Myla Lewis, a 2017 graduate of Lake Park-Audubon High School, recently received a $400 scholarship from the LPA Education Association.

Lewis is a senior at the University of Minnesota Crookston, majoring in agriculture education. While at UMC, Lewis has been very involved in the following activities: Alpha Lambda Delta (UMC Honors Society), Collegiate FFA, FFA Officer, Ag-Arama, UMC Choir, UMC Jazz Band, MN Ag Ed Ambassador Program, Lake Park Legion Parade of Trees Volunteer, FFA Alumni President’s Circle Program, UMC Student Tutor for Natural Resources Department and was able to study abroad in France in 2018.

Lewis will complete her teaching degree in May 2021. Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota Crookston, she plans on teaching agriculture in rural Minnesota. She believes that agriculture is “the key to a successful future and offers endless career opportunities for students.” Each year, the Lake Park-Audubon Education Association gives out scholarships to help LP-A alumni that are going into their senior year of college, majoring in an education field. The amount of the scholarship varies from year to year depending on the number of applicants chosen.

Local students graduate from NDSU

The following Detroit Lakes students graduated from North Dakota State University in summer 2020.

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  • Melissa Ann Boit, Bachelor of Science, Sociology, with honors;

  • Travis Jay King, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science;

  • Beth Anne Ringwelski, Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering;

  • Mason James Vogt, Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science;

  • Alex Curtiss Webber, Bachelor of Science, Management.

In all, NDSU awarded 279 degrees to students at the end of the summer semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher to graduate with honors.

Area students named to NDSU dean's list

Several local students were among the 220 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the summer 2020 dean’s list for academic achievement.

Among those to achieve this honor were the following (field of study listed in parentheses):

  • Bailey S. Mattson, Lake Park (Veterinary Technology);
  • Tyler D. Todd, Lake Park (Criminal Justice);
  • Patrick J. Restemayer, Menahga (Horticulture).

A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least nine class credits to qualify for the NDSU summer dean's list.

Local students graduate from Bemidji State

Several lakes area students earned degrees from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the Spring 2020 semester.

Among those graduating were (listed alphabetically):

  • Felecia Bellanger, Ogema (Bachelor of Science);

  • Elijah Disse, Detroit Lakes (Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude);
  • Mitchell Hall, Lake Park (Bachelor of science, Magna Cum Laude);

  • Cooper Heimark, Detroit Lakes (Bachelor of Science);
  • Alissa Holmer, Ponsford (Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude);

  • Dylan Kruzel, Vergas (Bachelor of Science);

  • Shelby Rodeman, Frazee (Bachelor of Science);

  • Curtis Rogers, Ogema (Bachelor of Science);

  • Chelsea Samuelson, Frazee (Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude);

  • Andrea Seaberg, Detroit Lakes (Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude);
  • Megan Swedberg, Ogema (Bachelor of Arts, certificate);

  • Abigail Voz, Detroit Lakes (Bachelor of Science);
  • Caitlin Wacker, Frazee (Bachelor of Science).