Education briefs

Published 5:39 pm Saturday, May 28, 2016

The following local students graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, on May 1:

—Breonna Bergstrom of Austin, daughter of Brad and Lisa Bergstrom, with a degree in communication and minor in theatre arts.

—Dominic Hillberg of Austin with degrees in theatre arts and communication.

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Feuerhak graduates from basic training



U.S. Air Force Airman Trevor M. Feuerhak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Feuerhak earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Kelly and Michael Feuerhak of Austin, Minn.

The airman graduated in 2013 from Austin Senior High School, Austin, Minn.

Austin graduate honored

A 2002 AHS graduate, Jim Knoebel, was chosen to be one of the teachers of excellence for the 2015-2016 school year.

Jim is the Department Head of the Special Education Department at Soldotna High School in Alaska. Jim runs a structured resource room where most of the students are high functioning in the Autism Spectrum or have some type of mental illness. Also for the past four years he has been the assistant coach for the girls softball team. Jim’s wife, Kelli, is the Head girls softball coach. The team qualified for state this year. Assisting the girls grow and develop as ballplayers has been an exciting experience for everyone involved.