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In the schools

Billings students are on the fall semester 2014 honor roll at Montana State University-Bozeman. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester were named to the president’s honor roll, and an asterisk follows the name of these students. The dean’s honor roll includes students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester. They are Aleksandra Abrahamowicz*, Cassandra Aldrich*, Kimberly Alexander, Nathan Althoff, Kristi Amos, Colter Andren, Abigail Atkins, Hayden Ayre, Ellezabeth Badgett*, Caitlin Bailey, Heather Baker*, Kaleb Barkac, Ashley Barnekoff, Marisa Barthuly*, Andrew Beaudry, Ryan Bechtold, Sean Becker*, Devon Beddow, Nicholas Bell, Brendan Bellows, Ashley Bertrand, Katherine Birkle*, Stephanie Boehm, Jillian Boll, Austin Bourassa, Hannah Braden*, Joseph Bretz, Amber Breuker*, Jackson Brew, Kate Brew*, Cody Brown, Layne Brown, Alexa Buchl, Aaron Burgess, Casey Burke, Rachael Byrnes, Ryan Byrnes, Leilani Carney*, Andrew Carroll, Taylor Cassard*, Rachel Catlin*, Matthew Cetrone, Daniel Charlton, Sujin Cho, Jared Clairmont, Rachael Cohen, Benjamin Collins, Davis Connelley, Mariana Covaci, Olivia Cranford, Laura Dahnke, Taylor Dees, Shannon DeJong, Devan Dennehy, Morgan Derby*, Natalie Dietrich*, Lincoln DiLorenzo, James Dilts, Thomas Donahue*, David Doney, Bailey Dooper, Tera Doyle, Jordan Dreessen, Paige Driscoll, Shawn Eddy, Stephanie Eddy, Jessica Ehlang, Jacqueline Elliott, Devan Farrar, Shelby Finch, Melissa Fink*, Lindsey Fleming, Emily Francis, Ashlee Frank, Ryan Frank, Alexander Frazier, Jordan Frickle, Nathan Fritz*, Riley Gallogly, Gabriella Garcia*, Matias Gerbasi, Morgan Gilbert, Megan Gillespie*, Paul Gillig, Ben Gleason*, Devon Goldhammer, Megan Gollahon, Brittany Gonzales*, Tucker Gosda, Abigail Gravgaard, Brittnee Grimstad, Logan Grimstad, Bailey Guelff, Shelby Guelff*, Emily Gunderson, Skyler Gunderson, Ashley Gutierrez*, Elliot Hagan, Derek Hammermeister, Nathan Hammond, Eaon Hanebury*, Sarah Hanley, Helena Hanna, Amy Harcharik*, Anthony Harmon, Levi Hartman, Rebecca Hays*, Sara Heard*, Michael Heger*, Aszia Hernandez, Jessica Hickel, Zachary Holmes, Samuel Holt, Ashley Horine, Kylee Hraban, Quinn Huppert, Torry Huppert, Kory Hutton, Bethany Irion, Brianna Irion, Bryce Iverson, Eric Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Kjersti Johnston, Marcus Jolovich, Kaleigh Jones*, Morgan Julian, Kylie Kangas, Jonathan Karell, Mack Kautzman, Katherine Kent*, Abigail Ketterling*, Andrea Ketterling, Karissa Ketterling*, Jared Kimmet, Macy King, Caitlin Kirby, Veronnaka Klamert*, Kassie Klemann, Kristin Kochner, Alexander Krenzler*, Jeremy Kugler*, Courtney Lambert*, Jared Lambrecht, Brandon LaVeau, Faith LeFevre*, Patrick Leonard, Jenni LeSueur*, Cody Linde, Sarah Linkenhoker, Cody Lux, Justin MacDonald, Jamey MacPherson, RaeAnna Madigan, Jennifer Mahoney, Riley Manfull, Colton Marchwinski, Dakota Martonen, Anna Marts, Thomas Marts, Gabrial Mathews, Isaac Mazel, Ashley McClammy*, Ty McCormick, Trevin McNeil, Brock Meyer, Chazlyn Miller*, Joseph Miller, Eric Mitchell, Samantha Mohl, Amanda Moore, Jennifer Morris, Daniel Morse, Jessica Morse*, Tyler Nansel, Melanie Neale*, Amy Nelstead*, Katie Nessan, Hayley Nicoll, Nicole Nielsen, Tracy Nitschke*, Kayla Northrop, Samantha Northrop, Meagan Oleary, Tyler Osborne, Andrea Palm, Jacob Pancheau*, Canon Parker, Skylar Passon*, Parker Pearsall, Hannah Peretti, Cori Phillips*, Alex Picicci, Alexandra Pirtz, Kory Ploehn, Tyler Pointer, Quincey Pope, Maggie Powell, Hannah Priddy, Collette Proue, Alexander Reid, Charlene Reinhart, Madison Rembe*, Melanie Rice-Bellamy, Keith Rigney, Trey Roadifer, Caitlyn Robertson, Micah Rose*, Cody Rummel, Eric Rydquist, Grant Rydquist*, Hannah Sanders*, Lauren Satchell, Kendra Schaff, Daniel Schaner, Jessica Schermerhorn, Danyelle Schmidt, Erin Schreibeis*, Mariah Scott*, Austin Seder, Kaitlyn See, Jacob Selensky, Matthew Selensky, Seth Severa, Joshua Shakra, Emma Shankle*, Madelyn Sieler*, Jessica Skidmore*, Kinsey Skillen, Cassie Smith, Cole Sowden, Nicholas Staffileno, Karlee Steen, Racquel Steffans, Adam Sticka, Clinton Stiffler, MacKenzie Stone, Alicia Stoner, Brayden Stowe, Brittany Struss*, Isabel Sullivan, Nathan Sundsted, Eli Sutherland, Genevieve Suwara, Hayley Swain, Kristen Swift, Rachel Temme, Chase Templet*, Alexander Thelen, Melissa Thompson, Trevor Vannoy*, Donna Villanyi, Chase Vinger, Mikaela Wahl*, Joseph Waller, Andrew Walton*, Hope Watts*, Kyle Welliever, Danielle Wendlandt, Braydon White*, Christopher White, Stephanie White, MacKenzie Whitmer*, Brennan Whittmeyer, Jeremy Wicker*, Shawna Wilder, Leanne Williams, Dillon Winkler, Scarlett Wyatt, Johnathan Yakawich, Joshua Zeller, Patrick Zimny, Courtney Zundel, Jacob Zwemke.

Local students have earned a place on the 2014 fall dean’s list at Rocky Mountain College. Those students with a 4.00 GPA have an asterisk before their names. All others on the list have a high grade point average between 3.60 and 3.99.

Absarokee: Alexander Heyneman, Keturah Stahl.

Billings: *Mandi Achten, *Chere Anderson, *Brianna Bauer, *Cory Berry, *Bobbi Bjordahl, *Katie Boyce, *Sorcha Brooks, *Ashlee Burman, *Tenika Capouch, *Cole Catlin, *Alexandra Chase, *Nicolas Cordero-Gallegos, *Anna Dewald, *Zachery Farrand, *Megan Faulkner, *Tyler Faw, *Teryn Feller, *Chad Flynn, *Anna Gregory, *Hannah Groves, *Rachel Hein, *Piotr Held, *Kaelee Hale, *Stacy Hendricks, *Taylor Hert, *Tyler Hilderbrand, *Jeffrey Houser, *Kobi Hudson, *Courtney Hunt, *Treve Icenoggle, *Morgan Karpstein, *Daniel Kuske, *Elyssa Leininger, *McKenna Levesque, *Joshua Lieuallen, *Jesper Lindström, *Maryrose Milkovich, *Lydia Olsen, *Angie Partain, *Christopher Prescott, *Analena Richter, *Robert Robertson, *Nancy Robinson, *Ashley Roseboom, *Jakota Schatz, *Christopher Scoles, *Cooper Simpson, *McKenzie Stippich, *Cassandra Wallace, *Jonathan Wright, Jordan Allie, Macayla Birdwell, Eric Buer, Bryant Ceynar, Kathryn Clark, Aileen Denny, Matthew DeWit, Bailey Edwards, Malin Eriksson, Bryan Feigum, Kaitlyn Frenk, BrieAnna Geck, Gerald Giebink, Amber Godfrey, Linda Gutmann, Therese Hagbyhn, Tanner Haley, Tawnya Hamlin, Hannah Hansen, Katelyn Hansen, Traci Harper, Kimberly Heggem, Stephanie Heisler, Elizabeth Hellerud, Kati Hengel, Erik Hogbom, Kina Holst, Stephen Horton, Hayden Huff, Samuel Jarecke, Dylan Johnston, Marissa Jones-Flaget, Caden Kiedrowski, Ashley Kirby, Allison Kostelecky, Taylor Kufeld, Thomas Little, Ksenia Lynch, Kaesha McNeil, Andrew Moorhead, Breanna Parks, Tiffany Personett, Dannicah Petak, Zachary Pietrocarlo, Sarah Rittenhouse, Cody Russell, Sammantha Sadler, Emily Schaff, Reagan Schultz, Renee Seacor, David Shaffer, Jack Shultz, Gereint Sis, Orion Slatten, Tucker Stewart, Hyla Thompson, Crystallaina White, Larry Whittaker.

Bridger: *Marcella Bauwens.

Columbus: *Christian Gardner, Tayler Noble, *Daniel Parod, Aaron Wolters.

Hardin: *Kasha Caprata, *Mallory Edgar.

Huntley: Jessica Drake.

Joliet: Tanielle Beede.

Laurel: Kylee Belless, *Ayla Grandpre, Mitchell Harmon, Whitney Hodges, *Ruth Lowery , William Lowery, *Kaelea Price, *Kaleb Price, *Michaela Shifley, *Sonya Stahl, Lindsay Tebay, Vincent Tizono, Ryan Wallace.

Park City: *Michaela Gieser.

Pompeys Pillar: Kelsey Oblender.

Red Lodge: *Meggan Gildehaus, Mallory Kelley.

Roberts: *Katie Braten, Zane Holdbrook.

Roundup: *Jerome Rangitsch, Karen Smith, Whitney Wollman.

Shepherd: Rachel Keever, *Paige Williams.

Worden: *Desiree Talkington.

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The Friends of Pompeys Pillar have elected officers and members of the board of directors for 2015. The officers are Henry Deming, president; Mike Lamphier, vice-president, and Susan Barrow, secretary/treasurer. Members of the board include Jerry Michels, Jim Nichols, Mark Pagano, Jodi Kinn, Joyce Jensen and Clint Valandra. Ex-officio members of the board are Bill Kennedy, Yellowstone County commissioner, Jeff Kitchens, Pompeys Pillar National Monument manager and Jonathan Peart, executive director of the Friends of Pompeys Pillar.

In the schools

Shandray Zigweid of Billings is on the fall 2014 dean’s list at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.

Local students are on the fall semester 2014 honor roll at Montana State University-Bozeman. Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester were named to the President’s Honor Roll, and an asterisk follows each name of these students. The Dean’s Honor Roll includes students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Columbus: Mitchell Baker, Sarah Corson, Kali France, Neil Holland, Dustin Kluthe, Lindsey Mullikin, Lucy Muragin*, Nicole Nelson, Megan Perry, Kylee Summers, Haley Teske.

Fromberg: Markie DeRudder, Rebekah Kirtley, Lauren Myers.

Huntley: Angelia Spooner.

Joliet: Tyrel Hoferer*, Megan Peterson, April Seymour*.

Laurel: Evan Boeshans, Austin Cannon, Dalayna Christenson, Treven Hembree, Krishell Herden, Miranda Holmlund, Carrie Krug, Hannah Lee, Rylee Leggett, Lukas Lohof, Kyndall Miller, Jaidyn Milliron, Julie Morton-Yates*, Callen Rosselot, Luke Scheeler, Jessica Steinmasel*, Cole Traeger, Kelcie Wood.

Lavina: Kalyn Jensen.

Molt: Mindy McCord.

Nye: Dillon McClure.

Park City: Cody Donaugh.

Pompeys Pillar: Benjamin French.

Red Lodge: Emily Bitterman, Chloe Kebble, Taylor Kovach*, Chance Ronning Glenn, Carter Theade, Eric Woodden.

Roberts: Charles Miller*.

Roundup: Tonya Johnston, Sarah Miller.

Shepherd: Calen Carpenter, Mollie Ekness, Morgan Murray, Shay Shelhamer.

Silesia: Alexa Cole.

Worden: Lily Westerhoff.

Logan Martin of Billings from The First Tee of Montana has been selected from a pool of national candidates to attend The First Tee Outstanding Participant & Leadership Summit March 11-15 in Dallas. During this interactive and educational event, participants will have the opportunity to develop and hone skills to become leaders in their chapters, schools and communities. Among the dignitaries scheduled to address the teenagers at the summit are New York Times bestselling author James Patterson and World Golf Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam.

During the workshops, Martin will develop plans for leading a meaningful service project in our community as a way to apply the skills and concepts learned at the four-day summit. He has chosen “Bullying in Our Schools” as his special project. A junior at Skyview High, he has been active at his chapter for seven years. He was selected to attend the inaugural The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Summit in 2013 and mentors younger participants at the chapter. He plays on the varsity golf team for Skyview High, East High School Varsity Lacrosse, Skyview Honor Roll and the Skyview Choir.

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Local students named to the president’s list at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, N.D., include Austin Harper, Marissa Stanton, Dustin Sandbak and Seth Ehlang, all of Billings, and Isaac Reiss of Shepherd.

Elizabeth G. Byron of Hardin has earned a place on the fall term honor roll at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

Area youth have graduated from the Montana Youth Challenge Academy. They are Alex Barsness, Justice Bierwiler, Jeremy Boyer, Austin Fisher, Riley Kennedy, Christian Roscoe and Aaron Schaack, all of Billings; Misty Krenik and Emily Marin, both of Colstrip, Camille Gutierrez of Lodge Grass, Lloyd Penne of Park City and Allee Berg of Reed Point. This two-phase, academic-based program is in Dillon on the campus of the University of Montana-Western. The academy focus is to assist youth, ages 16-18, by helping them develop the academic and physical skills and abilities necessary to be successful. During the 22-week residential phase, cadets focus on eight core components including physical fitness, academic excellence, leadership-followership, responsible citizenship, service to community, life-coping skills, job skills and health and hygiene. After graduation from the residential phase, students enter the 12-month post-residential phase in which they maintain contact with a volunteer mentor in their community. MYCA conducts two sessions each year. The next session starts on Jan. 20. For more information, call 1-877-367-6927 or log onto youthchallenge.mt.gov.

Local students at Miles Community College have been named to the president’s honor list for the fall 2014 semester. Those with a 4.00 GPA are Jennifer Howell of Billings and Stephanie McKoy of Shepherd. Those with a 3.75-3.99 GPA are Whitney Jacobs of Columbus and Tyler Nelson of Laurel. Those with a 3.55–3.74 GPA are Tamara Froslie, Adam Potter and Bridgett McMillian, all of Billings; Abigail Forseth of Huntley, and Ellen Milohov of Huntley Project.

Matracia Edeler of Columbus and Kylee Gruel of Fromberg are on the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb.

Joanne Hoch of Billings was named to the fall 2014 dean’s honor roll at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Emily Bonawitz of Billings earned a place on the 2014 fall semester dean’s list at Lasell College in Newton, Mass.

Local students are on the fall semester 2014 honor roll at Montana State University-Bozeman.

Students with a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester were named to the President’s Honor Roll, and an asterisk follows each name of these students.

The Dean’s Honor Roll includes students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Absarokee: Megan Culbertson, Taylor Flynn, Jonathan Milliken.

Belfry: Thomas Bonogofsky.

Bridger: Stephanie Beeman, Avery Loverdi, Tannur Oakes*.

Broadview: Morgan Beckett, Kathryn Kratky, Jacob Mushaben, Madaline Mushaben, Nicole Nelson.

Billings: Aleksandra Abrahamowicz*, Cassandra Aldrich*, Kimberly Alexander, Nathan Althoff, Kristi Amos, Colter Andren, Abigail Atkins, Hayden Ayre, Ellezabeth Badgett*, Caitlin Bailey, Heather Baker*, Kaleb Barkac, Ashley Barnekoff, Marisa Barthuly*, Andrew Beaudry, Ryan Bechtold, Sean Becker*, Devon Beddow, Nicholas Bell, Brendan Bellows, Ashley Bertrand, Katherine Birkle*, Stephanie Boehm, Jillian Boll, Austin Bourassa, Hannah Braden*, Joseph Bretz, Amber Breuker*, Jackson Brew, Kate Brew*, Cody Brown, Layne Brown, Alexa Buchl, Aaron Burgess, Casey Burke, Rachael Byrnes, Ryan Byrnes, Leilani Carney*, Andrew Carroll, Taylor Cassard*, Rachel Catlin*, Matthew Cetrone, Daniel Charlton, Sujin Cho, Jared Clairmont, Rachael Cohen, Benjamin Collins, Davis Connelley, Mariana Covaci, Olivia Cranford, Laura Dahnke, Taylor Dees, Shannon DeJong, Devan Dennehy, Morgan Derby*, Natalie Dietrich*, Lincoln DiLorenzo, James Dilts, Thomas Donahue*, David Doney, Bailey Dooper, Tera Doyle, Jordan Dreessen, Paige Driscoll, Shawn Eddy, Stephanie Eddy, Jessica Ehlang, Jacqueline Elliott, Devan Farrar, Shelby Finch, Melissa Fink*, Lindsey Fleming, Emily Francis, Ashlee Frank, Ryan Frank, Alexander Frazier, Jordan Frickle, Nathan Fritz*, Riley Gallogly, Gabriella Garcia*, Matias Gerbasi, Morgan Gilbert, Megan Gillespie*, Paul Gillig, Ben Gleason*, Devon Goldhammer, Megan Gollahon, Brittany Gonzales*, Tucker Gosda, Abigail Gravgaard, Brittnee Grimstad, Logan Grimstad, Bailey Guelff, Shelby Guelff*, Emily Gunderson, Skyler Gunderson, Ashley Gutierrez*, Elliot Hagan, Derek Hammermeister, Nathan Hammond, Eaon Hanebury*, Sarah Hanley, Helena Hanna, Amy Harcharik*, Anthony Harmon, Levi Hartman, Rebecca Hays*, Sara Heard*, Michael Heger*, Aszia Hernandez, Jessica Hickel, Zachary Holmes, Samuel Holt, Ashley Horine, Kylee Hraban, Quinn Huppert, Torry Huppert, Kory Hutton, Bethany Irion, Brianna Irion, Bryce Iverson, Eric Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Kjersti Johnston, Marcus Jolovich, Kaleigh Jones*, Morgan Julian, Kylie Kangas, Jonathan Karell, Mack Kautzman, Katherine Kent*, Abigail Ketterling*, Andrea Ketterling, Karissa Ketterling*, Jared Kimmet, Macy King, Caitlin Kirby, Veronnaka Klamert*, Kassie Klemann, Kristin Kochner, Alexander Krenzler*, Jeremy Kugler*, Courtney Lambert*, Jared Lambrecht, Brandon LaVeau, Faith LeFevre*, Patrick Leonard, Jenni LeSueur*, Cody Linde, Sarah Linkenhoker, Cody Lux, Justin MacDonald, Jamey MacPherson, RaeAnna Madigan, Jennifer Mahoney, Riley Manfull, Colton Marchwinski, Dakota Martonen, Anna Marts, Thomas Marts, Gabrial Mathews, Isaac Mazel, Ashley McClammy*, Ty McCormick, Trevin McNeil, Brock Meyer, Chazlyn Miller*, Joseph Miller, Eric Mitchell, Samantha Mohl, Amanda Moore, Jennifer Morris, Daniel Morse, Jessica Morse*, Tyler Nansel, Melanie Neale*, Amy Nelstead*, Katie Nessan, Hayley Nicoll, Nicole Nielsen, Tracy Nitschke*, Kayla Northrop, Samantha Northrop, Meagan Oleary, Tyler Osborne, Andrea Palm, Jacob Pancheau*, Canon Parker, Skylar Passon*, Parker Pearsall, Hannah Peretti, Cori Phillips*, Alex Picicci, Alexandra Pirtz, Kory Ploehn, Tyler Pointer, Quincey Pope, Maggie Powell, Hannah Priddy, Collette Proue, Alexander Reid, Charlene Reinhart, Madison Rembe*, Melanie Rice-Bellamy, Keith Rigney, Trey Roadifer, Caitlyn Robertson, Micah Rose*, Cody Rummel, Eric Rydquist, Grant Rydquist*, Hannah Sanders*, Lauren Satchell, Kendra Schaff, Daniel Schaner, Jessica Schermerhorn, Danyelle Schmidt, Erin Schreibeis*, Mariah Scott*, Austin Seder, Kaitlyn See, Jacob Selensky, Matthew Selensky, Seth Severa, Joshua Shakra, Emma Shankle*, Madelyn Sieler*, Jessica Skidmore*, Kinsey Skillen, Cassie Smith, Cole Sowden, Nicholas Staffileno, Karlee Steen, Racquel Steffans, Adam Sticka, Clinton Stiffler, MacKenzie Stone, Alicia Stoner, Brayden Stowe, Brittany Struss*, Isabel Sullivan, Nathan Sundsted, Eli Sutherland, Genevieve Suwara, Hayley Swain, Kristen Swift, Rachel Temme, Chase Templet*, Alexander Thelen, Melissa Thompson, Trevor Vannoy*, Donna Villanyi, Chase Vinger, Mikaela Wahl*, Joseph Waller, Andrew Walton*, Hope Watts*, Kyle Welliever, Danielle Wendlandt, Braydon White*, Christopher White, Stephanie White, MacKenzie Whitmer*, Brennan Whittmeyer, Jeremy Wicker*, Shawna Wilder, Leanne Williams, Dillon Winkler, Scarlett Wyatt, Johnathan Yakawich, Joshua Zeller, Patrick Zimny, Courtney Zundel, Jacob Zwemke.

Columbus: Mitchell Baker, Sarah Corson, Kali France, Neil Holland, Dustin Kluthe, Lindsey Mullikin, Lucy Muragin*, Nicole Nelson, Megan Perry, Kylee Summers, Haley Teske.

Fromberg: Markie DeRudder, Rebekah Kirtley, Lauren Myers.

Huntley: Angelia Spooner.

Joliet: Tyrel Hoferer*, Megan Peterson, April Seymour*.

Laurel: Evan Boeshans, Austin Cannon, Dalayna Christenson, Treven Hembree, Krishell Herden, Miranda Holmlund, Carrie Krug, Hannah Lee, Rylee Leggett, Lukas Lohof, Kyndall Miller, Jaidyn Milliron, Julie Morton-Yates*, Callen Rosselot, Luke Scheeler, Jessica Steinmasel*, Cole Traeger, Kelcie Wood.

Lavina: Kalyn Jensen.

Molt: Mindy McCord.

Nye: Dillon McClure.

Park City: Cody Donaugh.

Pompeys Pillar: Benjamin French.

Red Lodge: Emily Bitterman, Chloe Kebble, Taylor Kovach*, Chance Ronning Glenn, Carter Theade, Eric Woodden.

Roberts: Charles Miller*.

Roundup: Tonya Johnston, Sarah Miller.

Shepherd: Calen Carpenter, Mollie Ekness, Morgan Murray, Shay Shelhamer.

Silesia: Alexa Cole.

Worden: Lily Westerhoff.

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The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum, celebrating its 37th anniversary, elected officers for the 2014–2015 term. They are: Irene Nelson, recording secretary; Laura Haefer, treasurer; Laura Joy-Brock, program coordinator; Bobbie Meyers, corresponding secretary; and P. J. Smith, president. Other members of the executive board are Shawna Valentine, membership; Ellen and Gary Booth, newsletter; George Mowat, publicity; and Anita Smith, research. The Forum teaches people how to research their family history at educational programs that are held monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1711 Sixth St. W. More information can be found at yellowstonegenealogy.org.

In the schools

Local students at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., have earned a place on the fall dean’s list. They are Tanner Greyn, Morgan Mcdonnell, Hanna Monroe, Derek Sanchez and Gage Swarm, all of Billings, and Amanda Taylor of Laurel.

In the service

Air Force Airman Dakota R. Edmonds graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Edmonds is the daughter of Anthony and Christy Edmonds of Havre and a 2014 graduate of Havre High.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Shawn L. Konetzki graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The son of Lisa and Lawrence Konetzki of Sheridan, Wyo., Konetzki graduated from Sheridan High in 2011 and earned an associate degree from Sheridan College in 2013.

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The Brain Injury Alliance of Montana has announced its 2015 board of directors. Those from Billings are Robert Snizek, secretary, and Ian Elliot.

In the schools

Claire Stepanek of Billings is on the fall dean’s list at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

In the service

Army Pvt. Brittany A. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The daughter of Josh Smith of Worland, Wyo., she is a 2014 graduate of Worland High.

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Students who seek to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., must be nominated by a member of Congress to be considered. Candidate applications are judged on merit, based on evidence of character, scholarship, leadership ability, physical aptitude, goals and motivation.

Sen. Jon Tester’s nominations of local students include Gavin Butz, of Billings, to the Merchant Marine Academy and Naval Academy; Jesse Byorth, of Billings, to the Naval Academy, Military Academy and Merchant Marine Academy; Richmond Paschall, of Billings, to the Naval Academy and Merchant Marine Academy, and Cole Daily, of Red Lodge, to the Air Force Academy.

Sen. John Walsh’s nominations of local students include Gavin Butz, of Billings, to the Air Force Academy and Merchant Marine Academy; Jesse Byorth, of Billings, to the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and Merchant Marine Academy; Richmond Paschall, of Billings, to the Naval Academy and Merchant Marine Academy, and Devin Ehret, of Columbus, to the Air Force Academy and Naval Academy.

Rep. Steve Daines’ nominations of local students include Jesse Byorth, of Billings, to the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, and Richmond Paschall, of Billings, to the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Merchant Marine Academy.

Scott McCarthy of Billings has earned a master of business administration degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan.

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Webster Crist and Amanda Disney, both from Billings, are members of the choir at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and performed in the annual Christmas Festival. Both are Senior High graduates.

Allison Ebel, a freshman from Billings, performed as a first soprano in the Women’s Chorale at Concordia University in Seward, Neb., during the annual Christmas at Concordia concerts.

In the service

Air Force Airman Kyle E. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Russell D. Smith of Sidney and a 2013 graduate of Sidney High.

Air Force Airman Kyle A. Tryan graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Wade A. Tryan and Jeanni Ralston, of Scobey, and a 2014 graduate of Scobey Public School.

Jacob D. Pancheau of Billings is an education major at Montana State University-Bozeman. The Army ROTC cadet has earned his commission as a second lieutenant assigned to active duty as a military police officer. For more information about the MSU Army ROTC program, see montana.edu/wwwarmy.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Joe H. Rappold graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Rappold is the son of Michael H. Rappold, of Malta, and Jeannie Rappold, of Surfside Beach, S.C. He is a 2012 graduate of Malta High.

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Michael Bauer has earned a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman. He received his Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering in 2011. A 2007 graduate from Billings West High, Bauer worked as a graduate research assistant for two years while he completed his studies and masters thesis titled “Manufacturing Reliability for C-Channel Composite Beams.”

In the service

Sgt. 1st Class Taylor A. Martin was awarded an academic achievement for Airmen Leadership School. He is the son of Patti Martin-Yonts of Billings.

Air Force Reserve Airman Lauriann L. Tran graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Tran is the daughter of Scott Bartlebaugh, of Laurel; Rebecca Heller of Tallahassee, Fla.; and Doug Tran of Crawfordville, Fla.

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Shepherd High School FCCLA had 24 members compete in 10 events at the National Family, Career and Community Leaders of Americas Cluster meeting in Salt Lake City. This is Shepherd High’s fifth year to compete.

FCCLA is a national student-lead organization that promotes personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation. Any student who has taken a FCS class is eligible for membership.

Shepherd High School's Knowledge Bowl team placed first, earning a bid to Nationals July 5-9 in Washington, D.C. The team of five consisted of Michael Wark, Drew Branson, Lane Steadman, Melissa Sherseth and Chloe Peila.

Level one consists of each member taking a written test on one of the above categories; level 2 consist of a head to head single elimination bracket. Shepherd earned the highest scores of 13 teams. Level three will be held at nationals in D.C.

Other competitions and placings included: Science in the FACS Classroom — 2. Tanner Edward, 3. Dillon Steiger; Early Childhood Education Challenge — 1. Keiran Dodds, 2. Dani Branson; Consumer Math Challenge — 1. Amber Tatkenhorst (junior division), 2. Jessica Gorham (senior division); Creed Speaking and Interpretation — 2. Alexa Jorgenson; Speak Out for FCCLA — 1. Haley Anderson, 2. Briley Cook; Impromptu Speaking Toys that Teach Fashion Sketch — 3. Amanda Balter.

Shepherd FCCLA is also working and raising money for No Kid Hungry and a service project for the local Women and Family Shelter.

Hunter Maddox of Shepherd has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Royal Neighbors Foundation to help fund tuition, room, board and books.

In the service

Dale Farrand, son of Harold and Grace Farrand of Billings, has been promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Army at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

Air Force Airman Garrett Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Smith is the son of Sherry and Rich Smith of Havre and a 2014 graduate of Havre High.

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Clint Fausett of the Yellowstone AIDS Project has been named one of the POZ 100. Individuals and organizations were asked to nominate people under age 30 in their communities who are making a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Since 1994, POZ and POZ.com have been a source of information for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Eastern Montanans were elected to the Northern Plains Resource Council board at the 43rd annual meeting including Steve Charter of Shepherd, chair; Jeanie Alderson of Birney, vice chair; Becky Mitchell of Billings, treasurer; and Lana Sangmeister of Nye, assistant treasurer. Jean Dahlman of Forsyth was elected as an at-large board member. The Mary Donohoe “Tell It Like It Is” Award went to Alaina Buffalo Spirit of Billings.

In the schools

(PHOTO)Tressa Nopper, a junior at Billings Senior High, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Nopper was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent Montana based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to be physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more. For more information, visit www.FutureDocs.com.

Benjamin Reed of Joliet is one of the three recipients of Montana Silversmiths’ Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships for efforts in self-improvement, setting and achieving goals, being involved in a western way of life, possessing strong sportsmanship skills and being involved in their communities. Reed attends Montana State University Billings full time, studying business administration with a focus on fire science to become a fire fighter and emergency medical technician. Sales through the Columbus-based Montana Silversmiths’ Everybody Wins program, specially designed in partnership with Montana Silversmiths retailers, fund the scholarship.

(PHOTOS)Brianna Irion and Cal Chase were accepted into the University of Montana’s doctor of physical therapy program. They will enroll as first-year physical therapy students in autumn 2015. Irion is a 2011 Billings Skyview graduate, and Chase graduated from Billings Senior High in 2011.

Academic All-State is a distinction that is earned by athletes who earn a letter in a sport and maintain a minimum of 3.5 GPA through the primary quarter of their participation in the sport. Students from Park City High School who earned Academic All-State certificates for the fall sports season include: football — Grant McNeil, Lane Miller, Mason Moe, Ty Robbie, Connor May, Cody Miller, Tucker Zuhoski, Rylan Gauthier, Seth Hammel, Talon Johnstone and Jaren McNeil; volleyball — Mackenzie Bernhardt, Kate Madsen, Halle Murray, Hailee Gregerson, Grace Jacquot, Tehya Ray and MacKinzie Verke; cheerleading — Kayla Lehman, Heidi Froelich and Megan Lutke.

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Army Pvt. Dustin J. Bohannon has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Bohannon is the son of Tonya E. Sutter and Jim D. Bohannon of Buffalo, Wyo., and a 2014 graduate of Buffalo High School.

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Connor Arnold of Billings has completed her FAA private pilot certificate at Rocky Mountain College. The daughter of Leslie Melgren, she is a sophomore 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. She plans to complete her instrument rating this year, which will include training in glass cockpit aircraft. Arnold graduated from Skyview High School in 2013.

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(PHOTO) Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Zane Phillip L. Manley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Manley is the son of Tammy K. Manley of Ardmore, Okla. and Richard A. Manley of Buffalo, Wyo.

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Christopher Bradley, son of Curtis and Bonnie Bradley of Laurel, was promoted by the U.S. Air Force to lieutenant colonel. Bradley graduated from Laurel High School in 1995 and from Rose Hulman University in Terre Haute, Ind., with a BS in electrical engineering in 1999. He received his master’s degree in 2001 at the Air Force Institute of Technology. Bradley is now stationed at Schriever's Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he is a program manager.

Army Pvt. Nikole A. Eustice has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Eustice is the daughter of John H. Eustice of Billings and Cynthia L. Edwards of Anchor Point, Alaska, and stepdaughter of Bryan A. Edwards of Anchor Point, Alaska.

(PHOTO)Air Force Airman Jared A. Dauster graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. A 2014 graduate of Billings Skyview High, he is the son of Joseph A. Dauster of Billings and Monica Lafuente of Santa Maria, Calif.

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Gronhovd Peace Essay Competition winners: The high school scholars being honored are Thresa Skeslien Jenkins from Billings West High in first place, Baylee Green from Roundup High in second place with Bethany Beal from Billings Senior High and Elizabeth Armstrong from Roundup High in a tie for third place. College level was a sweep for Rocky Mountain College essayists, with Ronaldo Teixeira taking first place, Peterson Fussaint taking second place and Larry Whittaker taking third place.

They will all receive their certificates and cash awards on stage on Nov. 21 at the Alberta Bair Theater during Rocky Mountain College's Peace Institute's Jeannette Rankin Award and benefit concert celebration, "In Praise of Peace." For more information contact the Institute for Peace Studies at PeaceStudies@rocky.edu or call 657-1042.

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(PHOTO)Del A. Curfman, a 2011 graduate of Billings Senior High, has been awarded a certificate in recognition of high scholastic achievement and named to the president’s list for the spring semester at The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. Curfman also received three scholarships for the fall of 2014.

Wayland Smedley of Billings earned a master of science in banking and financial services management from Boston University in Boston, Mass.

(PHOTO) David Porter Jr., a junior at West High of Billings, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on Nov. 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Porter was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent West High based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.

During the three-day Congress, Porter will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research, be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to expect in medical school, witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles, be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

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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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