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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: 2018 Polaris Leadership Award

October 8, 2018

We Are Proud of Dr. Lynne A. Kovash, retired superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools, who received the 2018 Polaris Leadership Award from Minnesota Association of School Administrators. Kovash was honored for her leadership and a lifetime of achievement in education and the wider community during a statewide recognition ceremony Oct. 1 at the 2018 MASA Fall Conference in Brainerd, Minn. With this award, MASA recognized Kovash for qualities such as professional courage, creation of a legacy of excellent leadership, fostering innovation, contribution through example and mentoring, and significant tenure in each position supporting district vision and affecting positive change.

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We Are Proud: Minnesota Human Rights Commissions Essay Contest

October 8, 2018


We Are Proud of McCall Clark for winning first place and a $150 prize in the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions 2018 state essay contest. Clark was a student of Marc Wilson, language arts teacher at Horizon Middle School East Campus, when she won the contest with her essay about what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to her and how Dr. King’s civil rights movement impacted international human rights. Read More

We Are Proud: Perfect ACT Score

September 24, 2018


We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Zachary Van Raden for achieving a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. Nationwide more than 2 million students take the ACT, and approximately 0.136% score a 36. Read More

We Are Proud: National Merit Semifinalist

September 24, 2018


We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Zachary Van Raden for being named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists were recognized this year. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. More than 1.6 million juniors entered the 2019 National Merit Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for more than 7,500 Merit Scholarships awards that will be offered next spring. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements and advance to finalist standing to be considered for a Merit Scholarship. Read More

We Are Proud: Book Author

September 24, 2018


We Are Proud of Kari Yates, elementary supervisor for learning and accountability, for cowriting the book “To Know and Nurture a Reader; Conferring with Confidence and Joy,” published by Stenhouse and released in July 2018. This is Yates' second professional development text targeted toward elementary teachers. The book focuses on teacher moves and strategies for providing feedback that will help young readers stretch, thrive, and grow. Read More

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


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


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


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


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

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