Saturday, September 22, 2018

Local Briefs

Around Town 7/12/18

RADIO CONTROL SHOW: The Hobbyland Flyers 28th Annual Radio Control Fun Fly Show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Club Field.

Club Field is three miles east of Dorchester on Highway A and then south on Rosedale Drive. Watch for signs.

Admission is free.

A $5 fee will be charged for model airplane pilots. Classes include Best of Show, Best Military, Best Biplane and Best Sport.

The event includes a raffle. Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Dave at 715-678-2826 or 715-560-0770, or Chris at 715-581-3922.

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AWARD: Wheaton College student Taylor Buldra of Hudson was recently awarded Honorable Mention in the Jameson First-Year Writing Contest for the essay “Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: A Call for Affirmative Action.”

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RESEARCH: Two area residents participated in UW-Stout’s first WiSys Quick Pitch competition at the Memorial Student Center.

The elevator-pitch-style competition invites students to present their research and its relevance in three minutes.

The event serves as an opportunity for students to practice relaying the importance and impact of their research in an effective way that is understandable to a broad audience.

Amanda Schroeder, an entertainment design major from Menomonie, presented “Le Ossa.”

Johnathan Williams, an applied mathematics and computer science major from Rice Lake, presented “The Evolution of Education and Research.” 

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SCHOLARSHIPS: The Knights of Columbus Monsignor Blecha Council recently presented its 2018 scholarship awards.

The winner of the $1,000 scholarship is Johanna Mott, who plans to attend St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minn., to major in elementary and special education.

She is the daughter of Tim and Georgia Stockman.

The winner of the $750 scholarship is Sophie Voss, who plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas to major in biochemistry.

She is the daughter of David and Jennifer Voss.

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ELECTED: Mara Lane of Eau Claire was elected to the Knox College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which is the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

Lane, an art history and music major, is among more than 30 Knox students in the Class of 2018 and the Class of 2019 to earn the distinction.

Knox’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter is the fourth oldest in Illinois and the first at an exclusively undergraduate, four-year liberal arts college in the state.

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SCHOLARSHIP: Erica Becker of Altoona, daughter of Kevin and Paula Becker, received the North Dakota State University Presidential Honor Award for $10,000 and the NDSU Academic Scholarship for $1,000.

The scholarships recognize high academic achievement.

Becker will enter the university this fall and plans to major in microbiology.

In high school, Becker was active in National Honor Society, math club, Spanish Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Interact, basketball, soccer, softball, show band and tutoring.

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