Brekken, Roed and Tiedemann honored

    The Crookston Rotary Club recently recognized Students of the Month for September, October and November during a club meeting at the Irishman’s Shanty.

    Crookston High School seniors Karlie Brekken, Gunnar Roed, and Ally Tiedemann were recognized.


    Name: Karlie Brekken, a senior at Crookston High School

    Family: parents Robin and Karen, sisters Kayla and Kendra

    Plans after high school/college:  “Next year I will most likely attend either MSUM in Moorhead or UMC right here in Crookston. I would love to do something with children, so I will probably major in Early Childhood Education, however that is not set in stone quite yet. Overall, I plan to live life and continue to be happy; that is all I could ever want.”

     Major or area(s) of interest: Early Childhood Education

     Areas of involvement in clubs or organizations: North Star 4-H Club, Leo Club, Sunday School teacher at Trinity Lutheran Church, mission trip to Eagle Butte, S.D. with youth group, CHS Volleyball manager, and CHS boys basketball manager

     Honors and Awards: Blue Ribbon and Grand Champion for 4-H, President of the North Star 4-H Club, Co-President for the Leo Club, participant in Miss Crookston Scholarship Pageant, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) Camp participant, 2017 CHS Homecoming Queen

     Comments: “I’m very honored to have been chosen Rotary Student of the Month for September. This means a lot to me and has shown me that hard work does pay off.”


    Name: Gunnar Roed, a senior at Crookston High School

    Family: parents Eric and Nikki Roed, sisters Haley and Kelsey

    Plans after high school/college:  “I plan to attend NDSU and major in mechanical engineering, and play trumpet for the Gold Star Marching Band, and also the NDSU Concert Band.”

     Major or area(s) of interest: Mechanical Engineering

     Areas of involvement in clubs or organizations: Leo Club, Student Council, volunteering at the food bank through church, sports, and playing “Taps” at memorial services

      Honors and Awards: Superior rating at MSHSL solo band contest, and lettering in football and band

     Comments: “Stay positive, work hard, try your best and have fun. Do those 4 things and you’ll make it through life just fine.”


    Name: Ally Tiedemann, a senior at Crookston High School

    Family: parents Mike and Sue Tiedemann, brother Bobby and sister Catherine

    Plans after high school/college:  “I plan to attend college and have been accepted to several, but I’m undecided on where I will attend. My top choices are the University of Nebraska Omaha, University of Minnesota Duluth or St. Scholastica in Duluth. I also plan to play tennis or golf.

    Major or area(s) of interest: “My interest areas are in business and economics.”

    Areas of involvement in clubs or organizations: Leo Club, Student Council, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, past band member, Captains Club, Robotics, confirmed member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Euclid, MN. I also enjoy taking CHS’ art classes.

    Honors and Awards: Co-President for Leo Club, National Honor Society member, Honor Roll 4.0 GPA, Girls Tennis captain and All State Academic, three-time Section Doubles Champion, 4th place at State junior year, Team Runner-Up at State sophomore year, hold all-time wins record for girls tennis, girls golf four-year captain, five-year All Section team, four-year State participant, All State Golf sophomore year (6th place), and All State Golf junior year (7th place.)

    Comments: “I would like to thank the Rotary Club for this honor and for their continued service to others in the Crookston community. I am very grateful for the support that this community, my family, coaches, and teachers have given me as Crookston has been a great place to grow up in. My grandpa Jim Sims was also a former member of Rotary!”