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Six Moorhead student volunteers receive “Scholarships for Sandbags”

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The City of Fargo, Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation and United Way of Cass-Clay honored 40 local student volunteers integral in the 2011 flood fight through the ‘‘Scholarships for Sandbags’’ program. Five Moorhead High School students and one Red River Area Learning Center student were among those awarded $1,000 scholarships.

Forty students from 17 schools throughout Cass and Clay Counties received scholarships and were honored for their volunteer efforts during a ‘‘Scholarships for Sandbags’’ presentation on April 18 at the Fargo City Commission meeting. Moorhead High School students Zach Drechsel, Parker Jacobsen, Joni Klovstad, Christian Larson and Mercedes Ness and Red River Area Learning Center student Anthony Clapper are recipients of these scholarships.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker and representatives from DMF and Impact Foundations and United Way of Cass-Clay presented the students with “Scholarships for Sandbags” certificates. Representatives from the City of Fargo, City of Moorhead, and Cass and Clay Counties also attended.

The ‘‘Scholarships for Sandbags’’ program is designed to honor and recognize the volunteer spirit of area youth during the 2011 flood fight. Students from public and private schools in both Cass and Clay Counties who volunteered to sandbag during the 2011 flood fight were entered into a random drawing for the scholarships.

The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded directly to the college named by the student. United Way of Cass-Clay will provide $20,000 in scholarships. DMF and Impact Foundations will provide $20,000 in scholarships through the Spirit of Fargo Flood Fund.

Moorhead High School students encouraged to sandbag

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Moorhead High School students are encouraged to work on the city’s sandbagging efforts as the Moorhead Area Public Schools supports the community’s flood protection efforts.

“We have been working with the city leaders to coordinate efforts once the projection passed 38 feet,” said Superintendent Lynne Kovash. “While we are trying to maintain stability for our students, especially the younger ones, we also are ready to respond if the city leaders indicate a need for student volunteers.”

Beginning at noon Friday, April 8, Moorhead Area Public Schools will bus student volunteers from Moorhead High School to neighborhoods in coordination with Moorhead’s volunteer center. High school students who wish to volunteer need a volunteer waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. The volunteer form is available on the City of Moorhead’s website at http://www.cityofmoorhead.com/flood/?page_id=329498. Copies are available in the high school office or in the school announcements online.

Approximately 180 Moorhead High ninth-grade students are sandbagging Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week as part of their Explore class, which is focusing on civic engagement. Additionally, nearly 100 students have been excused to assist with flood-fighting efforts.

The district, in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Education, has rescheduled the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), originally set for April 12-14, 2011, to April 19-21, 2011. The impacted tests include reading (grades 3-8 and grade 10), writing (grade 9) and math (grade 11).