MHS students post high marks at state contest
Minot High School students competed in the North Dakota SkillsUSA Conference in Bismarck last month.
State medalists included: Stephi Wanner, Kendra Sjol and Kaitlyn Weatherspoon were all gold medalists on the health knowledge bowl team and are eligible to compete at the national conference in Kansas City June 23-27. Megan Rupe, Laramie Tescher and Ryan Walter, also competing in the health knowledge bowl team category, received a bronze medal.
Narmeen Botani received a bronze in the job interview category; Luke Heilman received a silver medal in the extemporaneous speaking category; Nick Pfau received a silver medal in the job skill demonstration category; Travis Troxel received a bronze medal in the carpentry category; Ben Whittle and Josh Colleaux received a gold medal in the welding sculpture category; and Alan Olson and Joel Matthys received a bronze medal in the welding sculpture category.
Dakota College-Bottineau still has CSA shares
The Community Supported Agriculture program at Dakota College at Bottineau still has CSA shares available, though they are filling up quickly.
The program enables people to buy a share of the organic produce that is grown at the college. A full share averages about 10 pounds of produce a week and costs $300 for the gardening season. A half share, which averages about 5 pounds a week and sometimes a bit more, costs $225 for the season. Stacy Baldus from the Entrepreneurial Center for Horticulture said the season starts in June and, with the college's use of high tunnels, could last into November. The center has already sold half its shares, so people who are interested should sign up quickly.
For more information, call Baldus at 228-5649 or Heather Vestre at 228-5605.
Speech tourney results for area students
Area students won awards at the State Class B speech tournament in Bismarck on April 28. All participants qualified from one of 10 regional tournaments or at an invitational tournament held during the season. Washburn finished in second place overall behind Richardton-Taylor. Hazen tied for sixth place with Enderlin-Maple Valley, behind Kindred, Bowman County and North Sargent.
Bonnie Muehlberg of Rolette and Erika Dyk of Hazen were named Class B Co-Coaches of the Year.
Individual winners from the area follow:
Extemporaneous speaking: 2Brandt Vernon, Hazen; 4Kendra Enget, Stanley-Powers Lake; 7Brian Anderson, Harvey; 8Nick Davis, Minot Ryan.
Radio broadcasting: 3Brittny Riemer, Garrison-Max; 4Forrest Carlson, Glenburn; 6Lindsey Zimmerman, Washburn.
Extemporaneous programmed reading: 3Marie Jepsen, Burke County; 6Logan Hermes, Westhope-Newburg; 7Kendra Perdue, Ray.
Storytelling: 4Sam Gradin, Washburn; 7Kelsey Perdue, Ray.
Serious duo: 3Olivia Abuhl and Abby Black, Trinity Christian of Williston.
Poetry interpretation: 1Kayle Borner, Washburn; 2Dillon Sailer, Hazen; 5Becca Topp, Carrington.
Dramatic interpretation: 3James Cavo, Washburn.
Speech to inform: 2Julia Wold, Carrington.
Humorous interpretation: 4Kayle Borner, Washburn; 7Kellen Enget, Stanley-Powers Lake; 8Masson Price, Washburn.
Humorous duo: 3Tanner Burnett and Zach Haase, Trinity Christian of Williston; 5Halle Schumann and Samuel Zelinski, Glenburn; 6Sam Gradin and Masson Price, Washburn; 7Olivia Abuhl and Isaac Baumgardner, Trinity Christian of Williston.
Serious prose: 1James Cavo, Washburn; 6Tabitha Roberson, New Rockford-Sheyenne.
Speech to persuade: 4Torie Jones, Harvey; 6Schyler Abuhl, Trinity Christian of Williston; 8Morgan Pandolfo, Burke County.
Impromptu: 1Brandt Vernon, Hazen; 2Julia Wold, Carrington; 3Brady Wingenbach, Minot Ryan.
Speech to entertain: 1Cordell Wagner, Harvey; 2Jaron Dahle, North Star of Cando; 3Nick Due, Washburn; 5Kendall Christianson, Washburn; 6Miranda Peterson, Carrington.
State NHS elects area students
to 2012-13 offices
Area students were elected to offices at the North Dakota Association of National Honor Society Spring Conference in Bismarck April 29-30.
Anna Rose Smith, New Rockford, was elected president; Chyna Lynner, Minot High School, was elected vice president; Katelyn Johnson, Hazen High, was elected Class B Representative; and Helene Pippin, Williston High School, was elected Class A representative.
The officers are responsible for the National Honor Society Facebook page, a statewide e-mail newsletter and a statewide service project. The statewide service project for the 2012-2013 school year will be Daffodil Days and Relay for Life, which is sponsored by the North Dakota Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Susan Kleingarn, NHS adviser from Oakes High School, was selected as the Edward Rynearson National Honor Society Adviser of the Year, in recognition of outstanding leadership and commitment to the promotion of excellence in National Honor Society. The Minot High School chapter of NHS received the Service Project award and West Fargo High School chapter of NHS received the Scrapbook award.
The NHS is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals. The NHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. The NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.