The VCHS Speech Team wrapped up its 2012 season with state competition and attempts to qualify for national competition this June in Indianapolis. Nick Lee was able to qualify for the National Forensic League Tournament and will compete with an original oratory about welfare reform at the national level. He will also compete in supplemental categories of poetry and storytelling.
On April 10, 1912 LaLander Stadig Norman, â€śDUCKâ€ť was born in Binford, North Dakota and grew up in Valley City, ND. The day of his birth was the day the Titanic set sail.
His parents immigrated from Sweden. His father was John Norman who worked at the Fair Store in its hey day. His mother fed harvesters from a traveling cook car. As a lad, Duck helped her.
He graduated at age 15 from High School and went to Valley City Teachersâ€™ College. Then he studied at the University of Michigan and studied 10 years to become an actuary.
Valley City High Schoolâ€™s artists will have one last chance to shine on Thursday at the VCHS Fine Arts Festival.
The exhibition in the school starts at 6 p.m. and comes days after several VCHS art students were honored for their achievements in the Junior Duck Stamp Competition at the stateâ€™s annual banquet in Bismarck.
VCHS art instructor Kelly Callahan said as an art instructor, she can only do so much, but her students help teach and motivate each other.