Student news: Area students graduate university and receive academic honors

The lists of students honored by their universities can be found below.

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Several universities honored Perham area students for their academic achievements
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PERHAM — Several Perham area students were recently honored by their universities, including the following:

St. Cloud State University Dean's List

To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.


  • Justin Lewis, College of Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BSME

Central Lakes College graduates

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2021-22 graduates. These students have completed degree, diploma, or certificate programs.

New York Mills


  • Amber Hedin, Certificate, Bookkeeping, High Honors


  • Thomas Starkweather, Associate of Science, Nursing, Honors

Hamline University Dean's List

Owen Werner, of Perham, was named to the Hamline University School of Business Dean's List for the fall 2021 term.

North Dakota State University scholarship

Austin Aanenson, son of Shawn and Jennifer Aanenson of Perham, received the Mildred Larson Business Presidential Scholarship, the NDSU Development Foundation Honor Scholarship, and the NDSU Presidential Award at North Dakota State University.

The Mildred Larson Business Presidential Scholarship recognizes students with high academic achievement entering College of Business. The NDSU Development Foundation Honor Scholarship recognizes students with high academic achievement. The NDSU Presidential Award recognizes students who scored a 32 or higher on the ACT and have a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.

Aanenson will enter NDSU in the fall and major in business administration and management. In high school, he was active in football, basketball, baseball, rotary, trap shooting, Fishing League, Knowledge Bowl, American Legion baseball, Perham Pirates baseball, and National Honor Society.

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