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Wadena Rotary Club honors WDC fine arts students

The Wadena Rotary Club has a long-standing tradition of support for the fine arts program at Wadena-Deer Creek High School. On May 2, they hosted their 34th annual Fine Arts Banquet in the Commons at WDC Middle/High School, where they recognized 99 students in grades 7-12 for their achievements in the fine arts.

These students were selected by their director and/or coach for their accomplishments in art, band, choir, drama, and knowledge bowl. Directors/coaches are: Laurie Kopischke-Pulju, art; Lisa Weniger, band; Mike Ortmann, choir; Jay Patterson, drama; and Loni Niles and Dawn Paurus, knowledge bowl.

Students and parents enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and a meal, which was served by Wadena Rotarians.

Those students recognized include:

Danny Anderson (grade 11) - Knowledge Bowl

Emily Astle (12) - Choir

Madison Barthel (12) - Choir

Emily Baugh (12) - Band

Esther Berger (10) - Drama

Gabriel Berger (8) - Drama

Thomas Brekke (12) - Choir

Maggie Carlson (8) - Drama

Raine Curtis (10) - Drama

Faith Deppa (12) - Choir

Taylor Dirks (11) - Drama

Dallas Doll (7) - Drama

Coco Donnay (11) - Drama

Elliot Doyle (7) - Band, Drama

Lucas Doyle (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Hope Dumpprope (12) - Choir, Drama

Kendra Evans (12) - Band, Choir

Kirstan Finn (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Henry Fitzsimmons (10) - Band

Wyatt Fitzsimmons (12) - Band

Katelyn Gardner (7) - Drama

Molly Gilje (9) - Drama

Matthew Goeden (10) - Band

Angela Grecco (12) - Choir

Tabitha Janke-Gregory (10) - Art

Mari Grendahl (8) - Drama

Ryan Grendahl (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Mitchel Haman (10) - Drama

Katlyn Heaton (10) - Knowledge Bowl

Lucas Hinojos (8) - Band

Tyler Jahnke (10) - Knowledge Bowl

Jacob Johnson (12) - Choir

Karon Johnson (11) - Band

Lindy Jones (10) - Art, Knowledge Bowl

Alex Kahl (10) - Knowledge Bowl

Ben Keppers (7) - Drama

Ashley Kern (7) - Drama

Sophia Kreklau (9) - Band

Jessica Langer (12) - Art, Band

Rylie Langer (12) - Band, Choir

Ashley Lehmkuhl (11) - Knowledge Bowl

Lacey Malone (12) - Choir

Samantha Malone (9) - Band

Andrew McCullough (11) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Nancy Medina (8) - Drama

Tiffany Meeks (10) - Band

Zach Meeks (8) - Band

Emma Mehl (7) - Drama

Grace Mertens (11) - Drama

Nicole Miller (11) - Band

Reid Miller (12) - Choir

Ellie Miron (10) - Knowledge Bowl

Mikaela Nordlund (12) - Choir

Devyn Norenberg (9) - Drama

Hope Norenberg (12) - Drama

Maddie Olson (8) - Drama

Miguel Lopez Perez (11) - Band

Kayla Peters (11) - Knowledge Bowl

Elizabeth Peterson (11) - Drama, Knowledge Bowl

Kassandra Peterson (12) - Choir

Kirsten Peterson (11) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Jarrett Pettit (12) - Choir

Derek Plautz (11) - Knowledge Bowl

Thomas Quincer (10) - Band

Kira Reiman (7) - Drama

Gabi Ross (11) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Noah Ross (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Jared Roth (9) - Band

MacKenzie Salge (9) - Band

Tianna Saltzman (7) - Drama

Zachary Schertler (12) - Choir

Kate Schmidt (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Michael Schmidt (8) - Drama

Beth Schmitz (12) - Drama

Elijah Schmitz (12) - Choir

Logan Schmitz (12) - Choir

Maggie Schmitz (11) - Knowledge Bowl

Olivia Schwartz (12) - Choir

Logan Skillings (11) - Drama

Jezebel Snyder (10) - Band

Lauren Soroko (12) - Art

Stephen Spilman (11) - Drama

Konnor Stueve (11) - Knowledge Bowl

Brianna Taggart (12) - Band

Cami Taggart (8) - Drama

Logan Taggart (11) - Drama, Knowledge Bowl

Siobhane Touchette (7) - Drama

Jeff Umland (8) - Drama

Casey Volkmann (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Gavin Wedde (7) - Drama

Hannah Wedde (12) - Drama

Soren Wedde (8) - Drama

Gabrielle Weiher (12) - Art

Abigail Westrum (10) - Band, Knowledge Bowl

Tyler Wheeler (11) - Band

Jasmyn Wood (8) - Band, Drama

Toby Wood (12) - Band, Choir

McKayla Woods (11) - Knowledge Bowl

Alizzabeth Yungbauer (7) - Drama