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Helmut Schmidt, Published May 22 2011

K12 notebook: Moorhead teen named Scholar of Distinction

Trevor Larson of Moorhead High School was recently honored as a Scholar of Distinction at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minn.

Larson earned his award in the theater arts area for acting. He also submitted a portfolio titled “Versatility and Virtuosity in Theater.”

He was also asked to perform a humorous monologue as part of the award presentation.

Larson was among 30 scholars from across the state honored for work in leadership, mathematics, science, social studies and theater arts. Another 13 scholars earned honorable mentions.

LP-A teams compete at nationals

Students from Lake Park-Audubon (Minn.) High School did well in competition at the recent Family Career and Community Leaders of America state conference in Bloomington, Minn.

Twenty LP-A teams brought home a combined 17 gold and three silver medals.

Nine of the gold medal-winning teams, comprised of 23 LP-A students, advance to the national competition in Anaheim, Calif., this summer.

LP-A student Chloe Hanson was named the state vice president of community service. LP-A members Lydia Danielson and Emily Sunram were also elected the Region 6 president and vice president, respectively.

Students taking part in the FCCLA nationals are: Maegan Anderson, Chloe Hanson, Rachel Carlson, Brittany Rislund, Jacob Huesman, Breann Hogie, Elisabeth Peterson, Andrea Knudsvig, Kelsey Anderson, Maria Veit, Beau Svobodny, Elijah Beaudine, Bryce Bartunek, Caitlyn Wavra, Ashley Thompson, Chelsey Raaen, Jessica Dalen, Amber Christensen, Chelsey Torblaa, Brianna Wuollet, Maddie Dahlin, Megan Hilfer and Jessie Swegarden.

Area FFA chapters earn monetary awards

MAHNOMEN, Minn. – The Mahnomen High School and Detroit Lakes High School chapters of the National FFA Organization are among 17 in Minnesota that will receive $1,500 lines of credit, courtesy of Monsanto, that can be used to pay for FFA-related activities and expenses throughout the year.

The incentives were earned for competing in the 1022 FFA Chapter Challenge competition.

Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization provides agricultural education to more than 523,000 students in grades seven through 12 in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Helmut Schmidt at (701) 241-5583