At Minot State University's Northwest Art Center in the Library gallery, through May 30, "Diamond in the Rough" the senior capstone exhibit by students Erika Edwards and Kayla Cote. Public reception is set for today from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Also, in the Hartnett Hall gallery from May 13-30, the "Native, White Trash, and Fantasy Pin-ups," art exhibit by MSU seniors James Skinner, Jon Ross and June Szczur.
Public reception for that exhibit is set for Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Terry J. Aman/MDN - - Erika Edwards titled this piece “Carie’s” in her joint senior capstone exhibit with Kayla Cote titled “Diamond in the Rough.”
Exhibits are free and open to the public during gallery hours.
National Merit Scholars named
Katelyn Webster, a senior at Our Redeemer's Christian School, and Marcus Fearing, a Williston High School senior, are National Merit Scholarship winners.
Both students have received $2,500 scholarships supported by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's own funds.
Students are selected for the scholarships based on academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist and recommendation written by a high school official. The number of winners in each state is proportional to the state's percentage of the nation's high school graduating seniors.
Other Merit scholarships are funded by universities and business corporations.
Student speaker chosen in Bottineau
BOTTINEAU Tyler Ystaas has been selected as this year's 2011 Dakota College at Bottineau graduation student speaker. Ystaas is originally from Velva and attended Dakota College at Bottineau from Fall 2009 to Spring 2011 while playing for the Lumberjacks football and basketball athletic teams.
Ystaas will be graduating with honors from Dakota College at Bottineau and earning two degrees with an associate of arts in history and an associate of science in liberal arts.
Dakota College at Bottineau will hold its annual graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday.