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Stende Exchange Club student of month

West Fargo High School senior Jodi Arie Stende has been named the West Fargo Exchange Club Student of the Month for May. She is the daughter of John and Jodi Stende of West Fargo.

Throughout high school, Stende has maintained a weighted GPA of 4.2 and is a four-year academic letter winner.

Stende is very active in music programs at West Fargo High School. She has performed in jazz ensemble, the James D. Ployhar Honor Band and the all-state band. She also served as media specialist for the symphonic band and as treasurer for the concert choir.

Between band and choir, she earned eight star ranks in state music contests.

She is also the high school theatre, having performed in "Les Miserables" and "M33."

Stende volunteers as a children's church teacher at River City Church in Fargo. She is a church leader for the Awana Christian nonprofit organization, and competed in their national Bible quiz for four years.

In the fall, Stende plans to attend Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and earn a degree in chemistry before attending medical school.