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nol The Minnesota Science & Technol- dent and CEO Margaret Anderson Kel- mercializing new technology, products 0gy Authority (MnSTA) has awarded a liher. "Once interns get started on proj- and processes. $129,000 grant to the Minnesota High ects, they help increase productivity The Minnesota Science & Technol- Tech Association (MHTA) to adminis- and often bring with them fresh per- ogy Authority represents a new model ter internships for 40 college students spectives and cutting-edge skills." for enhancing economic development in science, technology, engineering and College students who become in-initiatives that will stimulate innova- math (STEM) disciplines under a new terns will receive a paid work experi- tion and encourage investment in tech- program called SciTechsperience. ence at STEM-based businesses nology, businesses and talent "The Minnesota High Tech Associ- statewide with potential for full-time throughout the state. The MnSTA ation's experience in working with sci- employment. Businesses which hire bridges science and technology busi- ence and technology initiatives makes interns will receive matching dollars up nesses and nonprofit organizations it a wonderful partner to implement to $2,500 for wages paid. To be eligi- with funding, resources and counsel to SciTechsperience," said Betsy Lulfs, ble, businesses must have fewer than enhance economic vitality and promote executive director of the Minnesota 100 employees, product commercialization and busi- Science & Technology Authority. "We MHTA will work in cooperation less development in Minnesota. A re- are excited to be working with them on with their partnering organizations in cent survey cited retention of young this new opportunity to retain Min- order to maximize the quantity and talent as being a priority for businesses nesota's young talent." quality of services delivered to busi- throughout the state. For more infor- The MHTA with its foundation nesses in the Twin Cities and around mation about the Minnesota Science & manages a scholarship program for the state. The program is set to begin in Technology Authority, visit www.mn- corporate partners and a summer re- early 2012. scienceandtechnologyauthority.org. search education program at 3M for SciTechsperience was established For more information about high school and middle school teach- by the Minnesota Science & Technol- SciTechsperience contact Andrew Wit- ers. In addition, MHTA is also involved ogy Authority in 2011 to offer college tenborg, director of communications at in the development of a portal with in- students in science, technology, engi- the Minnesota High Tech Association, ternship resources, leering and math disciplines the op- 952-230-4557 or "Minnesota's prosperity depends portunity to experience first-hand the awittenborg@mhta.org; or Betsy Lulfs, greatly on a reliable pipeline of highly operations of businesses. The program executive director of the Minnesota skilled workers ready to take on the is designed to expand a pool of talent Science & Technology Authority, 651- jobs of tomorrow," said MHTA Presi- to support Minnesota companies corn- 259-7441 or Betsy.Lulfs@state.mn.us. IIIII II II I II r ANNUAL END OF THE SEASON VOLLEYBALL AWARDS were handed out on Monday, Nov. 21 at the Ortonville High School. Award winners are pictured above. In front, from left to right, are Michaela Radermacher (Captain medal), Camille Scholberg (Co-Most Valuable Offensive Player) and Morgan Messmer (Captain medal). Back row, left to right, are Rachel Berger (All-Conference and Most Valuable Player), Rikki Roscoe (All-Conference Honor- able Mention and Most Valuable Defensive Player) and Kara Helgeson (All-Conference Honorable Mention and Co-Most Valuable Offensive Player). GOING THROUGH THEIR FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICE is the Ortonville Trojan boys basketball team under "l'C Head Coach Jay Orvik. A total of 28 athletes in grades 9-12 reported for practice the first week. The Trojans will /!! begin their season on Tuesday, Dec. 6 hosting the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets. II BAY PACKER FAN MIKE HUGHES, pictured at right with glasses, the Green Bay-Minnesota football game on Monday, Nov. 14 at Field. Hughes showed his excitement when Packer wide receiver ~#eg Jennings scored a touchdown and jumped into the crowd. The Pack- 6r~ defeated-the Vikings, 45-7. (Submitted photo.) School menu Tuesday, Nov. 29: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Sausage Links, Whole Grain Toast, Diced Pear Sauce, Milk. Lunch: 4-12 Bacon Cheeseburger, K-3 Cheeseburger, Pickles, Tater Tots, Juice Choices. Wednesday, Nov. 30: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Mini Pan- cakes, Applesauce, Milk. Lunch: Spaghetti Hot Dish, Garlic French Bread, Garden Salad, Fresh Baby Carrots, Diced Peach Sauce. Thursday, Dec. 1: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Tonys Br. Pizza, Diced Peach Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Hot Dog on a Bun, 4-12 Curly Fries, K-3 Smiley Fries, Baked Beans, Diced Pear Sauce. Friday, Dec. 2: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Cinnamon Pastry, Mixed Fruit Sauce, Milk. Lunch: Cheese Dippers, Pizza Sauce Dip, Cheesy Broccoli, Rasp- berry Sherbet. Monday, Dec. 5: Breakfast: Whole Grain Cereal, Breakfast Hot Pocket, Apple Slices. Lunch: Fiesta Pizza, Lettuce, Salsa, Fresh Baby Carrots, Diced Pear Sauce, Pudding. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Breakfast: Whole G. Cereal/Yogurt, Whole Grain Toast, Banana, Milk. Lunch: BBQ's, Pickles, French Fries, Shape-Up Juice Bars. Milbank Valley Archers open range to be held Milbank Valley Archers will be having open range at the Archery Range on Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday night from De- cember until the end of April. The range is open to mem- bers and non members. Daily range fees for the range are $0.50 for members $3 for non members per visit. Membership is $25 for indi- vidual $30 family per year, Key access is an addltiona-1 $25 per year. The membership for 2012 starts January 1. (ADV) One Ortonville Trojan volleyball player was named to the Pheasant Con- ference All-Conference team and two were named Honorable Mention fol- lowing the conclusion of the regular season. Selected to the All-Conference team was senior Rachel Berger. Selected as Honorable Mention were semors Kara Helgeson and Rikki Roscoe. Honorable Mention: out their end of the year awards. Senior Hancock-seniors Tara Flatten and Rachel Berger was named the Trojans AbbyAscheman. Most Valuable Player. She had 112 WHN-junior Hannah Schmidt and kills, 18 blocks, 254 digs, 28 aces and sophomore Kristi Enquist. three assists on the season. CGB-senior Ashley Gilsdorf. Senior Rikki Roscoe was named Kendra Schmidgall of Hancock was Most Valuable Defensive player. She named the Conference MVP and had 108 blocks on the season. Kristie Fehr of Hancock was named Senior Kara Helgeson and sopho- Coach of the Year. more Camille Scholberg shared Most 2011 final conferencerecords Valuable Offensive Player honors. . i~.,/ ~ ................... : : Helges0n had 128 kills on the season Team..: .............................. W L and Scholberg had 133 kills. 1.Hancock 6 0 Juniors Morgan Messmer and 2. WHN 4 2 Michaela Radermacher, along with 3. CGB 2 4 seniors Helgeson, Roscoe and Berger 4. Ortonville 0 6 all received captains medals for lead- Overall records ing the team throughout the season, not Hancock 26-1-1 only in their performance, but for being WHN 23-4 emotionally tough during games. CGB 9-16 The coaches wish to thank all the Ortonville2-21-1 players, parents and fans for their sup- The Trojan volleyball also handed port during the season. ~ :pheasant Conference Champion the The Hancock Owls led the All-Confe-re-nEe- Were: team with four selections. Rounding out the All-Conference team were: Hancock-semors Shae Brown, Kendra Schmidgall and Alison Reese, and junior Courtney Greiner. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross-senior Taylor Amdt-Krenz and juniors Shaela Tekkrony and Kelsey Doenson. CGB-seniors Katie Findlay and Rhianna Strobel 320-839-6224 Main Street Ortonville, MN P The OrtonviUe School Music presents its ~5 ', ..... "rl, C001I5 Q z9 ~$~F;aturing the Elementary, Junior High, Senior High aria Jazz Banes unaer the airection of Matt Lamb !,