People: June 25Last Thursday, Lake County Highway Engineer Al Goodman received the Rudy Perpich Public Service Award, presented by Grandma’s Marathon organizers to a public employee or elected official “who has exhibited extreme dedication to Grandma’s Marathon.”
Last Thursday, Lake County Highway Engineer Al Goodman received the Rudy Perpich Public Service Award, presented by Grandma’s Marathon organizers to a public employee or elected official “who has exhibited extreme dedication to Grandma’s Marathon.”
“It’s a representation of the work the highway department does to support the race,” Goodman said. His department helped improve the course by resurfacing the road and widening shoulders. He’s also been a member of the Starting Line Committee the past decade.
“The marathon is important to the local economy,” Goodman said. “We’re happy to do our part.”
Erik Helgesen of Silver Bay has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science for the spring semester. Students who achieve honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in the college.
Sarah Anderson of Two Harbors has accepted a scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2010-2011 academic year. Anderson, a junior majoring in business administration, will receive a $500 scholarship.
The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced its Deans List for spring semester 2010. Students on the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Local students include Jenna Smuk of Silver Bay (fine arts); and from Two Harbors Joseph Broadbent (education and human services), Nicole Johnson (education and human services), Julie Kirsch (education and human services), Christopher Nicolaison (Labovitz School of Business and Economics) and Andrea Poupore (liberal arts).
Casey Rafn of Two Harbors, studying liberal arts and sciences, is among 3,500 undergraduate students at the University of Iowa named to the Dean’s list for the spring semester. Students named to the list must carry 12 graded hours during the semester and hold a minimum 3.5 grade- point average.
Janie Wilson of Two Harbors, majoring in psychology, has been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dean’s List for the spring semester. Students must maintain a 3.25 or higher grade point average and carry 12 graded credits to qualify.
Rachel Wilcox of Silver Bay has been accepted and has chosen to attend the University of Minnesota Crookston. She will begin studies in the fall. Wilcox is a graduate of William Kelley High School and will study veterinary medicine. She is the daughter of Ervin Johnson and April Wilcox.
Jake Claflin of Two Harbors received a scholarship from the University of North Dakota for the next academic year. Claflin, son of Gary and Brenda Claflin, graduated from Two Harbors High School. The George St. John Perrott High Achiever Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic excellence. This scholarship is funded by the University of North Dakota Foundation.
Deanna Almquist and Barry Johnson were named to the Honor List for spring semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Among the more than 14,500 students, 745 qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 grade-point average, while 2,283 students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the Honor List.