Pelican Rapids native Danielle Arntson was named to the Dean’s List at Loyola University-Chicago.

Arntson is studying psychology, in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Arntson was a student in Pelican until the 11th grade, but attended her final year in California, graduating at Cammarillo High School, where she moved to live with her uncle when she was considering attending college at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Everything changed when her father Jake passed away (while she was in 12th grade) noted her mother Irina Arntson. She decided to go to Loyola because she received an acceptance letter when he was still alive, so he got to congratulate her, it was special for her to know her dad was proud of her acceptance.

Danielle was one of the students that created the Celebration of Cultures dance at PRHS.