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Academic News (Aug. 3, 2011)

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Five West Fargo High School graduates have received scholarships for their first year at North Dakota State University this fall.

Shane Hillen, son of Bruce and Lynn Hillen, West Fargo, received the North Dakota State University First Year Textbook Scholarship in which he will receive $700 credit for textbooks during his first year at NDSU. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.

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Hillen plans to major in construction management and minor in business administration. In high school, he was active cross-country and Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. He also was a track and field captain.

Kelli DuBord, daughter of Curt and Kari DuBord, West Fargo, received the North Dakota State University Presidential Honor Scholarship, which totals $10,000 over four years. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement and requires the student to score a 29 or above on the ACT.

DuBord plans to major in zoology. In high school, she was active in National Honor Society and was a boys basketball manager and statistician.

Michael Hawley, son of Kevin and Alice Hawley, West Fargo, received the North Dakota State University Presidential Honor Scholarship, which totals $10,000 over four years, and the First Year Textbook Scholarship in which he will receive $700 credit for textbooks for his first year at NDSU.

Hawley plans to major in engineering. In high school, he was active in basketball, baseball, croquet, concert band, symphonic band, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and student congress.

Cassandra Smith, daughter of Tom and Shelley Smith, West Fargo, received the North Dakota State University First Year Textbook Scholarship in which she will receive $700 credit for textbooks for her first year at NDSU. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement.

Smith plans to major in interior design or radiology. In high school, she was active in tennis, National Honor Society, basketball, cross-country, Make-A-Wish, Ronald McDonald House and West Fargo Parks and Recreation.

Sadie Waite, daughter of Rush Waite and Cindy Gaughan, West Fargo, received the North Dakota State University Presidential Honor Scholarship, which totals $10,000 over four years. The scholarship recognizes high academic achievement and requires the student to score a 29 or above on the ACT.

In high school, Waite was active in track and field, jazz ensemble and pit orchestra.

Austin Dillard, West Fargo High School, is the recipient of a $500 college scholarship from Tip Top Tux, who developed the scholarship program in 2010 as a way to give back to the community and promote education to local high school seniors.

Tip Top Tux has seventeen area locations and over two-hundred dealers covering seven states, including a central customer service facility in Sioux City, Iowa that allows them to offer the largest selection and highest quality product to all of their customers.

Kyle Roberts, son of Russell and Julie Roberts, West Fargo, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "With Distinction." He will enter NDSU in fall 2011 and plans to major in mathematics education and minor in physics. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Roberts as an honor student.

In high school, Roberts was active in National Honor Society, band, tennis, swimming and was a Eagle Scout.

Jack Stromberg of West Fargo has been named to the President's Academic Honors list for the spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D., among 335 students qualifying for the recognition.

Founded in 1881, Dakota State University offers over 30 majors, five masters, and a doctorate of science. The school integrates technology across all areas of the curriculum.

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