In the service

U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter L. Rose, son of Christine and Daryl Rose, of Billings, and a 2015 graduate of Laurel High, recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Rose earned distinction as an honor graduate.

In the schools

Edward “Joe” Kent III, MD, recently completed a four-year anesthesiology residency program at the Feinberg School of Medicine-Northwestern University. Kent, a 2005 Skyview graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Oklahoma State University in 2009. He earned his doctorate in medicine, graduating with great honor in 2014, from the Oregon Health Sciences School of Medicine in Portland. Kent will begin practicing and continue his training in a one-year fellowship in chronic pain at Oregon Health Sciences School of Medicine.

Amanda Nelson, of Billings, was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Augusta University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Abbigale Hamilton and Shannon Reny were recently named as the incoming freshman recipients of the 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Excellence Award scholarships at Montana State University Billings.

Freshman recipients of the award must be incoming freshmen who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, a composite score of 26 or greater on the ACT or 1240-1270 or greater on the SAT, enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester, sign a declaration of intent to complete a four-year undergraduate degree at MSU Billings and provide evidence of leadership and a record of school and community service.

Hamilton and Reny were awarded $4,000 per year for four years and will have part of their housing and dining costs waived. They will also receive admission into the University Honors Program.

Earlier recipients of the award were funded at different levels. Eleven current MSUB students recently renewed their Chancellor’s Excellence Award scholarships this year. They are: Casey Skinner, Zachary Sutton, Marcene Skillen-Robison, Sari Robertus, Sam Muskat, Carly Schaff, Brenna Beckett, McKenna Myers and Shiloh Skillen-Robison.

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Nina Schuett, a sophomore at West High, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Education Summit, a seven-day, expense-paid educational experience in Washington, D.C., for outstanding high school students. Schuett will have the opportunity to learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of government and the importance of actively participating in it.

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Thomas Kuntz, of Red Lodge, was recently named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.

Danielle Alberta, of Billings, and Troy Burris, of Joliet, were recently named to the spring 2018 honor roll at Spokane Community College. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0.


Dennis Boehler, of Billings, was recently awarded the Montana Association for the Blind's Kay Stevens Award for Staff Member of the Year, in recognition of his work and contributions to the Summer Orientation Program at Carroll College each year.


In the schools

Skyler Gunderson, of Billings, recently received a degree in JD-Law with distinction from the University of Iowa.

Amy Mullowney, a 2015 graduate of West High, was recently named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Wright, a 2005 graduate of Senior High, recently graduated from the University of Washington with a doctorate of medicine degree. She is practicing a family medicine residency in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Maria Fulton, a Senior High graduate, recently graduated from St. Olaf College with a nursing degree.

Alex J. Winchell, of Billings, was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. To qualify, students must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a minimum grade point average of 3.66.

Jenna Fiscus recently graduated from the University of San Diego Law School with a juris doctorate in law. Fiscus is a 2015 graduate of Weber State and a 2011 graduate of West High.


In the schools

Anna G. Bottrell and Rebeca M. Strong Garcia, both of Billings, were recently named to the spring 2018 dean't list at Boston University.

A commencement ceremony for Class 38 of the Montana Youth Challenge Academy took place June 16 on the campus of University of Montana-Western in Dillon. MYCA is a two-phase, academic-based program located in Dillon, focusing on assisting youth ages 16-18 by helping them develop the academic and physical skills and abilities necessary to be successful.

The largest graduating class so far, 113 cadets graduated during the ceremony, including the following area students: Quinton Ackaret, Jayson Angel, Eben Arrowood, Adrian Calicutt, Brendan Carnathan, Nathan Caruso, Dajaun Castro, Maliyah Chavez, Angelina Contreraz, Tristan Downing, Karmyn Gonzalez, Kariann Helsley, Dominick Jones, Jacob Karch, Noah Manriquez, Agapito Nava, Mary Nava,  Caleb Olson, Angel Long Roach, Darrien Snow, Vincent Storlie, Nathyn Thompson, Sonize Weakley, Elizabeth Welling, De'Shauwn Williams, Rylee Williams and Brandon Yager, all of Billings, and Quaid Fluckiger, of Shepherd

MYCA conducts two sessions each year. The next session starts on July 18. For more information, call 1-877-367-6927 or go to

Roger Dayton, of Billings, recently earned a master's degree in ministry from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.

Sally Newman and Hannah Thom, both of Billings, were recently named to the dean's list at Georg Fox University. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Amber Neugebauer, of Billings, recently graduated with a master's degree in business administration, health care leadership, from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Haley Knepper, of Billings, was recently named to the spring 2018 president’s list at Minnesota State College Southeast. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Listed below, by hometown, are area students who recently graduated from Sheridan College, their degrees/certificates and honors.


Jessica Beaudry, associate degree in nursing with honors

Hayley Kraft, associate degree in nursing with honors

Sydnea Lopez, associate of science elementary education

Johnny Morgan, associate of science criminal justice, certificate of completion criminal justice: law enforcement

Elana Ostler, associate of science exercise science, certificate of completion personal trainer education

Ashley Rylander, associate of applied science machine tool technology

Dehlaney Schulthess, associate of science general studies with honors

McKenna Smyle, associate of science general studies with high honors


Alexandria Bush, associate of science business with high honors


Janice Erickson, associate of applied science dental hygiene

Bradley Hefner, of Billings, was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Morrisville State College. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.99.

Wolfgang Sandridge, of Billings, recently attended Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving. The program is specifically designed for trainees who have a particular interest in space exploration. Sandridge trained with a team that flew a simulated space mission to the International Space Station. Once aboard the ISS, the crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity, or spacewalk. Sandridge graduated the program with honors.

Montana FFA Foundation recently awarded more than $60,000 in scholarships and grants to FFA members and local FFA chapters throughout the state.

Forty-three students will be receiving a combined total of $45,500 in scholarships for college, leadership development, and top individuals in competitions held at the State FFA Convention in Billings.

Area students receiving scholarships are listed below.

Leadership development scholarships:

Alumni Leadership Camp — Anabelle Tirado and Victoria Tirado, both of Roundup

Washington Leadership Conference — Jerrica Bursik, of Park City, and Victoria Tirado, of Roundup

College scholarships:

Leave a Legacy — Logan Donally, of Huntley; Garrett Bromenshenk, of Laurel; and Heidi Froelich, of Park City

Murdoch’s — Kelsey Kraft, of Laurel

The Montana FFA Foundation also awarded the following grants:

SAE Grants: Dacey Robertson and Boone Foos, both of Fromberg

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Below is a list of Billings students who recently graduated from Bismarck State College and the type of degree or certificate the student earned:

Candice Yates, bachelor of applied science degree in energy management

Wyatt Wiese, certificate in lineworker (electrical)

Clinton Denson, associate in applied science degree in power plant technology and an associate in applied science degree in process plant technology

Howard Spoede, associate in applied science degree in process plant technology

Austin Anderson and Taryn Fritz, both of Billings, recently graduated from Gillette College. Anderson earned an associate’s degree in diesel technology and certificate of completion diesel technology. Fritz earned a certificate of completion in practical nursing.

Josephine Braaten, of Billings, was named to the dean’s high honors list at Minnesota State University. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 4.0.

The following five local high school students are recipients of the 2018 GFWC Billings Junior Woman’s Club $1,000 scholarships:

Alliya Champlin, of Skyview High, plans to attend Montana State University to study chemical engineering.

Madison Haagenson, West High, plans to pursue an engineering degree at Montana State University.

Kirby Haggerty, Senior High, plans to pursue a degree in early childhood education at Montana State University Billings.

Annika Peterson, Skyview High, plans to attend Rocky Mountain College and pursue a degree in biology/pre-med and pursue a career as a pediatric surgeon.

Payton Tigner, Huntley Project School, plans to pursue a biology degree at Montana State University Billings and then study optometry.


GFWC Billings Junior Woman's Club recently elected officers and chose the Volunteer of the Year.

Officers elected for 2018-2020 are Marsha Hotchkiss, president; Bev Ferguson, president-elect; Peggy O’Brian, secretary; Barbara Barrett, treasurer. Two members, Karen Durfey, parliamentarian, and Lynn Ehresman, member-at large, were appointed to serve on the executive board.

Bev Silkwood was voted the 2018 Volunteer of the Year by club members. She has delivered books to both hospitals, co-chaired Juniorettes, (a high school volunteer program for girls), led the club’s Conservation Committee, and participated in many volunteer activities.


In the schools

Brittney Grove, of Billings, and Shayna Uffelman, of Hardin, were named to the president’s list at Dickinson State University. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time and have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.9.

Uffelman also recently graduated from DSU.

Other area students who recently graduated from Dickinson State University are: Seth Ehlang, Lucas Olson, Sean Getchell and Carissa Swick, all of Billings; Ellen Milohov, of Worden; Sarah Novasio, of Roberts; and Rachel Stone, of Laurel.

Dickinson State University also recently named the following area students to its spring 2018 dean’s list: Ellen Hanser and Kennedy Hildebrand, both of Billings; Keera Stookey, of Huntley; Taylor Ludwig, of Laurel; and Andrew Alt, of Roundup. To qualify, students must be enrolled full time and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Billings students who recently graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, are: Rachael Eaton (magna cum laude), Erika Kuehn (cum laude), and Soon Kyoo Kwon.

Rachael Eaton, Caralyn Lagge, Benjamin Morledge-Hampton and Skylar Rockwell, all of Billings, were recently named to the spring 2018 provost’s honor roll at Whitworth University. To qualify, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Tiffany M. Poore, daughter of Lila Randolph-Poore and Richard Poore, of Red Lodge was recently named to the dean's list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Colleen L. Culbertson recently received her doctorate of nursing practice in anesthesia from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She previously served as a critical care nurse and performance improvement coordinator for wounded warriors returning from Afghanistan and Iraq at Walter Reed National Medical Military Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was also deployed in 2011 to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and served at the Role 3 NATO Hospital. Culbertson, a 1987 graduate of Shepherd High, is the daughter of Shirley and John Culbertson, of Shepherd.

Abbigail Kuck, Collin Jacob Maier and Robert Kenneth Young, all of Billings, and Daniel Michael Stamper, of Laurel, were recently named to the spring 2018 president’s honor roll at Washington State University. To qualify, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine graded hours in a single term at and earn a grade point average of 3.75, or earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

Elizabeth Dobson, of Billings, was name to the spring 2018 dean's list at Cazenovia College. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Angel Valdez III, of Columbus, was named to the dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Listed below, by hometown, are area students who have graduated from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. An asterisk (*) next to a student’s name indicates an honors designation, earned by achieving a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Billings: Jake Brainard, Mikayla Darnell*, Heather Howe, Hannah Kraft, Jessica Kraft* and Courtney Weber*

Bridger: Kara Mullins

Columbus: Karl Berg, Isaac Cookingham and Marc Dorendorf

Joliet: Alec Arana* and Levi Mydland

Laurel: Shayla Deming*, Spencer Drange and Kayla Harakal*

Molt: Alexi Payne

Park City: Seth Christensen

Shepherd: Amanda Helgeson

Shaun Samson, of Billings, was recently named to the spring 2018 Deans' List/Explore Center list of distinguished students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Listed below are area students who recently graduated from North Dakota State University. An asterisk (*) next to a student’s name indicates an honors designation, which is given to students earning a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Graduated area students are:

Amanda Mischell Abrams and Marina DelRae Rokke*, both of Billings; Elizabeth Rae, of Red Lodge; and Patrick K. Doll*, of Roberts.

Montana State University Billings recently named students to its spring 2018 undergraduate honor roll.

The following students, listed by hometown, earned a 4.0 grade point average:

Billings: Kari Adams, Breanna Allen, Kasandra Alley, Marisa Anderson, Hayley Arneson, Adrianne Baker, Patricia Bangert, Jeffrey Baysinger, Brenna Boese, John Bolin, Cyrine Boumediene, Colin Brown, Shane Brown, Aaron Burt, Autumn Buscher, Hailey Calvert, Jessy Catt, Sharon Clarke, Currey Colter, Robin Cunningham, Jessalyn Dalbey, Madalyn Deleon, Michael Doerzbacher, Seanan Dowling, Dustin Duke, Michael Dutcher, Brett Edelman, Tammy Eide, Patricia Fain, Lana Farr, Paige Feneis, Danielle Forsyth, Douglas Freeman, Ryan Fuss, Morgan Gallery, Shalese Gentry, Jacob Gibbs, Kallie Giese, Scott Gorman, Brianna Gray, Isabelle Hahn, Keira Hanley, Kiley Hepburn, Michael Horton, Kelton Houston, Malia Howell, Brittney Hutchinson, Jaci Juarez, Greg Junghans, Wade Kerner, Elizabeth King, Kelsey Komar, Lucille Kramer, Jessie Krank, Misty Larsen, Laurel Lawrence Condon, Jack Lee, Krista Lujan, Braedon Martinson, April Mayberry, Mackenzie Mayhood, Jessica Monical, Kimberly Myers, McKenna Myers, Lilly Nault, Ellise Nienaber, Jessica Obelenus, Candace O'Loughlin, Sharda Olson-Meyer, Brady Ostermiller, Evan Parker, Shelbi Penn, Marya Pennington, Sarah Radovich, Amber Reger, Steven Reger, Casey Reichenbach, Charles Riemer, Jacob Ronan, Sean Rowen, Brody Schillo, Zachery Schmidt, Daniel Schneider, Margaret Schwarz, Crystal Scoles, Violet Scott, Tyler Shanley, Tori Shaw, Jessica Shepp, Casey Skinner, Ryan Smith, Rylee Sowerwine, Jessica Stellingwerf, Andrew Stene, Addie Sternad, Konnor Stiles, Rilie Stovall, Emily Toennis, Nolan Trafton, Tyler Trogden, Dillon Urlacher, Bradley Vladic, Mikaela Wahl, Kalina Walters, Kathryn Webber, Tamara Wilcox, Siana Wiles, Madison Youlden, Logan Yurt and Ashley Zubick

Big Timber: Carrie Lehman

Bridger: Zach Campbell, David Mcgee, Justine Schleining and Cody Walters

Broadview: Kylie Schott

Hardin: Savannah Green

Huntley: Steffanie Gabel

Joliet: Cailen Herriford, Nicholas Reed, Sari Robertus and Jessa Ruggles

Laurel: Ethan Albrecht, Haley Barthuly, Katrina Baumgartner, Josie Gordon, David Henning, Justin Hernandez, Taylor Kroft, Madison LeBrun, Abbigail Lohof, Jessica Parpart, Kayla Pearson, Douglas Raymond, James Reuss, Madison Schumacher and Mikayla Zakrzewski

Lavina: Carly Schaff

Park City: Shawna Mendenhall, Jennifer Nordrum, Leo Steiner and Alexis Webster

Red Lodge: Brenden Connors, Claire Erickson and Rose Filkin

Roberts: Kandiss Dowdell and Sally Ruhnke

Roundup: Daniel Lurie

Shepherd: Madison Hinkle

The following students, listed by hometown, earned a 3.5-3.99 grade point average:

Billings: Gage Aisenbrey, Nicholas Allison, Judith Aragon, Samantha Arave, Bailey Ard, Sarah Arneson, Gabriella Aschim, Justin Baeten, Madisen Baird, David Ballew, Kailee Bauch, Christian Bautista, Patrick Bearstail, Sarah Beatty, Kieran Beebe, Brett Bennett, Dylan Bodvig, Brittany Boehm, Kymberli Boehm, Allison Bofto, Jacob Bone, Hailey Borders, Nathaniel Borer, Bonnie Bowen Richards, Allison Branum, Nicholas Brown, Abigail Bryan, Raegan Bunting, Joseph Burns, Taylor Burris, Alexander Bush, McKenna Carmony, Rebecca Carreno, Kyla Chamberlain, Anne Lory Chevalier, Kendra Clarkson, Joelle Clause, Erin Cloutier, Ryan Cohenour, Alyssa Cole, Shirley Contois, Chelsie Coomber, Andrew Copeland, Pedro Jose Cordero Gallegos, David Correa, Kendra Cox, Jeffery Crow, Garrett Damm, Marissa Delser, Celia Denham, Matthew Dillon, Makayla Dominguez, Naomi Doney, Tanesha Door, Jennifer Downing, Brandon Dronen, Reece Farmer, Nicole Farnsworth, Devan Farrar, Kadan Ferguson, Connor Fiddler, Brittanee Fisher, Elizabeth Fisher, Katelyn Focht, Carl Freeman, Cody Frenk, Alicia Frischmann, Derek Fritz, Shawn Garland, Brittany Geiser, Jessica Gerber, Michelle Gernot, Marisa Getchell, Augustus Goldberg, Destinee Gondara, Allee Gottula, Caitlyn Graves, Katlyn Greenwood, Chris Grudzinski, Cory Guzman, Maria Guzman, Teyler Halama, Jessica Haley, Megan Hanson, Ashlyn Hardy, Donna Hare, Ouana Harkins, Hannah Harsha, Emerald Hart, Benjamin Havens, Mohammadreza Heidari, Kascade Helm, Alex Hilario, Zachary Hinkle, Jordan Holm, Savannah Holt, Arielle Horsman, Dustin Hostetler, Mark Hovland, Kelsey Hunter, Lukas Hutchinson, Haley Hutzenbiler, Adegoke Ifelere, Trey Jacobsen, Andrew Jenson, Thomas Johnson, Angela Jones, Valerie Just, Brenna Kanta, Estela Kaufman, Jarren Keller, Hannah Kellinger, Carmen Kercher, Kade Ketterling, Emilee Kidd, Alex Klein, Tabitha Koehn, Aurora Krebs, Myra Kuykendall, Patrick Landry, David Larson, Kera Larson, Patrick Lawler, Alec Lecompte, Danielle Lee, Rebecca Lee, Jeanann Lemelin, Marissa Leon-Guerrero, Richard Lindholm, Loren Longie, Jenelle Love, Stephanie Lozano Godina, Paige Lueck, Lisbeth Madriz, Jeremy Marquart, Jeannine Mazel, Sarah McFarland, David McGahagin, Jacob McGovern, Anna Messmer, Alexandrea Minch, Nora Minch, Steven Moewes, Mallory Monaco, Brooke Moncada, Brooklin Morris, Quinn Mulluk, Beau Mulvaney, Nicole Nash, Kent Nelson, Hannah Nessan, Keslie Oaks, Kaydee Oldham, Erin O'Leary, Rachel Osborne, Brandon Ostermiller, Jeremy Ostermiller, Taylor Ostwald, Molly Ouellette, Annemarie Overcast, Elizabeth Parent, Aimee Parker, Jacob Parker, Justin Pazmino, Rachel Pennington, Maria Perna, Hailey Perreault, Hayden Peters, Elizabeth Pippin, Terri Porta, Crystal Prolo Justin Rafter, Christopher Rapich, Shreane Reay, Victor Rel, Ashlee Richards, Deisza Riojas Hidalgo, Joshua Roberts, Caitlyn Root, Kenady Royce, Julia Ruddock, Olivia Ruesch, Kathleen Rye, Sophia Salisbury, Jessica Sapone, Rebecca Sappington, Chelsea Saunders, Christian Savoie, Vanessa Schultz, Michael Schwenk, Nathan Seder, William Segerstrom, Lynnette Seng, Isaac Seward, Angel Shandy, Hailey Shaw, Kaelen Shay, Aaron Shea, Alyssa Shreeve, Dena Siebert, Kayla Simonsen, Emily Skonicki, Taylor Slabaugh, Anjali Smith, Russell Somes, Asher Sotelo, Randal Sowerwine, Jessica Spang, Anthony Sperry, Jordan Spitzer, Kaitlin Storrusten, Alexander Strand, Katlyn Stringari, Hailey Sullivan, Andrea Swenson-Hagel, Michaela Talksabout, Logan Taylor, Jennifer Thole, Oscar Thomas, Alicia Thomason, Drew Thompson, Kelly Tipton, Jenny Toews, Cody Trafton, Jerimiah Tretin, Rachel Trudell, Dan Turnsplenty, Morgan Tuss, Aliia Usenova Saige Vacca, Holly Van Binsbergen, Hannah Vincent, Mitch Wald, Luke Walker, Derk Walter, Ricky Ward, Ashleigh West, Britney Whitright, Rylie Wiebe, Daniel Wight, Evan Williams, Katie Williams, Michelle Williams, Dawn Willis, Ryan Wilson, Curran Woods, Lisa Woodward, Violet Wright, Levi Youde, Alice Zeeb and Jessi Zuroff

Absarokee: Elizabeth Evans

Bridger: Shaniah Schwend

Broadview: Brenna Beckett, Rusty Butler and Margaret Cleveland

Columbus: John Counter, Carli Dyba, Philip Holten, Padon Little, Trey Ostrum, Genevieve Rodriguez, Alexander Shoff, Logan Smith and Zachary Sutton

Fromberg: Valerie Allen, Kristin Bauwens and Donovan Turley

Hardin: Tonya Gore, Amy Hamlin and Bailey Nedens

Huntley: Stacey Lemmon, Keturah Lund, Andrea Lynch, Tyler Mack, Rachel Pekah and Stormy Siemion

Joliet: Kyle Deines, Carly May and Danni Nardinger

Laurel: Rylee Clark, Samantha Cole, Korrin Dietz, Erica Gebhard, Claudia Hamilton, Shawna Herzog, Mikala Klein, Sierra Laughridge, Abbigail Lohof, Aaron Lurz, Dylan Meccage, Benjamin Rubin, Aspen Ryder, Lisa Tanskanen, Sarah Tomljenovich, Allison Underwood, Courtney Vagner, Emily Vandersloot, Keenan Weatherford and Lauryn Weidler

Lavina: Jaycie Boe

Park City: Sabra Coles, Jesse Grabowska and Sarah Lees

Pompeys Pillar: Matthew McNeal

Pryor: Leonie Gelfarth

Red Lodge: Rylee Kane and Stephanie Schnell

Roberts: Rosemary Pennington

Roundup: Kaitlin Angel, Camille Churchill, Savana Cosby, Brandon Hetrick, Madison Larson, Cory Rutan and Justin Ruth

Shepherd: Danielle Branson, Juli Doyle, John Ingram, Glenda Stahl, Lindsey Stanina and Dillon Steiger

Worden: Vendala Brodmerkle, Leigh Colarchik, Chad Geck and Tylee Oxendahl


In the schools

Caden Moore, a sophomore at West Hight, received the 2018 Gerald Davidson Honorary award for Senior Piano at the Red Lodge Music Festival. Moore is a piano student of Palma Wolverton.

Alec Donald, of Billings, was recently named to the spring 2018 dean's list at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.7.

Nicolette Marie Wallman, of Billings, was named to the spring 2018 dean's list at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and earned semester highest honors with a grade point average of 4.0.

Alyssa Kirkman, of Billings, recently graduated from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, with a master's degree and educational specialist's degree in clinical mental health counseling.

Derek Jorgensen, of Billings, and Abby Spear, of Laurel, recently graduated from AWARE's Enterprise Learning Center and have earned their high school diplomas. Jorgensen received his diploma from Skyview High. Spear received hers from Laurel High. Developed in collaboration with SD2 in 2009, the ELC is the state's first school for youth with autism.

Kourtney Schott, of Broadview, recently graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University.

Kathleen Bales, of Billings, was recently named to the spring 2018 dean's list at St. Cloud University. To qualify, students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Margaret Klein, of Billings, has been named to the spring 2018 dean's list with at Grove City College, for earning a grade point average of at least 3.6.

Area students were recently named to the president’s honor roll at Bismarck State College.

Howard Spoede, of Billings, was named to the list and earned a 4.0 grade point average. Others named to the list for earning a minimum GPA of 3.5 were Michael Boller and Preston Schriver, both of Billings, and Wyatt Wiese, of Shepherd.

Miles Community College recently named students to its president’s honor roll.

Area students earning a 4.0 grade point average are:

Carlee Bunkers, Leonardo Lupiano, LeeEllen Minson, Cortney Smith and Stephanie Thoreson, all of Billings, and Madison Billing and Codi Phillips, both of Shepherd.

Area students earning a grade point average of 3.75-3.99 are:

Samantha Andersen, Michael Fjell and Jeremy Salazar, all of Billings, and Brittany Prinkki, of Roberts.

Area students earning a grade point average of 3.5-3.74 are:

Hannah Blodgett, Lesley Buck Elk, Jasmine Lieuallend, Gordon Schmidt and Mychal Zarzoza, all of Billings.

Below, listed by hometown, are students named to the spring dean’s list at Rocky Mountain College. To qualify, students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Students listed with an asterisk (*) earned high honors by maintaining a 4.0 GPA.


Tanner Allen, Katie Andrews, Gabriel Aponte, Kiersten Ard*, Madison Arnold, Tee Aune, Riley Bailey, Amanda Balter*, Cislee Barth*, Leesha Baumann*, Ashlyn Beck*, George Beddow*, Kyle Behner*, Susan Beks, Macayla Birdwell*, Bobbi Bjordahl*, Brianna Blake, Teague Blome, Vanessa Bonner, Katie Boyce, Giselle Bright*, Layne Britton*, Emily Browne, Justin Burtell, Austin Calkins, Cole Catlin*, Kathryn Clark*, Alec Clinger*, Hailey Copinga, Sean Corcoran, Nicolas Cordero-Gallegos*, Devin Deneault*, Austin DuMontier, Bailey Edwards*, Ryann Efinger*, Hailee Farstveet, Tyler Faw, Hayden Flohr, Katelyn Gibson, Gerald Giebink, Ayla Grandpre*, Colin Gregory*, Austin Grewell, Mikkel Grossman, Zane Guse*, Kaelee Hale*, Maxwell Hertel, Richard Hibbs*, Alexis Hodik, Mayalee Hogan*, Hayden Huff, Mariah Igo, Wesley Jessen*, Dillon Johnson, Morgan Karpstein, Ashley Kirby, Susanna Lawrence, Breanna Manson, Garett Masin, Chelsea Mason, Mason Melby, Sydney Meyer*, Michelle Monger*, Kimberly Munson, Tressa Nopper*, Isaac Petsch, Brady Pickering*, Saydee Preston, Irene Ramirez, Jacob Ramirez*, Bailey Rheaume*, Kajlea Richards*, Wyatt Rodenbough, Madison Rose*, Mikaela Rykowski, Gwendolyn Satterfield, Augustus Schaff*, Emily Schaff, John Schettler*,Cassidy Shaver*, Elena Sinkov*, Flavya Siqueira*, Melodie Snyder*, Emma Swanson, Megan Swanson, Timothy Swanson*, Edward Tanzosh*, Johanna Trout*, Jordyn Wagner*, Peter Wall*, Carson Williams, Eric Williamson, Samuel Wilson*, Allie Wolverton, Cameron Woods, Jonathan Wright* and Emmett Zavitz*.


Dallas Mack


Lily Kraft


Courtney Martinez


Anthony Wain*


Hanna Walter


Austin Webber


Kylee Belless, Sheila Blanton-Cole, Courtney Hallock*, Kina Holst*, Ruth Lowery*, Morgan O'Neil*, Tabitha Sand, Landynn Sikel, Emily Souder and Kenya Straley*


Katherine Browning*

Park City:

Rayna Laakso*

Red Lodge:

Daniella Russell


Hunter Borner, Brayden Crowley and Sidney Sipe*

Sheridan College recently named area students to its spring 2018 honor rolls.

Named to the president’s honor rolls for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average are: Bailey Hassler, Morgan Link, Justine O'Donnell and McKenna Smyle, all of Billings; Maisey Sheppard, of Absarokee; Alexandria Bush, of Hardin; and Elana Ostler, of Laurel.

Krishell Herden, of Billings, and Christina Renova Marquez, of Hardin, are named to the vice president’s honor roll, for earning a minimum grade point average of 3.5.

Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, recently named students to its spring 2018 president’s and dean’s lists.

Named to the president’s list for earning a 3.85 to 4.0 grade point average are Matthew Cranston, Joseph Nichols and Allison Walter, all of Billings.

Named to the dean’s list for earning a 3.5 to 3.84 grade point average are Michael Gulledge, Aidan Harrington and Mikaela Holling, all of Billings.