Among finalists

Legacy High School’s student news magazine, Uncut, was among 30 finalists for the 2017 Newspaper Pacemaker Award given at the National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas.

The convention was hosted by the Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association.

The media adviser at LHS is English teacher Nick Hornbacher.

Wakpala achieves

Students at Wakpala (S.D.) Public School are among the nation’s 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Douglas Johnson’s 8-12th grade classroom was chosen based on their proposal to use STEAM skills to address an off-grid powered hothouse. The plan is to install wind and solar power on an existing greenhouse.

As one of five state finalists in South Dakota, Johnson will receive a Samsung Chromebook to use in his classroom. The school has the opportunity to advance in the competition.


Classes make cards

The Horizon Middle School health classes completed their mental health unit by writing words of hope and encouragement on a holiday greeting card to give to psychiatric patients in area hospitals.

They made more than 400 cards that will be given to behavioral health patients at CHI St. Alexius Health and Sanford Health in Bismarck, the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown and Prairie St. John’s in Fargo.

The health teacher at Horizon is Shelly Kuntz.