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MAY 25, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 7 r [a. son acCepted into University of Mary BISMARCK, N.D. -- Sydney Larson from Park River, ND, is one of hundreds of new students about to pursue a degree at the Uni- versity of Mary, America's Lead- ership University in Bismarck, starting the fall semester of 2011. "We are pleased and grateful to welcome these new freshmen to our growing University of Mary family, and are proud to have tliem participate in the innovative, val- ues-based learning experience that distinguishes a U-Mary education," says President Father James Shea. "Our programs prepare students to be competent, courageous, ethical leaders in their professions and their communities. The university's setting in the thriving North Dakota capital, of Bismarck offers abundant opportunities for students to complement their academics with hands-on experience and net- work with businesses and organi- zations. The joy and perspective they gain and relationships they establish will benefit them for a lifetime." Larson, a senior at Park River High School, participates in vol- leyball, basketball and track. She has earned recognition as a mem- ber of the All-District team, All- State Team, All-State Tournament Team in volleyball, All-District Team in basketball, and placed 4th at state in the javelin. Larson plans to major in athletic training and run track for the Marauders under NSIC Coach of the Year Mike Thorson. She is the daughter of Dennis and Kelly Larson from Park River. The University of Mary, Amer- ica's Leadership University, was founded in 1959 by the Benedic- tine Sisters of the Annunciation and is one of the regions fastest growing universities and the state's only private, Catholic university. Programs are offered at 18 ites in six states, through the University of Mary Centers for Accelerated and Distance Education, as well as a new campus in Rome, Italy. 'It of- fers 48 undergraduate degrees, eight master's degrees, a doctor of physical therapy degree and 16 varsity sports to over 3,000 stu- dents from 31 states and 15 foreign countries. Area students graduate MSU with honors MINOT, N.D. -- More than 690 undergraduate and graduate students were eligible to walk through Minot State University's commencement exercises May 13, in the MSU Dome. Students graduating with honors from Minot State University have earned a minimum cumlative grade point average of 3.9 for summa cum laude, 3.75 for magna cum laude and 3.5 for cum laude. Area graduates included: Grafton -- Ashley LaFreniere, Master of Science degree, elementary education, special education, special education strategist. Park River -- Brenda Watt, Associate of Science degree, developmental disabilities, magna cum laude. ][lt00l00aun[(dlm,ff m lt]h,e00ur cl[ass]r,o,,o,m Park River Elementar Y students recognized PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Park River Elementary held its Awards Program on Wednesday, May 11. Boys' and Girls' basketball partic- ipants were recognized. Students in grades 1-6 who meet the read- ing goal established for the school year were recognized. Students with perfect attendance and honor- able attendance were presented certificates. Traditionally, the Awards Pro- gram ends with special awards that are presented to only sixth graders. A variety of character awards were given to chosen students. Two students were also honored with a Citizenship Award. The PRES staffchose: Casey Solseng and Steven Thompson because they displays the following qualities: Participation in school and/or community activities A positive attitude toward classmates, school and community Possess strength of char- acter and the courage to do what is right Helpful to others, com- passionate, friendly and consider- ate 6th grade President's Outstand- ing Academic Achievement Awards were given to students who maintained high classroom performance and scored 'Ad- vanced' in Language Arts or Math on the North Dakota State Assess- ment. The President's Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards program recipients receive certifi- cates and pins. This program is sponsored by.the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Association of Ele- mentary School Principals. Recipients: Jackson Hankey, Dante Irvine, Jaymee SanGrait, Casey Solseng, Elijah Hylden, and Ethan Peterson 6th grade President's Outstand- ing Academic Excellence Awards were given to students who main- mined high classroom performance and scored 'Advanced' in both MEET ANql) GREET Park River Gymnlcs Co-Op Is inviting you to attend our Open House Meet and Greet Thm'sday, May 26 at Park r Stop by to meet the board end the head g coach. Samples of uniforms will be on dlspley. We will also have pre-reglslration for the Summer Camp and pre-reglster for the season, which begins In Septmnl. Gymnestlcs ages are Pm-K -Even/one Welcome-- II COUNTY 're your hometown_ pappr n the heart of Walsh County. Stay connected, subscribe. In courtly O'l Of county OIL o[ 8111 =34 11;38 $4Z Above: Presidential Recipients: L-R: Back Row: Trent Carlson, Jackson Hankey, Elijah Hylden, Dylan Myrvik and Dante Irvine Middle Row: Ethan Peterson, Steven Thompson, Ifedayo Omotunde, and Casey Solseng Front Row: Audrey Beck and Jaymee SanGrait Right: Citizenship recipients: L-R: Steven Thompson and Casey Solseng (Photos: Submitted) Language Arts and Math on the North Dakota State Assessment. The President's Education Awards program recipients receive certifi- cates and pins. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Association of Ele- mentary School Principals. Recipients: Trent Carlson, Steven Thompson, Audrey Beck, Ifedayo Omotunde and Dylan Myrvik The awards ceremony ended this year by recognizing Mrs. Lori Gaarder for her 21 years of de- voted service to our students. We also recognized Mrs. Amanda Schultz, ES'P Director. She has also turned in her resignation. We wish them both the best! A FI ESTA! Kim and Brian Larson invite you to join them in celebration of their marriage Saturday, June 4th Park River American Legion Park River, ND 7:00-9:00 PM Taco Bar 9:00 PM Dance with VH2 Kim and Brian were married in Mexico in February, 2011 The Park River Aggie Boosters would like to thank the community and surrounding areas for the wonderful support at our annual Walleye Feed held on April 15. Despite the weather, it was a success. Thank you to the following for their generous donations: Jim's Super Valu for preparing the walleye, CHS, First United Bank, Gate City Bank, Harold's Steam Cleaning, Joel Johnson, MD, Northern Plains Rail- road, Park River Implement, Polar Communications, Samson Electric, Valley Sprayers, Ye Olde Medicine, Darren Void, Tim & Lois Solseng, Midgarden Potato Co., Welch's Bakery and Out to Lunch. Thank you, also, tothe adults and students who helped serve the meal and every- one who helped with the advertising. The continued support of the Park River Aggie Boosters is greatly appreciated. The City of Mountain will hold a consignment auction sale starting at 1 p.m., Sunday, June 26 in the Mountain Community Center. PLESE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. This sale will consist of items from the city of Mountain, Mountain Chalet cafe, Mountain Fire de- partment, and Icelandic Communities Association headquarters. This sale presents opportunity open to community consignment items contributed toward this auction as a fundraising event for the new Mountain community center. Please contact Hugh Ralston @ 657-2283 for more details. Please watch for posted listings of this sale. Do you want your news noticed? Do you or your ghro u P ave a stor to tellS. We're here to help. Contact The Press: (70!) 284-6333 I :l; .:--: _7" .....  ................... IrrTll ' [111 .................................... : '--' : ......... -" ........