The following students are the top 10 students for the class of 2013 at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS). In alphabetical order, they include.
Kallie Baumgartner, the daughter of Todd and Shelley Baumgartner, will graduate ninth in her class with a 3.960 grade point average (gpa). During her high school career, Baumgartner was involved in track and field, cross country, Student Council, Target, Link, concert choir, the musical “Oklahoma” and Day of Caring. This fall, Baumgartner will attend North Dakota State University (NDSU) to pursue a degree in exercise science.
Collin Gradin is the son of Dan and Laurie Gradin, and is ranked sixth in his class with a 3.968 gpa. During high school, Gradin was involved in football, golf, basketball and the National Honor Society (NHS). Gradin will attend NDSU in the fall, to pursue a major in biological science with physiology, cell biology and health sciences to prepare for medical school.
Garrett Horejsi, the son of Greg and Marla Horejsi, is ranked sixth in his class, earning a 3.968 gpa. In high school, Horejsi was involved in track and field, soccer, basketball, football, Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FACS), Link, Target, band, the fall play and the spring musical and Knowledge Bowl. Horejsi plans to attend Concordia College in Moorhead to major in English with a possible minor in communications.
Elizabeth King, daughter of Jeff and Joanne King, will graduate second in her class with a 3.99 gpa. During her high school career, King was involved in softball, volleyball, NHS and was a volunteer at her church. King will attend St. Cloud State University (SCSU) this fall to obtain a degree in business.
Cory Lundgren is the son of Pam and Randy Lundgren. He is ranked fourth in his class and earned a 3.971 gpa. During high school, he was involved in track, NHS, was school groundskeeper for the past three summers and worked at Andy’s Charter Service. Lundgren plans to attend NDSU to pursue a degree in medical laboratory science.
Lukas Majerle, the son of Jon and Sherri Majerle, earned a 3.98 gpa and is ranked third in his class. Majerle was active in hockey, golf, NHS and FACS during high school. Outside of school, Majerle is active in his church and youth group and regularly sings and plays guitar on the worship team. This fall, Majerle plans to attend either Bethel University or North Central University for physical therapy or youth ministry. He remains undecided.
Aaron Nilsen, the son of Stephanie and Darryl Nilsen, is ranked sixth in his class with a 3.968 gpa. During high school, Nilsen was involved in robotics, band, jazz band, the Economics Challenge and Knowledge Bowl. This fall, he plans to pursue a degree in computer science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Travis Okerman, the son of Julie Okerman and Rick Okerman, is ranked fourth in his class with a gpa of 3.971. During his high school career, Okerman was involved in Math League, Personal Financial Decathlon and was part of the first robotics competition. This fall, he plans to attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to major in biochemistry.
Eric Schmidt is the son of Julie DeZurik and Willie Schmidt. He ranks ninth in his class with a 3.96 gpa. He was involved in the Economics Challenge during high school and worked at Gosch’s Store in Randall. This fall, Schmidt will attend NDSU to study computer engineering.
Travis Spillum, the son of Jason and Stacy Spillum, is ranked first in his class with a perfect 4.0 gpa. During his high school career, Spillum was involved in cross country, basketball, track and field, band, jazz band and the Economics Challenge. This fall, he will attend St. John’s University to major in mathematics.
Graduation will take place for the LFCHS seniors Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The class motto is: “Our lives are before us, our past is behind us, but are memories are forever with us.” Class colors are purple and white and the class song is “Home” by Philip Phillips.