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Moorhead Area Public Schools recognizes outstanding achievements of students, staff and community members in the We Are Proud section of the School Board agenda. These achievements are acknowledged to the audience and retained in the district permanent records.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High Speech Team

September 10, 2018

We Are Proud of the Moorhead High speech team for receiving the Bruno E. Jacobs team championship at the 2018 National Speech and Debate Association national tournament on June 17-22, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. NSDA’s highest award recognizes the program with the most cumulative rounds of competition. In their 36th appearance at nationals, the Spuds had 119 rounds for a total of 1,802, more than any other school in the country. Coach Rebecca Meyer-Larson was awarded the Albert S. Odom Commendation.

For the first time in program history, three Moorhead High speakers advanced to the final round, where the top six final speakers compete on the national stage. Ariana Grollman placed third in humor, Lance Morlock placed third in inform, and Anna Larson placed fourth in inform. Margaret Dickey reached the quarterfinal round (top 30) in drama. Speakers who advanced to the octafinal round (top 60) were Bridget McManamon in U.S. extemporaneous speaking, Izzy Larson in program oral interpretation, Luke Seidel in drama, Alyssa Haagenson in program oral interpretation, and Claire Stoltenow in international extemporaneous speaking.

In addition to the team championship, Moorhead was named an NSDA School of Excellence in speech for the sixth straight year. The award is given to the top 20 speech schools in the nation.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead Adapted Bowling

August 13, 2018

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We Are Proud of Moorhead High and Horizon Middle School adapted bowling team members Brett Solum, Aidan Ecklund, Ted Pasche, Nick Knight, Will Deschene, Taylor Scholar, Julia Lehrer, Mitchell Cragg, Sawyer Chisholm, Reis Welle and Elijah Rosado, who qualified for the 2018 state tournament. Nick Knight placed sixth and Will Deschene placed ninth at state in the boys singles CI division. Deschene and Ted Pasche placed sixth in CI division doubles. Brett Solum and Aidan Ecklund placed 14th in the CI doubles. Mitchell Cragg placed sixth and Sawyer Chisholm placed 20th in the boys singles PI division. Julia Lehrer­ placed 13th and Taylor Scholar placed 17th in the girls singles PI division. Elijah Rosado and Reis Welle placed 18th in the ASD division doubles. Heidi Fisher and Andy Parochka are the adapted bowling coaches, and Lesley Hughes is team manager. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Boys Golf

July 16, 2018

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We Are Proud of Alex Schwab, a member of the Moorhead High School boys golf team, for advancing to the 2018 state AAA golf tournament. Coaches for the boys golf team are Eric Tollefson and Brady Robertson. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Boys Track

June 25, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High boys track team members who qualified for the 2018 Class AA state tournament. They are Otis Weah, Gavun Brooks- Samek, Sutter Colborn, Zach Johnson, Cole Crompton, Noah Melton, Hunter Wollschlager, Seth Lawrence, Dawson Strom, Sam Gebhart and Austin G ruenberg. At state, Gavun Brooks-Samek placed fourth in triple jump, Sutter Colburn placed fourth in high jump, and Cole Crompton placed seventh in 400 meters. The 4x400 relay team of Crompton, Hunter Wollschlager, Seth Lawrence and Noah Melton placed fourth. The 4x800 relay team of Melton, Dawson Strom, Sam Gebhart and Austin Gruenberg placed ninth. Tom Dooher is the boys track head coach and assistant coaches are Justin Gall, Rachael Lexen, Erik Hanson, Isaac Lundberg, and Brody Clarke. Read More

We Are Proud: Region 8 Track Coach of the Year

June 25, 2018

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We Are Proud of Tom Dooher, Moorhead High track coach, for being named Region 8 track coach of the year. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Girls Track

June 25, 2018

We Are Proud of the Moorhead High girls track team members who qualified for the 2018 Class AA state tournament. They are Claire Howell, Ashley Warne, Lexi Maddux, Cassidy O’Meara, and Olivia Watson. Claire Howell placed fourth in 400 meters at the state tournament. Rachael Lexen is the girls track head coach and assistant coaches are Justin Gall, Erik Hanson, Isaac Lundberg, and Brody Clarke. Read More

We Are Proud: Destination Imagination Global Finals - The Big Butter Sticks

June 11, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School West Campus Destination Imagination Team The Big Butter Sticks for qualifying in the elementary level service-learning challenge Inside Impact for Global Finals on May 23-26 in Knoxville, Tenn. At Global Finals, the team placed second out of 76 teams on Instant Challenge and 19th overall. Team members are Caiden Velgersdyk, Nevaeh Kellerman, Aaron Volk and Megan Hartwig. Team manager is Carrie Hartwig. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota Destination Imagination Tournament - The Big Butter Sticks

June 11, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School West Campus Destination Imagination Team The Big Butter Sticks for placing first at the Destination Imagination Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament held April 7 and advancing to the state tournament on April 21. Students placed first at state in the elementary level service-learning challenge Inside Impact. The team qualified to advance to Global Finals. Team members are Caiden Velgersdyk, Nevaeh Kellerman, Aaron Volk and Megan Hartwig. Team manager is Carrie Hartwig. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota Destination Imagination Tournament - [Insert Name Here]

June 11, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School West Campus Destination Imagination Team [Insert Name Here] for placing second at the Destination Imagination Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament held April 7. The team qualified to advance to the state tournament on April 21. Students placed fifth at state in the middle level engineering challenge Drop Zone. Team members are Logan Olschlager, Molly Darling, Isabella Kelly, JahNay Walker, Annie Hagen, Dawson Neznik and Connor Henschke. Team managers are Shanna Olschlager and Nikki Darling. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota Destination Imagination Tournament - Vitamin D Deficiency

June 11, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School East Campus Destination Imagination Team Vitamin D Deficiency for tying for second place at the Destination Imagination Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament held April 7. The team qualified to advance to the state tournament on April 21. Students tied for fourth place at state in the middle level fine arts challenge Change of Tune, and they earned the Renaissance Award for the costuming and portrayal of the wolf. Team members are Ireland Anderson, Jeana Lee, Nina Holding Eagle-Bushaw, Sage Sand, Samara Bergin, Chase Schmidt and Akeysha Dunham. Team manager is Lorilee Bergin. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota Destination Imagination Tournament - Unicorn Rainbow Ninjas

June 11, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School West Campus Destination Imagination Team Unicorn Rainbow Ninjas for placing second at the Destination Imagination Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament held April 7. The team qualified to advance to the state tournament on April 21. Students placed 11th at state in the elementary level fine arts challenge Change of Tune. Team members are Oscar Peterson, McKinley Paul, Rosie Hobbie and Lucy Noonan. Team manager is Matt Peterson. Read More

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