In the schools
Brenna Beckett, a junior at Montana State University Billings, was the 2019 Newman Civic Fellowship. A native of Broadview, Beckett is double majoring in broadfield science education and biology. She is actively involved on campus as an ASMSUB senator, student track athlete, Center for Engagement employee, and member of the Jacket Student Ambassadors. She is the fifth Newman Fellow for MSUB and one of 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019-2020 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.
The award is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from more than 1,000 Campus Compact member institutions. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides a variety of learning and networking opportunities that emphasize personal, professional and civic growth. Each year, Fellows are invited to a national conference of Newman Civic Fellows in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. The fellowship also provides Fellows with pathways to apply for exclusive scholarship and postgraduate opportunities. For more information, including a list of other fellowship awardees, go to bit.ly/2TL4237.
Nathalie Wagler, of Billings, was recently named to the fall president's list at Western Washington University in Bellingham. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.9. Wagler, a graduate of West High, is enrolled in the university's honors program.
Cassie Smith, a graduate of Central High and a graduate and current student of Montana State University Bozeman, recently returned from Dijon, France, where she attended the winter session of the Burgundy School of Business-International Entrepreneurship Graduate Program. She completed her studies with participants from 14 other countries. Smith graduated with high honors, with a degree in accounting from MSU in May 2018 and is studying for her master’s degree in accountancy at MSU. After graduation, planned for May 2019, she plans to continue her employment with a Big Four accounting firm in Seattle.
YWCA Billings’ 2019 Salute to Students Scholarship program recently awarded six outstanding students scholarships to further their education at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Salute to Students is an extension of YWCA’s mission to empower women and to create opportunities for women’s growth and leadership.
Brookelyn Bell, a Senior High student, was awarded the Jessica French Stephenson Memorial Scholarship and will pursue a degree in Secondary Education.
Raegan Harper, a Skyview High student, was awarded the McCann Scholarship in Memory of Julie Armstrong. Harper plans to attend Montana State University Billings.
Shea Dolan, a West High student, was awarded the Margaret Ping Past Salute Honoree Endowed Scholarship. Dolan plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
Renee Solberg, a mother of four and a Certified Nursing Assistant, was awarded the Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship. Solberg is pursuing a registered nursing degree.
Angela Finnicum, a student studying for her registered nursing degree at Miles City Community College, was awarded the LP and Theresa Anderson Foundation Scholarship.