Forum staff reports, Published June 04 2013
18-year-old’s bid for school board endsWAHPETON, N.D. – An 18-year-old, who turned down offers from Ivy League colleges to run for a seat on the school board here, lost the election Tuesday.
David Evers was defeated with 121 votes, while former teacher and principal Tim Weisz received 219 votes.
Evers said before the election that he had turned away acceptance offers from Yale, Northwestern and Stanford to attend the University of North Dakota and serve his community if elected.
Two other candidates on the ballot, Dan Wynn and Ginny Buck, ran unopposed.