Campus and people notes for the week ending Aug. 17Tutewohl receives outstanding high school leadership scholarship Robert Tutewohl of Hampton received the Outstanding High School Leadership Scholarship from the University of North Dakota for the 2012-2013 academic year. Tutewohl, the son of Jared and Judy Tutewohl, graduated from Hastings High School and plans to attend UND in the fall.
Tutewohl receives outstanding high school leadership scholarship
Robert Tutewohl of Hampton received the Outstanding High School Leadership Scholarship from the University of North Dakota for the 2012-2013 academic year. Tutewohl, the son of Jared and Judy Tutewohl, graduated from Hastings High School and plans to attend UND in the fall.
The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors demonstrating outstanding leadership in high school and prospective leadership potential at UND. Other criteria for the award include strong academic performance and recommendations by high school staff members. This scholarship is funded by the University of North Dakota Foundation.
Brownson named on Concordia University Wisconsin dean’s list
Ashley Brownson of Hastings has been named to the Concordia University Wisconsin spring dean’s list for the 2011-2012 academic year. Brownson is a senior majoring in elementary education.
Hamman admitted to Concordia University
Andrew Hamman, a resident of Hastings, has been admitted to Concordia University, St. Paul, for the fall 2012 semester. Hamman was awarded the Transfer Concordia Opportunity grant and Transfer Partnership scholarship. These achievements provide a total of $4,000 in funds.
Hastings students enrolled at CSB
Three Hastings students have enrolled at the College of Saint Benefict for the 2012-13 academic year. They are: Jenna Humbert, the daughter of Steve and Lynn Humbert; Jordan Marshall, the daughter of Dave and Nickie Marshall; and Rylee Pool, the daughter of JuliAnne Pool. On Sunday, Aug. 26, new students move in and begin orientation, which continues through Tuesday, Aug. 28. Classes for fall semester begin Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Parizek performs at the Shell Lake Arts Center
Mary Parizek of Hastings performed in the Shell Lake Arts Center’s final Saxophone Workshop concert on Aug. 9.
This performance was the culmination of a week-long Eugene Rousseau saxophone workshop, where students received instruction from internationally renowned saxophonist Eugene Rousseau and his team of professionals, examining subjects such as saxophone literature, music interpretation, tone production, reeds and reed adjustment and many other topics.
Students also received private and group lessons from Dr. Rousseau and his team.
Schommer earns spot in semi-finals
Marisa Schommer of Hastings will be taking her talents to the semifinal round of the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest on Sunday, Aug. 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the Leinenkugel Lodge band shell. Schommer will be performing in the teen division and doing a song and dance number from the hit Broadway musical “Chicago” called “I Can’t Do It Alone.”
More than 500 acts try out each year for the talent contest with only 30 semifinalists for each the preteen and teen divisions and 60 in the open category. This is the third year that Schommer has tried out and her first time reaching the semifinals. She will compete against five other teen division semifinalists on Aug. 26, and if she places first that evening, she will advance to the finals which will be held at the State Fair Grandstand on Sunday, Sept. 2.
“I am just so happy to have gotten into the semis,” she said. “I was in tears when I opened the letter telling me I got in. Then I called my mom and could hardly breathe, let alone talk.”
She is the daughter of Brian and Mary Schommer of Hastings and will be a freshman at Hastings High School this fall. She has been active in competitive dance through Jan’s School of Dance since age 8 and been involved with theater at Hastings Middle School and Black Dirt Theater.