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Miss Dickinson April Oestreich is preparing to compete for the title of Miss North Dakota 2011 on June 10-12 at the Williston High School Auditorium. The daughter of Terry and Teena Oestreich, she will compete in the areas of personal interview, talent, evening gown and physical fitness. Her platform is titled "Open a Book, Change a Life -- The Importance of Reading." "I share how I succeeded with a reading disability while going through college and throughout my whole school career," said Oestreich. Since being crowned Miss Dickinson on Jan.
The Stark County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to greet visitors at the Pioneer Machinery Building, which is part of Dickinson's Museum Center. The mornings are covered, but the afternoons are wide open, SCHS President EDee Steckler said. While the city owns the buildings at the center's Pioneer Village, the contents belong to the Historical Society.
Dickinson High School student Carissa Hysjulien, 18, recently received a President's Volunteer Service Award for exemplary volunteer service. The award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of time. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama presented it, according to a press release. She earned the award by her participation in mission trips through St.
Students from Dickinson High School took top awards during the Skils USA competition held April 18-20 at Wahpeton. The winners included: * Jared Meduna, first in carpentry. * Thomas Morris, third in job skills demonstration. * Shaun Parsons, second in related technical math. * Jonathan Fast, third in related technical math. * Jayden Steier, honorable mention in residential wiring. Several DHS advisors also accompanied the students.
Students from the Roughrider Area Career and Technology Center took top awards in the Skills USA competition held April 18-20 at Wahpeton. RACTC was represented by two teams consisting of students enrolled in health careers and medical terminology. One team took first place, while the other team took second place in the Skills USA Quiz Bowl. The two RACTC teams represented schools from southwestern North Dakota through the ITV network.
Donna Abrahamson's fifth grade class at Roosevelt Elementary School is setting up lemonade stands beside the school building on Tuesday. Everyone is invited to enjoy a glass of lemonade as a show of support for their classmate, R.J. Dobbins. His mother died several years ago and his father is recovering from colorectal cancer surgery. The sales begin at 2:30 p.m. "I know why they're having lemonade stands, because they always say when I get lemons I make lemonade," said R.J. "Lemons are sour like the bad times you have.
Students at Trinity High School will showcase their talents in speech and theater during the annual Speech Night and performances of student-directed one-plays. The event is at 7 p.m. on Monday in the THS Auditorium.
Dickinson students interested in health careers were given an opportunity to train with a state-of-the-art human patient simulator during a Scrubs Camp in Dickinson. The Montana Health Network Simulator was parked at Dickinson High School May 6-7 and at Hagen Junior High Monday and Tuesday. The simulator is a mobile clinical education delivery system providing on-site educational opportunities, said Mitzi Swenson, volunteer services coordinator at St. Joseph's Hospital. The Scrubs Camp was made available with a grant awarded through the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health.
The public will have an opportunity to say farewell to the educators and staff who are retiring and to recognize them for their years of service during an upcoming program. The Dickinson Public School District is hosting its annual staff retirement and recognition program at 7 p.m.
The Richardton-Taylor High School speech team captured first place with 95 points in the 59th annual State Class B Speech Tournament held Saturday, April 24, at the Mandan Middle School. North Sargent High School was second with 40 points, followed by Bowman County, Burke County, Milnor and Garrison-Max schools. "This is the fourth win in a row," said Richardton-Taylor coach Susan Anderson. She credits the team's success to a combination of coaching and peer coaching. "The older kids work with the seventh and eighth graders. I think that makes a big difference," she said.