Achievers

In the schools

Ricardo Lupiano and Mylah Nielsen, both of Billings, were named to the fall 2019 honor roll at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Dillon Prchal, of Billings, and Demi Uffelman, of Hardin, were named to the fall 2019 president’s honor list at North Dakota State College of Science.

Madison Duneman, of Billings, was named to the fall 2019 provost's honor roll at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.

Alec Donald, of Billings, was named to the fall 2019 dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Hallie D. Maisch, of Billings, was named to the fall 2019 dean's list at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Danica Hoppman, of Laurel, was named to the fall 2019 dean's list at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Elena Guadalupe Estrada, of Billings, was named to the fall 2019 deans honor roll at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

Charles Steven Klepps and Mckenna A. Meier, both of Billings, were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Iowa State University in Ames.

Listed below, by hometown, are area students named to the 2019 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Montana Western. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time or for 12 semester credits and carry a minimum 3.33 grade point average. An asterisk (*) after a name indicates a student received dean’s list high honors.

Billings:

Jenna Eaton, Cade Field, Andrew Garcia, Jeffrey Krissek, McKayla Maciel*, Shelby Smith, Hunter Wilks

Broadview:

Chloe Hanser

Joliet:

Kenyon Hatten

Red Lodge:

Callie Wollenburg

Shepherd:

Tanner Harrell, Caitlyn Moran*

Listed below, by hometown, are area students recently named to the fall 2019 president’s and dean’s honor rolls at Montana State University. Students who earned grade point averages of at least 3.5 but less than 4.0 were named to the dean’s honor roll. Students who earned a 4.0 grade point average were named to the president's honor roll and are noted with an asterisk (*).

Billings: Brenden Acheson, McKenna Adolph*, Braumlee Albertson*, Daniel Alme*, Sylvia Ambuehl, Hannah Anderson*, Kori Anderson, Gregory Andriolo, Laura Arbizzani*, Shayna Armer, Paul Ashmore, Mike'la Atkinson*, Brynlee Baker*, Edward Baker, Brody Baumberger, Hayden Behm, Jacob Bell*, Abigail Bentson, Katerina Binau, Aldona Blain, Allison Bofto*, Nicolena Boucher, Nyah Boyd, Eric Breum, Maisee Brown*, Kyle Brownell, Alex Bruns*, Blackshear Bryan, Brittney Buksch, Jena Bullis*, Mikayla Bullman*, Eli Caekaert, Morgan Carlstrom, Cade Cerkovnik, Vanessa Cha, Alliya Champlin, Samuel Cline*, McKayla Connors, Ingrid Constanzo, Holly Cooper*, Christy Cox, Morgan Craig*, April Cross, Miriam Cross, Joshua Cullings, Wesley Currence, Tia Curtiss, Kayla Daily, Jake Davis, Jacob Demaray, Kayli Desena, Makayla Dominguez*, Marissa Dutton*, Ashley Earnst*, Kyle Eaton, Kristi Eby*, Cole Egan, Mason Elkin, McKenzie Elkins, Abby Elliott, Alixandra Elliott, John Elliott*, Constance Emick, Jenny English, Emily Erger*, Kolter Estill, Shania Fagan*, Brittany Feist*, Clancee Ferrin, Tyler Fleury, Isabella Fossum, Brittney Fourstar, Rian France, Ian Furstenberg, Hayden Gall, Alyssa Gallegos*, Bryce Gerber, Madison Gilsdorf, Allee Gottula, Allison Grant, Taylor Griffin, Camryn Gunderson*, Robert Gunderson, Francine Hammer, Celestia Hammond, Eliza Hargrove, Wilson Harris, Payton Harrison, Kyra Hart, Kendal Hatler, Duncan Hauck*, Sydney Hawbaker, Matthew Hayden, Allie Helmer*, Justin Hickman, Gregory Hill*, McKenna Hillier, Arlo Himes, Elijah Himes*, Jessica Hink, Michelle Hoff*, John Holbrook, Aliyah Holton, Ali Horine, Owen Howard, Shayah Howell Kunze*, Victoria Huck, Allison Hudak*, Jade Hugelen, Tally Humphrey, DLoni Jackson, Hailey Jensen*, Kelsey Johanson*, Nathan Johnson*, Hailey Johnston, John Jones*, Anna Jurovich*, Keven Kailey, Brianna Kanta, Jessica Keller*, Logan Kern, Hammad Khan, Isbah Khan*, Sarah Kiekover, Shelby Kiekover*, Hanna King, Sara King, Caylin Kipp, Chase Kirby, Ethan Kirby, Madison Klaudt, Sarah Klein, Carter Knight, Kearra Korb, Bowen Kosovich, Kirsten Kraske, Jonathan Krivec, Colin Kruger*, Mandee Kuske*, Benjamin LaBeau, Peyton LaBeau, Logan Ladd, Lauren Lane, Amanda Larson*, Todd Larson, Boaz Laverman, David Lee, Morgan Legard, Riley Legare, Ade Lensing, Blake Lensing, Gillian Levy, Richard Lindholm, Mariah Linse*, Christine Lorang*, Hannah Lucas, Tyler Luderitz, Madison Lundvall, Leah Lynch, Alexander Machado*, Jordan Machado*, Halle Maddock, Andrew Maehl, Kathleen Maehl, Megan Malmstrom*, Benjamin Marchant, Ashlyn Marum*, Carsen Mayer, Mackenzie Mayhood*, Sarah Maynard*, Daniel McGee, Molly McKeever, Kortney McNeil*, Janie McRae*, Blayne Meyer, Phillip Meyer*, Emily Millard, Kaylee Millhollin, Abbey Mohr, Madyson Morgret, Zachary Morrow, Sydney Murnion*, Lilly Murphy, Lilly Nault*, Caleb Nelson, Annie Nessan, Madison Neuhoff*, Julia Nielson, Alexis Nimmo, Amber Noseep, Bryanna ODonnell, Ameris Okragly, Payton Osen*, Cody Ostwald, Chloe Paharik*, Aimee Parker*, Canon Parker, Ryan Paul, Reese Pearsall, Andrew Pearson*, Donald Peretti*, Robert Peterson*, Matalin Pirtz, Alexey Polyanskiy, Whitney Pomroy, Sarah Powers*, Grace Price, Michelle Principe, Zachary Proue, Brin Purdy, Abigail Quinn, Madison Randak, Samuel Randak, Sophia Randak*, Emily Rath, Theresa Rehbein, Ashlee Richards*, Trenay Rinebarger, Cassie Roach*, Shelbi Robinson, Taryn Robinson, Logan Rodacker, Cody Rogers, Kelsey Rosander*, Gracyn Ross, Devyn Ruff, Janisse Ruis, Caleb Rux, Kylee Rux, Dylan Sandbak*, Jessica Sapone*, Seth Sasich, Mary Satrom, Claire Schabacker*, Angela Scheneman, Russell Schiller, Katherine Schoolitz, Danielle Schultz*, Paytn Schulz, Megan Schwarzkoph, Christina Selensky, Lynnette Seng*, Caden Senitte, Victoria Shay*, Isabella Sheehan, Madeline Sholar*, Logan Shy, Hannah Skidmore, Carter Slade, Paige Smith*, Alison Snyder, Sara Snyder*, Abbigail Sparks, Nathaniel Sparling, Julia Sparr, Ally Stallman*, Kayla Stanek*, Michael Stanton, Julia Stock*, Allicia Stoltz*, Alicia Stovall, Samuel Streeter*, Rebecca Strobel, Maria Strutzel, Jessica Sullivan*, Haydn Swarm*, Jordan Swift*, Zachary Taylor*, Michael Teeling, Keri-Anne Telford*, Hannah Tessmer, John Thompson*, Jordan Thronson*, Selena Tidswell*, Emma Tolzien*, Ty Torbert, Nicholas Tranel, Colleen Trapp, Parker Trost, Dale Turner, Madison VanArsdale, Ashley Vickery, Cailyn Vickery, Nicholas Villegas, Madison Vladic, Kassie Wagner, Nicolas Wahl, Colton Wald, Victoria Wallace-Arnold, Madison Walter*, Kathryn Waples*, Madison Warneke*, Addison Wartnow, Sadie Watson, Marcus Wehr, Mishayla Whittmeyer, Whitney Wichman*, Claire Wilkins, Matthew Wilson, Lauren Winder, Mackenzie Winters, Madison Winters, Ashley Wood*, Joshua Wruck, Erin Wunker, Xingzi Xu*, Nicholas Yalon, Hayden Yarbrough, Kimberly Zimmer

Absarokee: Emmaline LaMoure*

Ballantine: Logan Donally, Bradley Graves, Keaton Hofer, Madison Rohrer*

Belfry: Taylor Hardiman

Bridger: Evan Koch, Madeline Scianna, Sylvia Scianna

Broadview: Scott Bymaster

Columbus: Amy Ahlin*, Sarah Corson*, Connor Jacobs*, Braden Marjerison*, Kelsey Meier, Allison Onoszko*, Marissa Peters, Marguerite Whitlock, Raeli Williams

Hardin: Andrea Crane*, Kennan Hooker*

Huntley: Lauren Frieling, Brooke Johnson, Baylee Jones, Josie Peterson*, Lane Sumner

Joliet: Dawson Bancroft, Yasmine Jarecke*, Morgan Link*, Truanne Roginske, Nicole Stevenson

Laurel: Kyle Cannon, Riley Chapman, Layne Chelgren, August Crowl, Andrew Day*, Zachary Debar, Danae Filpula Ankney, Maddison Fritzler, Gage Hull, Nicole Korte*, Rachel Kostelecky*, Mollie Lehenbauer, Mason Luce*, Connor Ludwig, Zachary Negrette, Caitlyn Novak*, Daniel Novasio, Paige O'Toole*, Catherine Philhower*, Rachael Rupp, Amanda Smith, Keira Stringer*, Colton Swanson

Park City: Andee Baker, Jerrica Bursik*, Justin Bursik, Heidi Froelich, Sarah Lees, Darien McCarthy, Daylen McCarthy, Kasidy Robbins, Breanne Smith, Ana Brit Story

Red Lodge: Samantha Dehio, Frances Graham, Matthew Haman*, Katherine Nell*, Molly Schmidt, Alex Thuesen

Roberts: Kacey Bertolino, Kala Bertolino, Boone Schmaltz, Coy Wickens

Roundup: Cash Cota*, Lena Gantner, Reice McHenry, Bailey Mihalovich*, Saydee Wolff

Shepherd: Alexa Jorgenson, Nicklas Kiekover, Kohltrane Michels, Chloe Peila

Silesia: Averi Thompson

Worden: Kyla Deutsch*, Kyle Schaff*, Tyler Schaff, Peyton Thornburgh

Area students were recently named to the fall 2019 honor rolls at Northwest College.

Named to the president’s honor roll for earning a 4.0 grade point average are Lyric Fike and Lauren Yates, both of Joliet, and Mollee Krum, of Worden.

Named to the vice president’s honor roll for earning a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 are

Alexander Hunnes, Courtnie Brown, Elijah Grimstad and Karsen Binstock, all of Billings; Shelbie Oblander, of Ballantine; Emily Schrock and Jessica Adkins, both of Bridger; Madeline Pollock, of Laurel; and Lindsey Olsen, Keaton Rushton and Colson DeCarlo, all of Red Lodge.

Named to the dean’s honor roll for earning a minimum grade point average of 3.5 grade point average while enrolled in at least six credit hours are

Sonia Murray, of Bridger; Courtney Geck, Huntley; and Charleen Austin, Courtney Fairchild, Alison Hayes and Royce Njos, all of Red Lodge.

Achievers

In the schools

The following students recently received Standout Student Awards from Arts Without Boundaries:

  • Abigail Greenberg, orchestra student at West High.
  • Andrew Kazmierski, band student at West High.
  • Thomas Popiel, choir student at Skyview High.
  • Mason Yochum, band student at Central High.

Each senior student is 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.

Adley Swanson, of Billings, was recently named to the fall dean's list at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. To qualify, full-time undergraduate students must earn a minimum term grade point average of 3.5.

Amy Davidson, of Billings, graduated from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, with a master’s degree in business administration.

Montana Campus Compact, an 18-member higher education network that advances the public purposes of higher education, has awarded 11 Montana students with 2020 George M. Dennison Civic Engagement Scholarships.

Local students awarded the scholarships include Danny Lynn Eder, a student in the diesel program at City College at MSU Billings, and Willow Peterson, a political science major and organizational communication minor at MSU Billings.

The $1,000 scholarship honors students at MTCC affiliate campuses who have volunteered significant time, energy and resources – while pursuing a degree or certificate – to projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

For more information, go to mtcompact.org.

Achievers

In the schools

Olivia DeMontigny, of Billings, was named to the fall president’s list at Chadron State College. To qualify, students must earn at a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

Achievers

Achievers

In the schools

A commencement ceremony for Class 41 of the Montana Youth Challenge Academy took place Dec. 21, on the campus of University of Montana-Western in Dillon.

Of the 124 cadets graduated during the ceremony, the following are students from Billings: Brian Baughman, Derek Blumhagen, David Bradley, Anthony Brown Jr., Bric Burks, Cody DeVries, Nicolin Hagerman, Martin HeDoesIt, Gavin Kober, Ryley Kuehner, Quiana Lavenger, Raquel LittleEagle, Kaylee Prevost, Mason Quest, Isabell Quintana, Joel Serna, Keely Stapleton, Shandon TallWhiteman, Jesse TwoTwo, Lily Webb and Hunter Wilks.

MYCA focuses on assisting youth age 16-18 develop academic and life skills necessary to be successful. Following graduation from the Residential Phase, students enter a 12-month Post Residential Phase in which they maintain on-going contact with a mentor in their community who provides guidance, support and encouragement as the cadets take what they learned here and apply it outside of the academy. For more information, call 1-877-367-6927, or go to youthchallenge.mt.gov.

Achievers

In the service

Montana Army National Guard Cadet Haylee Samsel was recently commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Samsel is studying for a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Montana State University Billings.

In the schools

Sari Robertus, a student at Montana State University Billings, recently received the Montana Student Volunteer Award from the Montana Campus Compact. The award is given annually to honor students throughout the state who have dedicated their efforts to serving the community while also pursuing their college degrees or certificates.

Organizations

April Arkell, a Heights resident, was named 2019 Volunteer of the Year by Bright n’ Beautiful, the Keep America Beautiful affiliate for Yellowstone County.

The annual award recognizes an individual who has made valuable contributions to the well-being and beauty of Billings.

Arkell founded the Clean Up Billings group and Facebook page two years ago. Clean Up Billings now has more than 200 members, primarily families with children, who support Arkell’s efforts by responding to her announcements of impromptu clean-up projects at parks, schools and other areas around Billings.

Arkell also works full time as an employee experience associate at Avitus Group, as well as a photographer and owner of Arkell Photography. She is also a wife and mother.

For more information about Clean Up Billings, go to the Clean Up Billings page on Facebook.

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