West Fargo staff reports
A Cheney Middle School seventh-grade girl who is fighting brain cancer was presented with two checks totaling $10,000 this month to help with medical expenses. Kevin Froeber and Jeff Weber presented a $5,000 check to Caleigh Jordahl-Damm and her mother Katie Damm, the proceeds came from a dodgeball tournament held at Cheney Middle School on March 15. The tournament including a silent auction with items donated by local businesses. The Dakota Medical Foundation's Lend A Hand charity made a matching contribution and presented a separate $5,000 check.
West Fargo athlete spotlight A 4-for-4 performance by Packers' shortstop Morgan Geiszler on Thursday, May 19, helped the Packers defeat Moorhead in a non-conference softball match. Geiszler also helped the team pick up three more wins on Friday and Saturday, beating Devils Lake 8-1, and Bemidji 11-0 and 16-6. Sheyenne athlete spotlight Sheyenne's Christian Oien excelled in more than one sport last week.
Regular Events Friday Morning Movie — "Tarzan": 10:30 a.m. Friday. Classic Disney animated feature. Follow baby Tarzan as he grows up with his adopted family of gorillas deep in the jungle. (Rated G) Genealogy: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring projects or just ask questions. Community Room: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday. Community Room is available for reading, study, games, gatherings and refreshments.
The West Fargo Packers girls soccer team is in a bit of a rut entering the final stage of the season. The Packers are 1-3-1 in its last five games, and a 1-0 loss on Tuesday, May 17, to the Fargo South Bruins didn't help. The Packers managed to tie 1-1 against Grand Forks Red River, but lost to Fargo North 3-0 on May 21. The Packers have one game left, against Fargo North on Thursday, May 26. The state tournament begins on Thursday, June 2, in Mandan.
In 1976, West Fargo High School senior Ken Libbrecht graced the front page of the West Fargo Pioneer holding the Drake University travelling trophy for outstanding work in the field of physics for "A Mathematical and Experimental Analysis of the Flywheel," a project he had been working on for two and one-half years. What's he doing now? He's a professor of physics and Chairman of the Physics Department at the California Institute of Technology and has published two award winning books on snowflakes.
Jordyn Klose has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the West Fargo Exchange Club. Each year, the Exchange Club offers a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating student from the Community High School. Klose is a tutor and mentor, and spends at least five hours per week at the New Neighbors Night. In her application for the scholarship, Klose said she wants to make West Fargo a better place by expanding its programming for new Americans.
WF student receives NDSU scholarship Chritien Frank of West Fargo was awarded a $12,000 Presidential Scholarship for his academic achievement. Frank will enter North Dakota State University in the fall and plans to major in engineering and minor in theater. Frank was involved with the FM Youth in Harmony, Great Plains Harmony, voice and piano recitals, tae kwan do, Gasper's School of Dance and Performing Arts, West Fargo High School Theatre and Thespian Club, West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive and Trollwood Performing Arts School.
The West Fargo Educational Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2016 West Fargo High School Hall of Fame through June 5. There are four nomination categories: Outstanding Alumni, Outstanding Team/Group, Outstanding Community Member and Outstanding Faculty. Nominations may submitted at www.westfargofoundation.com . The Hall of Fame event will be on Sept. 22. For questions or to submit a nomination, contact Jimmy Hoy at email@example.com .
West Fargo Community High School will conduct graduation ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Ceremonies will be at the West Fargo High School theater, 801 9th St. E. West Fargo Community High School graduates for 2016: Dyllan J. Badar Damian Felix Cure MaKayla Ann Fuller Sorsha Patricia Fultz Dylan James Gross Isabel Claire Gustin Megan Christine Harms Zackary James Johnson Kaylie Marie Kindem Jordyn Marie Klose Savannah Joy Lende Shawn Edward Lund Hunter Orion Morgan Amber Marie Nelson
West Fargo High School freshmen STEM students set up multiple exhibits for the HeLa Museum Night at the Museum event at the Leidal Education Center in West Fargo on Friday, May 20. Thirty-eight students showed off their projects to the public. Groups of four to five students worked on different themes, culminating in projects on science and human rights, space, radiation, segregation, genetic mutations, cell culture, HeLa contributions and human experimentation.