SSEF thankful for support this year
The Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation is thankful for another record-breaking year. Through the kindness and generosity of its supporters, the organization is able to raise more than $67,000 to support leading-edge ideas and programs in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.
SSEF supports artist-in-residence at SHS
Congratulations to Aleysha Vas, Bridget Maas and Kathy Overbey, along with Marissa Scherer and Claire Kurvers for their achievements in the poetry contest that was held after Dr. Patrick Hicks, writer in residence, conducted five creative-writing workshops that impacted more than 300 Sartell High School students.
Sally Traut of Sartell was awarded the First-year Experience Scholarship in the amount of $125 for spring semester 2013. She is a sophomore at St. Cloud State University.
To be eligible, a student must be a first-year student and submit an essay to the Common Reading Program Essay Competition. Recipients participate in a special session at the Student Research Colloquium during spring semester.
Garrett Weston of Sartell recently graduated officer training for the U.S. Air Force at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., and has been promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He is currently completing his Combat Systems Operator flight training in Pensacola, Fla. Weston is a 2003 graduate of Sartell High School; he joined the Air Force Reserves upon graduation from high school. He is a veteran of the Iraq War and a 2009 graduate of St. Cloud State University. Weston is the son of Judy Gabriel-Weston and Larry Weston of Sartell.
Three Sartell students recently graduated Dec. 15 from Mankato State University.
They are Hannah DesMarais, bachelor’s degree in theatre arts; Arielle Mastellar, bachelor’s degree in social work, cum laude; and Thomas Stang, master’s in Spanish.
Grocers on the Green, Food for the Cure chip in $264,400 for kids’ cancer
Coborn’s Inc. raised $186,000 at its 11th annual Grocers on the Green golf tournament on Sept. 12. The funds will support the pediatric cancer program at CentraCare Health Plaza and Coborn Cancer Center, which allows Central Minnesota children and families to stay close to home while receiving treatment. The funds also will partially fund two professional child-life specialists. To date, the event has raised nearly $1.4 million. This past fall, Coborn’s and its vendors also raised $78,400 through its annual Food for the Cure promotion, which supports the Coborn Cancer Center.