Oratch awarded Wisconsin Elks Association Award


Schofield, Wis. — Jessica Oratch has been named a recipient of a Wisconsin Elks Association Award for her submission to the Elks Most Valuable Student Contest.

Her entry earned Oratch a $1,000 award that is renewable for four years. She is the daughter of Kerri and Jamie Oratch and recently graduated first in her class at Niagara High School.

She plans to further her education at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, studying graphic design and psychology.


ATLANTA, Ga. — Madisin DePas of Niagara, Wis., graduated from Grady Health Systems in Atlanta, Ga., with a certificate in radiation therapy. In the 12-month duration of the radiation therapy program, she was inducted into the Lambda Nu Honor Society, and she was a member of the dean’s list for all three semesters.


She is now officially board-certified and she is pursuing a career as a radiation therapist.

She is the daughter of Jeff and Teresa DePas of Niagara and a 2014 graduate of Niagara High School.


MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University announces its graduates that met their degree requirements in May.


Iron Mountain — Braydon Fitzpatrick, automotive service technology; Ashley Geldmeyer, cosmetology;

Iron River — Dylan Berlinski, electrical line technician;

Kingsford — Andrew Kleikamp, electrical line technician; Darren Wood, electrical line technician.

Associate degree

Channing — Brandi Donaldson, surgical technology

Crystal Falls — Christian Zyhowski, radiography, with honor;

Felch Township — Makenzie Jacobson, general university studies; Hunter Mattson, radiography, with high honor;

Iron Mountain — Joshua Pilot, industrial maintenance, with high honor;

Iron River — Christopher Cunningham, industrial maintenance;

Norway — Dustin Short, criminal justice.

Baccalaureate degree

Channing — Brandi Donaldson, clinical health science;

Crivitz, Wis. — Nathan Wehrle, geomatics, cum laude;

Crystal Falls — Macey Hammerberg, management of health and fitness; Maria Stankewicz, speech, language and hearing science, magna cum laude;

Hardwood — Martha Nord, social work;

Hermansville — James Briseno, history, cum laude;

Iron Mountain — Allison Cevigney, community health education; Collin Hirthe, social studies/secondary education; Max Kujala, construction management, cum laude; Mason Schinderle, environmental studies and sustain; Michael Snowdon, mechanical engineering tech, summa cum laude; Nathan Trepp, management;

Iron River — Kendra Campbell, medicinal plant chemistry; Morgan Eagloski, hospitality and tourism management, cum laude; Olivia LeBel, criminal justice; Kayley Ponozzo, management; Anthony Tarsi, entrepreneurship; Allison Villeneuve, psychology, magna cum laude;

Kingsford — Sydney Warren, psychology;

Vulcan — Sarah Bogaudo, biology.

Master’s degree

Quinnesec — Jessica Garvaglia, educational administration/supervision.


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Lakeland University announces Angela Carollo, a sophomore from Iron Mountain, that she earned a 4.0 grade-point average for the spring semester while carrying 17 credits and completing two co-op positions at The Stephanie H. Weill Center and the Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, both in Sheboygan, Wis.

Carollo is majoring in graphic design with a minor in business and this academic performance qualifies for placement on the dean’s list. 


KENOSHA, Wis. — Carthage College has named Kira Mautone from Iron Mountain to its dean’s list for academic excellence during the spring 2020 semester.

Dean’s list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester.


RIPON, Wis. — Ripon College has announced Rebekah Kolenda of Iron River has been named to its dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester, recognizing academic excellence.

To qualify for the dean’s list at Ripon College, students must achieve a 3.40 grade-point average or higher on a 4.00 scale and complete at least 12 credits of regular letter-graded work.

Kolenda, class of 2021, is majoring in psychobiology and minoring in chemistry. Kolenda is the child of Philip Kolenda of Caspian and Jeanna Kolenda of Iron River.


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