Swanville announces top 10 students for the class of 2013

Swanville-top-10The following students are the top 10 students for the class of 2013 at Swanville High School. They include:

Marissa Evans, the daughter of Kevin and Mary Evans of Little Falls, is the valedictorian for the class of 2013, with 3.98 grade point average (gpa). During her high school career, Evans was involved in volleyball, basketball, softball, track, the National Honor Society (NHS) and was on the Student Council. Evans plans to attend the College of St. Benedict to pursue a degree in physical therapy.

Amber Barton, daughter of Tina Eggerth and John Barton of Swanville, is the salutatorian for the class of 2013. During high school, Barton was involved in the National Honor Society and will graduate with a 3.94 gpa. She plans to attend Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes to study radiologic technology to obtain an associate of arts degree.

Colten Kruzel, the son of Allen and Janal Kruzel and Tim and Tracy Hannah, all of Swanville, will graduate with a 3.86 gpa. During high school, Kruzel was involved in football, basketball, baseball, band, Student Council, NHS and the Healthy Communities Collaborative (HCC) of Morrison County. This fall, he will attend St. Cloud State University (SCSU) to major in engineering studies.

Abbey Schultz is the daughter of Jill and Charlie Schultz of Swanville and will graduate with a 3.84 gpa. During her high school career, Schultz was involved in tennis, basketball, softball, theater, Student Council, NHS and Knowledge Bowl. She plans to attend Bemidji State University to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Tren Dinius is the son of Janel and Allen Kruzel and Ted Dinius, of Swanville. During high school, he was involved in basketball, baseball, football, HCC, NHS and theater. He will graduate with a 3.73 gpa and in the fall will attend SCSU to obtain a four-year bachelor’s degree in computer science. After completing that degree, he plans to attend the University of Minnesota (U of M) to obtain a master’s degree in software engineering.

Chloee Larson is the daughter of David and Susan Larson of Long Prairie and will graduate with a 3.457 gpa. Larson’s high school activities included basketball, softball, theater, Student Council and NHS. This fall, she plans to attend Minnesota State University in Moorhead for speech/language/hearing science, before pursuing a master’s degree to become a speech pathologist.

Rachel Muhlenkamp, the daughter of Levi and Margaret Muhlenkamp of Swanville, was involved in basketball and NHS during high school. She will finish her high school career with a 3.41 gpa. She plans to attend college in Wadena for cosmetology, plans to get her manager’s license and to eventually open her own salon.

Julie Johnson is the daughter of Neil and Debbie Johnson of Swanville. While maintaining a 3.37 gpa, Johnson took part in band and was the volleyball statistics person in high school. This fall, she will attend Central Lakes College (CLC) to pursue a degree in child development and one day open up her own day care facility.

Jacob Opelia, the son of Jeffrey and Betty Opelia of Swanville, will graduate with a 3.3 gpa. During high school, Opelia was active in HCC for three years, theater for six years and track for five years. He plans to attend CLC in Brainerd to obtain his associate of arts degree before attending the U of M – Twin Cities to pursue a degree in computer science.

Tiffany Barthel is the daughter of Bruce and Jeanette Barthel of Swanville and will graduate with a 3.06 gpa. Barthel’s high school activities included volleyball, basketball, softball, NHS, Student Council, band, theater and helping work on the super mileage car. She plans to attend St. Cloud Technical and Community College to continue her education in accounting.

Graduation ceremonies will take place in the Swanville High School gymnasium, Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m.

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