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Students in the News for 12/01/2013

Clay participates in White Coat Ceremony

BEMIDJI — Hillary Clay of Bemidji recently participated in the White Coat Ceremony at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, Okla. The ceremony is held in recognition of the students’ progression in their four-year optometric education. The presentation of the the clinical coat officially welcomes the students into their clinical education.

Staples-Graves receives award

BEMIDJI — Vincent Staples-Graves, a junior from Bemidji has been named Bemidji State University’s recipient of the Mark Welter World Citizen Award by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.Graves was one of 20 students across the MnSCU system to receive the $500 award. The World Citizens Award is awarded to students who most exemplify the thoughts, words and actions demanded by a 21st-century world citizen.

Schoolcraft students meet author

BEMIDJI — Author Will Weaver recently presented to sixth through eighth graders at Schoolcraft Learning Community. While he presented, Weaver fielded questions from students about the process of writing.  He also presented information about the many books he’s written. During the presentation, Weaver guided the students to write and share some of their own descriptive writings.

Students attend conference

BEMIDJI — Fourteen Bemidji State University students recently traveled to Decorah, Iowa, to attend the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference. The conference served as an information resource and networking tool for those who are seeking to bring sustainable practices to their campuses.

Students who attended include Grant Bingham, Abbey Lindee and Rachel Munson of Bemidji, Trevor Smith of Cass Lake and Dyan Sievers of Park Rapids.

Students compete at singing competition

BEMIDJI — Thirteen Bemidji State University students participated in The National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition at  St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.. Students have the opportunity to showcase their progress and hard work in their performing careers by competing and performing for teachers and students from colleges and universities from across Minnesota.

Students who participated include Miranda Carlson, Joshua Sorenson, and NikkiLee Nolden of Bemidji, Tia Ellies of Bovey and Lorrisa Craigmile of Thief River Falls.  

Oak Hills announces scholarship recipients

BEMIDJI — This year 48 Oak Hill Christian college students were awarded memorial scholarships in an annual ceremony. Students who received scholarships include Jasmine Fairbanks, Jessica Gunning, Amanda Martin, and Corbin McCray of Bemidji, Cherish Brown of Akeley, Ellen Swanson of Fosston and Evan Wilson of Hackensack.

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