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WEST FARGO – West Fargo senior wrestler Preston Lehmann was one of 49 high school grapplers to be selected by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum as a recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Awards on Friday. Lehmann, a three-time state champion, represented North Dakota on the awards list, which also included five regional finalists for the national award, which will be announced May 6. The award, which was created in 1996 to honor former Olympic and world champion Dave Schultz, is based excellence in wrestling, scholast
Friends and family along with staff at Westside Elementary School will host a Westside Fun for Families Night on Thursday, May 2 to help the Dan and Heidi Schaeffer family. The family has experienced extreme and on-going hard times and stress for almost four years since Heidi was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. She has fought hard, and after a mastectomy, hysterectomy and chemotherapy, the cancer is now in remission. However, she is still taking Herceptin monthly to keep it at bay.
Cinco de Mayo, a lively Mexican festival, will be celebrated Saturday, May 4, at Faith Lutheran Church, 127 2nd Ave. E., West Fargo, beginning with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and a Mexican dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12. Children up through age five are free.
West Fargo High School students will be presenting a variety of music concerts during the month of May. All concerts are free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p. m. unless otherwise noted.
Insight, a local support group for persons who are blind and sight impaired in the Fargo area community, will hold its next monthly meeting on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in the community room at New Horizons Manor, 2525 Broadway N. The guest presenter will be Representative Josh Boschee from State Legislative District 44; who will speak about his experiences as a freshman legislator and policies of interest that were acted upon during this legislative session in Bismarck.
Cheney Middle School seventh-grader Adam Dufner recently finished second in the regional free throw competition at Shanely High School on March 23. His parents are Dave and Bev Gravdahl. Dufner took first place in both the school and district competitions leading up to the regional contest. He was named first runner-up after making 25 of 30 free throws.
West Fargo High School student Elsa Bollinger was notified last week that she was chosen as one of only 42 high school students to attend the 2013 Asian American Journalists Association's (AAJA) prestigious JCamp. Bollinger is the first student from North Dakota to be chosen to attend JCamp, since its inception in 2001. There have been more than 450 graduates since the program began.
Jordan Shive of West Fargo was recognized at the Jamestown College (Jamestown, N.D.) Honors Convocation held April 11 as Jimmies Representative. Established in 1883, Jamestown College is a private, liberal arts four-year college granting bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of science in nursing degrees as well as master's degrees in education.
Cub Scout Pack 234 of West Fargo is celebrating their 30th anniversary. Originally chartered in October 1981 by the West Fargo Jaycees, the pack was led by Cubmaster Joseph Spier. Through the years there have been many volunteers who have been instrumental in keeping the scouting program at Westside Elementary going strong. Pack 234 along with the West Fargo Exchange Club, the group's current charter organization, is appreciative to the community for supporting scouting.
It's that time again. Dust off those cases, get those embouchures ready and head on over to West Fargo High School for the Summer Band 2013 season. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings in June from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone grade 9 and above is welcome to attend. If an instrument is needed contact Sue Jordahl at WFHS at 356-2050 in advance, and it will be waiting when you arrive. The first rehearsal will be Wednesday, June 5, with the plan to play a concert or two June 26 and also be a part of West Fargo's West Fest Celebration in September.