Namedroppers (9-15-18)


Quota International of Fargo presented Isaiah Skiple, son of Anita and Jason Skiple, with a $1,000 scholarship on Aug. 21. He is a 2018 graduate of Fargo North High School and will be attending North Dakota State University.

The 219th Security Forces Squadron, North Dakota Air National Guard, welcomed only its second commander during a change of command ceremony at Minot Air Force Base on

Sept. 8. Maj. Greg Goodman was sworn in as commander and takes over for Lt. Col. Tad Schauer, who had been with the unit since 2007 and was named commander at its official activation in 2008.


The Diocese of Crookston's Office of Catholic Schools has named Angela Gross of St. Joseph's School, Moorhead, the 2018 Teacher of the Year. Gross is in her 11th year of teaching middle school science at St. Joseph's School.

Chandler Rheault, Fargo, a welding technology student at North Dakota State College of Science, earned a silver medal in the Welding Sculpture category at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer.

The St. John Paul II Catholic Schools Network honored the following individuals and team on Sept. 8 at the 11th annual Hall of Fame and Mike and Karen Hofer Deacon Award Ceremony at Sts. Anne and Joachim Social Hall. The 2018 Hall of Fame inductees are Michael Deutsch, Sue (Anderson) Jackson and the 1967 Deacon Football Team. Rev. Leo Stelten and Thomas McCormick were recipients of the 2018 Mike and Karen Hofer Deacon Award.

Fargo North High School will hold an induction celebration for their 2018 Hall of Fame nominees on Sept. 15 at the North Dakota State University Alumni Center. The 2018 Hall of Fame nominees are Sharon (Mickelson) Bergh, David A. Christensen, Steve Lemke and Dave Heide.


The West Fargo Educational Foundation hosted its annual West Fargo High School Hall of Fame induction on Sept. 13 at West Fargo's DoubleTree Hotel. This year's inductees include David Goodin (Outstanding Alumni), Brian Burmeister (Outstanding Alumni), Nancy Jordheim (Outstanding Alumni), Janice Leidal (Outstanding Community), 2001 Girls' Volleyball Team (Outstanding Team), 2006 Boys' Wrestling Team (Outstanding Team).

Awards were presented at the Concordia College State of the College event in August. The following awards were presented to faculty and staff: Ron Twedt, assistant professor of accounting, Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Teaching Award; Roy Hammerling, chair and professor of religion, Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Advisor Award; Lance D. Anderson, lead groundskeeper at Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, Minn., Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Service Award; Mikal Kenfield, director of Residence Life, Ole and Lucy Flaat Inclusive Excellence Award; Joan Kopperud, professor of English and director of Integrative Learning.

At this year's Shanley High School homecoming coronation Joe Mickelson and Jordyn Stroup were crowned king and queen. Joe is the son of Todd and Peggy Mickelson and Jordyn is the daughter of Chris and Jill Stroup. The court included Grace Beauchamp, daughter of Dan and Deborah Beauchamp; Mary Noah, daughter of Mark and Gretchen Noah; Andrea Pablo, daughter of Eduardo Pablo and Carolina Novoa; Theresa Rein, daughter of Mike and Sharon Rein; Brayden Bares, son of Mark and Stephanie Bares; Luke Noah, son of Matt and Susan Noah; Jake Pollard, son of John and Sharon Pollard; Daniel Wanner, son of Kent and Lisa Wanner.

North High School crowned their Homecoming King Sparta the 40th and Queen Sparta the 54th on Sept. 10. Queen candidates included: Grace Carter, Sophia Cody, Hannah Dorsey, Madalyn England, Audrey Haugen, Ameena Jovonovich, Samantha Martin, Morgan Mastrud, Taya Opheim, Anna Stevens, Kendall Swanson and Cambrie Watson. King candidates included: Peyton Amundsen, Mason Bjorlie, Joseph Boutain, Jacob Corcoran, Jack Dorsher, Tate Fisher, Jake Loberg, Alexander Luz, Brock Mjelstad, Luke Olson, Bridger Scraper and Stanley Yaya.


Davies High School crowned their eighth Homecoming King and Queen on Sept. 10. Queen candidates included: Averi Beyer, Sophia Frappier, Megan Lundstrom, Taylor Lawrence, Elise Rue, Alexandra Baer, Rayessa Gira, Kylie Glover, Megan Barnick, McKenzie Burian, Amelia Adank and Rhaegan Kiland. King candidates included: Wyatt Amundson, Jack Olson, Gavin Jorgenson, Matthew Nemer, Charles Graf, Jaden Klabo, Parker Wieland, Ethan Olson, Casey Haldis, Jesse Forknell and Jacob Batesole.

Kelsey Johnson, Sheyenne High School speech and student congress coach, has been honored with the Distinguished Service Gold Key award through her outstanding commitment to service and dedication to the National Speech & Debate Association (NDSA). This award recognizes coaches who selflessly serve the association.

Olivia Bachmeier, daughter of Daryl Bachmeier, Fargo, and Chris Bachmeier, Fargo, is scheduled to participate in the White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 6, at North Dakota State University. She is a student in NDSU's Doctor of Pharmacy program. Bachmeier is among NDSU pharmacy students who will take the oath of a pharmacist during the ceremony.

North Dakota State University students from Fargo named to the summer 2018 dean's list include: Seth C. Amundson, respiratory care; Britney C. Banning, psychology; Hunter C. Beauclair, accounting; Homayoon Behroozian, management information systems; Paige N. Bettenhausen, radiologic sciences; Shelby M. Biffert, strategic communication; Brady G. Boeddeker, marketing; Anthony M. Carlson, sport management; Madison K. Drummond, pharmaceutical sciences; Jodee L. Eckart, nursing; Garret D. Engelke, natural resources management; Devin J. Engelmann, management information systems; Amanda P. Erickson, criminal justice; Alexander F. Fiala, sociology; Allyson N. Friedt, biological sciences; Amber L. Fuller, psychology; Chelsea Griffin, criminal justice; Madelynn R. Haider, nursing; Jacob L. Hassebrock, sport management; Rudy B. Hayer, business administration; Molly N. Heinrich, animal science; Franklin J. Henning, marketing; Gabrielle F. Hersch, English; Hadley R. Huffman, human development and family science; Erika N. Kaiser, respiratory care; Jared M. Melville, business administration; Andrew M. Mogga, biological sciences; Rusul K. Mohammed, respiratory care; Neelay S. Patel, non-degree; James P. Ryan, radiologic sciences; Laura K. Sama Epse Foryim, nursing; Casey J. Samis, exercise science; Rebecca L. Sande, respiratory care; Morghan S. Selzler, political science; Tyler R. Shanley, marketing; Abubakar A. Sheikh, business administration; Hannah M. Slagle, business administration; Cameron C. Solberg, music; McKinley R. Solberg, human development and family science; Gabriel V. Thomas, management information systems; Kristy Tran, women and gender studies; Calen M. Weber, zoology; Jenna M. Zaeske, biochemistry and molecular biology.

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