Namedroppers (Jan. 18, 2020)
Caleb Otte won the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Middle School National Geographic GeoBee on Jan. 10. Caleb Otte, a seventh grade student, won first place with Jayden Clifton, a sixth grade student, winning second place and Casey Macziewski, a seventh grade student, finishing third place. School champions, including Otte, will take an online qualifying test; up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state then become eligible to compete in their State GeoBee. The winners of the State GeoBees receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the GeoBee national championship in Spring 2020.
Mariah Prussia of Fargo was announced as the 2020 North Dakota Mother of the Year®. She is the 71st woman in history to hold this honor. Mrs. Prussia is a single mother of two young boys, motivational speaker, writer, women’s self-defense instructor, radio show host, professional MMA fighter and boxer, personal trainer, adjunct professor and community outreach advocate.She is being recognized for her inspirational story and work as a community leader. Mrs. Prussia, along with honorees from states across the US, will be recognized during the 85th National Convention of American Mothers, Inc. in Washington, DC, April 19 – 21.
Annie Paxton of Fargo was awarded the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program North Dakota State Winner. Paxton grew a beautiful, huge cabbage and was randomly selected by North Dakota’s Agriculture Department. Paxton will receive a $1,000 saving bond towards education from Bonnie Plants. This all part of the National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. This year, more than 1 million third graders in the 48 contiguous states have gotten hands-on gardening experience, growing colossal cabbages with high hopes to win “best in state” and receive a $1,000 scholarship towards education from Bonnie Plants.