Legacy High School students have been selected for the University of North Dakota Honor Choirs event Jan. 19-21 in Grand Forks and the UND Honor Strings.
Chosen for choirs: Eva Abfalter, Erin Archard, Christa Araujo, Allison Bard, Dylan Beck, Marissa Carpenter, Naomi Chaffee, Alexis Dewald-Stockert, Sydney DeWall, Taylor Ekart, Kaitlyn Emmil, Garret Fettig, Karissa Geer, Kylee Gifford, Jenna Goelzer, Hallie Hause, Elizabeth Hoke, MacKenzy Houston, Kristin Johnson, Logan Kjos, Kaitlyn Mertz, Nicole Myers, Haiden Pederson, Drew Pengilly, Sophee Poppe, Molly Rickert, Aleisha Schock, Aydreyel Schuh, Madelyn Schweitzer, Victoria Schweitzer, Harrison Seil, Jazmin Shepherd, Tiana Staudinger, Averie Stone, Katin Vetter, Cameron Wal and Natalie West.
Selected for strings: Inaani Fox, Kodi Heisler, Zachary Weiand, Carson Fettig, Sydney Johnson, Alison Renner, Sarah Bruschwein, Ashley Treiber, Kaitlyn Schock, Austin Bosch and alternate Emma Modin.
The choir director at LHS is Mike Seil. The orchestra instructor is Lindsey Tafelmeyer.
Area students are among those nominated to U.S. military academies by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
The nominees include Daniel Carroll, Dickinson, Merchant Marine Academy; Tony Heidelberg, Underwood, Air Force Academy; Jarek Hogue, Watford City, Naval Academy; Rowyn Schollmeyer, Bismarck, Military Academy at West Point; and Adrianna Wilder, Minot, Air Force Academy.
Carroll is a senior at Dickinson High School, where he participates in Math Club, FBLA and Close-Up, plays varsity football and runs cross country. Carroll is also a technical sergeant in the Civil Air Patrol.
Heidelberg is enlisted with the Air Force at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. He graduated as valedictorian from Underwood High School, where he was involved with 4H, band and choir and played varsity football, basketball and baseball.
Hogue attends Watford City High School, where he is captain of the varsity football team and active in student council and Boy Scouts.
Schollmeyer is a senior at Century High School, where she is ranked first in her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society and DECA and plays in the orchestra and on the varsity soccer team. Schollmeyer also attended school in Beijing.
Wilder is ranked first in the senior class at Minot High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, student government and Key Club and has completed seven AP college classes. Wilder competes with the USA Track & Field as a Junior Olympic All-American for track and field as well as runs with her high school’s varsity track and cross country teams. She also volunteers with the Warrior Network.
Legacy High School choir students have been chosen to perform at several events:
Grades 7-9 Honor Choirs, Feb. 2-3 in Fargo — Josephine Baumann, Autumn Beto, DeAnte Kehr, Gabriella Klein, Gabrielle Langer, Jasmin Martinez, Scarlett Nogosek, Isaiah Rexine, Micah Schlittenhardt, Emma Vetter and Jessica Winistorfer.
Regional Honor Choirs, Feb. 15-17 in Chicago — Jasmin Martinez, Micah Schlittenhardt, Erin Archard, Dylan Beck, Marissa Carpenter, Naomi Chaffee, Garret Fettig, Karissa Geer, MacKenzy Houston, Harmony Jobe, Logan Kjos, Aleisha Schock, Madelyn Schweitzer and Katin Vetter.
The Morton County 4-H livestock judging team placed 18th overall in the National 4-H Contest on Nov. 14 in Louisville, Ky.
Thirty-four teams and 124 individuals were involved in the contest.
The Morton team was third in swine, 12th in beef, 27th in sheep and 21st in reasons.
Individually, Jacy Hauge, Carson, placed 33rd overall, 64th in reasons, fourth in swine, 84th in sheep, 45th in beef, 61st in beef performance; Jess Sanders, New Salem, 64th overall, 55th in reasons and beef, 28th in swine, 96th in sheep, 47th in beef performance; Sierra Ellingson, St. Anthony, 66th overall and in reasons, 42nd in swine, 100th in sheep, 33rd in beef, 49th in beef performance; and Conner Kaelberer, New Salem, 75th overall, 83rd in reasons, 73rd in swine, 105th in sheep, 23rd in beef, 48th in beef performance.
The team alternate was Jake Sanders, New Salem.
The coaches are Jackie Buckley, Mandan; Taylor Friesz, New Salem; Ben Tokach, St. Anthony; and Luke Keller, Mandan.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has nominated students for appointments to the nation’s military academies.
Among them are Elijah Stewart, Minot, to the U.S. Naval Academy and Emily Robinson, formerly of Minot, to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Each academy determines final appointments. Those appointed receive a scholarship and military appointment and must serve in the military for at least five years after graduation.
Stewart is a freshman at Minot State University and a graduate of Bishop Ryan High School, Minot, where he was named regional senior athlete of the year after having played football, baseball and basketball. He was also named to the Lions All Star Team. He plays on the MSU men’s basketball team and is a participant in the assistant chaplain program, a member of the National Honor Society and a volunteer with Special Olympics. His parents are Peter and Julie Stewart.
Robinson is a senior at Lake Braddock High School in Virginia and previously attended Minot High School while her father served at Minot Air Force Base. Robinson has been active in swimming, both as a competitor and instructor, and is involved in DECA, boxing and a women’s leadership program in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Maj. Christopher and Louann Robinson.