Pie fundraiser nets $5K for Climax-Shelly student
Earlier this month, the Climax-Shelly (Minn.) School District threw a delicious fundraiser for one of its students, eighth-grader Cherith Grove. After a battery of tests at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo and the University of Minnesota Children's Ho...
Earlier this month, the Climax-Shelly (Minn.) School District threw a delicious fundraiser for one of its students, eighth-grader Cherith Grove.
After a battery of tests at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo and the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, she was recently diagnosed with lymphangiomatosis, an extremely rare disease of the lymphatic system.
The district organized a pie auction during a basketball game featuring the homemade creations of Cherith's friends and family. Fellow eighth-graders made colorful auction signs and worked hard to get the word out.
The event, under the slogan "She's Our Cherry Pie," raised $5,000 for Cherith and her family. Bidding wars flared up throughout the evening; one pie went for $180.
Donations for Cherith, who is still hospitalized in Minneapolis, can be sent to Cherith Grove Fund, C/o Agassiz Federal Credit Union, 116 West Broadway, Climax, MN 56523.
South Campus II Assistant Principal Marcy Blikre was recently named North Dakota Assistant Principal of the Year.
Blikre was honored at a ceremony Thursday in Fargo, and will also be recognized at a program in Washington, D.C., in April and a national convention in California in February.
The award is from the North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals.
Blikre was selected for her collaborative leadership and work with Professional Learning Communities. She has been with the Fargo Public Schools since 1997.
Competition for a cause
Teams of students, faculty and administrators faced off Thursday for the fifth annual dodge ball tournament at Fargo's Shanley High School.
The event wasn't just a chance for some competition between students and their superiors,but a fundraiser for the Partners in Housing Program of the Presentation Sisters in Fargo.
It was part of a weeklong service week for area Catholic schools.
The week's events also included an All Schools Mass on Wednesday and a talent show today.
Readers can reach Forum reporters Kelly Smith at (701) 241-5515 and Mila Koumpilova at (701) 241-5524