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13 Jun 19
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The Gun Sights market report gives a sorted image of the Gun Sights industry by the technique, incorporation, and analysis of study and data picked up from various sources. The report exactly elaborates the basics: descriptions, departments, applications and Business chain overview; business regulations and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on. In addition to […]

13 Jun 19
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The Gun Scopes market report gives a sorted image of the Gun Scopes industry by the technique, incorporation, and analysis of study and data picked up from various sources. The report exactly elaborates the basics: descriptions, departments, applications and Business chain overview; business regulations and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so on. In addition to […]

11 Jun 19
Neuropreprints

Preserved wake-dependent cortical excitability dynamics predict cognitive fitness beyond age-related brain alterationsMaxime Van Egroo, Justinas Narbutas, Daphne Chylinski, Pamela Villar González, Pouya Ghaemmaghami, Vincenzo Muto, Christina Schmidt, Giulia Gaggioni, Gabriel Besson, Xavier Pépin, Elif Tezel, Davide Marzoli, Caroline Le Goff, Etienne Cavalier, André Luxen, Eric Salmon, Pierre Maquet, Mohamed A. Bahri, Christophe Phillips, Christine Bastin, […]

09 Jun 19
Daily Republic

Solano County Anne Tricia P. Abadilla, Maria Nenita A. Abaeo, Stephany Abarca, Charlene Abuda, Marcy Adel Adams, Kobe Juwan Addison, Sherrilyn Adona, Bernardo Agbigay, James Bernd M Agpalasin, Jasleen Kaur Agroia, Kasandra Aguayo, Ericka Aylene Aguilar, Francisco X. Aguirre, Shereen Ahmad, Rachaneeporn Amy Ailor, Faraj Al-Badani, Haleena Alcozai, Teresa Marie Aldridge, Itzel Alejandre Silverio, Natalie […]

08 Jun 19
Twin Cities
It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or spending a gap year in service. A few students will continue their education abroad. At schools honoring 10 or fewer, we ask students to choose a quote that inspires them. New voices this year in the students’ selection of quotes include former first lady Michelle Obama and the actor-producer-composer behind “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda. From Obama comes the message to “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” And from Miranda: “You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.” Go. Learn. Explore. Top graduates, we salute you. AFSA, Vadnais Heights Abigail Stumpner Parents: David and Jodi Stumpner College, major: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; pharmacy Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale Celesthe Rodriguez Parents: Nelson Rodriguez and Yaneth Medina College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; nutrition Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Vivian Ikeri Parents: Angela and Richard Ikeri College: University of St. Thomas Quote: “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.” — Nigerian proverb Isabella Forliti Parents: Thomas and Stephanie Forliti College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls; journalism, communications Quote: “Put yourself in a place where good things can happen.” — Tom Forliti Adrien Stohr Parents: Bonna Stohr and Melissa Lamm College, major: Century College; pre-dentistry Quote: “The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.” — Patrick Star, “SpongeBob SquarePants” Virginia Weyer Parents: Joe and Kathy Weyer College, major: Winona State University; elementary education Quote: “Surround yourself with people who make you enjoy life.” Emelia Smith Parent: Dawn Johnson College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; animal science Quote: “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth.” — Abraham Maslow Grace Tienter Parents: Maria Tice and Don Tienter College, major: St. Catherine University; exercise science Quote: “No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” — Alan Watts Jarrod Flanders Parents: Sarah Flanders and Bruce Davis College, major: University of Wisconsin-Platteville; computer engineering Quote: “Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them.” Ruby Sonnek Parents: Tom and Chris Sonnek After graduation: Conservation gap year in Thailand Quote: “Where’s your will to be weird?” — Jim Morrison AGAPE, St. Paul Mai Lee Hang Parents: Youa Chang and Chong Neng Hang College, major: St. Catherine’s University or Century College; nursing Quote: “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Nor Pley Htoo Parents: Nor Lee Sa and Ko Ra Wah College, major: St. Paul College; nursing Quote: “While you are alive, learn as long as you can because education never gets old.” — Nor Pley Htoo Arianna Land Parent: Katrina Land College, major: St. Catherine’s University; chemistry Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Merliah Lee Parents: Pang Thao and Bee Lee After graduation: Gap year, followed by St. Paul College; cosmetology Quote: “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino Ashly Martinez Parents: Angela and Javier Martinez College, major: Inver Hills Community College; nursing Quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi Sher Poe Parents: Naw Moo and Baw Kaw College: St. Paul College Quote: “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” — Zig Ziglar Christine Thao Parents: Melody and James Thao College, major: St. Paul College; surgical technology Quote: “My mom doubted me, but I graduated!” — Christine Thao Mai Tong Vang Parents: Blong Vang and Shia Xiong College, major: Century College; nursing Quote: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher Apple Valley Diana Bender Parents: Rhonda and Shawn Bender College, major: University of Iowa; biology, psychology Abigail Brachio Parents: Amy and Benjamin Brachio College, major: New York University; global liberal studies, global public health Elise Gort Parents: Amy and Steve Gort College, major: Winona State University; elementary education, Spanish Tai Henrichs Parents: Don Henrichs and Lou Ann Fei College, major: Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; computer science, philosophy Hallie Hughes Parents: Linda and Patrick Hughes College, major: University of Wisconsin-Stout; electrical engineering Amanda Jackson Parents: Miriam Newton and Chris Jackson College, major: Macalester College; English Anna Johnson Taylor Parents: Lisa Johnson Taylor and Mike Taylor College, major: Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I.; biology Brady LaBahn Parents: Tiffany and Chad LaBahn College, major: University of Notre Dame, finance Kelsey Lorenz Parents: Julie and Steve Lorenz College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; chemistry Noah Ricard Parents: Rachel and Curtis Ricard College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biomedical engineering Sebas Swiggum Parents: Sue and Paul Swiggum College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology Barron, Wis. Summa cum laude: Ashton Blick, Mikayla Eraquam, Amia Fornell, Triston Fowler, Mitchell Gordon, Halcyon Jerome, Kierra Kappel, Iris Shipley, Ashley Tyler, Warren Williams Magna cum laude: Jennica Cox, Emma Knutson, Kiley Lehman, Ryan Leistikow, Emily Linsmeyer, Tristan Massie, Ubah Salad, Andrew Smith Cum laude: Everett Dolan, MacKenzie Evitch, Sydney Frandsen, Jordan Haag, Nora Hellmann, Walter Herrman II, Catherine Krance, Jaylin Lansin, Ben Melgaard, Sierra Schwarz, William Waldofski, Katrina Weller, Grace Whiting Blaine Milan Dau, Caleb Van Arragon, Eric Hoskins, Alexis Wagenfeld, Andrea Johnson, Ranad Ghalban, Benjamin Greenberg, Camryn Heinen, Alexander Hilde, Sadhika Prabhu, Andy Vanyo, Brandon Wagenfeld, Jarod Kafka, Abigail Chiaokhiao, Helenrose Jorgensen, Clayton Paquin, Shaelee Peterman, Cara Shepard, Mitchell King, Grace Kringle Bridge View, St. Paul Perla Reynoso-Velazquez Parent: Maria Velazquez Cortezano After graduation: Focus Beyond Transition Services Burnsville Najma Abdi, Arbaz Ansar, Erin Bachmeier, Jaelyn Baisch, Marissa Baker, Samuel Bardwell, Megan Bormann, Peyton Brewster, Emma Brown, Grace Campbell, Anna Cruz, Tatum Frey, Abby Harrold, Emma Harrold, Siham Hassan, Katherine Herzog, Wesley Ho, Hanna Holmstrom, Joshua Holtzleiter, Sundus Hussein, Karina Iommazzo, Lauren Jensen, Sarah Johnson, Brianna Kirk, Sarah Kuplic, Hannah Lam, Tiana Lien, Mariia Lukyanchuk, Leann Luong, Pavin Mak, Emma Martin, Nicole Matter, Tristessa Mausolf, Nawal Maxamed, Grace McGovern, Aradhana Menon, Sophia Middag, Isaac Nelson, Jessica Nguyen, Leita Nguyen, Kiley O’Neil, Cormac Pearce, Olivia Rippentrop, Amanda Roepke, Barbara Sabino Pina, Anna Schaeffer, Samantha Schmidt, Christopher Slemp, Katie Spaude, Heidi Stewart, Claire Tangney, Mohammed Tawakalna, Brandon Torralba, William Trussell, Ross Waataja, Madelyn Waters, Jacob Widen, Crystal Yiu Centennial, Circle Pines Allison Athman, Julia Azure, Payten Bailey, Ashleigh Ballard, Jacob Brewer, Spencer Ekstrom, Katelyn Espe, Madeline Fidler, Catherine Flynn, Garrett Hoch, Bailey Hoff, Elle Hoffman, Sarah Holicky, Andrew Horvat, Kayla Irlbeck, Elizabeth Jensen, Hamza Khan, Collin Krieger, Riley Krieger, McKendra Long, Lillian Luu, Eliana Marciano, Thomas Marrah, Lucas Nelson, Parry Paraschou, Reese Peck Cowles, Ashley Peterson, Alexander Phillips, Jonathan Reineke, Korinne Skrypek, Meghan Smude, Mackenna Stoterau, Cory Strantz, Grace Swearingen, Sophie Tuma, Josie Valerius, Eden Wells Central, St. Paul Adrian Ali-Caccamo Parents: David Caccamo and Sofia Ali College, major: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; international politics, government Quote: “If we don’t fight hard enough for the things we stand for, at some point we have to recognize that we don’t really stand for them.” — Paul Wellstone Zipporah Cohen Parents: Steve Cohen and Lisa Murphy College, major: Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.; computer science, French Quote: “He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.” — “Love in the Time of Cholera,” Gabriel Garcia Marquez Simon Grow-Hanson Peter Hanson and Sarah Grow College, major: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; elementary education Quote: “I tell you we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anyone tell you different.” — “Timequake,” Kurt Vonnegut Kade Hagen Parents: Kevin and Leann Hagen College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; biomedical engineering Quote: “Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you that mine are still greater.” — Albert Einstein Rosalie Kurtz Parents: Charles and Barbara Kurtz After graduation: Gap year, then Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; mathematics, physics Quote: “Every day’s like an open door.” – “Good Morning Baltimore” from “Hairspray” Sophie Le Meur Parents: Thierry Le Meur and Deborah Morse College, major: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; biology or neuroscience Eva Neira Parents: Michael and Sandra Neira College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology Quote: “Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.” — “The Cat Returns,” Aoi Hiiragi Leah Rivera Parents: Jeff Rivera and Therese Martin Rivera College, major: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; international studies, economics Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Clara Schilder Manning Parents: Christie Manning and Frank Schilder College, major: Universitat Luneburg, Luneburg, Germany; global environmental and sustainability studies Quote: “We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place — or not to bother.” — Jane Goodall Mikhalina Solakhava Parents: Valentin S. Chamutouski and Halina S. Chamutouska College, major: Carleton College; political science, psychology Jasper Zarkower Parents: David Zarkower and Vivian Bardwell College, major: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec; linguistics Quote: “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Charles Francis Potter Chisago Lakes, Lindstrom Dylan Anderson Parents: Patrick and Lesli Anderson College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; computer science Luther Crum Parents: Douglas and Crystal Crum College, major: Bethel University; biochemistry Victoria Dietz Parents: Mark and Michelle Dietz College, major: Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa; English, social work Dru Ellering Parents: Cheri Leasure and Matt McCullough College, major: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; computer science, environmental engineering Zachary Erickson Parents: Clyde and Christine Erickson College, major: Bethel University; biochemistry or physics Sylvia Fuge Parents: Jeffrey and Kristine Fuge College, major: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; agricultural and biological engineering Abigail Gangl Parents: Matt and Lisa Gangl College, major: Wheaton College, Norton, Mass.; biology, pre-med Hannah Gillach Parents: Jim and Ann Gillach College, major: Regis University, Denver; nursing Molly Hill Parents: Brian and Amber Hill College, major: Minnesota State University, Mankato; biological sciences Moriah Jensen Parents: Josh and Jen Jensen College, major: Gustavus Adolphus College; music education Alice Johnson Parents: Brian and Julie Johnson Colege, major: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; pre-occupational therapy Kari Myhran Parents: Dale and Julie Myhran College, major: Macalester College; biology, geology William Nelson Parents: Gary and Carmelita Nelson College, major: Hamline University; environmental studies Alexander Paulsen Parents: David and Darcy Paulsen College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biomedical engineering Kennedy Phillips Parents: Mark and Kim Phillips College, major: Winona State University; nursing Lydia Rehder Parents: Mark and Paula Rehder College, major: Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.; elementary education Ashli Salokar Parents: Brian and Cheri Salokar College, major: Northern Michigan University; accounting Rachel Schoenecker Parents: Bob and Bonnie Schoenecker College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth; biology Jackson Timm Parents: Ron and Ruth Timm College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; physics Morgan Von Feldt Parents: Jeff and Amy Von Feldt College, major: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; digital media and journalism Christian Life Academy, Farmington Valedictorian: Andrea Swelland Parents: Paul and Becky Swelland College, major: Grand Canyon University, Phoenix; psychology Quote: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:6-7 Salutatorian: Nathaniel Call Parents: Mark and Chris Call College, major: North Central University, Minneapolis, computer science Quote: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Clayton, Wis. Jaedyn Bussewitz, Kiana Fall, Angelina Featherly, Marissa Gilbertson, Thomas Hoffman, Baileigh Juleff, Kailey Ketz, Alison Leslie, Selena Levendoski, Alexandra Markuson, Cassandra Olson, Kennedy Patrick, Kaytlynn Vanda, Abigal VanHeuklom Community of Peace Academy, St. Paul Vang Xiong Parents: Mai Yang and Youa Sue Xiong College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Dida Jarso Ali Parents: Jarso Ali Wario and Momina Huka College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; computer science Koung Lor Parents: Fong Lor and Ia Yang College, major: St. Catherine University; nursing Wilber Cartajena Parent: Maria Cartajena College, major: St. Paul College; exercise science Pang Xiong Parents: Mai Her Thao and Sou Xiong College, major: University of St. Thomas; sociology Allan Lee Parents: Mee Lee and Jamie Lee College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; psychology Korina Lee Parents: Tou Ger Lee and Monica Lee College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Bryan Diaz Parent: Olga Diaz Lopez College, major: University of St. Thomas; engineering Sky Vang Parents: Mary Chang and Bee Vang College: St. Olaf College Mai Lee Yang Parents: Bria Her and Wang Bee Yang College, major: St. Catherine University; nursing Como Park, St. Paul Aiyana Aeikens Parents: Jason and Kristen Aeikens College, major: Brown University, Providence, R.I.; environmental studies Quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Thomas Freberg Parents: Scott and Maureen Freberg College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; management information systems Quote: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Henrie Friesen Parents: Matthew and Kristine Friesen College, major: Carlton College; psychology Quote: “If they tell you that you’re weird, you’re probably doing it right.” — Matt Dajer Naddi Jillo Parents: Biqa Fallana and Timiro Adana College: St. Catherine University Quote: “It’s better to say ‘I tried’ than ‘What if’?” Jackson Lee Parents: Philip and Shayne Lee College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; physics Quote: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Hannah Lender Parents: Paul and Miriam Lender College, major: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; biomedical engineering Quote: “Inconceivable.” — Vizzini, “Princess Bride” Celia Olson Parents: Jess and Stephanie Olson College, major: St. Olaf College; computer science, biology Quote: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Bridget Proper Parents: Steven and Jennifer Proper College, major: Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wis.; nursing Quote: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa Antero Sivula Parents: Risto Sivula and Ann Borgwardt College: Carlton College Quote: “I want to go out with a splat.” — Earl Eldridge Marco Tabacman Parents: Eduardo Tabacman and Liliana Forzani College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; computer hardware engineering Quote: “Most times your computer is not responding as you expected — first try to find out if the ‘ERROR’ is not sitting right next to the computer.” — Thomas Baehr Concordia Academy, Roseville Taylor Brunn Parents: Aimee Brunn and Andy Brunn College, major: University of Minnesota-Crookston; health sciences Quote: “By the grace of God I am what I am.” — 1 Corinthians 15:10 Naomi Bunker Parents: Joshua and Laurel Bunker College, major: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.; applied health sciences Quote: “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her.” — Luke 1:45 Sam Elting-Ballard Parents: Kurt and Heather Elting-Ballard College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; computer science Quote: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:6-7 Connor Gruenes Parents: Mike and Missy Gruenes College, major: North Dakota State Universit; computer engineering Quote: “Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” — Thomas Carlyle Madelynn Harre Parents: Eric and Heidi Harre College, major: Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa; secondary English education Quote: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” Emmet Heck Parents: John and Colleen Heck College, major: College of St. Scholastica; physical therapy Quote: “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” — Socrates Xiaoling Huang Parents: Jingjing Dong and Yong Huang College: University of California Davis Quote: “The habits of our lives makes us presume that things will happen in a certain foreseeable way, that there will be a vague coherence in the world.” — “The Invention of Morel,” Adolfo Bioy Casares Will Oelschlaeger Parents: Amy Oelschlaeger, David Oelschlaeger College, major: Iowa State University; engineering Quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” — J.R.R. Tolkien Isabel Romay Parents: Wannia Romay and Francisco Romay College, major: College of St. Scholastica; social work Quote: “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Mikella Schiller Parents: Christian and Karla Schiller College, major: Bethel University; biokinetics Quote: “Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” Coon Rapids Joshua Berkenpas Parents: Sharon Brouwer Stephens and Tom Stephens, Maurice Berkenpas College, major: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.; computer science, chemistry Anika Besst Parents: Jim and Kathy Besst College, major: Hamline University; English, theater arts Briana Clifton Parents: Derrick Clifton and Rebecca Snell College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology, society, the environment Hoang-Yen Duong Parents: Kieu Huynh and Vong Duong College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biochemistry, neuroscience Caitlin Fitzgerald Parent: Mary Fitzgerald College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; mathematics Ashley Johnston Parent: Cory Johnston College, major: Minnesota State University, Mankato; marketing Marissa Kavanaugh Parent: Dan and Molly Kavanaugh After graduation: Catholic missionary work through NET Ministries, then North Dakota State University Faith Kudzia Parents: Randy and Julie Kudzia College, major: North Dakota State University; biology Inesa Makar Parents: Steve and Svetlana Makar College, major: Anoka-Ramsey Community College; nursing Logan Mensink Parents: Todd and Kellie Mensink College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; philosophy Makayla Morcilio Parent: Mya Morcilio College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls; political science Mackenzie Nash Parents: John and Janelle Nash College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biochemistry Alexandra Nelson Parents: Bruce and Michele Nelson College, major: St. Cloud State University; nursing Elizabeth Owens Parents: John and Julie Owens College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology Theresa Pham Parents: Chau Pham and Hang Tran College: Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Mackenzie Ray Parents: Darren and Candy Ray College, major: Augsburg University; psychology Logan Rotzien Parents: Paul and Patty Rotzien College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology Cami Sturm Parents: Blaine and Brenda Sturm College: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Yanai Sun Parents: Rongzhuo Sun and Qiongzhen Mai College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biomedical engineering Nicholas Terebayza Parents: Dan and Stacy Terebayza College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; microbiology Creative Arts, St. Paul Ezekiel Becker Parents: Chris and Kim Becker College, major: University of St. Thomas; electrical engineering Quote: “Pay attention to your own needs and listen to your heart.” Rae Christensen Parents: Barb Lau and Jeff Christensen College, major: Metropolitan State University; psychology Quote: “Am I good enough? Yes I am.” — Michelle Obama Moriah Hanneman Parents: Alan and Janelle Hanneman College: Minneapolis Community and Technical College Quote: “Amor fati — ‘Love your fate’, which is, in fact, your life.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Trey Taylor Parent: Rose Bachman College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; engineering Quote: “Have the strength to be what you say.” Na’Jai Wilson Parent: Maria Aligah College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology or physiology Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul Zach Muetzel Parents: Steve and Tricia Muetzel College: University of Notre Dame Anna Ankerstjerne Parents: Kirk and Mary Ankerstjerne College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Carolina Schuster Parents: Slade Schuster and Dinah Swain College: St. Olaf College Victor Cox Parents: Stuart and Kelli Cox College: University of Notre Dame Brian Williams Parents: Bradley and Kerry Williams College: Dallas Baptist University Issac Wahlstrom Parents: Kyle and Katherine Wahlstrom College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Michael Davis Parents: John and Connie Davis College: Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. Adrienne O’Shea Parents: Cormac and Natalie O’Shea College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Frances Hottinger Parents: David and Mary Hottinger College: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. Ryan Miller Parent: Kate Miller College: DePaul University, Chicago DeLaSalle, Minneapolis Muriel Ambrus Parents: Jill and Keven Ambrus College: Macalester College Samantha Arocho Parents: Maricruz and Michael Arocho College: Concordia College, Moorhead Reina Balley Parents: Heidi and Harry Balley College: University of Minnesota Jamison Battle Parents: Darcy Goede and Terrell Battle College: George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Julia Brand Parents: Sarah and Paul Brand College: U.S. Air Force Academy Victoria Brimacomb Parents: Kelly Hammer and Rick Brimacomb College: Loyola University Maryland Dana Corbin Parents: Anita and Darnell Corbin College: Northwestern University Mary Claire Francois Parents: Liz and George Francois College: St. Catherine University Juan-Pablo Guillen Parents: Evangelina Ramirez and Victor Guillen College: St. Olaf College Gabrielle Hill Parents: Karen Winkler and Greg Hill College: Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Alexandr “Sasha” Kenigsberg Parents: Ludmila and Phil Essington College: University of Minnesota Kalina Larsen Parents: Dagmara and Steven Larsen College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Anamuel Nigatu Parents: Fikre Zewdie and Tsegaye Shibeshi College: University of Minnesota Christine Ohenzuwa Parents: Mabel and Mike Ohenzuwa College: Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. Joseph Phelan Parents: Liz and Chris Phelan College: University of Chicago Tyrell Terry Parents: Carrie Grise College: Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Luke Timmerman Parents: Linda and Ken Timmerman College: Iowa State University Shannon Wagner Parents: Vivian Wagner and Fritz Wagner College: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Alex Wenner Parents: Jennifer and Nate Wenner College: Loyola University Chicago Julian Wright Parents: Leslie and Darrell Wright College: Marquette University, Milwaukee Eagan Co-valedictorians Kevin Huang Parents: Shaiyuan Huang and Ying Zhang College, major: Harvard University, computer science Quote: “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez Marin Bennerotte Parents: Tom and Kelley Bennerotte College, major: University of St. Thomas; economics Quote: “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi William Heutmaker Parents: Dave and Kristin Heutmaker College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; chemical engineering Quote: “Great moments are born from great opportunities.” – Herb Brooks Elisabeth Duffy Parents: Tod and Colleen Duffy College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; animal science (pre-veterinary) Quote: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Marina Navarro Parents: Esteban Navarro and Magdalena Alonso College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; international studies Quote: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Emily Hull Parents: Cara and Scott Hull College, major: Northwestern University; industrial engineering Quote: “What, like it’s hard?” Morgan Hamernik Parents: Karie and Jon Hamernik College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; neuroscience Quote: “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” — Norman Vincent Peale East Ridge, Woodbury Summa cum laude with distinction Eesha Bharti Parents: Meena and Vivek Bharti College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; neuroscience Manashri Bhor Parents: Shailesh and Shilpa Bhor College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology, pre-medicine Mike Cao Parents: Ji Wang and Lihong Cao College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; computer science Cole Chaffin Parents: Paul and Kimberly Chaffin College, major: University of Michigan; mechanical engineering Kevin Chen Parents: Ying Zhang and Lianzhou Chen College, major: University of California Berkeley; engineering Meagan DeMark Parents: Steve and Tami DeMark College: Purdue University Jeffrey Deng Parents: Celia Li and Roger Deng College, major: University of California Los Angeles; bioengineering Madelyn Knupp Parents: Jeff and Lana Knupp College, major: St. Olaf College; biology, Spanish Callie Kunz Parents: Mary and David Kunz College, major: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; molecular biology, computer science Christopher Liu Parents: Lu Liu and Yiping Dong College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; engineering Julie Ma Parents: Qing Fang and Jiaying Ma College, major: University of California Berkeley; microbiology, computer science Raj Patel Parents: Harish and Falguni Patel College, major: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; computer engineering Trynton Quach Parents: Huyen LePhan and Quyen Quach College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; biology Leah Restad Parents: Christopher and Sara Restad College, major: Carnegie Mellon University; computational biology, computer science Christine Severude Parents: Lailah and Allan Severude College, major: Loyola University Chicago; molecular biology, music composition Alexis Tao Parents: Jian Tao and Yanping Chen College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biomedical engineering Eastview, Apple Valley Eliza Asani Parents: Samantha and Ashwin Asani College, major: University of Alabama-Huntsville Quote: “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” — Winston Churchill Austin Bodin Parents: Mark and Elizabeth Bodin College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; aerospace engineering Quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Calvin Kotrba Parents: Bill and Sara Kotrba College, major: University of Iowa; mathematics, piano performance Quote: “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly — leave the rest to God.” — Ronald Reagan Oliver Matte Parents: Pierre and Ingrid Matte College, major: Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; computer science Quote: “Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” — Kyle Chandler Ryan McClure Parents: Mike and Valerie McClure College, major: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; biology Quote: “Perhaps those who are best suited for power are those who have never sought it.” — Albus Dumbledore, “Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows” Leah Melchior Parents: Jennifer and Michael Melchior College, major: The Ohio State University; biomedical engineering Quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas Edison Maxwell Schaefer Parents: Mark and Michelle Schaefer College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; political science Quote: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” — Pericles Anna Schumann Parents: Jeff and Cindy Schumann College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; nursing Quote: “Let ‘er buck.” — Frank T. Hopkins, “Hidalgo” Shrinivas Venkatasubramani Parents: Venkatasubramani Srinivasan and Umamaheswari Ramakrishnan College, major: University of Minnesota; chemical engineering Quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney Sky Waters Parents: Susan and Dale Waters College, major: University of North Georgia; film and digital media Quote: “Sic parvis magna” (“greatness from small beginnings”). — Sir Francis Drake Ellsworth, Wis. Valedictorian: Grace Groh Parents: John and Lisa Groh College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Quote: “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” — B.B. King Salutatorian: Kyle Perkins Parents: Chris and Kelly Perkins College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Quote: “Live the life you are called to live and grow where you are planted.” Jenica Giese Parents: Brad and Anne Giese College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Quote: “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton Emma Augustine Parents: Thomas and Lavon Augustine College: Montana State University Quote: “So it goes.” Bailey Baker Parents: Jeff and Stacey Baker College: University of Pittsburgh Quote: “There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.” — Jennifer Aniston Mackenzie Kummer Parents: Charlie and Meghan Kummer College: U.S. Air Force Academy Quote: “Your only limit is your mind.” Kailey Brenner Parents: Jeremy and Mandee Brenner College: University of Wisconsin-River Falls Quote: “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt Reed Oberg Parents: Russ and Beth Oberg College: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Quote: “Life is a constant struggle between trying to care, and trying not to.” Jonah Vogel Parents: Tony and Lynn Vogel College: Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah Quote: “Graduation day is kinda like a Friday on steroids.” Paige Frion Parents: Jake Frion and Tara Olson College: University of Minnesota-Duluth Quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” Elmwood, Wis. Top 5: Alyssa Peterson, valedictorian; Alexia Waltz, salutatorian; Sophia Tiffany, Rowan Rupakus, Amber Bartz Austin Aamodt, Tyler Bee, Kali Brathol, Jordan Brunner, Nicholas Forster, Aurora Henson, Bronson Huebner, Brett Kitchner, Jaxon Klink, Ana Muniz-Hernandez, Madelyn Nevin, Calvin Shock Farmington Area Rose Bauer, Megan Bernu, Grace Brunstad, Noah Budde, Samuel Buresh, Michael Cardinal, Jordan Chanthakhoun, Casey Christensen, Rachel Christensen, Morgan Condon, Cielo DeCastro, Michael Donohue, Tyler Dronen, Nicholas Edmiston, Karina Gehl, Skylar Gohr, Olivia Grundman, Sarah Hannon, Zachary Hanson, Grahm Hertaus, Lillah Jacobson-Schulte, Hailey Karnowski, Anna Kiminski, Cassandra Knutson, Chandler Lallak, Trevor LaVigne, Angelina Lind, Noel Mara, Nyah Maurer, Seth Miller, Benjamin Moorlach, Shannon Murphy, Margaret Newcomb, Ethan Partida, Elly Rust, Regan Sevenich, Anne Sorenson, Mara Teiken, Camille Tilden, Soren Vigesaa, Morgan Weberg, Taylor Wexler, Zeb Zimmer Focus Beyond Transition, St. Paul Ashley Baerthel Parents: Leo and Lynne Baerthel College, major: St. Paul College; auto technician Jeffrey Emerson Parent: Melissa Emerson Luvada Jenkins Parent: Imogene Macon Paul Patterson Parents: Pearl and Paul Patterson Noah Sieber Parents: Geoff and Diane Sieber Thao Vang Parent: Bao Lee College, major: Job Corps, office administration Forest Lake Area Erin Collins Parents: Rob and Tammy Collins College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; chemical engineering Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” — Kevin Durant Rachel de Sobrino Parents: Cristina de Sobrino and Tom Arnold College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; environmental geography Quote: “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” — Kofi Annan Benjamin Cartford Parents: Julie and Chuck Cartford College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; biology Quote: “You are free, therefore choose, that is to say, invent.” — Jean-Paul Sartre Jack Callahan Parents: Kevin and Jeanie Callahan College, major: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine; biomedical engineering Quote: “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.” — George Washington Autumn Schuldt Parents: Jason and Colleen Schuldt College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; mechanical engineering Quote: “All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” — Winston Churchill Matthew Strupp Parents: Kathy and John Strupp College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; history of wildlife ecology Quote: “The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” — Karl Marx Faith Hollihan-Moy Parents: Nicole and Tom Staloch, Ben and Kirsten Moy College, major: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; neuroscience, biology, pre-med Gateway to College, St. Paul Habiba Abdullahi Parent: Fatuma Adan College: St. Paul College Abdinasir Ali Parent: Fadumo Haile College: St. Paul College Yossimar Bautista Riquelme Guardian: Francisco Bautista Jeremy Duval Parent: Sue Duval College: Beloit College Asha Mohamud Parents: Muse Diini and Shamso Ali College: St. Paul College Christian Niyokwizera Parents: Christine Ndayishimiye and Emmanuel Niyonkunu College: St. Paul College Abdihakin Osman Parent: Absira Barrow College: St. Paul College Ma Hsa Poe Parents: Saw Bley and Keh Moo College: St. Paul College Otto Schroepfer Parents: Lucy and William Schroepfer College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Tha Tun Parents: Lah Tun and Ya Baw Grantsburg, Wis. Valedictorian: Linda Harmon Salutatorian: Jenna McNally High Honor Graduates: Luke Anderson, Ashley Bistram, Olivia Brock, Leopold Chenal, Joseph Duncan, Grace Gerber, Mikala Hammer, Jada Hecht, Lane Johnson, Jared Lee, David MacKean, Katelyn Meier, Kasey Michaelson, Kaitlin Olson, Susan Roberts, Seth Schlecht, Wyatt Swanson Honor Graduates: Katelyn Byers, Evan Cordell, Benjamin Johnson, Alicia Johnson, Grace Lehne, Nathanael McKinley, Macy Moore, Dawson Roberts, McKenzie Rombach, Bryce Roufs, Anthony Schmidt, Charli Siebenthal, Randi Siebenthal, Alethea Simmons, Elliot Swenson, Rachel Tooze, Luke Trittelwitz Great River School, St. Paul Gregory Ballen Parents: Todd and Karen Ballen College, major: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind.; engineering Quote: “If you want to bring people around to your way of thinking, you need to first show them that you are open to theirs.” — Justin Trudeau Avery Reyes Beattie Parents: James Beattie and Nina Reyes College, major: Carleton College, American studies Quote: “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it is our life or our possessions and property. But fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.” – “The Alchemist,” Paul Coelho Alex Lorah Parents: Paul and Cindy Lorah College, major: University of St. Thomas, engineering Quote: “Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” — Guy Kawasaki Beatrice Ibes Nedeljkovic Parents: Katie Ibes and Tim Schnabel College: Barnard College, New York, N.Y. Quote: “Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” — Maria Montessori Maggie Yang Parents: Xia Yang and Marisa Kheereesantikul College, major: Carleton College, environmental studies Quote: “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton Mia Overvoorde Parents: Paul and Lynn Overvoorde College: Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa Quote: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cecelia Wulff Parent: Jennifer Daul College, major: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash.; biology Quote: “Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right.” — Michelle Obama Ethan Dulaney Parents: Eugene and Aline Dulaney College, major: Occidental College, Los Angeles; communication studies Quote: “People have to be able to learn from mistakes. If we take away the possibility for someone to learn and become a better person, I’m not sure what we are left with. I’ve learned all kinds of things about myself from friends and teacher having the patience and faith to give me a second chance.” — James Gunn Olivia Reinhardt Parents: Lee Reinhardt and Philip Reinhardt College, major: Minneapolis College of Art and Design, illustration Quote: “What you do speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Anna Himango Parents: Tim and Shannon Himango College, major: Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.; creative writing Quote: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” — “The Fellowship of the Ring,” J.R.R. Tolkien Georgia Langer Parents: Megan Marsnik and Jason Langer College, major: Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore; pre-med Quote: “Comprehensive sexual health education will change the world. — G.L. Harding, St. Paul Elizabeth Chaney Parent: Ellen Whitted College, major: St. Cloud State University, pre-veterinary studies Quote: “Prince Zuko, pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.” — Iroh, “Avatar the Last Airbender” Martin Danielson Parents: Martin and Nicole Danielson College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, chemical engineering Quote: “Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” — Steve Maraboli Mattie Ebbesen Parent: Amy Ebbesen College; major: Macalester College, philosophy Quote: “Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” — Jean-Paul Sartre Elizabeth Harper Parents: Lynn and Todd Harper College, major: Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore.; accounting Quote: “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” — Audre Lorde Paulnika Ke Parents: Morarasmy Ke and Sy Meng Quote: “Don’t follow your passion, follow the opportunity and bring your passion with you.” – Mike Rowe Kashie Kong Parents: Ka Ying and Npla Chong Kong College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, nutrition Quote: “You can’t teach someone values unless you show them values.” — Nell Bernstein Aisha Mohamed Parents: Fatima Ali and Mumin Sheikh-Abukar College, major: Macalester College; biomedical sciences, biochemistry Quote: “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” Gyru Thor Mother: Chee Lor College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, finance Quote: “Do everything in life before it is too late to find out what you like and don’t like when you get old.” Anny Tran Parents: Bao Tran and Thao Nguyen College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, pre-med Quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky Cheyanne Vang Parents: Yeng Vang and Jennifer Labar College, major: Gustavus Adolphus College, sociology or psychology Quote: “If the grass is greener on the other side, you can bet the water bill is higher.” Highland Park, St. Paul Nathaniel Alden Parents: Jeremy and Stephanie Alden College: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Andrew Noecker Parents: Duane and Kathy Noecker College: St. Olaf College Ruquiya Egal Parents: Ali and Fardousa Egal College: Brown University, Providence, R.I. Lucy Minner Parents: Michael and Jody Minner College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Leah Terry Parents: David Terry and Linda Baughman-Terry College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Michael West-Hest Parents: Laura West-Knutzen and  Patrick Hest College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Samantha Linssen Parents: Danica and John Linssen College: Arizona State University Ian Boylan Parents: Patrick Boylan and Marcy Hartford College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Alexis Lipstein Parents: Andrew and Janna Lipstein College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Isabel Harrelson Parents: Marian Keillor and Jeremiah Harrelson College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Parker Johnson Parents: Paul and Angela Lindsay Johnson College: Carleton College Hill-Murray, Maplewood Claire Arnold Parents: James Arnold and Anne Weiss College: University of Minnesota Alex Bloemendal Parents: Brian and Elda Bloemendal College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Benjamin Drayna Parents: Mark and Kathleen Drayna College: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Melissa Fellrath Parents: Mike and Mari Fellrath College: University of Minnesota Anna Fox Parents: Peter and Susan Fox College: Kent State University, Kent, Ohio David Gallagher Parents: John and Susan Gallagher College: University of St. Thomas Emily Herzog Parents: Mark and Angela Herzog College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Gabriel Honerman Parents: James and Marie Honerman College: University of Minnesota Kaitlyn Kaufman Parents: Bob and Stephanie Kaufman College: Merrimack College, North Andover, Mass. Margot Keeler Parents: Kasey and Stacey Keeler College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Jacqueline Lamb Parents: Jim and Joanne Lamb College: University of Missouri Grace McElmury Parents: Richard and Tanya McElmury College: University of St. Thomas Kaela Offstein Parents: Michael and Renee Offstein College: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio Emma Phelan Parents: Neil and Elizabeth Phelan College: Boston College Jack Schwartz Parents: Dave and Cindy Schwartz College: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa Maria Soutor Parents: Bradd and Mary Beth Soutor College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Vanessa Wren Parents: Joseph and Kellee Wren College: University of Minnesota Tiffany Tran Parents: Mai Tran College: University of St. Thomas Lingkai Zhao Parents: Zhijun Zhao and Ling Shi College: University of Wisconsin-Madison LeYao Huang Parents: Bo Huang and Xia Liu College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Hmong College Prep Academy, St. Paul Kaliyah Pa Zong Lee Parents: Zong Her and Koua Lee College, major: University of Minnesota-Rochester, nursing Quote: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” — Napoleon Hill Fantasia More Parent: Mall More College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biology or human physiology Quote: “As rice ripens, the lower it bows its head. Never lose your willingness to learn.” Chaturporn Taw Parents: Chit Sae Vang and Neil Sao Vang College, major: Bethel University, nursing Quote: “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale Avina Nkaujzoo Vang Parent: Tou Tong Vang College, major: Bethel University, nursing Quote: “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here now with the power to shape your day and your future.” — Steve Maraboli Helena Vang Parent: Wa Yee Vang College, major: Century College, radiology technology Quote: “Stop thinking you can’t, start thinking you can. Failing is part of success, so don’t ever stop trying.” Ia Vang Parent: Xee Thao College, major: St. Catherine University, nursing Isabella Shang Vang Parent: Youa Vang College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; chemistry, pre-med Quote: “Remember who we are. The most earnest wish lies in front of our eyes. It’s not frightening to begin again. If you keep your dream, it’s bound to come true.” Mai Chee Xiong Parent: Khoua Lor College, major: St. Catherine’s University, sonography Quote: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle Hlee Jennie Yang Parents: Soua Vang and Thai Yang College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, social work Quote: “Work hard, play hard.” Kenny Yang Parents: Anita Vang and Eli Yang College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, computer science Quote: “If you can’t change yourself, how is someone else going to?” Hope Christian Academy, St. Paul Park Valedictorian: Marsha Waiganjo Parents: Christine and Steve Morabu College, major: University of Chicago, English or History Quote: “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.” — Sam Levenson Salutatorian: Hannah Son Parents: Hao Lam and Vuol Son Host parents: Sophal Kim and Sopha Yin College major: Nursing Quote: “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Hudson, Wis. Anna Arthur, Sun Li Batten, Luke Bekemeyer, Shane Blinkman, Yasha Bol, Mackenzie Farrell, Connor Harrison, Mason Holum, Dillon Kelly, August Krueger, Haylee Lawrence, Madissen Lawrence, Scott Lawton, Hunter Luetkens, Karina Miller, Halle Powers, Emily Rawn, Robert Reynolds, Sydney Rossini, Ethanial Seath, Erik Small, Alex Still, Daniel Volk, Jack Walter Humboldt, St. Paul Eh Blu Htoo Parent: Eh Lee Yar College: Metropolitan State University Kpay Htoo Parents: Paw Lah and Dah Poe College major: automotive technician service Quote: “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.” Indira Kharel Parents: Hema and Sarbeswor Kharel College, major: Hamline University, pre-med Quote: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” — Langston Hughes Arianna Klotz Parent: Robyn Klotz College: St. Paul College Quote: “To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.” — Edward Weeks Kaoyer Lee Parents: Xelor Lee and Paocha Lee College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biology Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Henry S. Haskins Nang Ya Moan Oo Parents: Win Thu and Nang Leng College, major: University of Southern California, astronautical engineering Quote: “Give, even if you only have a little.” — Buddha Andy Thao Parents: Kou Xiong and Cha Thao College, major: University of Minnesota Twin Cities, computer science Quote: “So it goes.” – “Slaughterhouse-Five,” Kurt Vonnegut Yusanat Tway Parents: Ngae Lay and Ta Pay Pay College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; psychology, urban studies Quote: “Life is short and unpredictable so you must live it to the fullest. This is not for a recipe for recklessness but a recipe to give your all in everything that you do.” Vue Vang Parents: Chong Thao College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, political science Quote: “Pride is the most controversial thing in life. You never know if embarrassing yourself is worth the outcome. You only need to consider that oftentimes, pride only exists for your sake. Learn to hurt for others.” Soua Yang Parents: Lee Yang and Yeng Thao College, major: St Olaf College, computer science Quote: “The lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” — Ned Stark, “Game of Thrones” Irondale, New Brighton Highest Honors: Amelia Aplikowski, Ethan Bentley, Grace Bourgeois, Olivia Brouillette, Erica Carlson, Emily Cho, Joseph Doerrer, Samantha Eyberg, Brianna Franke, Parker Freiberg, Nathan Gahr, Katherine Gottwaldt, Sara Hachi, Kahlan Jester, Alicia Joswiak, Austin Kim, Tallis King, Chase Kvaal, Kevin Kvaal, John Lei, Lorne Mildenberger, Tabitha Mungai, Leah Newbauer, Dan Nguyen, Jack Nugent, Jack Olson, Kathleen O’Rourke, Annalise Scamehorn, Benjamin Schley, Susan Schuh, Kayla Squires, Cypress Stupica, Ian Tacheny, Bernice Young Johnson, St. Paul Nuhchi Chah Parents: Kenny Chah and Mayah Chah College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Quote: “Treat your heart like a camera, capture every moment and store it as a memory.” — Nuhchi Chah Cha Her Parents: Paker Her and Ausa Chang College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biochemistry Quote: “I told you, you’ll be fine as long as you believe. It will happen.” — Pa Her Nhia Her Parent: Pajhuab Xiong College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, mechanical engineering Quote: “Human beings are strong because we have the ability to change ourselves.” — Saitama, “One-Punch Man” Malik Khadar Parents: Seanne Thomas and Alhaji Khadar College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, computer science Quote: “Ron!” — J.K. Rowling Joy Moua Parents: Joanna Moua and Xeng Moua College, major: St. Catherine University; international business, economics Quote: “Fierce like fire, genuine like gold.” Pa Di Moua Parents: Vue Lee and Hue Moua College, major: University of Northwestern-St. Paul, nursing Quote: “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” — Lance Armstrong Henry Wieffering Parents: Ruth Weleczki and Eric Wieffering College, major: University of South Carolina; math, economics Quote: “They say, ‘Oh you graduated?’ No, I decided I was finished.” — “School Spirit,” Kanye West Sha Xiong Parents: Xue Xiong and Ker Vang College, major: St. Olaf College, biology Quote: “Work hard. You may not be the smartest, but your effort and amazing heart will get you to where you want to be.” — Xue Xiong Christina Yang Parents: Kong and Keng Yang College, major: University of St. Thomas, mechanical engineering Quote: “Only you can decide what breaks you.” — “A Court of Wings and Ruin,” Sarah J. Maas Ka Lia Yang Parents: Johnny Yang and Jennifer Thao College, major: St. Catherine University, nursing Quote: “Be somebody that nobody thought you could be.” — William Chapman Mai See Yang Parents: Lou Vang and Npliaj Riam Moua College, major: College of St. Benedict-St. John’s University, education Quote: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius Lakeville North Summa cum laude: Olivia Anderson, Alyssa Arnold, Evan Atkins, Maya Blitz, Megan Braasch, Benjamin Brogan, Maggie Cade, Anna Carow, Ellissa Chaouch, Isabel Demo, Elizabeth Duerksen, Michael Fisher, Grace Frechette, Verina Ghobrial, Caroline Gidlow, Lauren Grimm, Esperanza Guerrero, Lauren Gunderson, Madison Hamel, Mikaela Harkema, Andrew Harrison, Tyler Hornyak, Xiaolin Huang, Sarah Johnson, Talon Kandler, Holland Kanne, Madison Keppel, Allyse Kleiber, Austin King, Mitchell Kitzmann, Anna Knapek, Olivia Koenig, Robert Lebens, Avery Lees, Hunter Lemley, Keenan Leverty, Erik Lindeman, Courtney Loth, Jayden Marty, Alex McFadden, Anna Marie Mitchell, Jessica Mrosla, Abbie Nelson, Erica Nelson, McKenzie Pflaum, Blake Power, Anna Puhek, Clarise Pyfferoen, Nicole Rauzi, Tyler Rebischke, Erin Rima, Gabriel Roverud, Riley Sagmoe, Gabriella Saholt, Andrea Schiefelbein, Benjamin Schwieters, Ian Seidenfeld, Liam Seper, Andrew Shea, Connor Shea, Natalie Shea, Isabelle Shoemaker, Caiden Siefken, Solveig Skansberg, Jack Soukop, Anna Steel, Spencer Swartz, Elizabeth Swenson, Allison Thompson, Andrew Trepanier, Trishia Vu, Jack Wallenta, Kasey Warner, Molly Waters, Malia Wellens, Ashley Wells, Selina Woo, Maija Zitzewitz Lakeville South Summa cum laude: Emma Caswell, Haley Cihunka, Hannah Clifford, Madelyn Constine, Sarah Damlo, Jessica Dao, Lucy DeBoer, Maja Decker, Hayden Epinette, Matthew Gadek, Lauren Geary, Espen Grasdal, Oliver Grasdal, Erik Hager, Anna Harvey, Dana Heuer, Jonathan Jagt, Christopher Johnson, Malia Keilen, Rachel Kircher, Jordan Lang, Reed Linse, Kristin Lips, Emily Lloyd, Joshua Loveless, Maya Lundell, Noah Mayfield, Karen McCoy, Michael McCune, Makayla Miller, Nicholas Miller, Alyssa Milne, Alena Moldan, Sheridan Norcia, Steveniece Oakland, Lisa Nyaunga Kemunto Ongondi, Jack Otterson, Jason Phan, Makenzie Polfliet, Collin Pospisil, Jennica Quast, Ava Quick, David Ricklick, Aaron Rose, Kaley Schiffler, Maxwell Schobel, Dylan Schultz, Tegan Shoquist, Caylie Sternberg, Nyah Sterns, Violet Tessier, Katherine Whipple, Taylor Woodson LEAP, St. Paul Kwe Knyaw Parents: Lu Pwe and Peh Gay College, major: Augsburg University, education Quote: ”A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” — Serena Williams Anisa Mohamed Parents: Bilad Yusuf and Ahmed Mohamed College, major: Century College, medical field Quote: “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” — Joshua J. Marine Cesar Osvaldo Mendez Portillo College, major: University of St. Thomas, Spanish Quote: “If you are afraid to fail, you will never do the things you are capable of doing.” — John Wooden Liberty Classical Academy, White Bear Lake Vitaly Brown Parents: Gary and Cathy Brown College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, business Quote: “It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” — Charles Spurgeon. Zahra Haidari Parents: Jim and Kim Gilsrud College, major: St. Catherine University, pre-med Quote: “The really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain Iain Anderson Parents: Scott and Jennifer Anderson College, major: University of Northwestern St. Paul, music composition Quote: “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” — “Desiring God,” John Piper Ryan Theodore Grill Parents: Debbie and Bob Grill College, major: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; finance Quote: “I wanna thank God for workin’ way harder than Satan.” — “Elevate,” Drake Sage Taya Johnson Parent: Janice Bachman College: Trinity Washington University, Washington, D.C.; pre-med, environmental sciences. Quote: “I can do all things through he who gives me strength.” — Philippians 4:13 Brooklyn Abell Parents: Jason and Wendy Abell College: Bethlehem College and Seminary Quote: “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” — “The Joyful Christian,” C.S. Lewis Luck, Wis. Beau Brenizer Parents: Jeff and Jackie Brenizer College, major: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – New Richmond, business management Quote: “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” — Michael Phelps Dennis Brule Parents: Kevin and Christina Jensen College, major: Pine Technology and Community College, Pine City, Minn.; welding Quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” — Vince Lombardi Katie Christensen Parents: Jon and Julie Christensen College, major: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, paramedic Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford Ryley Fosberg Parents: Randy Fosberg and Kris Zacco College, major: University of Minnesota, pre-med or pre-vet Quote: “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin, “Pooh’s Grand Adventure” Merlin Hibbs Parents: Jordon and Kelly Hibbs College, major: Dunwoody College, electrician Quote: “You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character.” Shayla Hulett Parents: Jeff and Andrea Hulett College, major: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Rice Lake, nursing Quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Katie Mattson Parents: Paul and Tracy Mattson College: University of Concordia-St. Paul Quote: “The way get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney Nancy Olave Parents: Robyn and Jaime Olave Future plans: University of Minnesota-Duluth, sports medicine Quote: pSometime, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne Julianna Paige Thompson Parents: Dean Johnson and Jackie Thompson Future Plans: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, nursing Quote: “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.” — Michelle Obama Sierra Zuniga Parents: Kim Doyle and Rob Zuniga College, major: Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College-Rice Lake, dental hygienist Quote: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou Mahtomedi Top 10 percent: Jacob Arlandson, Thomas Atkins, Sam Bell, Christine Brennan, Elsa Duea, Hannah Goralnick, Abby Halverson, Abigail Hansen, Noah Harbinson, Claire Hautman, Elliot James, Lillian Johnson, Elizabeth Kangas, Elisabeth Kray, Leah Larsen, Kyle Larson, Amy Mang, Calvin Molitor, Emma Nelson, Julianne Peterson, Lindsey Reyes, Analise Schleifer, Eric Schmidt, Emma Shores, Noah Skillings, Ryan Smith, John Stellmach, Connor Stoker, Luigi Viggiano, Tianna Warner, Samantha Westlund, Ajah Williams, Vienna Windisch Math and Science Academy, Woodbury Samantha Webster Parents: Michael and Deborah Webster College, major: Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.; chemistry Quote: “Success is a journey, not a destination.” — Arthur Ashe Sydney James Parents: Robert and Erika James College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; communicative disorders, psychology Quote: “To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.” — Ashleigh Brilliant Hannah Frazer Parents: Jacki and Steve Frazer College: Creighton University, Omaha, Neb; business Quote: “We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captured with purpose.” – Bob Goff Walter Minehart Parent: Patricia Minehart and James Heyne College: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Quote: “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” — Mahatma Gandhi Emma Eke Parents: Tim and Katie Eke College, major: Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.; mechanical engineering Quote: “Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all.” — “The Time Machine,” H.G. Wells Megan Dalldorf Parents: Troy and Naomi Dalldorf College, major: University of Northwestern-St. Paul, biochemistry Quote: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” — Hebrews 12:1 Kate Yapp Parents: Mary and Rick Yapp College, major: St. Catherine University; communications, political science Quote: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine, “The American Crisis” Aleena Stevens Parents: Phil and Laurissa Stevens College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Quote: “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.” — Charlotte Bronte Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis Anna Pickerign Parents: Perry and Rachel Pickerign College, major: Point Loma Nazarene University, San  Diego, Calif.; pre-nursing Quote: “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” — Grant Allen Mounds Park Academy, Maplewood Muna Aden, Rayaan Ahmed, Lindsey Baldwin, Derek Bartholomay, Maya Li Bauer, Annie Berwald, Matt Bourne, Olivia Burton, Mats Dahlberg, Emilie Davidson, YuLing DeBellis, Dylan Dickinson, Lance Go, Jordan Grabanski, Claire Hanson, Alex Hinz, Evan Hollihan, Dani Honda, Caroline Hudock, Karan Jain, Maia Kelly, Will Kramer, Bela Larsen, Gabby Law, Parker Law, Sophia Long, Yahya Madar, Lily Madore, Ajay Manicka, Ana Manolis, Jaeden McFarland, Ben Nippolt, Ian Olson, Flynn Opatz, Henry Peterson, Tommy Peterson, Julia Portis, Izzy Portoghese, Ellie Quam, Adam Reinke, Haley Rhodes, Tara Samsel, Toby Sullivan, Aneesh Syal, Kaan Ucer, Syrena Vanchena, Jose Varela Castillo, Lauren Vilendrer, Siri Vorvick, Sofia Walker, Tae’Vion Wilkins, Juliana Wu, Peter Wu, Kaitlyn Wyman, Mary Yue Mounds View, Arden Hills Highest Honors: Joshua Albers, Connor Beale, Olivia Binder, Madeline Blasingame, Joseph Bushagour, Laila Bushagour, Michael Cao, Serena Chan, Lucy Chen, Ashley Chu, Janessa Crane, Greta Delaune, Kenneth Diao, Sanjana Dutt, Marissa Erickson, Charles Floeder, Sophie Gao, Vivian Gao, Rhone Gavois, William Goldman, Ashir Gupta, Anwaar Hadi, Lukas Hessini, Meghan Hesterman, Nicole Higgins, Mason Huberty, Christopher Jin, Scott Jiskra, Cadyn Jones, Jessica Kennedy, Irene Kim, Bethany Kinney, Nancy Koshy, Kathryn Kothlow, Rebecca Li, Victoria Li, Vidhya Mallikarjunan, Antonio Marino, Jared Martini, Julia McGough, Sydney Menne, Sarah Miller, Kiran Mishra, Maaz Mohammad, Nathaniel Moller, Matthew Murzyn, Medha Nayak, Thomas Neafus, Gabrielle Olson, Michael Pak, Eric Palmer, Bryan Park, Jessica Peterson, Amelia Podolny, Shreya Prabhu, Justin Reiling, Alaina Sandau, Riya Shah, Vijay Shah, Ming Shen, Emily Shilson, Mia Spieler, Anelise Stamper, Benjamin Steil, Grace Su, Michelle Sung, Grace Sventek, Erik Swensen, Maha Syed, Mingyue Tan, Sarah Tang, Sebastian Thompson, Nhi Tran, Aarthi Vijayakumar, Abhishek Vijayakumar, Frank Wang, Michelle Wang, Rachael Wasson, Samuel Wong, Grace Wu, Ahmad Zaro, Diana Zhu New Life Academy, Woodbury Valedictorian: Rachel Tateosian Parents: Phil and Teresa Tateosian College, major: North Central University, marketing Salutatorian: Emira Erickson Parents: Cory and Colene Erickson College, major: St. Olaf College, music education New Richmond, Wis. Valedictorian: Grace Burns Parents: Brian and Emily Burns Salutatorian: Mykenzie Patten Parents: Russ and Tina Patten Top 10 percent: Elizabeth Wacker, Jacob Medchill, Anna Hop, Aria Tarras, Rachel Skinner, Abigale Modesette, Maggie Veenendall, Makayla Mitchell, Kerrigan Storie, Parker Kirkpatrick, Sara Nagel, Emily Montreal, Amelia Feuerer, Cole Brathol, Katelyn Marano, Cameron Berhow, Matthew Kukacka, Drew Momchilovich, Cal Crowder, Talon Seckora North Branch Area Ashley Darst, Maya Dumke, Leah Weber, Megan Whiting, Peighton Koeppen, Emerson Peaslee, Emily Kristo, Ian Scheele, Jurney Lund, Angel Kidd, Abigale Webster, Anna Carlson, Kayla Lenzmeier, Isaac Ries, Elizabeth Tribbett, Quinten Johnson, Anna Hudella, Jack Hatton, Adam Shoberg, Rachel Dworshak, Gail Nelson, Anna Savage, Nathan Korkowski, Malloree Abress, Elizabeth Gladitsch, Hannah Notebaart, Joseph Nihart, Matthew Stuber, Abby Johnson, Andrea Stirewalt, Savanah Hoard, Kathrine Ulanowski North, North St. Paul Sydney Peterson Parents: Scott and Beth Peterson College, major: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, biochemistry Quote: “You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” — Walt Disney Emily Masterson Parents: Derek and Reiko Masterson College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, biomedical engineering Quote: “Whatever you are, be a good one.” — William Makepeace Thackeray Macreena Stueve Parent: Brian and Elizabeth Stueve College: University of St. Thomas Quote: “A champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can recover when they fall.” — Serena Williams Brittany Weber Parents: Scott and Tricia Weber College: St. Catherine University Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” — Tim Notke Megan Weber Parents: Scott and Tricia Weber College, major: Concordia College, Moorhead; nursing Quote: “Shoot for the moon. If you miss it, you will still land among the stars.” — Norman Vincent Peale Andrew Hansen Parents: Bob and Becky Hansen College, major: University of Alabama, computer science Quote: “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates Vyha Nguyen Parent: Toha Nguyen College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, civil engineering Quote: “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” — “The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald EmilyRose Johnson Parents: Douglas and Lilia Johnson College, major: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, biology Quote: “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” — Alan Kay Nathan Huntley Parents: Doug and Pam Huntley College, major: North Dakota State University, mechanical engineering Quote: “The highest result of education is tolerance.” — Helen Keller Mary Patsy Parents: Tom and Jeannette Patsy College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, math or science Quote: “Just keep swimming.” — Dory, “Finding Nemo” Nova Classical Academy, St. Paul Jannie Chang Parents: Pang Thao and Xiong Chang College: University of California, Los Angeles Molly Dekarski Parents: Miriam Dekarski and Ludger Dekarski College: Concordia University St. Paul Katherine Ellerd Parents: Dawn and Jeffrey Ellerd College: Macalester College Theodore “Teo” Flesher Parents: Katherine and Tomas Flesher College: Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Henry Greenfield Parents: Andrea and Dan Greenfield College: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. Kathryn Huelskamp Parents: Kelly O’Rourke and Paul Huelskamp College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Margaret Jones Parents: Mary and Jim Jones College: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. Veronica Kemna Parents: Kirsten and Patrick Kemna College: Gustavus Adolphus College Alexandra “Thekla” Ketcher Parents: Yu-Ruey and Kerry Ketcher College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Zoe Kramer Parents: Anna Leininger and Greg Kramer College: Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales Jane Krohn Parents: Elizabeth and David Krohn College: University of Vermont Mathieu LaFrombois Parents: Linda and Lance LaFrombois College: Bethel University Talia Magnuson Parents: Colleen Kelly and Jeffrey Magnuson College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Zoe Marchand Parents: Maria Marchand and David Antenucci College: Reed College, Portland, Ore. David Michaeli Parents: Ora Itkin and Shalom Michaeli College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis Shae Nelson Parents: Kim and Graham Nelson College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Ashling Quinn Parents: Stephanie and Conor Quinn College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Adam Solon Parents: Jennifer and David Solon College: Gustavus Adolphus College Lindsay Solon Parents: Jennifer and David Solon College: Gustavus Adolphus College David Sun Parents: Amy and Calvin Sun College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Nujuma Taha Parents: Zeyneb Hassan and Mohamed Abdulahi College: Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. Annabelle Thelen Parents: Amy and Brian Thelen College: The New School, New York, N.Y. Marta Uhlenkott Parents: Mary Jo Wiatrak and Daniel Uhlenkott College: St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. Margaretha “Maisie” Van Sloun Parents: Priscilla and James Van Sloun College: Northeastern University, Boston Soren Wagstrom Parents: Rikki and Thor Wagstrom College: Iowa State University Patrick Waters Parents: Sara and Patrick Waters Abraham “Abe” West Parents: Jenni and Michael West College: University of Chicago Macy Yonekawa Parents: Barbara Savage and Mark Yonekawa College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Open World Learning Community, St. Paul Ella Amadou-Connell Parents: Autumn Amadou-Blegen and William Connell College, major: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, fine arts Quote: “The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has a yet discovered.” — Oscar Wilde Fiona Shyne Parents: Michael and Christine Shyne College, major: Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.; computer science Quote: “Nobody fears the height, you all just fear the fall. Go to the edge sometime and prove your body wrong. You land badly, but you crash standing.” — “The Crow,” Dessa Athena Bolton-Steiner Parents: Daniel and Rebecca Bolton-Steiner College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, business Quote: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Jamie Upton Parents: John and Jennifer Upton College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, musical theater Quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” — “The Lorax,” Dr. Seuss Theo Leifheit Parents: William and Kari Leifheit College, major: Northland College, Ashland, Wis.; natural resources Quote: “You’re probably looking back on this in 20 years wondering how it went wrong.” Osceola, Wis. Brooke Bents Parents: Ted and Shannon Bents College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Quote: “It is up to you to illuminate the world.” — Philippe Vernier Skye Federation Parents: Jacqueline Cork, Mark Federation College: St. Olaf College Quote: “There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” — Samwise Gamgee, “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” Christina Nygren Parents: Brad and Gina Nygren College: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Quote: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius Gavin Peterson Parents: Marty and Jennifer Peterson College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Quote: “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Gustav Peterson Parents: Marty and Jennifer Peterson College: University of Wisconsin-Madison Quote: “Reach for the stars so if you fall, you land on a cloud.” — “Homecoming,” Kanye West Cora Paro Parents: Daniel and Tanya Paro College: Columbia College Chicago Quote: “You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda Joelle Rapp Parents: Jeff and Tamara Rapp College: Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis. Quote: “You could be great. You could rattle the stars. You could do anything if only you dared.” — “Throne of Glass,” Sarah J. Maas Mattea Johnson Parents: Warren and Lanette Johnson College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Quote: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” — Rabindranath Tagore Anna Swanson Parents: Jim and Sara Swanson College: St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona Quote: “Happiness is a choice — a choice to be joyful, no matter what the circumstance.” — Sadie Robertson, “Live Original: How the Duck Commander Teen Keeps It Real and Stays True to Her Values” Jennifer Armstrong Parents: Christopher and Michele Armstrong College: University of Denver Quote: “I make grave mistakes all the time. Everything seems to work out.” – Thor, “Thor: Ragnarok” Park, Cottage Grove Brady Rudh Parents: Christopher Rudh, Heidi and Brian Corcoran College, major: Northern Michigan University, biology Quote: “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas Edison Danielle Olson Parents: Debra Olson College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biology Morgan Rice Parents: Tracie and Adam Rice College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, nursing Genevieve Tester Parents: Michael and Gina Tester College, major: University of St. Thomas; economics, mathematics Quote: “Life has an odd way of making things work out in the end.” Yordanos Degefe Parents: Elfinesh Woldegiorgis and Tekalign Geda College, major: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; biology, public health Quote: “Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls.” — Maya Angelou Mallory Hoffman Parents: Steve and Kim Hoffman College, major: University of St. Thomas, biology Quote: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Katelyn Wollschlager Parents: Tony and Paula Wollschlager College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, nursing Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi Gordon Parks, St. Paul Xavier Beasley Parents: Chevron and Marc Beasley Cariana Heard Parent: Tenia McKeever Lanaja McEwen Parents: Marque Marshall and Cleophus McEwen College, major: University of Arizona; nursing, law enforcement Levi Sworr Parent: Sarah Mwah After graduation: U.S. Marine Corps Long Vang Parent: Soua Hang College, major: St. Paul College, computer science Randolph Valedictorian: Peter Fitterer Parents: Steve and Brenda Fitterer College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biomedical engineering Quote: “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” — President John F. Kennedy Co-salutatorian: Alexandra Olson Parents: Bob and Shannon Olson College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Quote: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller Co-salutatorian: Kenna Foss Parents: Brian and Larissa Foss College, major: South Dakota State University, hospitality management Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt River Falls, Wis. Joshua Baillargeon Parents: Patrick Baillargeon and Sally Burkhardt College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, engineering Quote: “Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it.” — Charles Swindoll Jackson Cleveland Parents: Joshua and Gina Cleveland College, major: Carleton College, material engineering Quote: “Time is undefeated.” — Rocky Balboa, “Creed” Dana Craig Parents: Michael and Kim Craig College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, political science Quote: “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.” — Leymah Gbowee Mya Davis Parents: Karen Lloyd and Paul Davis College, major: Michigan Technological University, computer science Quote: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” — Joey Reiman Devin Kugel Parents: Dan and Peggy Kugel College, major: University of Minnesota, engineering Quote: “Even though the world is large, one person can still make a world of difference.” — Frank Sonnenberg Sarah Langlois Parents: Reney and Tamara Langlois College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, biomedical engineering Quote: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt Sofia Naranjo Mata Parents: Maria Mata and Jeremiah Harrelson, and Luis Naranjo College, major: North Dakota State University, architecture Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” — Tim Notke Evelyn Okal Parents: Jonpaul and Juli Okal College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, biochemistry Quote: “We’re all stories in the end; just make it a good one.” Nathaniel Rixmann Parents: Jeffrey and April Rixmann College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, mechanical engineering Quote: “Failure comes to those who doubt.” — Nathaniel Rixmann Catherine Stewart Parents: Gail and Thomas Stewart College, major: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, microbiology Quote: “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” — Albert Einstein River’s Edge Academy, St. Paul Karley Torrez Parent: Jill Torrez College, major: Century College, social work Quote: “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass.” — Ann Landers Malcolm D’Avilar Parent: Felicia Perry Quote: “Live life like there is no tomorrow, in other words YOLO.” Kaylena Vasquez Parent: Vanessa Vasquez College, major: St. Paul College, esthiology Quote: “To the world you may be one person; but to one person, you may be the world.” Sophia Sturm Parent: Michelle Sturm College, major: St. Paul College, mechanics Cameron Nelson Parents: Leah Cameron and Ken Nelson College, major: College of St. Scholastica, computer science Lysandra Schneider Parent: Deborah Oferosky Quote: “Love doesn’t begin and end in the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” — James Baldwin Sadrea Dobbins Parent: Sara O’Connell College, major: Summit Academy, Minneapolis, nursing Quote: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou Isabella Barsanti Parents: Lisa Barsanti and John Barsanti After graduation: Focus Beyond, biology and fine arts Quote: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — Albus Dumbledore, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” John Bermeo Parent: Vicky Bermeo College: St. Paul College Quote: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne Rosemount Valedictorians: Amal Abdel-Ghani, Olivia Alberts, Margaret Armstrong, Madison Bailey, Kira Bourdage, Daniel Cox, Abigail Doran, Lara Erdmann, Sydney Essler, Kyli Dominic Filip, Emma Ginter, Jacob Liggett, Michelle Quan, Jack Sewpersaud, Rose Sieve, Kathryn Troshinsky, Anna Wenman Salutatorians: Shaza Hussein, Kelsey Olson Roseville Area Top 1 percent Nathan Anderson Parents: Eric and Kathy Anderson College: Luther College, Decorah, Iowa Quote: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa Laura Guck Parents: Chris Guck and Susan Guck College: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa Quote: “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” Daniel Elan Kool Parents: Debra Allerhand, Harry Kool College: Boston University Quote: “This is an adventure.” — Steve Zissou Erynne Kringstad Parents: Stephanie Monaco, Michael Kringstad College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, science and engineering Quote: “Nobody is going to listen to you if you don’t use your voice.” — David Kuntz Josephine Larson Parents: Chris and Stacia Larson College: University of Minnesota Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney Anna Tostengard Parents: Mike and Theresa Tostengard College: St. Olaf College Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Rush City Elena Herberg Parents: Wayne and Elizabeth Herberg College, major: University of Notre Dame, environmental engineering Derek Murphy Parents: Mark and Sara Murphy Madelynn Hilton Parents: Liesl and Shane Hilton College, major: University of St. Thomas, mechanical engineering Shawna Mell Parents: Craig and Amy Mell College, major: Concordia University, elementary education Brystin LaMont Parents: Steve and Becky LaMont College, major: University of Minnesota-Morris, music education Ellie Rundquist Parents: Jesse and Angela Rundquist College, major: Minnesota State University, Mankato; dental hygiene Maggie Biermaier Parents: Neil and Angie Biermaier College, major: Pine Technical and Community College, health care Katelyn McDonald Parents: Timothy and Brenda McDonald College, major: Winona State University, psychology Katie Groh Parents: David and Jennifer Groh College, major: Pine Technical and Community College, health care Logan Niessen Parent: Sara Niessen College: Pine Technical and Community College Jamie Guptill Parents: Jim and Leandra Guptill College, major: Concordia University, physical therapy Hudsen Mell Parents: Branden and Ann Mell College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, mechanical engineering Seth Hora Parents: Sean and Debbie Hora College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, engineering Jillian Grace-Cicero Parent: Roberto Cicero College, major: University of St. Thomas, business marketing Samuel Sybrant Parents: Mike and Beth Sybrant College, major: Dunwoody College of Technology, mechanical engineering Kaylyn Bowen Parents: Daniel and Kara Bowen College, major: Hibbing Community College, law enforcement Ian Chinn Parents: Shawn Chinn and Melissa Chinn College, major: University of Minnesota, science Logan Belau Parents: Keith and Joann Belau College, major: University of North Dakota, physical therapy Owen Weeks Parents: Gary and Mindy Weeks Nathan Ramberg Parents: Jeffrey Ramberg and Jenny Kropetz College: University of North Dakota St. Agnes, St. Paul Cecilia Stariha Parents: Jeff and Amy Stariha College, major: University of Dallas, history Quote: “To live without faith, without a heritage to defend, without battling constantly for truth, is not to live but to ‘get along’; we must never just ‘get along.’“ — Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Brian Donnelly Parents: James and Kelly Donnelly College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; business, theater arts Quote: ”You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin, “Pooh’s Grand Adventure” Joseph Connolly Parents: Michael and Joan Connolly College, major: Marquette University, Milwaukee; mechanical engineering, Army ROTC Quote: ”A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell Raymond Rasmussen Parents: Kendall and Darcy Rasmussen College, major: University of St. Thomas, mechanical engineering Quote: “God has not called me to be successful; he has called me to be faithful.” — Mother Teresa Conrad Tibesar Parents: Robert and Amy Tibesar College, major: Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.; physics Quote: ”The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness.” — Pope Benedict XVI Joseph Mischke Parents: Dale and Heidi Mischke College, major: University of Wisconsin-Stout; graphic design, interactive media Quote: ”Live every day as if it’s your last. Our memories burn bright like beacons of the past.” — Rootkit Rachel Warren Parents: Jim and Jill Warren College, major: Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.; business Quote: ”The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” — Pope Benedict XVI Ellen Steffes Parents: David and Kathleen Steffes College, major: North Dakota State University, engineering Quote: ”I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know it’s there. And to know that the sun is there — that is living.” — “The Brothers Karamazov,” Fyodor Dostoevsky Tommy Jackson Parents: Steve and Teri Jackson College, major: North Dakota State University, computer science Quote: ”Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Amelia Knapp Parents: Charles and Julianne Knapp College, major: University of Dallas, biology Quote: ”May you always be the one who notices the little things that make the light pour through, and may they always remind you: There is more to life and there is more to you.” — Morgan Harper Nichols St. Anthony Village Leona Anderson Parents: Susie and Dave Anderson College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, psychology Dev Bhakta Parents: Harshiv and Nila Bhakta College, major: University of Minnesota, neuroscience Gabriella Herlofsky Parents: Jacob and Melody Herlofsky College, major: California State University Long Beach; business, art Emery Hutchison Parents: Colleen and Robert Hutchison College, major: University of Minnesota; English, psychology Abraham Jaeger Mountain Parents: Paul Mountain and Sue Jaeger College, major: University of Minnesota, engineering Grace Khouri Parents: Joseph and Dunia Khouri College, major: University of Minnesota, science and engineering Seohyun Lee Parents: Hannah Kim and Hyemin Yi College, major: University of St. Thomas, actuarial science Kayli Parker-Gerrits Parents: Bridget Parker and Ben Gerrits College, major: University of Minnesota, finance Stuart Scamehorn Parents: David and Andrea Scamehorn College, major: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, computer science Gavin Schuster Parents: Rick and Marie Schuster College, major: University of Minnesota; music, strategic communications Audrey Stumpf Parents: Frank and Nancy Stumpf Collge, major: University of Minnesota, biology Avery Sutton Parents: Nina and Paul Sutton College: St. Mary’s University Brandon Tang Parents: Bryon and Shelley Tang College, major: University of Minnesota; biology, society and environment Jenna VanSickle Parents: Richard VanSickle and Ann Pearson College, major: Boston University, communications James Wald Parents: Mark and Sheri Wald College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, biology Jacinta Wappes Parents: Jim and Mary Wappes College, major: Dunwoody College of Technology, radiologic technology Tori Wicklund Parents: Renee and Eric Wicklund College, major: University of New Hampshire; business management, equine assisted therapy St. Croix Central, Hammond, Wis. Valedictorians: Marianna Buckel, Samantha Deno, MacKenzie Emery, Calire Frankiewicz, Austin Kopacz, Samuel Malecek, Hannah Schwechler, Olivia Wasley Honor Graduates:  Olivia Adrian, Mackenzie Anderson, Rebekah Anderson, Jasyn Bachtell, Bryce Becker, Nathan Berends, Hank Berger, Elizabeth Bland, Abigail Boettcher, Kaitlyn Bruesewitz, Brianna Burton, Trinity Carlson, Caitlyn Cody, Emily Davenport, Hunter Doonan, Shawn Felberg, Anna Gunderson, Marie Hamlin, Abigail Hammer, Christopher Harney, Nicole Hetletved, Evan Hill, Kylie Hodnefield, Joseph Hueg, Zakary Jourdeans, Lylah Khorshed, Kourtney LaBeause, Dylan Lane, Ryan Larson, Michael Lefeber, Caleb Lent, Cooper Luedke, Ashley Mann, Karlee Martinez, Katrina McMartin, Brandon Miller, Parker Mishler, Elias Mitchell, Kathryn Mohrhauser, Claire Moll, Hailey Mueller, Derek Myer, Allyson Nelson, Sara Nyhus, Blake Olson, Myah Olson, Jana Reis, Seth Roberts, Sierra Rollings, Kelton Rozeboom, Alivia Smith, William Soderberg, Michael Steinmetz, Josephine Sundeen, Elisabeth Thoen, Hanna Wehausen, Gabrielle West, Abigail Widiker, Briana Williquett, Mariah Withuski St. Croix Falls, Wis. Co-valedictorian: Joseph Gorres Parents: Angie and Brett Gorres Quote: “The things you can’t measure are often the things that give people the most success.” — Aaron Rodgers Co-valedictorian: Mirabelle Vezina Parents: Rick and Susan Vezina Quote: “You’ve spent an infinity of years not being born and you’ll spend another infinity years being dead. Finish your cereal and go outside.” — K. Steele Salutatorian: Lauren Borst Parents: Les and Lee Borst Quote: “Oof.” — Anon Margaret Butler Parents: Kim and David Butler Quote: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” — Jane Goodall Adam Vossen Parent: Carla Vossen Quote: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” — John C. Maxwell Caitlin Carsley Parents: Robert Carsley and Lisa Carsley Quote: “She was one of the rare ones, so effortlessly herself, and the world loved her for that.” — Atticus Anna Klein Parents: Kevin and Amy Klein Quote: “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard Anthony DeLuca Parents: Ted DeLuca and Carrie Wolff Quote: “What do you mean?” — Daequan Loco Sean Schaber Parents: Pam and Jerry Schaber Quote: “I wish I could breathe.” — Anon Antonia Mejia Parents: Mike Danielson and Diana Danielson Quote: “Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, “The Empire Strikes Back” St. Croix Lutheran Academy, West St. Paul Valedictorian: Katie Engel Parents: The Rev. Todd and Michelle Engel College, major: Viterbo University, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities or University of Wisconsin-Madison; nutrition and dietetics Quote: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” — Romans 8:28 Salutatorian: Ruth Gehring Parents: Roger and Becky Gehring College, major: Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn.; elementary education Quote: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans 8:38-39 St. Croix Preparatory Academy, Baytown Township Ian Lehn Parents: Joseph and Carole Lehn College, major: Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.; finance Anna Schieckel Parents: Martin Schieckel and Elizabeth Welty College, major: University of Rochester, New York; chemical engineering Maxim Erickson Parents: John and Janice Erickson College, major: University of Minnesota, computer engineering Haili Kuester Parents: Rebecca Funk Parizek and Todd Kuester College, major: University of Washington, aerospace engineering Katherine Hangge Parents: Joseph and Michele Hangge College, major: University of Minnesota, nursing Lauren Mecum Parents: John and Lynn Mecum College, major: University of Minnesota; fisheries, wildlife, conservation biology Noah Peterson Parents: Gary and Iris Peterson College, major: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; physics, astronomy Annika White Parents: Tim and Sheri White College, major: Macalester College; economics, mathematics Mara Powell Parents: Tim and Cyndi Powell College, major: University of Northwestern, social studies education Bailey Erlandson Parents: Trent Erlandson and Mandi Corlin College, major: Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; kinesiology, pre-med St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul Isabel Dieperink, Kayla Edmundson, Isaac Fink, Mimi Geller, Maggie Hlavka, Jeffrey Huang, Gabriel Konar-Steenberg, Abby Lanz, Ethan Less, Maximilian Moen, Lily Nestor, Elise Parsons, Matt Pauly, Michaela Polley, Nora Povejsil, Eliza Reedy, Samantha Ries, Lucile Sandeen, Jonah Spencer, Nitya Thakkar, Gemma Yoo St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, St. Paul Kylie Kasprick Parents: Kathy Kasprick, Duane Kasprick College, major: St. Olaf College; dance, exercise science Elinor Kleber-Diggs Parents: Michael Kleber-Diggs and Karen Kleber-Diggs College, major: State University of New York at Purchase, dance performance Ella Otto Parents: Lori Otto, Brian Otto College, major: Winona State University; movement science, athletic training Olivia Huseonica Parents: Kimberly and William Huseonica College, major: University of Utah, ballet Monique Randall Parent: Kathleen Randall College, major: University of Massachusetts Amherst, music Adriana Ajpop Parents: Denise Joyce Ajpop and Adrian Ajpop After graduation: Gap year in France, then University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Isabelle West Parents: Teri and Patrick West College, major: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, musical theater Alejandra Gallegos Parents: Frank and Kimberly Gallegos College, major: Century College, nursing Margaret Hope Parents: Randy and Rosalyn Hope College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison; Korean, French Anitra Cronin Parents: Erin and Chad Cronin College, major: University of Minnesota-Morris; English, music Emma Featherstone Parents: Betsy Featherstone and Scott Featherstone College: London, England, Contemporary Dance School Onya Hinchley Parents: Brian and Jana Hinchley College, major: University of Hawaii, marine biology Carlyn Grande Parents: Sue and Paul Grande College, major: University of Michigan, directing Lucia Herman Parents: Weston Herman and Virginia Bonin College, major: Northland College, Ashland, Wis.; natural resources Sage Brahmstedt Parents: Ken Brahmstedt and Marya Morstad College, major: Columbia College Chicago, musical theater St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights Luke Kolar Parents: Mike and Amy Kolar College: Harvard University Lucas Montpetit Parents: Jeffrey Montpetit and Karen Pilney Montpetit College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, mechanical engineering Samuel Cunniff Parents: Gerald and Elizabeth Cunniff College, major: St. Olaf College; biology, computer science Hayes Reding Parents: Andy and Francie Reding College, major: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.; economics Thomas Thurlow Parents: Ron Thurlow and Elizabeth Graser-Thurlow College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Latin, biochemistry Thomas Mayleben Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth Mayleben College, major: University of Notre Dame, finance Donald Hau Parents: Don and Valerie Hau College, major: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind.; electrical engineering Nicholas Wright Parents: Joe and Heather Wright College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, biology Peter Holmes Parents: Reid Holmes and Katy Boo Holmes College, major: University of Southern California, engineering Callan Happe Parents: Michael and Shannon Happe College, major: Boston College, business Jack Libbesmeier Parents: Jeffrey and Jennifer Libbesmeier College, major: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa; biochemistry, molecular and cell biology Jack Ogle Parents: Matthew and Brenda Ogle College, major: University of Chicago, molecular engineering Jack Horst Parents: Bradley and Kathleen Horst College, major: Boston College, biology Robert Wolfe Parents: David and Gina Wolfe College, major: Boston College, economics Harrison Weier Parents: David and Camille Weier College, major: Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif; economics Carter Henry Parents: Joseph and Jamie Henry College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth, actuarial science Tobias Sullivan Parents: Mark and Julie Sullivan College, major: University of Notre Dame, business Camden Callstrom Parents: Dan and Tamara Callstrom College, major: Georgia Institute of Technology, mechanical engineering Morgan Donohue Parents: Morgan and Celine Donohue College, major: Boston College, finance Anthony Wright Parents: Joe and Heather Wright College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, biology Henry Sibley, West St. Paul Sara Bachmeier-Flores Parents: Dale Bachmeier and Yojani Rios-Flores College, major: New York University, biology Quote: “Te deseo lo mejor, y lo mejor soy yo (I wish you the best, and the best is me).” — “Eres Mia,” Romeo Santos Vic Fisher Parents: John and Teresa Fischer College, major: The University of Georgia, electrical engineering Quote: “Sunday section gave us a mention. Grandma’s freaking out over the attention.” – “Flip Your Wig,” — Husker Du Aiden Jacobs Parents: Ally and Jay Jacobs College, major: Syracuse University, chemical engineering Quote: “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” Joseph Juliette Parents: Patty and Joe Juliette College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, neuroscience Quote: “Keep your eyes to the sky, never glued to your shoes.” — “Small Worlds,” Mac Miller Blake Krisko Parents: Jennifer and Brian Krisko College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biochemistry Quote: “I think there needs to be a global focus on people taking care of people.” — Chris Cornell Tori Nelson Parents: Mary and Noel Nelson College: South Dakota State University Quote: “… you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got the nerve.” — Ginny Weasley, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Alexandra Prokosch Parents: Trish and Brian Prokosch College, major: St Olaf College; chemistry, Spanish Quote: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi Kavya Vellicolungara Parents: Ann and Baburaj Vellicolungara College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, nursing Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou Kieran White Parents: Todd White and Chelsey Griggs College, major: University of Colorado Boulder; international relations, environmental studies Quote: “Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” — Nelson Mandela Melissa Yang Parents: Yu Chin Yang and Yen Ju Lein College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biology Quote: “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” — Michelle Obama Simley, Inver Grove Heights Ben Borchard Parents: Susan and David Borchard College, major: St. Olaf College; biology, economics Quote: “The road to success is always under construction.” — Arnold Palmer Jordan Boswell Parents: Michael and Victoria Boswell College, major: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, business finance Quote: “Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly — leave the rest to God.” — Ronald Reagan Ben Briguet Parents: Jenny and Todd Briguet College, major: Iowa State University, mechanical engineering Quote: “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” — John C. Maxwell Alexandra Bursey Parents: Todd and Bambi Bursey College, major: University of Minnesota, engineering Felicia Buysman Parents: Ann and Wendell Buysman College, major: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, psychology Quote: “We are not given a good life or a bad life. We are given a life. And it’s up to us to make it good or bad.” — Ward “Scarman”Foley Sawyer Grathen Parents: Rick Grathen and Lisa Grathen College, major: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, mathematics Quote: “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.” — Connor Franta Megan O’Connor Parents: Kate and Steve O’Connor College, major: Minnesota State University, Mankato, biology major Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.” Lexi Reichenbach Parents: Amy and Tim Reichenbach College, major: Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C.; biology Quote: “Life is what you make it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt Jas Schmotter Parents: Ryan and Lisa Schmotter College, major: Bethel University, environmental science Quote: “No pain, no gain.” Rachel Wanger Parents: Laura and Gordon Wanger College: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Quote: “For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.” South St. Paul Anna Ebert Parents: Lynn Bjerkeng-Ebert and Robert Ebert College, major: University of Wisconsin-Platteville, undecided STEM Mihnea Frincu Parents: Liliana and Dan Tau College, major: University of Michigan, political science and aerospace studies Tyler Gruhlke Parents: Tim and Joan Gruhlke College, major: University of Minnesota, computer science Isabelle Hammond Parents: Gregory and Sonja Hammond College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, screen arts and marketing Dakota Heimerl Parent: Danielle Heimerl College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, pre-med Clare Holsen Parents: Kris and Eric Holsen College, major: Concordia University-St. Paul, art education Elizabeth Kirchner Parents: Kris and Dan Kirchner College, major: Gustavus Adolphus College, economics Erica Kuntz Parents: Nadine and Kevin Kuntz College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, speech pathology Tessa Laska Parents: Tara Klegin-Laska and Randy Laska College, major: Drake University, athletic training Samuel Lehmann Parents: Michelle and Christopher Lehmann College, major: Creighton University, pre-law Bauston Lenarz Parents: Tammy and Craig Lenarz College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, engineering Katherine McCabe Parents: Jennifer and Robert McCabe College, major: University of Minnesota-Duluth; engineering, physics Cecilia Pugh Parents: Denise and Steven Pugh College, major: University of Minnesota, nutrition Francis Salkowicz Parents: Joanna and Steven Salkowicz College: George Washington University Matthew Sobaszkiewicz Parents: Kim and Jacob Sobaszkiewicz College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, forensic science Rachel Steffen Parents: Michelle and Robert Steffen College, major: Southwest Minnesota State University, special education Anna Watt Parents: Mary Rahrman and Ricky Watt College, major: College of St. Benedict, elementary education Spring Valley, Wis. Co-valedictorian: Dylan Bosshart Parents: Rob and Sally Bosshart College, major: University of Wisconsin-Stout, mechanical engineering Co-valedictorian: Madison Maier Parents: Craig and Tonya Maier College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, education Salutatorian: Lauren Peabody Parents: Kristin Skow and Mick Peabody College, major: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, medical field Graduating with honors: Madison Jacobson Parents: Chris and Cheri Jacobson College, major: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, dentistry Savannah Mattison Parents: Casey and Amy Mattison College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, conservation biology Abigail Graham Parents: Ann Larson-Graham and Mike Graham College: University of Wisconsin at La Crosse or River Falls Lauren Anderson Parents: Mark and Ann Anderson College, major: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, education Maria Reusch Parents: Suzanne and Bill Reusch College, major: University of Wisconsin-Stout, graphic design Jenna Wildner Parents: Stacey and Jeremy Wildner College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, veterinary technician Erin Stans Parents: Gwen and Gregg Stans College, major: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, surgery Kenneth Fesenmaier Parents: Bill and Karen Fesenmaier College, major: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, social studies education Braeden DuMond Parents: Carri and Jade DuMond College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, environmental science hydrology Stillwater Area Top 5 percent Lily Mayek, Elias Roll, Thomas Meyer, Aurora Hiveley, Frank Madsen, Amy Longtin, John Maloney, Audrey Kelly, Olivia Walsh, Sydney Nelson, Jacob Hulteen, Phoebe Lesk, Peyton Classon, Magdalena Angulo-Umana, Erin Bloom, Torianna Eckles, John Batterton, Anne Sullivan, Maxwell Stauffer, Hannah Sween, Sarah Kollodge, Chester Hearne, Isabella Portelli, Abigail Banks-Hehenberger, Seth Olson, Claire Paiement, Grant Hietpas, Julia Line, Connor Kilkelly, Abigail McBride, Justin Warner, Mikayla Cousineau, Gretchen Sharp, Anna Landsem Tartan, Oakdale Megan Cater Parents: John and Joy Cater College, major: University of Notre Dame, engineering Adam Wersonske Parent: Deb Wersonske College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, computer science Regan Kierzek Parents: Karin and Ken Kierzek College, major: Iowa State University, mechanical engineering Sydney Larson Parents: Karen Amlie and Scott Larson College, major: University of Miami; health sciences, pre-med Claire Witzmann Parents: John and Sarah Witzmann College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, biomedical engineering Addison Latterell Parents: Karen and Brett Latterell College, major: University of Wisconsin-Madison, biomedical engineering Daniel Bereket Parents: Bereket Hagos and Senait Gebregiorgis College: Duke University, Durham, N.C. Ogheneruemu Omafuaire Parents: Moses and Helen Omafuaire College, major: Minnesota State University-Mankato, computer engineering Cade Severson Parents: Liz and Greg Severson College, major: St. John’s University, chemical engineering Sarah Roering Parents: Timothy and Kimberly Roering College, major: University of Minnesota-Morris, English Trinity School at River Ridge, Eagan Cum laude James Ennis, graduate award Parents: Jim and Sally Ennis College: University of St. Thomas Kathryn Mulvey, graduate award Parents: Rick and Catherine Mulvey College: Providence College, Providence, R.I. Carolyn Howell Parents: Mark and Jeni Howell College: Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich. Nyaga Kiama Kariuki Parents: Edward Kariuki and Enid Kivuti Kariuki College: University of Chicago Margaret King Parents: Bill and Danette King College: University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D. Ava Larsen Parents: Jeff and Kim Larsen College: Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Ind. Jack Rausch Parents: Tim and Allison Rausch College: Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. Anthony Rumpza Parents: Michael and Anne Rumpza College: Benedictine College, Atchison, Kan. Audrey Zuelke Parents: Craig and Jane Zuelke College: Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich. TRIO Wolf Creek, Chisago City Lexie Alexander, Rylie Baxley, Brianna Belair, Kaitlin Bielicki, Hailie Blechinger, Melanie Bohland, Liliahna Boyer, Samantha Brewer, Lauryn Brindley, Damian Bronson, Grace Conley, Cheyenne Davidson, Gary Dixon, Lane Duethman, Harley Elling, Hayley Elling, Morgan Enget, Aidan Escobedo, Tanner Faltisek, Natalie Gale, Marissa Greenwaldt, Chloe Haus, Allison Hindt, Aliyah Holter, Brooke Hoppe, Kyle Ibarra, Nicole Jensen, Martin Johnson, MyKala Kempenich, Macy Klar, Alexander Klossner, Brooke Kurkowski, Brady Larson, Madison Larson, Cole Littlefield, Jacey Lozier-Lund, Leala Lundmark, Nicholas Maidl, April Nielsen, Bailey Novlan, Katelyn Nybakke, Josephine Olson, Devin Osterdyk, Gabrielle Paugel, Mackenzie Peterfeso, Braeden Peterson, Tristan Peterson, Ashley Rakowiecki, Hailey Riggs, Joseph Rixe-Carlson, Beverly Robinson, Samantha Ruppert, Nicole Salava, Dalton Schlegel, Alex Shalander, Madelin Soyring, Austin Steele, Marley Stuhr, Logan Summer, Mia Tavarez, Christian Thompson, Madelyn Tusler, Jordyn Wald, Bailey Wewers, Peter Wilson, Addyson Windingstad, Sydney Wood Visitation, Mendota Heights Jordan Cummings Parents: Pam and Bob Cummings College: University of Miami Katherine Dietz Parents: Erika and Cordell Dietz College: Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. Anna Leitner Parents: Vanessa Matiski and Mike Leitner College: Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine Bridget Logeais Parents: Candace and Wade Logeais College: U.S. Naval Academy Hannah Norman Parents: Heidi and Michael Norman College: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Elise Pearson Parents: Margaret and Bradley Pearson College: Boston College Emily Rascher Parents: Michelle and Joe Rascher College: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Nina Reamer Parents: Maria and David Reamer College: University of San Diego Sadie Richardson Parents: Krista and John Richardson College: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind. Riley Winkler Parents: Jennifer and Bart Winkler College: Texas Christian University Washington Technology Magnet, St. Paul Plai Cha Parents: Kee Cha and Yia Her College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, computer science Quote: “I want for the sky to not cover my eyes! I want for this land to not bury my heart! I want for nothing to stop me!” Logan Doran Parents: Mary Doran and Heather Lewis College, major: University of Manitoba, music performance Quote: “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” — Beyonce Camryn Franke Parent: Elizabeth Carlson College, major: Stanford University, bioengineering/epidemiology Quote: “The triumphant move together. We are not alone.” – Riven, League of Legends Anaa Jibicho Parent: Osman Ayub Mohammed College, major: Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.; philosophy, politics, economics Quote: “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.” — Nelson Mandela Houa Chee Moua Parents: Bang Lor and Tou Her Moua College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, veterinary medicine Quote: ”Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.” Chee Vang Parents: Yer Lee and Wilson Vang College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, nursing Quote: “Love yourself, and BTS of course.” — Chee Vang Owen Xiong Parents: Kue Xiong and Soua Lee College, major: University of St. Thomas, computer engineering Quote: ”It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” — Confucius Yia Kou Xiong Parents: Yee Xiong and Vang Yang College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, business administration Quote: “Hey you. Yes, you. Don’t look here for a quote, for it is inside you!” Pao Yang Parents: Pao Ge Yang and Chee Xiong College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities or Concordia University, business and marketing Quote: “Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.” — “A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy,” Miyamoto Musashi Phoua Yang Parents: Xang Yang and Mai Kou Xiong College, major: Minnesota State University, Mankato, psychology Quote: “Sometimes you’ll never know the value of a moment. until it becomes a memory.” — Dr. Seuss White Bear Lake Area Top 5 percent: Valeed Abid, Cooper Anderson, Clay Ansley, Sawyer Arndt, Mathias Beck, Justin Cilley, Jessica Grahn, Jennifer Hosch, Hailey Koster, Benjamin Kroll, Anna Lee, Samuel Maijala, Clare McManamon, Josephine Moor, Opeoluwa Olusi, Nicole Peterson, Makena Pratt, Samuel Racine, Caelie Raeburn, Olivia Schwintek, Ian Shepler, Thomas Turinske, Maren Viker, Olivia Wennen Woodbury Summa cum laude with distinction Andrius Adomavicius Parents: Laima and Gediminas Adomavicius College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, computer science Kayla Chan Parents: Janet and Vincent Chan College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, psychology Neha Jain Parents: Swati and Manoj Jain College, major: Georgia Institute of Technology; computer science, neuroscience Cade Keesling Parents: Shannon and Mark Keesling College, major: Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; economics Evan Koo Parents: Peggy and Alex Koo College, major: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, computer science Scott Sampson Parents: Louise and Mark Sampson College, major: University of Delaware, chemical engineering Morgan Swanson Parents: Julie and Scott Swanson College, major: Boston University, biochemistry Ethan Wu Parents: Pei-Wu Fang and Jung-Sheng Wu College, major: University of California Berkeley, engineering Michael Xia Parents: Xu Dai and Jianhui Xia College, major: University of California Berkeley, business Soseniyos Yimer Parents: Nigist Siyoum and Tseganew Yosef College, major: Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.; economics [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
05 Jun 19
Art & Architecture Quarterly

Southampton Arts Center Announces Summer 2019 Programs June 27 – September 8 Art, Music, Film, Talks, Kids Programs, Wellness, Workshops, and More!   New York premiere of National Geographic Photo Ark by Joel Sartore, a special exhibition presented with the International Center of Photography and sponsored by the Harbers Family Foundation and Renee Harbers and […]

31 May 19
BusinessPr

The Global Weapon Scope Market analysis report is a complete study to analyze the Weapon Scope market in terms of various market segmentation and sub-segments like regions, applications, product types, etc. for the forecast period. It focuses on the major players in the worldwide Weapon Scope market in terms of the competition analysis, value, sales […]

28 May 19
15BRAND

Once in a while I review different ratings of rifle scope brands and usually see some information that isn’t exactly accurate. Because most of the companies offer different levels of quality within their models it is almost impossible to find out best brands just by products quality. It can vary inside of one brand. Such […]

27 May 19
https://MAGA.Red r/The_Donald God Emperor of the United States

1 Terminology 2 Safety & Handling THE FOUR BASIC SAFETY RULES GUN SAFETY AND CHILDREN CONDITION OF WEAPON RANGE COMMANDS System check Loading Unloading Clearing malfunctions SAFETY ONCA FANTASTIC TEACHING CD 3 Self-Defense & The Law WHEN & WHY TO SHOOT When to shoot Why to shoot YOU CANNOT SHOOT… to defend property when there […]

25 May 19
KELO

Saturday's results from across KELOLAND.

25 May 19
Archy news nety

SIOUX FALLS – One day, one location, and a whole lot of track shoes invaded Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls for one day of the 2019 state track and field championships. Several area athletes would be looking forward to the podium, including two champions on the boys and girls side. The boys team champions […]

23 May 19
listen records

900! I’ve put together 900 of these news letters! That’s just ridiculous! I can’t think of anything else I’ve done 900 times in a row. I hope you’ve found these weekly dispatches informative, helpful, inspiring, life altering, and entertaining. Oh ya… if you don’t follow us on Instagram, WHY NOT?! And now you know. CHECK […]

23 May 19
Arcynewsy

STwo world champions and two newcomers – the Germany-eight starts with a modest conversion to the mission Olympia. After two years without personnel changes, coach Uwe Bender called up the junior men Christopher Reinhardt (Dorsten) and Laurits Follert (Krefeld) for the first time in the DRV Paradeboot. The duo will help defend both the World […]

23 May 19
Sport Archives

STwo world champions and two newcomers – the Germany-eight starts with a modest conversion to the mission Olympia. After two years without personnel changes, coach Uwe Bender called up the junior men Christopher Reinhardt (Dorsten) and Laurits Follert (Krefeld) for the first time in the DRV Paradeboot. The duo will help defend both the World […]

21 May 19
shannonmturner

Picture it. A Wednesday evening, a Saturday morning. A community pool at the local YMCA. The women gather, picking out their foam water-resistance weights, placing them on the side of the pool, and then gingerly entering into the water with squeals and groans. The music starts to blare, and they’re off! A few months ago, […]

17 May 19
Industry Research Trends

The report on the Global Weapon Scopes Market analyzes complete scenario i.e., existing as well as future visions of Weapon Scopes market. It includes a detailed overview along with market pictures. Additionally, the report has included complete data of the various segments in the global Weapon Scopes market followed by its applications, end users and […]