The Dacotah Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced the two winners of the 2020 Good Citizen Scholarship Essay Contest. Isabella Puhl, a senior at Fargo North High School, will receive her awards and scholarship funds this spring. Puhl is also a winner of the North Dakota State DAR Scholarship with future plans including studying Biochemistry and Latin in college. Jacob Schoenborn, a senior at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School, is also a winner of the North Dakota State DAR scholarship. Schoenborn will receive his awards and scholarship funds this spring. Schoenborn plans to attend Hamline University and study Political Science. The essay topic this year was: “Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It. How do the combined actions of the many good citizens keep our nation moving forward?”

The Red River Valley Writing Project at North Dakota State University and the Plains Art Museum announced the national award recipients of the 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Jada Bell, homeschooled in Fargo won a gold medal and an American Voices medal for her dramatic script titled “Monsters in Disguise.” Gracie Erickstad of Sheyenne High School won a gold medal for her painting “Pete’s Shoe Shop.” Danae Bell, homeschooled in Fargo, won a gold medal and an American Visions medal for her photo “Unfolding.”

Liana Ulness, of Moorhead has received a $4,000 Blaze Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she will be majoring in exercise science or nursing. Ulness is a graduate of Moorhead High School

Joseph Hollingsworth, a local student from Fargo, has been announced by NASA and Future Engineers as one of 155 semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest. The national competition asked K-12 students to imagine leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s south pole. Hollingsworth, will represent North Dakota, Grades 5-8, in the next round of the competition.

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