Associated Students of Montana State University Billings recently elected senators to fill open positions on the student body senate.

Students elected to ASMSUB include:

Stephanie Davis

Major: health administration

Minor: business and long-term care concentration

Hometown: Billings

Danielle Fausnaugh

Major: accounting and general business

Home: Germany

Laiekawai Bryce-Black

Major: organizational communications

Hometown: Kailua, Hawaii

Kira Niemi

Major: accounting

Hometown: Billings

Naomi Norris

Major: elementary education

Minor: early education

Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota

Anna Seymanski

Major: pre-nursing

Minor: criminal justice

Hometown: Huntley

Maxwell Sheehan

Major: business management and marketing

Hometown: Billings

Devin Williams

Major: biology

Hometown: Billings

Other senators serving on ASMSUB include Jordan Neff, Sari Robertus, and Courteney Shovlin.

ASMSUB is led by Executive Cabinet student members President Savannah Merritt, Vice President Taylor Kurkoski, Business Manager James Unzaga, and Student Resolution Officer Robin Cunningham.

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In the schools

Rachel Kremer, a 2016 graduate of Skyview High and a student majoring in elementary education at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota, was recently named to the university’s Homecoming Court.

Beth Siriana, Matthew Lundgren and Kristin Lundgren, all of Billings, recently graduated from St. Olaf College. Kristen Lundgren graduated summa cum laude.

Montana State University Billings recently named undergraduate students to its summer 2019 honor roll. The honor Roll is a list of all undergraduate students who earn 12 or more credits which are not of a Pass/No Pass nature and who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Billings students who attained a 4.0 GPA are:

Kayla Anderson, Alicia Bear, Sunny Cook, Rebecca Crabtree, Asha Heggen, Jeannine Mazel, Patrick Murphy, Tamara Porter, Kaiya Simpson and Thu Spomer.

Billings students who attained a 3.5-3.99 GPA are:

Michelle Anderson, Liane Bates, Brett Bennett, Valerie Free, Johnna Jablonski, Ephraim Jaworski, Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Casey Longfellow and Hallie Maisch

Other area students named to the honor roll are listed below, by hometown. An asterisk (*) indicates students who earned a 4.0 GPA.


Kelly Carter-Flynn


Natasha Freeman-Batt


Alexandria Bush* and AliceAnn Sloan


Anna Seymanski*


Sierra Laughridge* and Cybrina Squier


Joshua Cederberg*


Jamie Stahl*

A list of all students named to the honor is available online at


In the schools

Local high school seniors were recognized as Students of the Month at the Billings Downtown Rotary Club during its recent meeting are: Ethan Johnson and Justin Inman, both Skyview High students; Ainsley Hauk, Central High student; Emily Tschetter, Senior High student; and Rynzi Hernandez and Nathan Dewar, both West High students.

Each student was selected by their school as outstanding students among their peers. Billings Downtown Rotary Club will award a $1,500 scholarship to one student from each of the four Billings High Schools in May of 2020.


In the schools

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Billings students named as semifinalists are: Matthew R. Charles and Delana E. Whitacre, both Central High students; Carly J. DeBar, Senior High student; Ashton A. Berg and Logan P. Szabo, both West High students; and Olivia J. DeBoer, Skyview High student.

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In the schools

Kyra Brockhausen, a senior at Central High, was selected for the National Association for Music Education’s 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles. Jazz Ensemble, Mixed Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Modern Band concerts will take place taking place in Orlando, Nov. 7-10.

Brockhausen is band president at Central, where she plays in school band, pep band and orchestra. Additionally, she is a member of Billings Youth Orchestra, Tri-County Honors Band, and Billings Community Band. After graduation, she planes to pursue a double-major in music performance and education.

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