Meyer wins contest

Brayden Meyer, a sophomore at Century High School in Bismarck, won the 5th District American Legion Oratorical Contest with a speech titled “Freedom of Speech.”

Meyer received $300 and the right to compete in the division contest on Jan. 6 in Watford City.

Others who placed in the 5th District are Tiffany Smith, a senior at Linton High School, second, who received $200; Brooke Vander Laan, a senior at Linton High School, third and $100; and Katie Ryan, a senior at Legacy High School in Bismarck, fourth and a certificate of participation.

Winning video

Students Jaden Schmitz, Jacob Moeykens and Jase Rogness from Hazen High School won the first round of the #ShowYourEnergy competition with their video outlining how energy affects our morning routine, how we communicate, how we travel and even how some of us see things.

The students are in teacher Chris Harvey’s video production class and won $150. They will advance to the final round, where they have an opportunity to win a $1,500 grand prize for their classroom, which will be presented at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in May.

#ShowYourEnergy was launched by Gov. Doug Burgum as part of Energy Awareness Month in October to raise awareness about energy by focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics programs.

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