COMMUNITY PHOTO — Thursday evening at the Cowgirl volleyball match with Rocky Boy, everyone in attendance was asked to wear pink in honor of Betty Olson who has had detected with breast cancer. Pink shirts were sold to raise the awareness of early detection and even Rocky Boy team members and visitors contributed to the cause. Photo for the I-O by Amy Salois
By Tirsea McNeal, I-O Reporter
This month, the board had their first student recognition for the 2012-2013 school year.
Prairie View student Wyatt Clark, a fifth grader was present at the second Education Board meeting to receive recognition and an award for September Student of the Month.
Clark, 10-years old is an accomplished young artist and showed some of his impressive drawings at the board meeting. He also has a presentation at the Conrad library.
From Conrad High School, (CHS) student Faith Dyrud, a CHS senior and Student Body President received the award.
Dyrud was instrumental in organizing this year’s Homecoming activities with great success. Homecoming was early this year, and it made the organizing more difficult. She said with a smile, “it’s something I wouldn’t wish on future presidents. It was tough.”
In addition to her duties as Student Body president, she is also President of the Conrad FFA.
Dyrud also gave a report on behalf of the Student Council.
She said the student body completed Homecoming activities that concluded with a dance. She said, “The dance was the best attended dance in the past few years.”
The Student Council will be hosting a car smashing fundraiser with money raised going toward the Make a Wish Foundation.
Principal Ken Larson said, “Faith represents many of our students and leads by example.” Mrs. McFarland said, “You can always count on her to get the job done. She’s a quiet leader.”
Bert Paulson, an eighth grader and Laura Rapier, a seventh grader from Utterback Middle School (UMS) were the students chosen to receive the prestigious Student of the Month honors.
Paulson was unable to attend due to football and will receive his award at next months’ board meeting. Rapier was spoken of highly by her teachers and said to be a model student.
Shop teacher Dan Brown said “Rapier is a very conscientious worker and dedicated to her work. She spends many long hours getting her work done. And has an excellent work ethic.”
Rapier also is the student who designed and worked on the three signs around Prairie View for the Walk and Wheel Wednesdays which have been a big hit.
Even with some of the poor weather students have utilized the bike and walking path to Prairie View School.
Cade Thompson, second grader at Meadowlark received recognition for his achievements and hard work.
Thompson displays a positive can-do attitude according to his teacher, Linda Garnett. She said, “Cade is a pro on the computer and always helping other students when they ask.”
Naomi Goyette a CHS senior presented her detailed plan to paint a mural in the entryway to the gymnasium.
Goyette will do this as a part of her Advanced Art class. The mural will feature a silhouette of a cowboy and cowgirl linked by a rope. She will begin work on this in the next few weeks and plans it’s completion by Christmas Break.
Principal Greg Jensen’s building report was highlighted by the After School Program’s schedule.
He said, “We currently have 70 students signed up at Meadowlark School, 43 signed up at the Prairie View School, and 20 signed up at Utterback Middle School.”
Principal Tara Thielman said the UMS magazine sales have been a part of the UMS school for almost 30 years.
Ryan Fetherston’s homeroom won the Homeroom Challenge by selling 167 subscriptions for $3,503. The students who sold 3 or more subscriptions will be treated with an ice cream social. All students who sold subscriptions earned various rewards and prizes.
Thielman said, “This year the students collected 668 subscriptions for a total of $14,198 in magazine sales.”
UMS collected 40 percent of the proceeds which help fund various student activities.
The top individual seller was sixth grader Colton Taber who sold 63 subscriptions for a total of $1,252 dollars. His top prize was a Kindle Fire©.
Thielman adds, “If you are interested in helping UMS by purchasing a magazine subscription or by renewing one you already have, you may still do so via the internet at gaschoolstore.com .”