Scholarships awarded from Farmers Union Insurance
Mandi Egeland, a junior at Grand Forks Red River High School, was named the 2012-13 North Dakota High School Activities Association/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student.
Dominick Goettle of St. Mary’s High School in Bismarck was chosen first runner-up. The other finalists are Carly Bertsch of Fargo Davies High School, Austin Mack, Dickinson High School, Zach Peterson, Grafton High School, and Jasmine Kreft, Williston Trinity Christian High School.
The six finalists were selected from the original 37 applications sent in by high school principals around the state.
Farmers Union Insurance is the supporting partner in this program and funds $5000 worth of scholarships provided to the six finalists.
Egeland received a $2000 scholarship and Goettle received a $1000 scholarship. The other four finalists each received a $500 scholarship.
The NDHSAA Distinguished Student program was developed to recognize deserving young people who are the “backbone” of interscholastic activities, not necessarily the leader, but the individual whose participation in high school activities strengthens the program for participants, the school and the community.
Applicants are students entering their senior year. The student must be a participant as a player, manager, statistician or other role in at least one NDHSAA sponsored activity.
The student must be a good citizen and role model to his/her peers as well as a contributor to their school and community.
The NDHSAA Distinguished Student recipient is invited to be the grand marshall of the NDHSAA “Parade of Champions” as well as participating in other activities such as serving as the NDHSAA spokesperson for High School Activities Month, promoting the values of activity programs and participating in awarding of trophies at major NDHSAA state contests.