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Forum staff reports, Published January 20 2013

Two Fargo students Cass-Clay finalists

FARGO – Cass-Clay Creamery has announced eight finalists in its first Cass-Clay Cares Extraordinary Student Award and Scholarship Program.

Fargoans Mackenzie Kirkpatrick, a student at Longfellow Elementary School, and Erin Stangeland, a student at North High School, are among the group.

As finalists, they win $500 for their schools, a $250 personal scholarship and a year’s worth of Cass-Clay products.

The students now vie for one of the two grand prizes, which earn $5,000 for their schools, a $1,500 personal scholarship and a year’s worth of Cass-Clay products.

Kirkpatrick, a fifth-grader at Longfellow, has donated money to Homeless and Hungry, raised money for the Red Cross for Minot flood relief in 2011, and collected donations for the YWCA shelter in Fargo.

Stangeland, a senior at Fargo North, was recognized by President Barack Obama, receiving the Presidential Bronze Medal of Service.

She is the North Dakota Junior Classical League president, Fargo North History Club president, treasurer of the Cass County Youth Commission and is involved with DECA,

Stangeland was appointed to the Juvenile Justice advisory board by Gov. Jack Dalrymple

She’s also raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Grand-prize winners will be announced in February.