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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: Red River Area Learning Center Robotics

November 13, 2017

We Are Proud of the Red River Area Learning Center robotics team for advancing to the semifinal round at the Oct. 27-28 Bison BEST Robotics competition. The team won Most Photogenic Robot and Best T-shirt Design at the competition. Team members are Naila Arevalo, Fin Connor, Connor Cramer, Matthew Crowley, Emily Greene, Allison Miller, Jayce Peterson, Jacob Redlin, Skyler Gregor and Javier Cavazos. Team advisors are Red River ALC teachers Aura Lee Mohror and Wylie Wisnewski, and mentors are Glen Meyer from John Deere and Paul Mohror from Snappy.

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We Are Proud: MTEEA Administration Recognition Award

October 23, 2017

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We Are Proud of Missy Eidsness, assistant superintendent for learning and accountability, for receiving the 2017 Administration Recognition Award from the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The award recognizes an administrator who demonstrates significant commitment and support for technology education. Eidsness was recognized at the MTEEA fall conference on Sept. 29.
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We Are Proud: MTEEA New Teacher of Excellence Award

October 23, 2017

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We Are Proud of Hannah Reisdorf, industrial technology teacher at Moorhead High School, for receiving the 2017 New Teacher of Excellence Award from the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The award recognizes an outstanding technology education teacher in Minnesota with three to five years of teaching experience. Reisdorf was recognized at the MTEEA fall conference on Sept. 29. Read More

We Are Proud: MBITE 2017 Teacher of the Year Award

October 9, 2017

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We Are Proud of Kathi Salvevold, business teacher at Moorhead High School, for receiving the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to business education by a secondary teacher from Minnesota Marketing, Business, Information Technology Educators (MBITE). Salvevold was recognized at the MBITE fall conference on Sept. 15. Read More

We Are Proud: 2017 Midwest Academic Talent Search

September 25, 2017

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We Are Proud of Moorhead students who had outstanding achievement in the 2017 Midwest Academic Talent Search. Last school year 20 students at Horizon Middle School participated in the Midwest Academic Talent Search sponsored by Northwestern University. The Talent Search is designed to identify academically talented students and to provide them with recognition, information and opportunities to help them develop their talents. Qualifying seventh- and eighth-graders choose to take either the ACT or SAT to gain a more accurate understanding of their academic potential.

Claire Atchison, Thalia Christenson, Jasmine Thayer, Lila Stanley, William Hallman, Lillian Kolehmainen and Grace Kolo had outstanding performance on the ACT test. Lila Stanley and Emma Pranger had outstanding performance on the SAT test.

This fall Emma Pranger was invited to the Northwestern University Recognition Ceremony for students who scored in the top 2-3 percent of participating students.

The Midwest Talent Search is coordinated at Horizon Middle School by Leigh Dornfeld.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High Track

August 28, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School boys and girls track team members who qualified for the 2017 Class AA state track tournament. They are Claire Howell, Ashley Warne, Otis Weah, Eric Gibbons, Hunter Wollschlager, Cole Crompton and Noah Melton. Claire Howell placed sixth in the 400-meter dash, and Ashley Warne placed ninth in the triple jump. Track head coaches are Tom Dooher and Rachael Lexen and assistant coach is Isaac Lundberg.
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We Are Proud: Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy

July 17, 2017

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We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Bridget McManamon who placed first for her business, Herstory, at the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel Shark Tank in April. She advanced to compete in the Saunders Scholars Competition in Rochester, N.Y., on May 5. McManamon’s business, Herstory, aims to raise awareness and access to hygiene products for underprivileged girls. Read More

We Are Proud: 2017 Minnesota Scholar of Distinction

July 17, 2017

We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Izzy Larson, who was named a 2017 Minnesota Scholar of Distinction in Theatre Arts for her performance and scholarship project concerning connection and collaboration in social justice theater. The Scholars of Distinction award program, which is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, honors students who demonstrate excellence in theater arts, science, STEM, mathematics, social studies and leadership. The Perpich Center for Arts Education administers the Scholars of Distinction in Theater Arts program, which requires students to submit a portfolio of work and present a culminating artistic project. Fifty-seven Minnesota students were honored at a recognition ceremony May 20, 2017. Larson was one of five students who received the designation of Scholar of Distinction in Theater Arts. Read More

We Are Proud: 2016-17 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program

July 17, 2017

We Are Proud of Moorhead High’s fall musical “Little Shop of Horrors” for being recognized with Hennepin Theatre Trust’s highest honors in the 2016-17 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. The company was awarded outstanding overall production, outstanding overall performance, outstanding ensemble performance, outstanding vocal performance by an ensemble, outstanding acting performance by an ensemble, outstanding dance performance by an ensemble, outstanding student orchestra, outstanding overall technical team, and honorable mention technical crew.  
 
Individual Spotlight acting awards went to Sarah Schulz and Devon Solwold for outstanding performance in a leading role and Izzy Larson, Ariana Grollman and Jessica Anderson for outstanding performance in a supporting role. McKensie Bedore and Jason Daniels received honorable mentions. Evaluator recognition went to Kenan Stoltenow, Alex Church, Jaxon Dewald, Konner Doucette and Jacob Fuder. Rebecca Meyer-Larson directed “Little Shop of Horrors.” Moorhead High students was honored at the SpotLight Showcase on June 12, 2017, at the historic State Theatre.
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We Are Proud: National YoungArts Foundation

July 17, 2017

We Are Proud of Moorhead High School seniors Sarah Schulz and Devon Solwold for being named National YoungArts Foundation winners. Schulz was named an honorable mention winner in theater, and Solwold was named a merit winner in cinema arts. Thousands of young artists nationwide submitted auditions and portfolios in 10 disciplines in the visual, literary and performing arts; the winners represent the top 8 percent of all applicants. Schulz and Solwold participated in master classes, workshops and performances with other winners during YoungArts New York from April 25-30, 2017. They are students of Rebecca Meyer-Larson. Read More

We Are Proud: National Speech and Debate Association Qualifiers

July 17, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School students who qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association tournament in Birmingham, Ala., in June. The following students qualified for the national tournament: Alex Church in humor, Jessica Anderson in oratory, Skyler Klostreich/Abby Dahlberg in dramatic duo, Ariana Grollman in humor, Kenan Stoltenow in dramatic duo, Sophia Klindt in dramatic duo and humor, Simon Beach in international extemporaneous speaking, Bridget McManamon in domestic extemporaneous speaking, McKensie Bedore in informative speaking, Devon Solwold in dramatic duo and dramatic interpretation, and Izzy Larson in dramatic duo and programmed oral interpretation. Head coach of the Moorhead Speech team is Rebecca Meyer-Larson. Read More

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