in scholarships to West High School students. The Gary Reynolds’ Scholarships were awarded to Brennan Hawsey and Michael Wheeler. Hawsey plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Wheeler will begin his pre-med program at the University of Montana. West High Key Club Scholarships were awarded to Sarah Scheie and Jessica Dutton. Scheie will attend Montana State University. Dutton plans to attend the University of Wyoming, majoring in architectural engineering.

Mary Jones of Billings received a $2,000 Mike and Mary McDonough Montana Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Jones is a 2013 Billings Senior High graduate and a freshman at UM.

Gerrit Bruhaug of Billings has earned a place on the spring semester dean’s list for the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.

E. Colleen Powers of Billings has received a $4,000 Fox Foundation Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Powers is a Billings West High graduate.

Angela Eischens of Billings earned a spot on the dean's list from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn., for the spring semester.

Brianna Burgess of Billings received a $2,000 Van Bramer Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Burgess is a 2012 Shepherd High graduate.

Cody Fisher of Billings received a diploma in residential heating, air conditioning and refrigeration from the St. Cloud Technical & Community College in St. Cloud, Minn., where he earned academic honors.

Garret Heath Meier of Billings was on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Kacee Rall of Worden earned a spot on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Joshua Wiens of Billings is on the spring semester dean’s list at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore.

Collin Anthony Murray of Billings received a $1,800 Taylor Jane McMurtrey Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Murray is a 2012 Billings Central Catholic High graduate.

Sean Brogan of Billings recently received a $1,750 Bonhomme Scholarship from the University of Montana in Missoula. Brogan is a 2010 Billings Senior High graduate.

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The Junior League of Billings, Inc. announced their Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 League year. The leadership team includes Susan McCormick, president; Allison Murphine, president elect; Maggie Vralsted, treasurer; Kary Thome, executive secretary; Connie Begger, event council leader; Laura Simonsen, community council leader; Amber Goulet, membership council leader; Tonya Bush, parliamentarian; Megan Clancy-Loveridge, nominating chair; and Jeanette Eklund, sustaining leader.

The Junior League of Billings, Inc. also honored Allison Murphine and Karen Norsworthy as the “Volunteers of the Year” at their year-end meeting in May. They were selected because of their endless volunteer hours with the Junior League of Billings and because of their dedication, attitude, outstanding volunteerism in both League and community activities and inspiration to others.

Montana Audubon presented awards to area volunteers and leaders at their recent annual meeting and festival held in Bozeman June 6-8. Carol Ward, of Billings, won the Educator of the Year Award. Ward serves as a teacher naturalist for the Audubon Education Center in Billings, where she has taught over 10,000 students since 2005. Her enthusiasm for the natural world is absolutely infectious, and she has inspiringly taught many students, co-workers, and peers about the ecology of the Yellowstone River basin. For more information about these awards, this annual festival and Audubon’s conservation and education efforts, visit mtaudubon.org.

In the schools

Jake Yakawich, of Billings, has been named an All-American Scholar, which offers recognition to superior students who excel in academics. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor or other qualified sponsor are accepted. Yakawich is a student at Billings Central Catholic High.

Katelyn Sweeney, of Billings, has graduated with an associate in science degree form Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.

The Big Sky State Games has selected a local student, Michael Buster, of Laurel, as one of the recipients of the 2014 Big Sky State Games Character Counts Scholarship. The high school junior, who won a $500 scholarship, will be recognized at the 29th Annual Big Sky State Games opening ceremonies event on July 18. Winners were chosen based on their character, community involvement and participation in sports. Buster brought his track and field skills to the Big Sky State Games field in 2010, 2011, and 2012. He also participated in basketball in 2011. For the past three years he has received Academic All State recognition for football, track and basketball. Buster is a member of the National Honor Society and the Society of Torch and Laurel. A very notable honor includes being a recipient of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Sciences Award of Excellence in 2014. He won AMP Athlete of the Year in 2014, the Iron Man Award in the 2013 football season and the All Conference Running Back and Outside Line Backer in the 2013 football season. Currently Buster volunteers at St. Vincent Healthcare in the Patient Services Department.

151 high school junior girls from all over Montana attended the 66th Annual Montana American Legion Auxiliary Girls State at Carroll College in Helena had firsthand experience in learning how local and state government works by campaigning for the many top state positions. They then “shadowed” Montana’s elected state officials. Two Girls Nation senators were elected to go to Washington D.C. in July to participate with representatives from others states and present their bills. Other delegates took part in the judicial system by participating in a District and Appellant mock court trials; sat in the State House and Senate Chambers and had workshops on the correct use of credit, Internet safety and higher education options.

Local students elected as officials include: Attorney General Valerie Wilson (Billings Senior); on the Public Service Commission Gabriella Dispain (Billings Skyview); Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Beverly Sitton (Billing West) and MacKenzie LaCasse (Laurel).

Delegates to the Montana America Legion Boys State at Carroll College in Helena include: Thomas Ulrich, Thomas Pankratz, Colby Robinson, Jacob Frank, Kylen Laber, Jesse Byorth and Zach Schermerhorn, all from Billings Central High; Beau Linnell, Dylan Bodvig, Joseph Knee, Zach Sukin, Aaron Going and Daniel Alme, all from Billings West High, and Nate Tranel from Billings Skyview High.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded student Emmy Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. The Northwest Chapter, which represents television professionals in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, held its 51st annual Emmy ceremony at the Hilton Conference Center Saturday, June 7, in Seatac, Wash. University of Montana-Missoula student Lauren Robinson of Billings was on a team that won the arts and entertainment Emmy for a feature on a stage play involving puppets. The story told of the physical challenges faced by actors in the play “Avenue Q,” using the puppets as their primary means of expression.

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In this five generation photo, standing from left are grandmother Nicole Krieger, great-grandfather Con Krieger, mother Keisha Stauduhar and, seated, great-great-grandmother Joyce (Balzer) Krieger and her great-great-granddaughter Jolee Rae Stauduhar, all of Billings.

In the service

Navy Seaman Recruit Laken P. Olson, daughter of Paul A. Olson, of Chesterland, Ohio, and Jenni N. Olson and stepdaughter of Ralph L. Dupea of Billings completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Olson is a 2012 graduate of Billings Skyview High

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The 92nd convention for Montana State Chapter of PEO will be June 13-15 at the Glasgow High School. More than 300 members, representing 87 chapters in Montana will attend. The primary focus of this philanthropic educational organization is to help women achieve educational goals through scholarships and loans. Founded in 1869 at Iowan Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, by seven women, it has grown to a membership of more than 250,000 in approximately 6,000 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Montana has 87 chapters in 32 communities and over 3,600 members.

Montana State Chapter President Cathy Manhart, of Billings, will preside over convention proceedings. Other state officers are Ann Bullis, vice president, Hardin; Sarah Green, organizer, Great Falls; Anne Marie Kloppel, treasurer, Shepherd; and Sharon Tandberg, secretary, Missoula. International chair of Finance and Audit Committees Alix Smith, is the international representative for the convention.

Ginny Heberly of Chapter AZ in Havre is the chair of the convention with Katie Padden and Karen Wall, both of Chapter U in Glasgow, as co-chairs. They are assisted by members of chapters in Glasgow, Cut Bank, Havre and Malta.

In the schools

Stephen Chad Whiteley, of Billings, is the recipient of the University of Montana President’s Recognition Award in acknowledgement of academic achievements and devotion to excellence in applied computing and electronics. The award was made by the Penetralia Chapter of Mortar Board. He will enter the electrical engineering program at Montana State University in Bozeman this fall.

Kylinn Brenden, of Billings, earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Milligan College in Milligan College, Tenn.

Barbara Otey, of Billings, was named to the winter dean’s list at Alma College in Alma, Mich.

Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., has posted its president’s and dean’s list for the spring semester. Those on the president's list with a GPA of 3.7 to 4.0 are Brynn Burke and Kylie Edinger, both of Billings; Regan Casey of Laurel, and Cortney Lynde of Red Lodge. On the dean's list with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.69 are Jessica Dringman and Makenna Sellers, both of Billings, and Anna Brajcich and Annika Stampfel, both of Red Lodge.

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This year’s grant recipients from the Billings Community Foundation (BCF) are Beartooth Humane Alliance, Better Billings Foundation, Big Horn County Library, Big Sky Senior Services, Billings Family YMCA, Broadview Community Center Inc., Community Hope Inc., Help for Homeless Pets, Helping Hands in Hardin Food Bank, Family Tree Center, Friends of Pompeys Pillar, Tumbleweed Program, Yellowstone CASA and ZooMontana.

An awards dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 4 at Prescott Hall at Rocky Mountain College will honor the recipients and also founding BCF board member, Obert Undem. The Obert Undem Community Vitality Endowment has been established at Billings Community Foundation in his honor.

From 4 to 5 p.m., the BCF will host a seminar presented by Dan Miller, CPA, on “Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices.” The seminar will be held in the Morledge-Kimball building near Prescott Hall, and there is no charge but reservations are required.

For more information on the dinner, sponsorships and reservations for the dinner and/or seminar, call 839-3334 or e-mail billingscommunityfoundation@gmail.com.

In the schools

Nicole Evans, Carter Webber and Jennifer Zundel, all of Billings and all incoming freshmen at the University of Montana in Missoula, have been awarded Presidential Leadership Scholarships. The scholarships recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership and contribution to the community. Scholarship recipients become members of UM’s Davidson Honors College and receive a four year tuition waiver plus an additional $5,000 to $7,500 per year.

Tori NorthPeigan, a student at Lodge Grass High, and Nicole Halfpop from Hardin High were both awarded an embroidered FFA jacket from the Big Horn County Farm Bureau.

NorthPeigan, a member of the Little Big Horn FFA Chapter, is a 10th grade student. Her community service has involved participating in a highway and community clean ups, and traveling to New Mexico in 2013 to cut, haul and deliver wood to the elders of the Navajo Reservation.

Halfpop’s community service has included donating eggs and food to the food bank. The 10th-grade student has helped her 4-H club decorate for National 4-H Week and has run concessions during high school football and volleyball games.

This is the second year The Big Horn County Farm Bureau and First Interstate Bank have partnered with the Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau in California on the Blue Jacket Bonanza. The program was organized to provide FFA students the opportunity to earn their own FFA jacket based on need, community service, leadership skills and a commitment to the FFA program.

Barbara Otey of Billings will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in integrative physiology and health science from Alma College in Alma, Mich.

Local students graduating from Carroll College in Helena include:

Billings: Catherine Anne Marie Hanser (degree to be awarded December, 2014), elementary education, bachelor of arts; Shelby Lyn Kramer, biology, bachelor of arts, summa cum laude; Kaycee Noel McLaughlin, nursing, bachelor of science with distinction; Logan Anne McLean, psychology, bachelor of arts, magna cum laude; Susan Elizabeth Metzger, health science, bachelor of arts with distinction; Benjamin Brian Nearpass (degree awarded December, 2013), business administration: management and marketing, bachelor of arts with distinction; Celeste Petesh, psychology, bachelor of arts; Decker Andrew Roberts, business administration: management, bachelor of arts; Lindsay Nicole Sebastian, Health Science, bachelor of arts with distinction; Gabrielle Alise Weber, communication studies/public relations: marketing, bachelor of arts, and Jacob Allen Wilson, business administration: management, bachelor of arts.

Joliet: Erin Marie Johnson, communication studies/public relations: TV production, bachelor of arts.

Laurel: Easton Benjamin Padden, sociology: criminology, bachelor of arts.

Molt: Hannah Marie Olson, biology, bachelor of arts.

Red Lodge: Austin Hunter Nearpass, biology, bachelor of arts, cum laude.

Billings students graduating from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., include Chase Brown with a juris doctor from the School of Law and Scott Bruschwein with a doctor of medicine from the School of Medicine.

Local students are on the spring dean’s list at Rocky Mountain College. Those students with an asterisk (*) before their names earned a 4.00 GPA in spring 2014.

Absarokee: Alexander Heyneman, Shane McClurg and *Keturah Stahl.

Billings: *Kayla Baisch, *Joel Barndt, Dan Bentley, Brent Brumfield, Cole Cattelan, Samantha Cook, *Neal Coon, *Anna Dewald, Breanna Erdmann, Sky Gabel, BrieAnna Geck, Linda Gutmann, *Jeffrey Hamilton, Tawnya Hamlin, Shannon Hansen, Kimberly Heggem, *Kati Hengel, Carl Henning, Zachary Herman, Aundrea Hines, Chase Kaufman, *Ashley Kautzman, Michaela Kirby, *Robin Kraft, *Daniel Kuske, Jerid McCabe, Tyler Miller, *Samuel Parell, *Christopher Prescott, Robert Pritchett, *Analena Richter , Jubal Rife, *Sarah Rittenhouse, Christopher Scoles, *Chelsea Scott, Thomas Shepard, Jack Shultz, *Emil Soderberg, *McKenzie Stippich, *Mackenzie Thayer, Hyla Thompson, Jayc Van Zee, *Tucker Walker, Jessica Wolf and *Anne Wylie.

Bridger: *Marcella Bauwens.

Columbus: Tayler Noble, Daniel Parod and *Aaron Wolters.

Hardin: *Kasha Caprata.

Huntley: Jessica Drake.

Laurel: Christopher Chapman, *Mitchell Harmon, *Jonathon Hill, *Whitney Hodges, *Randi O'Shea, *Kaleb Price, Larissa Sikel, *Sonya Stahl, *Vincent Tizono, Cassandra Wallace and Mckenzie Webinger.

Park City: Peter Goettlich.

Roberts: Zane Holdbrook.

Roundup: *Jerome Rangitsch and Whitney Wollman.

Shepherd: Paige Williams.

Silesia: *Muriel Cole.

Madeleine Duncan of Billings has been elected to the Lambda Sigma chapter at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. This is a chapter of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society that fosters leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service. Students are initiated at the end of their freshman year.

Anthony Keene of Billings has been named to the dean's list for the 2014 spring semester at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

Local students at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb., are on the spring 2014 president's list with a 4.0 grade-point average. They are Matracia Edeler of Columbus and Kylee Gruel of Fromberg.

Stephen Chad Whiteley of Billings is the recipient of the University of Montana President’s Recognition Award in acknowledgement of academic achievements and devotion to excellence in applied computing and electronics. The award was made by the Penetralia Chapter of Mortar Board. He will enter the electrical engineering program at Montana State University in Bozeman this fall.

Billings students are on the dean’s list for the spring semester at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., are Harper Swords, John Hodges, Megan Palaiyan and Max Yeley.

Mychal Zarzoza from West High was awarded the 2014 Jenny Nemer Sibinger Memorial Scholarship from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County Endowment Foundation. The scholarship is renewable annually, up to four years. The scholarship is awarded to individuals who have been a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County and plan to attend a full-time course of study at a technical school, college or university in the United States.

Local students including Amanda Nelson, a junior at Billings Skyview High; Jana Gemmill, a junior at Billings West High; Trevor Canty, a sophomore at Billings West High, and Naumie DuShane, a freshman at Hardin High School, are new members of the statewide Student Advisory Board, headed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau. The 2014-2015 board consists of 39 high school students from 34 Montana schools. The Student Advisory Board is part of Juneau's statewide initiative, Graduation Matters Montana. Graduation Matters Montana aims to increase the number of students who graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. More information about the board is available on OPI's Graduation Matters Montana website: gmm.mt.gov/sab.html.

Kit Wendtland of Sheridan, Wyo., has graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., earning a bachelor of science degree in economics (magna cum laude) and a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish (magna cum laude).

On May 9-10 the Billings Music Teachers Association held its annual Spring Festival at Rocky Mountain Community Church. Adjudicators were Ken Christensen from Bozeman and Elinore Quander from Golden, Colo. Eighty-five students participated and 12 students were named as top performers. They are Sophia Barthel and Boaz Laverman, students of Trudy Poirer; Paul Shin, student of Lee Hancock; Caden Moore, student of Palma Wolverton; Haley and Hannah Johnson (duet), Noah Woodring, Sabrina Charney and Lexie Taylor, students of Margaret McGillvray; Claire Hatch and James Roan, students of Sherlon Orth; Annika Anderson, student of Carol Mathew, and Kara Johnson, student of Sharon Marble.

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Air Force Airman Lee A. Busch graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Busch is the son of Lee Busch, of Forsyth, and Michelle Busch, of Goodyear, Ariz.

Organizations

Shining Mountain Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution installed new officers for the 2014-2016 term. They are: Anita Simonsen, regent; Fay Danielsen, vice regent; Linda Luse, chaplain; Robin Richter, recording secretary; Pat Ward, corresponding secretary; Kathie Kirkpatrick, registrar; Jean Gubser, historian; Heidi Graves, librarian; and Louise Palm, parliamentarian. Shining Mountain Chapter was organized Feb. 22, 1918, and is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education for children. More information can be found on the Chapter’s website at billingsdar.weebly.com/index.html or at the National Society’s website: dar.org/.

In the schools

The Student Financial Services Office (SFS) within the Montana University System has offered the Montana University System Honor Scholarship to Billings-area students. This is a renewable scholarship offered by the Montana Board of Regents that waives undergraduate tuition for up to eight semesters at any campus of the Montana University System or Dawson, Flathead Valley or Miles community colleges.

Students offered this scholarship must be graduates of an accredited Montana high school with a minimum grade point average of 3.4 at the end of their seventh semester in high school, take either the ACT or SAT standardized test, meet college preparatory requirements and attend an eligible campus. Students offered the scholarship include:

Absarokee High — Taylor Flynn; Billings Central Catholic High — Mark Bruschwein, Bryce Hawbaker and Matthew Selensky; Billings Senior High — Bobbi Bjordahl, Benjamin Collins, Devon Goldhammer, Sara Heard, Kiara Kober, Gabrial Mathews, Blaque Saur, Eli Sutherland, Carter Webber and Jacob Woodring; Billings Skyview High — Marisa Barthuly, Trevor Brooks, Nicole Evans, Ashlee Frank, Morgan Julian and Skylar Passon; Billings West High — Rachael Cohen, Jessica Dutton, Zachary Funyak, Brennan Hawsey, Konner Howell, Thomas Marts, Parker Pearsall, Christian Reinker, Aaron Scherr, Hope Watts and Jennifer Zundel; Broadview High — Morgan Beckett; Columbus High — Eva Hover, Jonathan Milliken and Haley Teske; Huntley Project High (Worden) — Amanda Jarrett; Joliet High — Tyrel Hoferer and April Seymour; Laurel High — Tyler Holliday, Ira Li and Lauren Studiner; Park City High — Codi Rogers; Red Lodge High — William Haman and Kristopher Schaff; Shepherd High — Kyle Johnson and Shay Shelhamer.

Corie Neugebauer, of Billings, a student from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., is taking part in a study abroad program this summer in Santorini, Greece. The Summer School Abroad program is designed to enhance learning and includes on-campus courses and an off-campus travel seminar led by Concordia faculty. The courses contain background information necessary to understand and appreciate the travel experience of various countries and academic disciplines.

Billings Central Catholic High’s music groups performed at Broadwater High School and Carroll College and then at the Regional Music in the Parks Music Festival where the students took home eight awards and were regionally ranked in seven categories. Awards included: Jazz Choir — Superior Rating and first overall; Mixed Choir — Superior rating and first overall; Concert Band — Excellent rating and first overall; Jazz Band — Excellent rating and first overall; Chamber Orchestra — Excellent rating and first overall; Outstanding Jazz Group and Regional Overall Award, and Outstanding Concert Band and Regional Overall Award. The Music Department also received the Esprit De Corps Award, the highest award you can receive at the festival.

Shelby Lyn Kramer and Susan Elizabeth Metzger, both of Billings, were recognized with Carroll College’s Bishop Gilmore Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship, awarded to seniors who have attained the highest grade point average after four years at Carroll, Nine graduates received the award.

Danae Alyssa Lenz, of Billings, graduated with a bachelor of journalism from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Anthony Keene has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton, Ohio, for spring semester with a 3.83 GPA.

Billings students graduating from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., in June include Lysbeth A. Ackerman, bachelor of science, cum laude, forest management; Lexi P. Coons, master of science, water resources science; Mark E. Greene, bachelor of science, electrical and computer engineering, and David K. Woods, master of health physics, radiation health physics.

Heather N. Curry, of Yellowstone County, is on the spring chancellor’s honor roll at the University of Tennessee in Martin, Tenn.

Local students graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. They are Brynn Burke, of Billings, bachelor of business administration in business administration; Logan Daines, of Billings, bachelor of arts in Spanish; Jessica Dringman, of Billings, bachelor of business administration in business administration; Claire Kornegay, of Billings, bachelor of business administration in business administration; Jeremy Wolf, of Billings, graduated with a bachelor of arts in English, and Tara Zinnecker, of Billings, bachelor of science in nursing; Cortney Lynde, of Red Lodge, bachelor of science in human physiology, and Annika Stampfel, of Red Lodge, bachelor of arts in English.

Billings students attending Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash., have earned a place on the winter quarter dean’s list. They are Zachary Joseph Dedekind, Coram Harwood Parker and Mariel Danielle Rieland.

Amanda Bastian has earned a masters of arts in speech-language pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.

Jake Brown, of Billings, was part of a team of University of Montana students who traveled to New York City to a national conference as part of the Montana Model United Nations Team. As a team, they won an award for representing the Pacific island nation of Fiji. The team visited Fiji’s diplomatic mission to the U.N., attended talks by national and international policymakers including Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., and held closing ceremonies at U.N. headquarters. Brown, a senior majoring in political science and Arabic, was on the General Assembly First Committee (Peace and Security).

Jenni Pehler, of Billings, received her degree in psychology from the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D.

Dalton Smith, of Billings, graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, S.D, with a bachelor of arts degree in sport, exercise and wellness with minors in business and coaching.

Samuel Faust, of Columbus, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, N.D.

Sara Bonk, a sophomore at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., has been named a Crimson Scholar and earned a place on the dean’s honors list, placing in the top 15 percent of the students. Bonk was accepted in the study abroad program and will attend Barcelona University this coming summer. She is majoring in English, Spanish and English as a second language.

Local students have graduated from Minot State University in Minot, N.D. Leah Hess, of Billings, received a master's of science degree in management, and Carl Reinholz, of Molt, earned a bachelor of science degree in corporate fitness.

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