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Rising Star

May 13, 2018
Pequot Lakes senior Colette Vavpotic received the Rising Star award for her dedication to school and helping other students despite a reading disability. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Vavpotic stands out from the crowd - PLHS senior receives Rising Star award
May 13, 2018 - 7:00am
May 8, 2018
Pequot Lakes senior Austin Young received the Rising Star award for his positive attitude and success in school and sports after the death of his father in 2012. Theresa Bourke / Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes athlete shines on and off the field - Young receives Rising Star award
May 8, 2018 - 7:00am
April 30, 2018
Dylan Malz, who is interested in culinary arts, was chosen as a Rising Star for his kindness toward his fellow students in spite of his own life's difficulties.
PR-B Rising Star recognized for kindness
April 30, 2018 - 7:00am
April 23, 2018
Taylor Vredenburg was chosen as a rising star in part because her focus on school intensified when she was faced with losing someone close to her.
Rising Star: PR-B student Vredenburg recognized for achievements during hard time
April 23, 2018 - 3:00am
May 22, 2017
Pine River-Backus senior Tia Ford recently was recognized by the National Joint Powers Alliance as a Rising Star. This recognition is due to her perserverence in the face of a difficult year.
Faces: Asking for help kept a hard year from getting worse for Ford
May 22, 2017 - 5:00am
May 15, 2017
Sierra Tallman, a Pine River-Backus High School senior, prospered academically in the face of sometimes unsteady living conditions. For this, the National Joint Powers Alliance honored her as a Rising Star, an honor given to students who have not always been recognized among their classmates. Travis Grimler/Echo Journal
Rising Star: Tallman's focus on school pays off
May 15, 2017 - 5:00am
Megan Ament (left), senior at Pequot Lakes High School, poses at Relay for Life with her English teacher, Catherine Stampe (middle), and friend, Maria Brown. Ament was awarded the Rising Star award this year.
Rising Star: Ament recognized for perseverance, determination despite loss
May 15, 2017 - 4:00am
May 4, 2016
To become an NJPA Shining Star recipient, Angela Pederson of Pine River thrived in spite of health issues. Photo by Travis Grimler
Angela Pederson fights health issues and comes out on top
May 4, 2016 - 10:44am