4-H Ambassadors

Several area 4-H members are among those newly named to the North Dakota 4-H Ambassadors.

Brittany Barnhardt, Mandan, attends Mandan High School.

Mara Bornemann, Center, is a student at New Salem-Almont High School.

Victoria Christensen, Courtenay, attends Christensen Academy.

Eva Lahlum, from Marion, is homeschooled.

Nora Larson, from Lemmon, S.D., is homeschooled.

The North Dakota State 4-H Ambassadors are a group of young adults from across the state who are actively involved in 4-H. They coordinate many activities that involve teaching youth and adults about topics such as leadership, team work and citizenship and are active volunteers for 4-H programs.

They specialize in planning and facilitating 4-H events, such as the annual statewide Extension Youth Conference, workshops, training sessions and regional events. A goal is to create events that are fun, educational and skill building, and promote self-improvement.

Markle qualifies

Jack Markle, a senior at Legacy High School in Bismarck, has been selected as a qualifying candidate for the National Merit Scholarship Special Corporate Award.

Selection as a candidate is based on a student's performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Markle will now have an opportunity to continue in the 2018 competition.

His parents are Frank and Deana Mack, and Scott and Sara Markle of Bismarck.

Play competition

Students from Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck placed seventh overall in the state one-act play competition. Twenty teams participated.

Andrew Ring from Shiloh won the superior actor award.

Century advances

Century High School is one of five finalists in North Dakota in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. The contest encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Laurie Foerderer and Gina Phillips’ high school leadership class at CHS was chosen based on their proposal to use STEAM skills to address accepting differences. Students learned about emotional intelligence and will be creating a multifaceted art installation titled SHOES: Stories of Hope, Optimism and Expressions of Strength. As a state finalist, Foerderer and Phillips will receive a Samsung Chromebook to use in their classroom. Century High will advance in the competition for additional technology prizes.