Education News: Spelling Bee, Math Counts and College Honors

Students Compete in Spelling Bee
Special to the Times-Record
Five junior high students qualified in the semi-final round to participate in the 2013 school spelling bee finals held at VCJHS on Wednesday, January 16.  Left to right:  Haley Jensen, Kristina Haugtvedt, Annie Fitzell, Abby Lemnus, and Wanita Warcken.  7th Grader Abby Lemnus (second to right) was the runner-up, and Wanita Warcken (far right) was the school champion. Wanita will advance to the county spelling bee at VCSU on February 4th.

Area Students to Compete in MATHCOUNTS
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Sixteen area seventh and eighth graders will represent the Barnes County Schools in the MATHCOUNTS competition scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, at he Valley City State University campus.
The schools represented are: Barnes County North – East and West, Maple Valley, and Valley City.
Students will compete in math areas of probability, algebra, statistics and polynomials. Students will compete in a sprint round, a target round, and a team round. Winning teams and individual students will receive recognition. The winning team will advance to the State Competition. Additionally, the two highest-ranking competitors not on the winning team (who may be registered as individuals or as members of a team) will advance to the State Competition.
Area students participating are: Barnes Countyty North – East Campus, chached by Al Schumacher; Hudson Awender, son of John and Angela Awender; Sydni Everson, daughter of Shane and JeriAnn Everson; and Jayda Haugen,daughter of Chad and Geri Haugen, Michael Johnson, son of Jody and Daryl Kunze.
Barnes County North – West Campus, coached by Carry Braaten: David Fletcher son of Dana and Amy Fletcher’ Alexis Rath, daughter of Teresa Krueger; Alexis Rose, daughter of Lee and Vicki Rose; Tess Scott, daughter of Tom and Kelly Scott.
Maple Valley School, coached by Alecia Killoran: Ryan Janish, Son of Rob asnd Cathy Janish; Dustin Kasowski, son of Randy and Lori Kasowski; Katlyn Plecity daughter of Brian Plecity and Steaphnie Blom; Sam Richman, son of Matt and Jenni Richman.
Valley City Junior High School, coached by Trevor Hansen: Evan Haglund, son of Bret and Toni Haglund; Derik Johnson son of Scott and Amy Johnson; Taylor Johnson, daughter of John and Jan Johnson; Tanner Thompsen, son of Mark and Paula Thomsen.

Student Earns High Honors
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Mark Thomesn of Valley City made the Deans’s List at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for high academic acheivement of a 3.50 or above semester grade point average.
Thomsen, the son of Cindy Wendel and Mark Thomsen is a 2010 graduate of Valley City High School and is enrolled in the College of Science and Health at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.