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Forum staff report, Published April 24 2013

NDSU honors 7 area high school educators for work as advocates for access to college

FARGO – North Dakota State University recently honored seven area high school educators for their work as advocates for access to higher education and their collaboration with the NDSU admissions office.

Two Fargo teachers were among the recipients of the newly created distinguished Education Professional award, which was given to seven educators in North Dakota and Minnesota during an April 19 award ceremony on campus. Each recipient chose a student from their high school to receive an NDSU textbook scholarship.

Terri Court, a career resource specialist at Fargo North High School, has worked in education for eight years. She collaborates with community leaders, colleges and universities to benefit the students at North.

“I strongly recommend students actually set foot on campus,” she said in a written statement. “They need to have a tour to get a feel for the school environment, to meet with faculty and students in the department of the training program they are hoping to enter and to ask those important questions …”

Rose Krumwiede, a counselor at South High School, also was recognized for her ability to make students feel good about themselves and realize their potential. She’s worked in education for 38 years.

“They want to be successful and value making positive contributions, professionally and personally,” she said. “They’ve grown up in a world without borders, possessing native technical skills and a readiness for creating and adjusting to change.”

Also recognized at the NDSU award ceremony: Joyce Bergstedt, Esko (Minn.) Public Schools; Orville Drosdal, New Town (N.D.) High School; Connie Pearson, Maple Grove (Minn.) Senior High School; Dave Schill, Hillsboro (N.D.) High School; and Jill Vollmers, Wing (N.D.) High School.