Two Knowledge Bowl teams from Detroit Lakes High School placed in the top three at a meet in Fergus Falls on Monday, Jan. 13.

Gigi Ni, Jacob Bergstrom, Nicole Swanson and Zach Shoemaker placed first in the team competition, while Kaida Haugen, Katie Steffl, Maci Bellefeuille and Joe Skinner took third place.

Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition for high school students that involves testing their knowledge of mathematics, science, history, geography, the arts, pop culture and trivia in competition with teams from other area schools.

According to their coach, Wendy Fritz, Knowledge Bowl "is for students who enjoy the excitement of learning new things, the pride of showing what they know, and the fun of making new friends by doing both."

She added that they are always looking for new members. All DLHS students in grades 9-12 can participate. Practices are held every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3:40 p.m. in the high school media center. Competitions take place in Fergus Falls and Moorhead during the winter months.

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Larson named to dean's list at UW-Superior

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Naomi Larson of Detroit Lakes to the dean's list for academic achievement during the fall 2019 semester.

To be named to the dean's list, students must have completed 12 degree-seeking semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

Local students earn academic honors at NDSCS

Several local residents were among the 373 students named to the president's honor list at the North Dakota State College of Science for fall semester 2019.

Local honorees were Megan Sorum (liberal arts, Detroit Lakes); Arron Erickson (robotics, automation and mechatronics technology, Frazee); Brandon Schoon (heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, Frazee); Isaac Wurst (robotics, automation and mechatronics technology, Frazee); Ethan Highness (robotics, automation and mechatronics technology, Lake Park); and Lilly Ness (culinary arts, Lake Park).

The NDSCS Honor List recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credits with letter grades.

Two Frazee students named to president's list at Central Lakes

Frazee residents Reed Johnson and Jack Mickelson were recently named to the Central Lakes College president's list for academic achievement during fall semester 2019.

The CLC president's list includes 268 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits during the semester.

Central Lakes College is a comprehensive community and technical college in the Minnesota State system, with campuses in Brainerd and Staples.

Lyngaas on dean's list at UW-La Crosse

Molly Lyngaas of Detroit Lakes has been named to the dean's list at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for fall semester 2019. Lyngaas is majoring in exercise science and sport science, on the pre-professional track.

Qualification for the dean's list at UW-La Crosse is limited to students who have attained outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible, students must have earned not less than a 3.5 semester grade point average and carried a minimum of 12 credits.

Lubbers earns dean's list honors at Alexandria Tech

Alan Lubbers of Lake Park was recently named to the dean's list at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria, Minn., for academic excellence during fall semester 2019.

Lubbers was among those who achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester.

Schumann on president's list at Bob Jones University

Ogema resident Isabel Schumann, a freshman majoring in graphic design at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., was recently named to the president's list for academic achievement during fall semester 2019. among approximately 670 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2019 President's List.

The president's list recognizes students at the university who earn a grade point average of 3.75 or higher for the semester.