Mandan students attend conference

Four Mandan High School members of Future Business Leaders of America attended the National Leadership Conference this summer in Baltimore.

Jordan Kadrmas and Ethan Loeb represented MHS in business plan, Isaiah Tschida in accounting II and Tyanna Fulliam in introduction to business presentation.

More than 9,600 student from the United States and abroad attended the conference, hoping to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 70 business and business-related competitive events.

Vannurden gets Guard promotion

Walyn Vannurden, a native of Mandan, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel June 9 in front of an audience of family members, friends and fellow Guardsmen at the 164th Regiment Regional Training Institute on Camp Grafton Training Center.

Vannurden has been assigned a new position as battalion commander for the 164th RTI and will oversee the Guard's Officer Candidate School.

Vannurden is employed full time as a supervisor for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He has been a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard for 20 years and lives in Mohall.

Insurance agents achieve in May

Mandan agents recognized by North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance for achievements in May are David Beck, top producer of health insurance sales; Dave Berger, top producer of auto insurance sales; Troy Renwick, top-5 producer of annuities; John Sackman, top-5 producer of supplemental insurance premiums; and Courtney Schauer, top-5 producer of supplemental insurance and health insurance premiums.

Students make MSU listing

More than 450 Minot State University students were named to the spring President’s List for having earned a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher while enrolled for 12 or more credits during the semester.

Among them were Mikenzie Eckroth, Tara Helfrich, Courtney Pittman, Markita Rohde, Sheena Russell, Emily Schmidt and Brett Schroeder, all of Mandan.

Severson excels in choral field

Sterling Severson, of Mandan, was awarded the Richard Harrison Smith Choral Prize at the University of Jamestown's Honors Convocation.

This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the choral program at the UJ.

Three graduate from Concordia

Spring graduates of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., include Cole Cymbaluk, political science; Connor Leingang, business; and Kristian Stenslie, cum laude, biology.

All are from Mandan.