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February Students of the Month

Ashley Whitney

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Chris and Lisa Whitney

Activities/hobbies: Sports, drawing, having fun, Interact Club co-president, Link Crew, Student Council representative.

Future plans: Attend the University of North Dakota to further my education in pediatric nursing.

Nomination comments: Mrs. Stark wrote: “Ashley Whitney is the epitome of a high school student making every minute count. Ashley is taking some college classes, she is very active as Interact Club co-president and she is enjoying all the activities that go along with high school life. Ashley works hard in her classes, but does not take herself or anyone else too seriously. She has a great sense of humor, she is willing to help others and she has her post high school goals set.”

Erin Rudbeck

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Nancy Malecha and Chad Rudbeck

Activities/hobbies: Softball (team captain), attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends, boating, swimming, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Link Crew.

Future plans: Attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to pursue a degree in neonatal nursing.

Nomination comments: Mr. Krahn wrote, “Erin has been a model student in college algebra this year. She works hard in class and always strives to do her best. Erin makes class more enjoyable for everyone by staying positive and always having a smile on her face. Erin is someone who is very mature, reliable and very active in school activities.”

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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