Brittany Kimball will begin medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in July. Kimball is the granddaughter of Carol and and the late Dale Liupakka of Moose Lake, formerly of Esko and Moses Chevrolet, and Jerry and June Kimball of Duluth.
Kimball started college with lymphoma cancer but her biggest concern was whether or not she’d be able to go to school. She beat cancer and graduated summa cum laude from Augsburg College a year ago. After graduation, she took a year off and joined Americorps. Grandma Liupakka said Kimball, who also speaks fluent Finnish, got a full ride to medical school.
Emily Jean Johnson of Cloquet graduated with honors in spring 2014 from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science.