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We Are Proud

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.



We Are Proud: University of Minnesota Science Teaching Award

November 12, 2019

We Are Proud of Eric Stenehjem, science teacher at Moorhead High School, for receiving the Sarah L. Tilman Memorial Science Teaching Award from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota. The award recognizes high school teachers who have a tremendous impact on the academic and personal success of University of Minnesota students based on nominations from the students. Stenehjem was honored for his teaching and mentoring achievements at a recognition dinner Sept. 26.

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We Are Proud: National Merit Commended Students

October 14, 2019


We Are Proud of Moorhead High School students Emma Craig and Rachel Craig for being named Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Nationwide about 34,000 Commended Students are being recognized for placing among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota Hands and Voices High Five Award

October 14, 2019


We Are Proud of Krystal Anderson, deaf/hard of hearing teacher for Moorhead Area Public Schools, for receiving a 2019 High Five Award from Minnesota Hands and Voices, a program of Lifetrack. The High Five Award was created as a way for parents to publicly recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond on behalf of children who are deaf/hard of hearing. Anderson was nominated for the award by the Kitch family for her efforts to guide, teach and nurture their children. Their nomination said Anderson holds students to a high standard, not allowing them to use their hearing as an excuse, and she teaches students self-advocacy skills. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota State Fair Drafting Competition

September 23, 2019


We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Mara Lysne for winning first place in the grade 10 drafting competition at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair. Lysne is a student of Hannah Reisdorf, Moorhead High industrial technology teacher. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Girls Track

August 26, 2019


We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School girls track team members who qualified for the 2019 Class AA state tournament. They are Claire Howell, Summer Lindquist, Summer Carlson, Cassidy O’Meara, Annamaria Davies, Willow Carrier, Princess York and Jada Schwindt. Claire Howell won the state championship in 400 meters, and she tied for eighth place in high jump and placed seventh in 200 meters. Claire Howell, Summer Lindquist, Summer Carlson and Cassidy O’Meara placed seventh in the 4x400m relay. Annamaria Davies, Willow Carrier, Princess York and Jada Schwindt placed seventh in the 4x100m relay. Ron Davies is the girls track head coach. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Boys Track

August 26, 2019


We Are Proud of the Moorhead High boys track team members who qualified for the 2019 Class AA state tournament. They are Houston Hall, Sutter Colborn, Dawson Strom, Zach Johnson, George Nyanforh, Jameson Cozad, Lee Karfear, Nathan Wambach and Michael Haugo. At state, Sutter Colborn placed third in high jump and George Nyanforh placed ninth in triple jump. Spencer Stowers is the boys track head coach. Read More

We Are Proud: Adapted Bowling State Tournament

August 26, 2019


We Are Proud of Moorhead High and Horizon Middle School adapted bowling team members Elijah Rosado, Hunter Streifel, Brandon Hilde, Kaiden Oye, Ted Pasche, Nicolas Knight, Shanda Youngquist, Serenity Else, Brett Solum, William Deschene, Aidan Eklund, Zachary Rinowski, Gabriel Oye, Mitchell Cragg, Julia Lehrer, Amy Lambrecht, Taylor Scholar and Addie Loerzel, who qualified for the 2019 state tournament. Kaiden Oye placed third at state in the boys singles CI division. In CI doubles, Ted Pasche and Nicolas Knight placed second and Shanda Youngquist and Serenity Else placed 22nd. Pasche, Knight, Brett Solum and William Deschene placed ninth in CI team. Elijah Rosado placed 19th in boys singles ASD division. Hunter Streifel and Brandon Hilde competed in ASD singles, and Taylor Scholar, Julia Lehrer, Amy Lambrecht, and Addie Loerzel competed in PI doubles. Mitchell Cragg and Gabriel Oye placed 15th in PI doubles. Gabriel Oye placed 11th and Mitchell Cragg placed 14th in boys singles PI division. Amy Lambrecht placed 12th, Taylor Scholar tied for 13th place, and Julia Lehrer tied for 20th place in girls singles PI division. Heidi Fisher is the adapted bowling coach. Andy Parochka and Jill Hanson are the adapted bowling assistant coaches. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Boys Golf

August 12, 2019

We Are Proud of Ian Simonich, a member of the Moorhead High School boys golf team, who placed first in the Section 8AAA tournament with a two-day score of 141 (three under par), the only player under par for the tournament. Simonich advanced to the 2019 state AAA golf tournament where he finished 16th. His second-round score of 72 tied for lowest second-round score out of all 88 players. Additionally, Simonich is the first Spud to win the MGA Junior Boys Championship held July 2-3. Eric Tollefson is head coach for the boys golf team. Read More

We Are Proud: Destination Imagination Global Finals Team

June 24, 2019


We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School East Campus Destination Imagination Team Hooting Wolves for qualifying to compete at Destination Imagination Global Finals on May 22-25 in Kansas City, Mo. At Global Finals, the team placed 38 out of 56 teams in the middle level service-learning challenge Escape Artists. To advance to Global Finals, the team placed first at the Destination Imagination Lakes and Prairie Regional Tournament held March 16 and then placed first at the state DI tournament on March 23. Team members are Cameron Whittaker, Christopher Sween, Tate Horan, Nina Holding EagleBushaw, Nona Harrison and Amelia Bailly. Team mangers are Amy Anderson and Clare Whittaker. Read More

We Are Proud: Minnesota Principals Academy

June 24, 2019


We Are Proud of Moorhead principals who were selected for and completed the Minnesota Principals Academy. They are Diana Johnson, assistant principalat Ellen Hopkins Elementary, Carla Smith, principalat Horizon Middle School West Campus, Angela Doll, assistant principalat Moorhead High School, Josh Haag, assistant principalat Moorhead High School, and Josh St. Louis, principalat 1 S.G. Reinertsen Elementary. The two-year program used the National Institute for School Leadership’s executive development program tailored for Minnesota educators. Each principalcompleted a culminating Action Learning Project where they identified and analyzed a problem of practice in their context, developed a strategy for improvement, and rigorously evaluated that strategy to make continued improvement. The Minnesota Principals Academy is a collaboration of the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals, and University of Minnesota. Read More

We Are Proud: NDPC 2019 Communications Contest

June 10, 2019


We Are Proud of Pam Gibb, communications coordinator, whose work was recognized in the North Dakota Professional Communicators 2019 communications contest. Gibb received second place for the district’s April 2018 Celebration of Schools dedication program, and she received two honorable mentions in the category specialty articles – education. Read More

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