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Bruner accepts bid to Alpha Delta Pi


Beka Bruner

DANVILLE, Ken. — Beka Bruner of Cottonwood, a freshman at Centre College, has pledged Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

The Centre Greek community consists of 10 national and international organizations (six fraternities and four sororities) dedicated to the ideals of brotherhood, sisterhood, leadership, scholastic achievement, community service, and social interaction.

Centre fraternities and sororities are active in the campus and local community, volunteering time and energy for service and philanthropic endeavors. Service and leadership projects include fund-raisers for the United Way, Salvation Army, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; mentoring at-risk local school children; and sponsoring citywide canned-food drives. Centre Greeks average more than 12,000 service hours per year, and raise thousands of dollars for charitable organizations.

Bruner is the daughter of Kellie and Jack Bruner of Cottonwood and is a 2014 graduate of Prairie High School.

Key named to dean’s list


Chantel Key

LEWISTON — Chantel Key was named to the dean’s list for Lewis-Clark State College’s fall 2014 semester.

To be on the dean’s list at LCSC, a student must be attending full time and have at least a 3.2 grade point average.

Key is a 2014 graduate of Grangeville High School and is the daughter of Mike and Darlene Key. She is studying radiology.

Greene named to dean’s list at Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. — Benjamin Greene of Cottonwood, a senior in the University College, was named to the Creighton University dean’s list for fall 2014.

Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the dean’s list.

Creighton University in Omaha enrolls 4,000 undergraduates and 4,200 graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges.

Chmelik named to SFU dean’s list


Abigail Chmelik

LORETTO, Penn. — Abigail Chmelik, a health science (PA) major and resident of Grangeville, was among more than 690 students from Saint Francis University who were named to the fall 2014 dean’s list.

Chmelik is a 2014 graduate of Grangeville High School and the daughter of Joe and the late Julie Chmelik.

To achieve dean’s list at Saint Francis University, the requirements are that the students must have full-time status and must attain a quality point average of at least 3.5 for the given semester.

Locals graduate from U of I

MOSCOW — The University of Idaho recently announced its fall 2014 graduates list. Included are the following:

Makayla Schaeffer of Ferdinand, general studies; Alex Ackerman of Grangeville, engineering; Brenden Kaschmitter of Grangeville, engineering; Cassandra Green of Grangeville, education; Amanda Jones of Stites, education; and Jonas Smith of White Bird, natural resources.

Lutz honored for volunteerism efforts


Addie Lutz

BOISE — Addie Lutz of Grangeville was named a distinguished finalist as one of Idaho’s top volunteers of 2015 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Lutz, 17, will receive an engraved bronze medallion. She is a senior at Grangeville High School who was inspired by a close friend who had been diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and hosted a 5K fun run that raised more than $11,000 to benefit CureSMA. She recruited friends to help plan the event and is already planning the second annual fun run.

Lutz is the daughter of Brad and Genny Lutz, is an honor student and is a member of the varsity volleyball and basketball teams.

Russell, Thanstrom on NNU dean’s list


Avery Russell


Wyatt Thanstrom

NAMPA — Northwest Nazarene University recently announced that two Idaho County students made the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester.

Senior Avery Russell and freshman Wyatt Thanstrom, both of Grangeville, are each on the list. Russell is a 2011 graduate of Grangeville High School and the daughter of Valor and Lorie (Palmer) Russell. Thanstrom is a 2014 homeschool graduate and is the son of Rick and Michelle Thanstrom. Russell is the editor of the student newspaper, The Crusader, and Thanstrom pens a column entitled, “Wow, that was random,” for the paper.

Russell will graduate in May with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a minor in history.

To be eligible for the dean’s list a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or above while taking at least 12 graded credit hours of classes.

Wemhoff obtains 4.0 at Great Falls

GREAT FALLS, Mont. —The University of Great Falls recently announced Nicole Wemhoff of Grangeville has been listed to the president’s honor roll. President’s honor roll students earned a 4.0 while students on the dean’s list earned a 3.5 GPA or higher. Wemhoff is a 2014 graduate of Summit Academy in Cottonwood.


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