April 27th, 2012
Students at Jefferson Elementary School joined an expected 37,000 people across the U.S. and Canada who were blowing bubbles in an effort to raise autism awareness, and set a possible world record in the process.
It was a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, volcanoes spewed fiery lava and pterodactyls roamed the skies searching for prey.
But upon closer inspection, the dinosaurs are made of painted cardboard, and the volcano is fashioned out of yards of draped tulle, making the perfect background for Valley City High Schoolâs elaborate 2012 prom theme: âFrom the Beginning of Time to the End of Time.â
âWe just thought a prehistoric theme would be fun, and âthe end of timeâ has a little bit to do with 2012,â said VCHS art teacher and prom advisor Carol Foth.
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 donât 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."
As the Valley City State University softball team swept a double-header Tuesday against the University of Minnesota - Crookston, there was plenty of excitement over the two wins.
But at times, third baseman Jane Pettit admits she was momentarily caught off guard.
Standing on second base, Pettit would catch a glimpse of the Vikingsâ dugout and find herself getting a bit emotional.
âSometimes you just catch yourself having one of those moments where you just look at them and youâre like âIâm going to miss this,ââ Pettit said.
VCHS golf team takes 4th
The Valley City High School boys golf team took fourth place in a tournament with other Eastern Dakota Conference teams Tuesday at the Village Green Golf Course in Moorhead, Minn.
The Hi-Liners finished with a team score of 319, only eight strokes behind Red River. West Fargo won the meet with a score of 290.
Individually, Nick Jenson led the Hi-Liners with a score of 74, which finished him in a tie for seventh place.
Full VC results:
Nick Jenson 30-34 74
Tyler Stevens 30-39 79
Ben Sorenson 38-44 82
Jared Lentz 47-37 84
Marcus Beedle 42-48 90
McBride named DAC pitcher of the week
Valley City State University pitcher Katie McBride was named the Dakota Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week Monday.
McBride, a senior from Grand Rapids, Minn., went 3-1 as the Vikings were 5-1 on the week.Â In her four outings, McBride pitched 26.2 innings, giving up seven runs, three earned, on 26 hits with 15 strikeouts and five walks.
It is the the second time this season McBride has been chosen as the DAC Pitcher of the Week.
VCSU football camp deadline Wednesday