University of North Dakota
Brandon Mongan of Pine River graduated Aug. 2 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautics from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
April Sympson of Backus is the recipient of an Excellence Scholarship from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota.
Sympson, a May 2013 graduate of Pine River-Backus High School, is the daughter of Mae Sympson of Backus.
High school activities in which April has participated include: National Honor Society, choir, chamber choir and theater.