Archive - Apr 26, 2012 - News Article
An event to raise awareness for Autism is try to set a Guinness Book of World Record Thursday at Jefferson elementary school in Valley City
Event coordinator Jennifer Cabezas of Valley City who has two Autistic twin boys said there is a lot about the neurological disorder that many people donâ€™t understand.
Leah Haak, daughter of Tim and Linda Haak, Valley City, has been selected to receive the North Dakota State University Frances Swenson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $880. She was recognized at the NDSU College of Human Development and Education Honors Day Brunch and Award Ceremony on April 17.
Haak is a sophomore majoring in dietetics. She is active in Student Dietetics Association, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, United Campus Ministries, University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus. She also is a resident assistant.
Students from Griggs County took first place overall at the 2012 Regional Elementary Science Olympiad which took place at the Eagles Aerie in Valley City on Wednesday.
Teams from seven schools â€“ Maple Valley, St. Catherine's, LaMoure, Barnes County North, Griggs County, and Valley City's Washington Blue and Washington Gold â€“ participated in 19 events at the competition, with BCN taking second place and Maple Valley third.
"All the teams did quite well," said Valley City teacher Jim McDaniel. "It came right down to the final event."
After being cancelled for two years due to Sheyenne River flooding, the American Quarter Horse Association annual show is back on, and the North Dakota Winter Show event center will once again be host to saddles instead of sandbags.
"The last two years had to be cancelled because of the flooding, so we're excited to have it back again," said NDWS Barn Superintendent Dallas Schmidt. "There's a lot of people in the area who compete. We get a good turnout, and just about all of our stalls will be full."