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Pequot Lakes High School Students of the Month-March 2016

Alyse Anderson Grade: 12 Hometown: Crosslake Parents: Ken and Kim Anderson Activities/hobbies/interests: Revolution dance team (grades 9-12), Day of Caring (grades 10-12), Relay for Life (grades 10 and 12), ballet, student council (grade 12), you...

Paul Sipper
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Alyse Anderson

Grade: 12

Hometown: Crosslake

Parents: Ken and Kim Anderson

Activities/hobbies/interests: Revolution dance team (grades 9-12), Day of Caring (grades 10-12), Relay for Life (grades 10 and 12), ballet, student council (grade 12), youth group, adventuring to new places, attending school-related activities to cheer on my friends.

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Future plans: I plan on attending Minnesota State University, Mankato where I will major in communication studies.

Community or church activity: Crosslake Lutheran youth group.

Awards/achievements: All-State dance team (grade 10), Honorable Mention in dance conference (grades 10 and 11), All-Conference award and dance team captain (grade 12).

Amanda Nies

Grade: 12

Hometown: Breezy Point

Parents: Bob and Cindy Nies

Activities/hobbies/interests: Volleyball (grades 9-12, Academic All-State 2015), golf (co-captain 2015-16, All-Conference 2014-15, six-year letterwinner, four-time state entrant), Pequot Lakes Junior Olympic volleyball club (2010-15), National Honor Society and Interact Club (grades 10-12), Link Crew (grade 12).

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Future plans: I plan to go to North Dakota State University and go into the pre-pharmacy program.

Community or church activity: Grenada West Indies mission trip, Day of Caring, youth volleyball volunteer, Circle of Friends, Fall Festival, Respect Retreat, Relay for Life organizer.

Awards/achievements: ExCEL Award nominee (grade 11), Central Lakes College Academic Achievement Award (grade 11), "A" Honor Roll (2008-present), Pequot Lakes High School Athlete of the Week (spring, grade 10), Academic All-state (grade 12).

Jack Gangl

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Pete and Kristen Gangl

Activities/hobbies/interests: Hockey (grades 10-12), hunting, spending time with friends.

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Future plans: Go to the University of Minnesota-Duluth to get a health information management degree.

Community or church activity: Day of Caring.

Awards/achievements: Varsity letterwinner (grades 10-12).

Paul Sipper

Grade: 12

Hometown: Lake Shore

Parents: Susan Sipper and Timothy Sipper

Activities/hobbies/interests: Band, video games, reading, mock trial (grades 9-12), pep band, marching band (grades 9-11), Boys State (grade 11), photography.

Future plans: I plan on attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth to receive my Bachelor of Science in computer science.

Awards/achievements: Mock trial state competition (grades 10-12), mock trial all-state witness (grade 11).

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