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Skarsten attending Governor's School

Pictured is Jacob Skarsten with Governor's School Director Mr. Hass. Submitted photo

Jacob Skarsten, a senior this fall at West Fargo High School, is currently participating in a Governor's School program held on the campus of North Dakota State University, Fargo that began June 5 and will conclude July 16.

The purpose of the six-week long session is to teach high school students more about college and other life skills.

Jacob learned about the program at school, applied and was accepted.

During his time at NDSU, Jacob has been enrolled in the math section, which has involved visiting cities and taking part in other group activities around the metro area.

He said the experience has been invaluable and he has enjoyed it immensely, first, for all the "amazing people" he has met, and secondly, for all the new information he's been able to acquire. "I have learned many helpful tips and secrets that I am sure I will be using with future problems."

Jacob is the son of Kevin and Jara Skarsten, West Fargo.