Helmut Schmidt, Published March 13 2011
K-12 education notebook: Moorhead student a semifinalist in essay contest
The contest encouraged high school students to research the leadership, policies and values of America’s 40th president, Ronald Reagan.
Semifinalists will be invited to a banquet later this spring where the grand-prize, second- and third-place winners will be announced. The grand-prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and the runners-up will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively.
The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota is a nonprofit educational and research group that advocates the principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, economic freedom and limited government.
Practice makes perfect
School Resource Officer Michael Clower is the first member of the Fargo Police Department to earn the status of SRO Practitioner.
He is assigned to the Fargo Catholic Schools Network.
The title is granted by the National Association of School Resource Officers to officers who, among other achievements, complete at least 160 hours of advanced training in areas such as drug investigations, instructor techniques and crisis intervention.
Clower is one of two active SRO Practitioners in North Dakota. Only 133 have earned the title nationwide.
On to state!
Sam Wallert, who won the Geography Bee at Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School, has qualified for the Minnesota State Geographic Bee in St. Cloud on April 1.
Wallert also competed in the Region IV Spelling Bee on Feb. 22. He was one of five finalists who qualified to advance to compete in the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583