Archive - May 2012
Agrium US Inc. of Rogers is the first business to pledge sponsorship of a V-500 Scholarship for a single student. V-500 has recently kicked off their new scholarship sponsorship program.
This program connects the donors to recipients in a personal fashion. This fall, a student receiving a $1500 V-500 scholarship will learn that Agrium US Inc. is the reason the scholarship is available to them.
Most likely, youâ€™ve been planning your vegetable garden since the seed catalogs began arriving in January. Our desire to begin planting increased with the warm days we had in March and finding that stores were beginning to stock their shelves with gardening tools, packages of seeds, and many new products offered for gardening. As if those motivators werenâ€™t enough, the smells of freshly cut grass and newly tilled soil are a sure sign that we should be in our gardens.
Last week the teachers and staff members received grants, awards and a free dinner, but more importantly they received appreciation.
The Valley City Public School District held its annual Teacher Appreciation Banquet at the Hi-Liner Activity Center last week, where 20 staff members - three of them retiring this year - were honored for their service to the district, and Carmelle Kuehn was named â€śTeacher of the Year.â€ť
The Teacher of the Year award recipient is based on input from students, staff and administration.
Students in grades 9-12 from Valley City High School were recognized for their achievements in fine arts Monday evening at the Hi-Liner Activity Center.
Awards were given in various fine arts programs at VCHS to students who excelled in various programs of fine arts throughout the school year.
The evening began with speech awards. Guest speaker Kristofer Kracht, a 1996 VCHS graduate, spoke to the audience about his time on Mrs. Langdahlâ€™s VCHS speech team.
Valley City High School senior Kierstin Lorenz has come as close as you can get to the state girls tennis tournament.
Each of the last two years, sheâ€™s lost in a state qualifying match at the Eastern Dakota Conference regional tournament.
â€śHeartbreakers,â€ť she said.
This year, she isnâ€™t approaching the EDC tournament any differently. Same routine, same goal â€” getting one more trip to Fargo for the state tournament.
Photo by Aaron Larson/Special to the Times-Record
Valley City High School senior Brandon Larson completed his second North Dakota triple crown April 27-28 at the Betty Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks. A Triple crown is winning state championships in wrestling in all three styles: Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman. He won the 195 pound folkstyle championship Feb. 18 in Bismarck, the 220 pound Greco Roman on April 27 in Grand Forks and 220 pound Freestyle on April 28.
VCHS golf takes 4th
The Valley City High School golf team took fourth place in a meet Monday at the Fargo Century Club.
The Hi-Liner finished with 328 points, ten strokes short of the top three.
Nick Jenson shot a 79 to finish in a tie for seventh place and Jared Lentz shot an 81 to tie for 10th.
Coach Buff Murray said he was pleased to see the team playing well as it nears the end of the regular season.
Nick Jenson 38-41 79 Tie for 7th
Jared Lentz 40-41 81 Tie for 10th
Ben Sorenson 38-44 82
Tyler Stevens 44-47 91
Marcus Beedle 40-46 86
Dustin Miller 50-53 103
It's not every day that a baseball team is forced to play eight players.
Nor is it a situation that Valley City High School baseball coach Trevar Hansen ever predicted he'd have to play with.
But in a 20-6 loss in the second game of a doubleheader sweep to Devils Lake Monday at Charlie Brown Field, the Hi-Liners caught a stroke of bad luck right as the team seemed on the verge of its first win.
Instead, the Hi-Liners had a game-ending injury to Brett Rockneberg in the second inning that forced the team to play short handed for the final four innings.
The April Students of the Month for Valley City Jr High School are Hunter Olstad, Brelynn Komrosky, Tabatha Branum, and Erik Milender. The criteria for selection is being a hardworking student, respect for staff and peers, and involvement in school activities.
Hunter Olstad, 7th grade, is the son of Mike and Jackie Olstad. His favorite subjects in school are social studies and science. Involvement in extracurricular activities are tennis, golf, and theater. Hunterâ€™s hobbies are drama, science, and tennis.
If you want to spend some high-quality time with your children, look no farther than your backyard or community garden.
Gardening with your children offers an opportunity to relax, be active and have fun together while preparing them for life.
The National Gardening Association surveyed garden program leaders and found that gardening improves the following characteristics in children: