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Learning Fair set Saturday The annual Hands-On Learning Fair will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. The event features learning activities for children 7 or younger and their families. Creative art, lang...
Learning Fair set Saturday
The annual Hands-On Learning Fair will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. The event features learning activities for children 7 or younger and their families.
Creative art, language, science, math, sensory exploration, dramatic play, music, movement, and stories are among many choices of age-appropriate activities for children attending. There is also an infant and toddler area designed for the very young to interact with their parents. Emphasis is on active involvement in the learning process, rather than entertainment.
The fair is a free event in April to mark the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Hands-On Learning Fair is sponsored by the Northeast Chapter of the North Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota.
Red River Outfitters managers chosen
Four students were selected as managers of Red River Outfitters, the school store operated by the Red River Marketing Department, for the fourth quarter: Jade Stanislowski, store manager; A.J. Johnstone, financial assistant manager; Morgan Barry, operations assistant manager; Chelsey Girodat, human resource manager.
Warroad seeks outstanding alums
Warroad School Alumni Association is accepting nominations for outstanding alumni. Nominations close April 30. Criteria include, but are not limited to, community service, leadership and commitment to career. To receive a form, call (218) 386-2246, or email Nancy Lien at firstname.lastname@example.org .
DL thespians place at state
Twelve Class A schools performed at the 2011 North Dakota High School Activities Assocation State Class A Plays April 4 and April 5 at West Fargo High School.
Besides group performances, students performed individually. Anna Gulsvig of Devils Lake was second in solo monologue. The Devils Lake students also got Superior Actor awards for their group performance.
EGF speakers win first place
The East Grand Forks speech team won its first-ever team trophy at the Section 8 A speech meet in Fosston, Minn., April 4 by placing second of 19 teams.
Top three speakers in each category will compete at the State Class A speech meet April 15 in Chanhassen, Minn. Winners:
Brent Gulbranson and Cody Knutson, seniors, second place in duo interpretation; Tanner Miller, junior, second alternate in extemporaneous speaking; Kasey Crowley, sophomore, third place in poetry; Erika Pritchett, sophomore, second place in informative speaking; Alexie Randall, sophomore, second place in drama; Brendon dos Santos, sophomore, second place in discussion; Nate Pace, sophomore, second place in creative expression; Kelli Radi, sophomore, second alternate in original oratory; Jessica Bachmeier, sophomore, third alternate in original oratory; Jenna Nelson, sophomore, third alternate in drama; Ruben Flores, freshman, second place in prose; Ashley Normandin, freshman, third alternate in extemporaneous reading; Kaity Randall, freshman, fifth alternate in prose; Abby Plumley, 8th-grader, second place in storytelling; Bethany VanEps, 8th grader, second alternate in informative speaking.
Head coach Kristine Gruenberg was named Section 8 A coach of the year.
Letter winners, as well as other award winners, will be announced at the Fine Arts and Academic Teams Awards Night, which will be held at 7 p.m. May 2 at the East Grand Forks Performing Arts Center. The event is open to the public.
NIPA convention announces rewards
The Northern Interscholastic Press Association held its spring convention at April 2 at UND. Devils Lake High School newspaper and yearbook awards:
Devils Lake High School Lake Ripples (student newspaper) and The Firebird Yearbook, Service to School and Community Award; Lake Ripples, third in overall newspaper; The Firebird, first in overall newspaper; The Firebird, Sweepstakes; The Firebird, first in writing and editing; The Firebird first in theme and design; The Firebird, first in photography; The Firebird, first in content and coverage; The Firebird, second in division for page design; The Firebird, second in cover and endsheet design; The Firebird, first in opening and closing design; The Firebird, first and second in sports spread; The Firebird, first and second in organization spread; The Firebird, first and second in student life spread; The Firebird, first and second in advertising spread; The Firebird, first in index; The Firebird, first and second in use of graphics; The Firebird, first and second in sports photography; The Firebird, first and second in feature photography; The Firebird, first and second in academic photography; Lake Ripples, third in photo essay; Lake Ripples first and second in advertising; Lake Ripples, first and third in special edition; Lake Ripples, first and second in front page design; Lake Ripples, second and third in inside page design.
Top-placing Devils Lake students were Kenny Olson, first place, and Jordan Snyder, second place in academic writing; Kelley Olson, first place, and Shelby Turck, second place in cartooning; Amanda Lilleberg, honorable mention (novice) in endsheet design; Erin Steffan, second place (advanced) in cover-endsheet design; Nicole Broden, honorable mention (advanced) in cover-endsheet design; Jordan Snyder, third place (advanced) in editorial cartooning; Kelley Olson, first place (advanced) in editorial cartooning; Shelby Turck, second place (novice) in editorial cartooning; Tim Whitney, third place (novice) in editorial cartooning; Ben Bergstrom, honorable mention in editorial writing; Megan Anderson, honorable mention in feature photo; Autumn Wang and Tori Dalziel, first place, and Travis Mack, second place in feature writing; Beau Eriksson, first place in general column; Brett Becker, first place, and Christa Lysne, honorable mention in infographics; Autumn Wang, first place, and Krissy Larson, second place in news photo; Autumn Wang, second and third place in news writing; Krissy Larson, honorable mention (advanced), Nathan Mertens, honorable mention (novice), and Shelby Turck, third place (novice) in newspaper front page design; Tori Dalziel, first place, and Nicole Broden, second place, in organization writing; Natalie Gleason, first place, and Calvin Crawford, second place, in people spread; Taylor Wade, Kelley Olson and Steph Mertens, first place, and Jace Greene, second place, in personality profile; Tim Whitney, second and third place in sports photo; David Allard, Jason Reardon and Andrew Whalen, first place, Calvin Crawford, second place, Ben Erickstad and Jordan Snyder, third place, in sports writing; Brett Becker and Nathan Mertens, third place, and Lacey Harper, honorable mention, student government/school board story; Rochelle Herman, first place, Natalie Gleason, third place, and Jason Reardon, honorable mention, in student life design; Haley Prozinski, first and second place in use of graphic.