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Top Graduates 2021

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Sabrina Silva Correa

Family: Sabrina is the daughter of Kellilucy and Mike Mohr of Blomkest and Alexandre Correa of Casa Branca, Brazil. She has two brothers. College plans: Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and major in applied economics and management Hobbies and interests: Soccer, traveling, reading and enjoying the outdoors and nature.

Andrew Baumgart

Aidan Donelan

Family: Andrew is the son of Dave and Jen Baumgart of Willmar. He has one brother and one sister.

Family: Aiden Donelan is the son of Kent and Stacy Donelan of Willmar. He has two brothers and one sister.

College plans: North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. and will play baseball. He is undecided about a major.

College plans: South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and major in biology and pre-med

Hobbies and interests: Baseball, golf, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

Hobbies and interests: Golfing, hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends, and going on the lake.

Tanna Christensen

Madelyn Gregory

Family: Tanna is the daughter of Sean and Heather Christensen of Willmar. She has one brother.

Family: Madelyn is the daughter of Martin and Rochelle Gregory of Willmar. She has two brothers.

College plans: Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska, and major in exercise science.

College plans: College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph and major in biology.

Hobbies and interests: Hockey, trap shooting, riding horses and spending time at the lake with friends.

Hobbies and interests: Volleyball, playing drums and piano, singing, baking, being on the lake and spending time with friends and family.

s n o ti a l u t a r Cong to the

from all of us at the

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Top Graduates 2021 ACGC

Levi Lilleberg

BBE

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in ag business management and agronomy

College: Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, S.D. and major in physical therapist assistant

Kari Schultz

Karla Schultz

Marie Kaiser

Parents: Kristi LillebergBarber, Atwater, and the late Nick Lilleberg

Parents: Scott and Norma Schultz, Grove City

Parents: Scott and Norma Schultz, Grove City

College: Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, S.D. and major in child development

Benson

Sam Grussing

College: Bethel University in St. Paul and major in pre-law Parents: Mark and Holly Grussing, Benson

College: Carthage University in Kenosha, Wisconsin Parents: Laura Girodat, Buffalo Lake; Rod Girodat, Buffalo Lake

College: Minnesota State University in Moorhead and major in early childhood education

Parents: David and Patti Kaiser, Belgrade

Parents: Luke and Aleisha Terhaar, Brooten

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Stacy Johnson

Eric Fritsche

Maleia Ryberg

College: Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and major in pharmacy, business and Spanish

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in computer science

College: Minnesota State University in Mankato and major in business and accounting

Parents: Brad and Kristy Johnson, Benson

Parents: Todd and Sherly Fritsche, Bird Island

Parents: Brian and Sandy Ryberg, Buffalo Lake

BLHS

Justin Girodat

Kylie Terhaar

College: Alexandria Technical and Community College and major in accounting

CCS -Wilmar

Jessica Novotny

Brett Reid

CMCS

Meris Larkins

James Cook

College: North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. and major in dental assisting/hygiene

College: Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and major in business administration

College: United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and major in cyber operations

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in political science

Parents: Steven and Vicky Novotny, Buffalo Lake

Parents: Chris and Syna Reid, Spicer

Parents: Joe and Megan Larkins, Willmar

Parents: Dan and Lorna Cook, Pennock

Dawson-Boyd

Avery Gilman

College: Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. and major in political science Parents: Sara and Trig Viessman, Dawson; Brett and Jesi Gilman, Minnetonka

Ella Mork

College: South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and major in pre-dental/biology Parents: Matthew and Jennifer Mork, Dawson

KMS

Zeke Sather

College: South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and major in agricultural and biosystems engineering Parents: John and Angie Sather, Madison

Jacob Anderson

Erika Collins

College: North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. and major in mechanical engineering

College: Concordia College in Moorhead and major in chemistry and pre-medicine

Parents: Kyle and Jana Anderson, Kerkhoven

Parents: Jessica and Nathan Collins, Murdock

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATING

CLASS OF 2021 & BEST WISHES ON YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!!

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Top Graduates 2021 Lac qui Parle Valley

Carter Amland

Braden Raddatz

Parents: Josh Amland, Madison; Angie Amland, Madison

Parents: David and Stacey Raddatz, Appleton

College: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D. and major in civil engineering

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in civil engineering

MACCRAY

Kaisa Jaenisch

JoAnna Johnson

Grace Macht

College: Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls, S.D. for health care leadership and diagnostic sonography

College: Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, S.D. and major in business marketing and management

College: University of Wisconsin in River Falls and major in communication sciences and disorders

Parents: Kevin and Kjersti Jaenisch, Maynard

Parents: Thomas and Melanie Johnson, Clara City

Parents: Cameron and Sarah Macht, Raymond

Minnewaska Area

Sydney Hagen

College: Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and major in secondary math education Parents: Stephanie Howe and Randy Hagen, Starbuck

Connor Johnsrud College: University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and major in actuary science

Parents: Phil and Jennifer Johnsrud, Starbuck

Britta Nelson

College: Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and major in nursing Parents: Peter and Kari Nelson, Glenwood

Isabella Ortendahl College: Concordia College in Moorhead and major in business Parents: Lee and Donna Ortendahl, Glenwood

Montevideo About this section:

Profiled on these pages are students in the top 5 percent of each graduating class in high schools in the West Central Tribune coverage area. Several schools chose not to participate in 2021.

Kori Douglas

Livia Gades

College: South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and is undecided on a major

College: University of Wisconsin in LaCrosse and major in biology and pre-dental

Parents: Daniel and Marree Douglas, Montevideo

Parents: Gary and Melanie Gades, Montevideo

Lauren Kluver

College: United States Army, Warrant Officer and Flight School Parents: Douglas and Maggie Kluver, Montevideo

New London-Spicer

Lukas Arnold

Landin Brink

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in computer science

College: South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and major in agriculture business

Parents: James and Sarah Arnold, Spicer

Parents: Bob and Jill Brink, Spicer

Ava Hanson

Ava Kraemer

Mya Krause

College: Concordia College in Moorhead and major in marketing

College: Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and major in biology

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in biology

Parents: Matthew and Jennifer Hanson, New London

Parents: Judd and Katie Hanson, Spicer

Parents: John and Jessica Hanson, Kandiyohi; Kayla and Patrick Krause, Groton, S.D.

Jack Novak

College: University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and major in kinesiology and biology Parents: Mike and Karina Novak, New London

Congratulations Class of 2021! to the

“Keep on growing and adding to the goodness and beauty in the world. Keep developing those dreams and talents that make you who you are!”

Proudly serving the communities of Maynard, Clara City and Raymond.

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Top Graduates 2021 Paynesville

Erica Gaebe

RCW

College: Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and major in biology and pre-medicine

Delaney Ignace

College: Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and major in history and pre-med

Jordan Dahlager College: Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and major in computer science

Jaden Kolker

College: St. John’s University in Collegeville and major in biology/premed-psychiatry

Rosamaria Serrato

Parents: Paul and Amy Jo Gaebe, Paynesville

Parents: Geri and Mike Jacobson, Paynesville

Parents: Eric and Angela Dahlager, Sacred Heart

Parents: Laurie and Brett Varpness, Renville; Tony Kolker, Henning

Parent: Patricia Serrato, Renville

College: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas, and major in secondary math and physics education

Willmar

Bailey Olson

College: University of Wisconsin in River Falls and major in business Parents: Ben and Tanya Olson, Willmar

Caden Carlson

College: University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and major in agronomy Parents: Chad and Kindra Carlson, Pennock

Ashley Guse

Jessica Miller

Rachel Lanning

College: Concordia College in Moorhead and major in English writing

College: Concordia College in Moorhead and major in choral music education

Parents: Troy and Jackie Miller, Willmar

Parents: David and Margaret Lanning, Willmar

Samuel May

Audrey Swart

Alison Poe

College: North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. and is undecided on a major Parents: Ann and Bob Poe, Willmar

Callie Slagter

College: University of Wisconsin in River Falls and major in secondary education

College: University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and major in biology and biochemistry

College: College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph and major in integrative science and pre-med

College: Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. and major in exercise science

Parents: Scott and Patricia Guse, Pennock

Parents: Daniel and Jill May, Willmar

Parents: Dan and Linda Swart, Willmar

Parents: Adam and Stephanie Slagter, Willmar

Yellow Medicine East

Abel Chaparro, III

2021

Samone Farris

Tyler Nordaune

Sophia Poff

College: North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. and major in mechanical engineering

College: University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. and major in nursing.

College: University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. and major in business

College: University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, and major in astrophysics

Parents: Patrice and Steven Johnson, Granite Falls; Abel Chaparro, Jr., Montevideo

Parents: Jen and Matt Luukkonen, Wood Lake; Troy and Brittany Farris, Langdon, N.D.

Parents: Dave and Amy Nordaune, Granite Falls

Parents: Alan and Julianna Poff, Granite Falls

Remember the past, live in the present, and look toward the future! Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

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