Competing against students more than seven years older than her has never been a problem for senior Sadie Sorenson. In sixth grade, Sadie and her brother, 2013 West Fargo graduate Jadan Sorenson, and friend 2013 graduate Duran Vigesaa performed for the first time in their band, Fiddlin’ Friendzy, in front of 400 people at NDSU’s Bison Brevities concert. The band won four awards for their performance that involved each of them playing multiple instruments to “Home on the Range.” Fiddlin’ Friendzy is composed of the Sorenson family and Vigesaa. Each time they performed, they would invite add
Within the past two years, physical education teacher Leah Swedberg has had another child in addition to her other two, taught three types of physical education courses and completed most of the process of earning her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction in NDSU’s graduate program. In the curriculum and instruction, the goal is to take what students learn during the year and align it to state and national standards by looking at the lesson plans, the style of teaching and the assessments. “We want to come up with good ways to teach that (allow the students) to be creative and do mor
Senior Mike Holland was only in fifth grade when he was inspired by YouTubers such as ‘razmiga’ and ‘Indy Mogul.’ He started to create videos of his own, along with his friend, junior Seth Nordstrom. Their first videos consisted of a series called ‘the M/S show,’ which they produced to reduce their boredom.
Four year old Savanna Johnson’s heart beat loudly the first time her mother, Erica Schatz, stood with her in the dirty pit of a race track, listening to the loud rumble of passing race cars. She squinted though the dirt flying in the air to watch her soon-to-be stepdad, Donny Schatz, a professional race car driver, sprint through his last lap. Ever since she was young, Johnson wanted to get in a race car and start racing.