2013-02-04T00:00:00Z Achievers The Billings Gazette
February 04, 2013 12:00 am


In the service

(Photo)Air Force Airman Brandon L. Barrett graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Barrett is the son of Chad Barrett, of Billings, and a 2012 graduate of Billings West High.

(Photo)Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin S. Horn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Horn is the son of Blaine and Joann Horn, of Buffalo, Wyo., and a 2007 graduate of Buffalo High. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

(Photo)Air Force Airman Timothy S. Knapp graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Knapp is the son of Terry Knapp of Cody, Wyo., and graduated from a home school program in 2005.

(Photo) Air Force Airman Clerissa F. James graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. James is the daughter of Teresa James and Clint James, both of Cody. She is a 2010 graduate of Wyoming Virtual Academy, Lusk.

Army Capt. Kevin C. Harris has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A 2003 graduate of Billings Senior High, he received a bachelor's degree in 2007 from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

(Photo)Air Force Airman Thomas C. Winters graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Winters is the son of Corey and Toni Winters, of Worland, Wyo., and a 2012 graduate of Worland High.

In the schools

Alanna Wulf, of Billings, was named to the autumn dean’s list at the University of Montana in Missoula.

Shea Coons, of Billings, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.

John Werner, of Billings, is on the fall 2012 semester’s dean’s list at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.

Shelby R. Dangerfield, of Billings, earned a spot on the fall 2012 dean’s list at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.

(Photo)Brita (Boehm) Larson, daughter of Grant and Shelene Boehm, of Billings, graduated with a master’s of science in teaching degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. Larson is a 2005 graduate of West High and a 2008 graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman. Larson teaches third grade at Westwood Intermediate Spanish Immersion School in Blaine, Minn.

(Photo)Douglas Larson, son of Terry and Lonnie Larson, of Billings, graduated with a juris doctorate degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn. Larson is a 2005 graduate of West High and a 2008 graduate of Montana State University.

On the president’s honor list at Miles Community College in Miles City with a GPA of 3.75 to 3.99 are Jessica Forseth, of Huntley, Stephaine Horsman, of Shepherd, Chelsey Jansma, of Laurel, and Justin Miller, of Billings. Students on the list with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 are Mallory Arneson, Alishia Hogg and Conner Smyle, of Billings, and Levi Hagemeister, of Park City.

Billings students on the fall dean’s list at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, N.D., are Dustin Sandbak and James Stanton.

Local students are on the dean’s honor list for Rocky Mountain College. Those with an asterisk after their name were on the high honor list for achieving a 4.0 GPA.

Absarokee: Shane McClurg and Keturah Stahl.

Billings: Justin Arney, Anthony Arveschoug*, Erin Barklage, Anudari Batjargal*, Devin Bishop, Anna Browder*, Austin Brown, Kynzie Brown*, Cole Cattelan, Hannah Clark*, Evelyn Defferding*, Jacob Downs*, Jessica Drake, Jami Eaton, Jamie Elenbaas, Breanna Erdmann, Christopher Farmer, Marley Girardot*, Anna Gregory, Hannah Groves, Elizabeth Hellerud, Taylor Hert, Sean Hicks, Monica Hollowell*, Stephen Horton, Amanda Hunter*, Philip Jensen*, Cole Johnson*, Justin Johnson, Ashley Kautzman, Laura Kearney*, Peter Knowlton*, Cassie Kouba*, Keenan Kruger, Adam Kuchin, Kaitlyn Kuchin*, Taylor Kufeld, Tierani Losing*, Judah LoVato, Ashley Maldonado, Austin Mapston*, Lela McCann, Leah McCord, Nathan Meunier, Tyler Miller*, Arianna Montgomery*, Margaret Morales, Kristin Mullaney*, Monique Naylor, Matthew Neumann*, Andrew Niemantsverdriet*, Melinda Obritschkewitsch*, Lydia Olsen*, Nikita Olson, Halley Parnell*, Barbara Parod*, Tiffany Personett, Dannicah Petak, Jessica Pocha, Christopher Prescott, Emily Rapacz*, Cherokee Rawls, Karen Rehbein*, Erin Repucci*, Dodie Rife*, Janie Rife*, Jubal Rife*, Andrew Riordan, Sarah Rittenhouse*, Caden Rottrup*, Naomi Routen, Cameron Sapp, Micaela Scally*, Jakota Schatz*, Lauren Schmitz*, Christopher Scoles, Chelsea Scott*, William Scott*, Katherine Sizemore, Mariah Stiffarm*, McKenzie Stippich, LeeAnne Storey*, Jared Strickland, Jason Tobin, Jobe Traywick, Shane Walk*, Carla Williams*, Caroline Zink and Brennan Zotovich*.

Columbus: Daniel Parod, Tayler Noble and Aaron Wolters.

Hardin: Kasha Caprata, Mallory Edgar* and Jared Neeser.

Huntley: Eric Buer and Bethany Moullet*.

Joliet: Erin Schlemmer.

Laurel: Mitchell Harmon*, Jonathon Hill, Jake Knaub*, William Lowery, Toryn Rogers*, Sonya Stahl, Vincent Tizono and Cassandra Wallace*.

Park City: Peter Goettlich and Leah Sticka-Adams.

Roundup: Erika Mehling*, Jerome Rangitsch*, Holly Todd* and Whitney Wollman.

Silesia: Muriel Cole.

Shepherd: Jillian Stanek.

Matthew White, of Billings, earned a place on the fall 2012 dean’s list at the University of Sioux Falls (S.D.).

The following students from Billings were listed on the 2012 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland: Michael Bruschwein, Katherine Cummings, Kevin Klee, Ellen Maier and Matthew Palm.

(Photo)Emily Walker, a piano performance major at Montana State University Billings, recently won the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Division in a statewide competition. Walker, a sophomore from Billings and a student of Dorothea Cromley, will receive a $650 stipend and the opportunity to perform with the Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena symphonies this year. Walker performed the “Saint Saens Piano Concerto in G minor” and will perform this concerto with the various orchestras.

Sara Morledge-Hampton, of Billings, earned a spot on the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif.

Six area residents were named to Oklahoma Baptist University’s president’s honor roll, with a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the fall 2012 semester. They are Hannah Lee, of Acton; Orrin Feddes, Tyler Frank, Caleb Hamilton and Christina Jewell, all of Billings; and Mira Cleveland, of Broadview.

Molly Schiltz, a resident of Billings, has been named to the fall 2012 dean's list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., has named local students to its 2012 fall semester honor rolls. Those on the president’s honor roll completed at least 12 semester hours with a 4.0 GPA. Students qualifying for the vice president’s honor roll completed the same level coursework with a GPA of 3.50 or higher. For the dean’s honor roll, students completed six credit hours with at least a 3.5 GPA.

President’s honor roll: Rebecca Harrington and Patty Sticka, both of Billings.

Vice president’s honor roll: Quintin Brown, Jennifer Evans, Rachel Kelly, Katherine Slacks, Cameron Sticka and Louisa Wilkinson, all of Billings; Dillon Deffinbaugh, of Bridger; Audra Bintz, of Fishtail; Morgan Luther, of Hardin; Andrew Dimich and Allison Hudak, both of Red Lodge; Kylee McDonnell, of Roberts, and Brittney Sallee and Ashlie Tate, both of Shepherd.

Dean’s honor roll: Jamie Lakko, of Billings; Audrey Walleser, of Edgar; Amanda Scruggs, of Laurel and Erin Bulau, of Red Lodge.

Local students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Carroll College in Helena. An * indicates a 4.0 grade point average: Joseph Dunning; Brianna Eaton*, Ryan Grammens, Lyle Holt Seavy, Shelby Kramer*, Lee Martin*, Kaycee McLaughlin, Logan McLean, Susan Metzger*, Hayley Mork, Ben Nearpass*, Allyson Peterson, Leandra Ritter, Taylor Rose, Lindsay Sebastian, Lindsey Trollope, Alex Wilson, Jacob Wilson and Tasha Zoanni, all of Billings; Ashley Watson, of Hardin; Sean Condon* and Whitney Hodges, both of Laurel; Hannah Olson, of Molt, and Conner Kane, of Red Lodge.

Local residents on the fall 2012 dean’s list at the University of Montana Western in Dillon are Connor McHugh, Heather Pavey, Christine Lorang, Cole Cavan, Jay Hanewald, Dylan Kramer, all from Billings; Rebecca Badgett, of Broadview; Devin Sokoloski, of Huntley; Courtney Bruce, Katlin Witschen, Alicia Simms, all of Laurel; Boe Robbie, Ananda Feldhaus, Kerstin Feldhaus, Darbie Elmore, all of Park City; Stefanie Guarino, of Roberts; Justin Walker, Julie Stevens, both of Shepherd, and Casey Waldhauser, of Worden.

Mariel Danielle Rieland, of Billings, has earned a place on the autumn quarter dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Wash.

Timothy Seitz, of Molt, has earned a 4.0 GPA and is on the president’s honor roll at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyo. Local students on the vice president’s honor roll with a 3.5 or higher GPA are Mark Boerschinger, Samuel Cape and Kaitlyn Round, all of Billings; Danielle Anderson and Gladys Three Irons, both of Hardin; Lexie Day, of Laurel, and Tillie Hoefer, of Shepherd.

Local students named to the dean’s list at Montana State University Billings have earned 12 or more credits and a GPA of 3.50 or better. Those with an * beside their name have a 4.0 GPA.

Absarokee: Aubrey Arneson, Whitney Jacobs, Chris McCann*, Michelle Mills.

Acton: Julie Huggins.

Ballantine: Paulina Aplin, Philip Botch, Michelle Freeman*.

Bridger: Jann Christman, Donna Dawson*, Therese Kafka*, Alexandria Stevenson, Ashley Vogl.

Broadview: Colt Swartz.

Fromberg: Karina Buechler*, Wendy DeSmidt-Kohlhoff, Sunny Guenthner, Lindsey Jones, Daniel Stapleton, Michael Stricker*.

Hardin: Erin Guay, Gary Lehman, Amanda Lemon, Jeffrey Link, Kyle Schaff, Summer Zier.

Huntley: Holly Bradshaw, Samantha Finch, Aubree Honcoop, Elisha LaFurge, Patrick Mueller*, Jessequa Yerger.

Joliet: Jessica Larson*, Joshua Lee*, Matthew Stump, Christian Watts.

Laurel: Nathan Baillet*, Cara Birdtail, Lyndsey Blohm, Dylan Ceaser, Jasmine Drange, Matt Felde, Courtnie Fisher, Audrey Flanagan, Tammy Garcia Munoz*, Amber Gunter, Jenny Lynn Holley, Paige Ingram, Bethany Kittson, Jennifer Knaub, Mikayla Maida, Erika Marshall, Matthew Miller, Crystal Nielsen, Samantha Sissel, Stephanie Slavin, David Swecker, Meagan Tompkins, Dane Yeager.

Lavina: Tabetha Rindahl.

Molt: Derrick Persson.

Park City: Justin Anest, Kyle Arnold*, Norris Cole, Jesse Daffin*, Jodi Kinn, Kevin Kinney*, Autumn Maxwell, Michael Nash*.

Pompeys Pillar: Adora Fischer Henderson*.

Pryor: Sarah Beaumont, Kimberley Gelfarth.

Red Lodge: Kayce Anders, Erin Awes, Jacob Ellis, Richard Feeley, Patricia Langemeier*, Gabriella Russell.

Roberts: Taylor Sidwell.

Roundup: Kaycee Anderson, Anna Dembek, Kristy Reynolds*, Jeremiah Richardson, Amy Smith, Fred Stiers*.

Shepherd: Amanda Bagley*, Tina Downing*, Calina Finnicum, Tyler Hanson, Ashley Klaassen, Lowell Knowlen, Josiah Loven, Sean Owens*, Benjamin Shipp*, Nancy Sprott*, Megan Stahl, Lakota Stahl.

Silesia: James Burrow*.

Worden: Brock Boender, Debbie Cranford, Lindsay Lambert, Keith Wectawski, Claire Weinrib*.

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