Gallagher awarded

Morgan Gallagher, from Ashley, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year from the North Dakota Grain Dealers Educational Foundation.

She is majoring in biotechnology at North Dakota State University.

DSU poster wins

Dickinson State University’s senior nursing class attended the North Dakota Center for Nursing’s third annual conference Oct. 12-13 in Bismarck, where their posters on evidence-based research topics were presented.

A poster by DSU students Teresa Buck, Emily Mnyama, Gabrielle Sickler, Virginia Sickler and Karissa Van Horn, and faculty member Analena Valdes was voted best at the conference. The poster was titled “Will Using an Accurate Pain Assessment Toolkit Improve Nursing Assessments of Pain to Facilitate a Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions?”

MSUM scholarship

Ariana Herman, Bismarck, has received a $750 Transfer Student Dragon Pride Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Her parents are Sheila and Gordon Herman.

The Transfer Student Dragon Pride Scholarship is awarded to new undergraduate transfer students seeking their first undergraduate degree who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Scholarship winners must be officially admitted to MSUM as full-time students.

K of C gets award

The University of Mary’s Knights of Columbus Council has received this year’s Outstanding College Council Award from the national Knights of Columbus College Councils Program.

The award recognizes accomplishments and service that include daily rosaries at the site that has become the college’s Marian Grotto and painting, repair, cleaning and general maintenance at a church on the Standing Rock Reservation.

Also, nearly 50 council members were among the 600 U-Mary students who led the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The U-Mary council has nearly 100 members.

Earns FFA honor

Cole Ketterling, who was a member of the Wishek FFA Chapter, was among winners of the 2017 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards announced at the recent 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. Awards were given in 47 categories.

He is attending North Dakota State University, majoring in accounting and agricultural economics.

Ketterling won the award in the Diversified Crop Production-Entrepreneurship category. The award is sponsored by CHS.

Ketterling started his farming operation when he was in the seventh grade. At first, he rented 40 acres from his father. Today, he farms 300 acres, growing corn, sunflowers, spring wheat and soybeans.

His efforts have been supported by his parents, Dynette and Kermit, and his FFA adviser, Kristi Tonnessen.

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