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PLHS Students of the Month

Bridget Erickson

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Rebecca Bronder and Jay Erickson

Activities/hobbies: Music, piano percussion, jazz, art, pottery, origami, reading,and cross country skiing.

Future plans: I plan to get a music performance degree and one day own a harp.

Nominations comments: Mr. Kotaska wrote: “Bridget Erickson is a very hard-working, dependable and talented student in many different areas. She is a very good student in the classroom; she works hard to get her schoolwork done in a timely manner as well as being done at a high level. Bridgette is also very skilled in the fine arts areas; she is an accomplished musician as well as being a very creative person in the artistic field.”

Kale Wurdeman

Grade: 12

Hometown: Breezy Point

Parents: Erin Wurdeman and Jeff Wurdeman

Activities/hobbies: Soccer, snowboarding, football, math, hanging out with friends, writing, volunteering, art.

Future plans: Attend college and possibly pursue accounting, aviation or engineering.

Nominations comments: Mr. Kunesh wrote: “Kale Wurdeman possesses numerous qualities that qualify him as January Student of the Month. Kale participates in a variety of activities at Pequot Lakes High School and in the community while still managing to maintain excellent grades. ... Kale always has a positive attitude and has demonstrated hard work and dedication that will undoubtedly bring him success in his future endeavors.”

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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