HS artists receive awards [UPDATED]Published 8:32am Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated 1:34pm Thursday, May 31, 2012
Just in case you didn’t get to see the final results of the 2012 Blondeau Fine Arts Festival, following is a listing of the awards presented:
• Painting Best of Show: Samantha Green —”Tide of the Sea”; First Runner Up: Amara Rodriguez —”Blue Daisies”
• Drawing Best of Show: Gabe Albers — “X”; First Runner Up: Valerie Hart “LION”
• Ceramics Best of Show: Sarah Bowman — “Horoscope Wheel”; First Runner Up: Blayze Buseth — “Simple Vase”
• Sculpture Best of Show: Gabe Albers — “Tile Sculpture”; First Runner Up: Christian Stock — “Smack Talker”
• Mixed Mediums Best of Show: Genevieve Junkert — “Cockatiel”; First Runner Up: Ashley Strube — “Feathers”
• Digital Photography Best of Show: Kayla Hexum — “Rue’s Lullaby”; First Runner Up: Kaci Walvatne — “Splash”
• Digital Design Best of Show: Samantha Green — “Self Portrait”; First Runner Up: MacKenzie Meis — “Big Imagination”
The foyer in Kennedy Secondary School now has a JFK portrait thanks to senior student Danae Rodriguez.
Besides being an outstanding artist, Danae has been involved as a senior mentor, Drama Club member, Snoball Royalty, Outstanding Otter, Close Up participant and an honor roll student.
Her work is inspiring and a very welcome addition to the building. The JFK quote on her painting states, “Liberty without learning is always in peril; Learning without liberty is always in vain.”
On behalf of the School District, thank you, Danae.
District office news
The School District would like to welcome our newest school board member, Dave Prazak, to the School Board. Dave will serve on the Policy Committee and District Curriculum Review Advisory Committee.
Starting June 4, the District Office, located at Kennedy Secondary School, will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and Friday by appointment.
All other school offices will be closed over the summer and the public should direct any questions to the District Office during that time by stopping in or calling 218-998-0544, Ext. 2000.
Class of 2012
Acknowledging students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher: Megan Kay Adam, Taylor MacKenzie Amberg, Allison Jo Billodeau, Amber Jean Blondeau, Sarah Catherine Bowman, Robert Gregory Darling, Andrew Ted Eerdmans, William James Eerdmans, Megan Elizabeth Fritz, Valerie Kathryn Hart, Matthew Leland Jacobson, Delaney Kathleen Schara, Ryan Joseph Sorkness, Matthew Mark Suek, Sam Erick, Edmund Wasberg, Nicole Lu Weiss and Rachelle Delaine Wigtil.
Congratulations to the following seniors on their scholarships:
• Barnum and Blondeau Arts Scholarship — Blayze Buseth: $500
• Robert and Elaine Olson Scholarship — Stacey Korby and Lindsey Kimball: $1,000 each
• Wessberg Family Scholarship —Lucie Krivanek: $1,250
• Thomas C. Wright Scholarship — Crystal Martin: $1,005; ShaeLyn Martin and Emily Flake: $600 each
• Randy Wanek Memorial Scholarship – ShaeLyn Martin: $600
• Sara Lee Scholarship — Delaney Schara: $544
• Grace Halcrow Scholarship —Hayden Zenner: $272.93
• Mike Rohde Spirit Scholarship —Zach Haus: $1,500
• American Legion Post #30 Lee Franklin Memorial Scholarship —Megan Adam and Sarah Bowman: $500 each
• Fergus Falls Masonic Lodge/Cornerstone Lodge #99 —Megan Adam and ShaeLyn Martin: $500 each
• Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Senior Scholarship — Megan Adam: $1,000
• Gate City Bank Scholarship —Nicole Weiss: $1,200
• Sunrise Rotary Scholarship — Sarah Bowman: $750
• John Hermes Scholarship — Peter Gaustad: $450