Erika Xanthe Carls, daughter of Becky and Mark Carls, graduated June 2 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St.Peter, Minn. Erika received a B.A. in biology, magna cum laude, with a 3.84 GPA. This summer she worked with the U.S. Forest Service and Notre Dame University on a salmon-nutrient project in Juneau. She plans to volunteer on a research project in the tropics this fall. Erika was a 1998 graduate of JDHS, one of the six valedictorians that year included Becky Blasco, Cara Dilts, Nathaniel Geary, Brent Vollenweider and Elizabeth Wagner.