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Students in West Fargo High School art classes have been busy making ceramic bowls that will be donated to the March of Dimes Bowls for Babies annual fundraiser held at the Ramada Inn in December. According to Brenda Luthi, art instructor at the high school, this is the fourth year her students have taken part in the project. She first heard about the Bowls for Babies project through Mary Anderson, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, who has been involved with volunteer efforts for the March of Dimes for over 20 years.
The West Fargo girls swimming team made sure it would win a conference title in Grand Forks last Saturday after falling just short the past two seasons. There was no question the Packers were champions with a 150-point win over second place Grand Forks Central. West Fargo had lost to Fargo North in the final event at the EDC championship meet the prior two seasons. "We were thrilled, because this was one of our team goals from the start," said Packers coach Marsha Dahl.
As if the Packer volleyball team wasn't dealing with enough pressure. For the second straight season, West Fargo went undefeated in the EDC during the regular season and heads into the post season as the team to beat. The Packers are hoping for a much different ending from last year when they won the EDC tournament and kept right on winning - that is until the state championship match when they lost to Fargo South. First things first though. West Fargo is the clear favorite to win the EDC tournament again this post season. That second season begins today in Devils Lake when the No.
West Fargo students joined students across the nation as they voted in a mock election conducted online to help students learn more about the election process. Students logged on to the National Student/Parent Mock Election Web site by entering a 16-digit ballot code to cast their votes. The mock election was so popular with students that the deadline for voting was extended through November 4, to accommodate all the voters. At West Fargo High School, where voting took place on Thursday, Oct.
Angela Korsmo is running for Vice President of the North Dakota School Boards Association (NDSBA). The election of officers will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, during the NDSBA Annual Convention at Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The North Dakota School Boards Association is governed by a board composed of seven local school board members elected by their peers.
It seemed an unlikely bet that the Packers would escape this fall with a 6-4 record with essentially a brand new roster going into the season.
The West Fargo girls swimming team heads into Saturday's EDC championship meet with its strongest team in coach Marsha Dahl's 20 years in charge. It's certainly the deepest Packer swimming team in a very long time. West Fargo, with a solid blend of veterans and newcomers, already has 21 swimmers qualified for the state championship meet. At this point, however, Dahl isn't taking anything for granted. The Packers were heavy favorites going into last season's conference championship as well, but ended up losing on a last second disqualification, giving Fargo North the title.
With a light agenda, the West Fargo School Board voted unanimously to approve an extended leave request for Angela Halgrimson, a counselor at Cheney Middle School, and accepted the resignation of James Dew, a math teacher at West Fargo High School. Dew's resignation will be effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. In line with the 15-year replacement cycle for buses in the district's fleet of buses, the board authorized the administration to advertise for bids for a school bus to replace an old one.
It wasn't some racer's instinct that told Packer freshman Alissa Mears that she had only a slim lead at the state cross country meet last Saturday. It was her mother. Julie Mears yelled to Alissa with about 800 meters to go in the race that runners were only a few seconds behind her, but like so many times before this year, Alissa fought off her competition and won the race. It was her 11th victory in 11 races this year - the completion of a perfect season. Alissa is West Fargo High School's first-ever cross country state champion.
The Packer girls swimming team is facing a dilemma that most other teams in the state would love to have. For the first time in school history West Fargo may not be able to have all their qualified swimmers compete at next month's state tournament. There are simply too many talented Packer swimmers that have met the cut off times to make it to the state tournament than are allowed to actually compete. Teams may only have four swimmers compete in each event.