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Ogilvie High School Students Receive Scholarships
pic4.jpgThe Dollars for Scholars committee presented several scholarships to seniors at Ogilvie Public School. Receiving scholarships on May 19th (pictured left) were Tianna Day, Anna Munsterteiger, Randi Furlow, Tony Munsterteiger, Tara Kunst, Caleb Trongard, Amanda Walker, Brianna DeWitt, Nicole Broeckaert, and Sarah DeYoung.
The Ogilvie Shipping Association Scholarship, sponsored by Arylis Munsterteiger, of $500 each was awarded to Shane Steinbrecher (not pictured), Anna Munsterteiger, and Tony Munsterteiger.
The Russel Bergren Memorial\People's National Bank of Mora Scholarship of $500 each was awarded to Randi Furlow, Tianna Day, Caleb Trongard, and Sarah DeYoung.
The renewable Duane Pearson Scholarship, sponsored by Theresa Pearson, of $750 was awarded to Tianna Day.

Congratulations to all students receiving scholarships.
Ogilvie Announces Newest Students of the Quarter
Left to right are: MN Greater Credit Union representative Sheri Renner, freshman Kristina Josul, senior Tony Munsterteiger and OHS principal Jake Nelson.

Our junior high student, Kristina Josul, was selected from the 7th – 9th grade level category. Kristina, a freshman, is the daughter of Paul and Diane Josul. She is involved in choir, speech and FFA. Other activities she’s involved in include 4-H and archery. Her hobbies include creative writing, drawing and reading.
Her favorite subject in school is Art because she believes it gives you the chance to express yourself in many different media. She feels school is important because “the better you do in school, the higher chance you’ll have of getting into a college or getting a certain job.” Kristina plans to attend college after graduation, but is not yet sure of which one. Luckily, she has three years to think about the decision!
Our high school student, Tony Munsterteiger, was selected from the 10th – 12th grade level category. Tony, a senior, is the son of Duane and Sheila Munsterteiger. He is very involved in school. Some of his activities include: band, Ogilvie dramas and musicals, baseball, basketball, football, choir, FFA, Student Council, National Honor Society, 4-H and the Lewis Lake Youth Group. His hobbies include hunting and farming.
Tony’s favorite classes in school are Accounting and Microsoft Excel because they will help him in his future. Tony believes school is important because, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. He feels this is true because whatever you do in life, you will need some kind of education. This fall, Tony will be attending South Dakota State University. He will major in Animal Science and minor in Ag Business.
A huge “thank you” to the Greater Minnesota Credit Union for sponsoring the Student of the Quarter program at Ogilvie this year!
Ogilvie HS Competes in GRC Art Show
artwork3.jpgThe Great River Conference Art Show was held on May 10th at Braham High School. Each participating school may display 20 artwork. It is extremely challenging for Ogilvie Art teacher Lee Ann Falen to select only 20 artwork to represent the entire school!
The four schools involved were Rush City, Braham, Pine City and Ogilvie. Twenty four of Ogilvie’s 9th-12th grade students took part in a field trip to see the show, observe professional artists demonstrating calligraphy and pottery and visit with art college representatives.
Here are the judges’ results for Ogilvie students organized by category:
Mixed Media
1st Place – freshman Kristina Josul’s Sand Art “Never Alone”
2nd Place – sophomore Alissa VanderPlaats’ Mannequin project “Fight for You”
3rd Place – freshman Autumn Olson’s Printmaking “The Broken Heart Series”
Honorable Mention – senior Kendra Kunz’s Sand Art “Portal From Life to Death”
3rd Place – senior Jon Clifford’s life-sized Plaster Cast wrestler “Life Hits You Hard”
Drawing – Black and White
3rd Place – senior Mikayla Nelson’s Grid Portrait “Sunny Memories”
Drawing – Color
3rd Place – junior Heather Krahmer’s patriotic drawing “September 11, 2001 – When the World Stopped”. ***This artwork was also voted as the People’s Choice Award as the favorite artwork of the show!***
Honorable Mention – junior Heather Krahmer’s bold drawing of poet Edgar Allan Poe titled “Poe’s Eternal Woe”
Congratulations to these students who the judges selected and ALL of the students who had artwork displayed. Your hard work, creativity and craftsmanship really paid off!
Elementary May 2013 Stars of the Month
Ogilvie Students Perform at NEMBDA Beginning/2nd Year Band Festival
Several Ogilvie 5th and 6th grade band students traveled to Cloquet, MN to participate with band students from other schools in the festival. Pictured with students is Band Director, Mr. Cook.
HS Students Help 1st Graders Learn Geography
Mrs. Espeseth's 12th grade geography class recently met with Mrs. Slade's 1st grade class to work on a geography activity together. It was a wonderful learning opportunity for all students!
Prom 2013
Even with the snowy April weekend, many Ogilvie HS students enjoyed their Prom night with Grand March, a dinner & dance, and the Post Prom event back at the school. Thank you to all people and businesses who donated time, money, and prizes to make this event safe and memorable for all students who attended.

Ogilvie FFA Represented at the Region IV FFA Banquet
On April 16th, Ogilvie FFA attended the Region IV FFA Banquet in Howard Lake, MN. FFA members enjoyed a delicious pork chop dinner and talent competition before the awards program. Highlights of the evening included keynote speakers, installation of new region officers and the presentation of the region awards from the year’s preceding events.
Accepting awards that night were Randi LaBeau and Alix Heins. FFA1.jpgThis fall, Randi earned first place in the Horse evaluation Career Development Event (and will head to state competition at the end of April). Also, Alix Heins of Ogilvie FFA took first place in the region Novice Floral Design competition held that night.

FFA2.jpgOverall, the banquet was a great experience for Ogilvie to meet FFA members from around the region and enjoy a recap of the year.
Members attending were: Tyler Troupe, Shane Steinbrecher, Chelsey Swanson, Kaitlynn Peterson, and Shalyn Steinbrecher.
Also pictured: Ms. Cook, FFA Advisor.
Elementary April Stars of the Month
New Students of the Quarter at OHS
Ogilvie High School recently announced its third quarter honorees for the Student of the Quarter program. Freshman Jake Drusch was chosen to represent the 7th – 9th graders. Jake is the son of Cheryl and Jason Peterson. He is very involved in sports, participating in football, basketball and baseball. He also helps out at the Little Buckeroos Daycare. In his spare time, Jake enjoys playing catch, training horses and playing the ukulele!
Jake’s favorite subject in school is Phy Ed because he gets to run and be active. He feels that school is important because, ”It starts you off the right way by teaching you information, skills and techniques you will need for your future career.” Jake’s future plans involve attending Wyo Tech to study diesel mechanics. He would like to start a business some day with his cousin.
Senior Sarah DeYoung was selected for the 10th – 12th grade category. She is the daughter of Jeff and Lori DeYoung. Sarah is active in numerous extracurricular activities, including: volleyball, being a cast member of the “Babes in Arms” musical, National Honor Society, concert band, jazz band and concert choir. She is also involved in many community activities, such as Youth Group and Youth Band at the Lewis Lake Covenant Church, packing backpacks for the backpack program through the food shelf, volunteering at school blood drives and organizing a Health Fair with her Advanced Health class.
Sarah loves creative writing and reading William Shakespeare’s plays. Photography is also a passion of hers. She enjoys being outside, playing volleyball with her friends, driving tractors for her Dad, riding horse and hanging out with her animals. Her favorite class is definitely English with Ms. Swenson, followed closely by World History with Mrs. Cekalla. She likes English because it gives her the opportunity to use her writing skills and she loves learning about the Middle Ages and other cultures in history.
When asked why school is important, Sarah replied, “It gives us knowledge that would otherwise be unattainable in our society. As Sir Frances Bacon once said, “Knowledge is power” and knowledge gives us the power to take on the world and conquer its mystifying qualities.” Sarah thinks that students should enjoy high school while it lasts. She also believes that if you have access to a free education, why not utilize that opportunity? When she graduates in May, Sarah plans on attending the University of Minnesota – Morris and studying exercise science with an emphasis on pre-physical therapy. One day, she hopes to be an athletic trainer for the Vikings!
Congratulations to Jake and Sarah on their accomplishments. Also, a big Thank You to the Greater MN Credit Union in Ogilvie for sponsoring this program.
Elementary March Stars of the Month!
A great big thank you to all of the businesses, organizations and people who helped make Ogilvie’s Post Prom event a huge success!
A Cut Above, Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home, Bernick's, Bob & Sandy DeYoung, Bread n Honey Pantry, Brenda Junnilla DDS, CE Rogers Company, Coborns, Dandelion Floral, Dairy Association, Deyoung Custom Harvesting, Don's Auto Body, Double J Café, D & T Farms, East Central Energy, Ed and Bobbi Harris, Freedom Valu Gas Station, Gene and Lynne Stritesky, Glen's Tire, GMCU, Grand Cinema Hinckley, Grandy Lions, Ground House Coffees, Hair Expressions by Elaine, Hardees, Belsheim Hidden Rock Ranch, HP gravel and Grading, Isanti County Equipment, JC Septic Systems, Jerry Voss Construction, Kanabec State Bank, Keuhn's Limousine Service, Leslie McCallum Salon, Lewis Lake Covenant Church, Lil' Peeps Childcare, Menards, Mike and Gail Lobdell, Mike's Auto Body, Milaca Building Center, Mora Chevy & Buick, Mora Dairy Queen, Mystic Riders Snowmobile Club, Owens' Auto Parts, North Country Sheet Metal, Northpost, Inc., OEA, OESPA, Ogilvie Fire Department, Ogilvie Fireflies, Ogilvie Lions Club, Ogilvie Raceway, Ogilvie Schools, Ogilvie United Methodist, P-D's Embroidery, Peoples National Bank, Pink Diamond Grill, Rick's Home Furnishings, Roger and Jacki Peterson, Ron Kadlec Excavating, S & R Mart, Schmidty's, Springvale Mutual, St. Kathryn's Catholic Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Stahlke's, State Farm Insurance, Stenstrom Collision & Detail, Target of Cambridge, Thomas Sno Sports, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Torgeson's Septic Service, Trisha Kotsmith, Troupe Advertising, Vicki Terpstra, Vicki's House of Hair Design, Victory Lanes, Wal-Mart Cambridge, Duane and Sheila Munsterteiger, Dan and Brenda Trongard, Maria Jaques, Wendy Dewitt, Deb Brennan and Sandie Thompson, Tonya Kline, Jay Berg, Judy Peterson, Ed and Sue Anderson, Andrew and Ashley Espeseth, Karen Steinbrecher, Kara Gillette, Paula Anderson, Amber Carpenter and Matt Kopperude, Mike Dutton, Mike and Jenny Sharratt, Staci and Peter Ripka, Clark and Rachel Hauger, Renetta Lambert, Dianna Sholtz, Steve Malecek, Darcy Balvin, Becky Sanborn, Rodney Becker, Melissa Golly-Wallace, the National Guard, Cora Black, and Joell Tvedt.

The Ogilvie Speech Team is very proud to announce that Ogilvie has a Minnesota State Speech finalist.
Christie Visser medalled in the informative speech category on Saturday at the State Speech Tournament. This is Christie's second State Speech medal as she medalled last year as well. Congratulations Christie!
speechApril.jpgRegenerative medicine and mental illness: what do these two ideas have in common?
Each is the topic of a speech being performed at the State Speech Tournament on Saturday April 20 by two Ogilvie High School seniors.
Ogilvie's Christie Visser and Savannah Bormann were each selected at the Section 5A Speech Tournament in New London-Spicer on Saturday, April 13 to advance to the state speech tournament.
Visser's speech falls into the informative category. This means she researched and wrote her own speech on a topic of her choice. She chose regenerative medicine. Her speech explores this new medical science where through the use of stem cells, doctors today are growing human organs in labs throughout our country. Ears, skin, kidneys, hearts ….all have been created in labs and used in successful transplant surgeries. Visser's speech even shows the progress which has been made with regenerative face transplants. Christie is the daughter of Samantha Visser. This is Visser's second year competing at the state level.
Savannah Bormann captured the Section 5A first place title in her category of serious prose. In this category Bormann selected a piece of prose literature, cut it to the required time limit and then worked each meet to bring the piece of literature to life for her audience. Her script entitled "The Pin" by Robert McCammon explores the world of a schizophrenic. The character in the story while suffering from flashbacks her father's suicide, develops an intense obsession with a stick pin. This combination pushes the character's mind over the edge of reality. Savannah is the daughter of Tara Pfankuch and will be enjoying her first experience at state.
The Minnesota State High School League Speech Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Hundreds of students throughout the state of Minnesota will gather to share their speaking and performing talents. Ogilvie High School is very proud to be represented by these two excellent speakers.
Teddy Bear Band at Ogilvie!
teddybear1.jpgteddybear3.jpgOver 300 people recently attended the Teddy Bear Band show held at Ogilvie School. The evening included fun, food, and entertainment. This event was sponsored by Ogilvie Early Childhood and Resource Training & Solutions.
Ogilvie Speech team name GRC Champs!
Ogilvie Names New Students of the Quarter
studentsofqtr.jpgThe Student of the Quarter Award is a program designed by the faculty in order to give special recognition to those students at O.H.S. who are doing exceptional jobs in their studies as well as their attitudes and activities. A student is nominated and selected each quarter for the junior high and senior high divisions. In addition to the recognition, the Greater Minnesota Credit Union, our sponsor, will be establishing a savings account in the student's name.
Pictured left to right are: Credit Union representative Sheri Renner, 8th grader Sydney Pouliot, senior Eunieke Lindberg and OHS principal Jake Nelson.
Our junior high student, Sydney Pouliot, was selected from the 7th – 9th grade level category. Sydney is an 8th grader who is the daughter of Andrew and Tami Pouliot. Some of the activities she is involved in include: basketball, softball, choir, band and pit band. Sydney’s hobbies include reading, playing basketball, soccer, tennis and softball with her family and playing with her dog. She likes to play and listen to music and she loves to run.
Sydney’s favorite subject in school is science because “it is fun to learn and do experiments. Science always brings something new and exciting to try and figure out.” She feels that school is important because “I feel that without school, you can’t really follow your dreams and be all you can be.” If Sydney were to give advice to someone who doesn’t like school, she would say, “School is not always fun, but just look forward to what you can have in the future and it will be better”. In the future, Sydney is considering earning a CNA certificate and later going to medical school to become a doctor. Her second choice would be becoming a police officer or a detective.
Our high school student, Eunieke Lindberg, was selected from the 10th – 12th grade level category. Eunieke is a senior who is the daughter of Michelle and Shaun Kram. She is involved in speech, choir, the musical and the school store. For the past two years, she has been involved in a benefit called w.w.w.w. (Walking and Wheeling with Wellness) and she helps out with the Villa in Mora by interacting with the patients and anything else that needs to be done. Music is a huge part of Eunieke’s life. She states, “To me, music is life!” I always sing and study music. In addition to music, another one of her interests is speech. She feels that it’s challenging because it’s a sport where you have to do a time-limited speech in front of many people.
Eunieke’s favorite subject in school is English because she likes to read and write stories as well as learning new things about Shakespeare. She feels that school is important because “education makes a difference. No matter what subject or activity you do, it helps you expand the person you will become”. Her advice for someone who doesn’t like school is, “Find something you like. It doesn’t have to be english, math, history or science. If you can find something that makes you happy in school, you will have a better outlook and look forward to school.” Eunieke’s goal is to attend UMD to advance her education and become a Music Therapist. She wants to help people through the voice of music. Also, she plans to continue performing in music because it makes her happy.
Congratulations to Sydney Pouliot and Eunieke Lindberg for being selected as Ogilvie’s newest Students of the Quarter!
Elementary February Stars of the Month!
New Scoreboards in School Gyms!
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The scoreboards in two gyms have been replaced with new scoreboards. The previous boards were 22 years old and had issues during the last couple years. The school received a $12,000.00 donation for the new boards from the Ogilvie Lions Club. The JV boys basketball team even scored a win on the board's first use!
Ogilvie HS hosts Winter Formal January 19th
72 students attended the Winter Formal, which included a dinner and dance.
Ogilvie Student's Artistic Idea Carved Into Stone
stone.jpgCongratulations to Ogilvie junior Heather Krahmer! Her drawing for the Vasaloppet rune stone contest was chosen as the winner. Along with having her idea carved into the almost 6-foot tall stone, Heather also won $100 for her efforts.
Submissions were requested back in September to illustrate the finish line of the legendary cross country ski race. Heather's idea was carved into the stone by Mora sculptor Keith Raivo. Rune stones are an ancient Scandinavian art form. This stone, along with four others, were erected in front of the Vasaloppet Headquarters on Union Street in Mora.
Row 1 L-R Kyle DeWitt, Tyler Brau , Austin Carda
Row 2 L-R Savannah Bormann, Tony Munsterteiger, Sarah DeYoung
Congratulations to Ogilvie Instrumentalists - Sarah DeYoung, Tony Munsterteiger, Savannah Bormann, Tyler Brau, Austin Carda and Kyle DeWitt, and to Vocalists - Sheila Etter, Randi Furlow, Eunieke Lindberg, Brianna DeWitt, Kaitlin Hansen, Anna Munsterteiger, Jared Torgeson, AJ Brasch and Shane Steinbrecher who represented Ogilvie High School at the All-Conference Music Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at Braham HS, where they rehearsed and performed. Music students and teachers from 7 area schools, Braham, Hinckley-Finlayson, Isle, Ogilvie, Onamia, Pine City and Rush City were involved in this concert. Rather than competing, selected student musicians to cooperate and unite their talents to create music together. The Honor Band was directed by Dr. Donald Krubsak, of Wayzata High School. The choir was under the direction of Dr. Bret Amundson of the College of St. Scholastica. Throughout the day, the conductors worked with the students to develop and polish the performance. honorchoir.jpg Congratulations to Jared Torgeson who was selected as the featured male soloist in the choir’s final song, “Rejoice”, by Jeffrey Ames. Ogilvie carried 3 of the 5 vocal solo parts in the concert with Sheila Etter and Eunieke Lindberg singing theirs in Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home”. Featured band music included Karl King’s famous “Miss Liberty March”, and the beautiful “Yorkshire Ballad” by James Barnes.
Row 1 L-R AJ Brasch, Randi Furlow, Brianna DeWitt, Anna Munsterteiger
Row 2 L-R Kaitlin Hansen, Jared Torgeson, Shane Steinbrecher, Sheila Etter, Eunieke Lindberg
Ogilvie Speech Team Captures Second Team Trophy
speech2ndplace.jpgThe Varsity Speech team earned its second team trophy of the season on Saturday at the Princeton Tournament. 24 schools competed on Saturday with over 500 participants. The Ogilvie team won the second place trophy in the small team category. In addition Sam DeGregoire and Kristina Josul were honored as contest finalists and each earned a medal. The team was also excited to have 6 members who received honorable mentions for their great performance.
Elementary December Stars of the Month
Ogilvie hosts 33rd Annual Lion Invitational Wrestling Tournament January 5th
The wrestlers placed fifth out of seven teams at their home tournament.
Matthew Warren (pictured below) wrestled in his first varsity tournament and had a good day.1-5 Ogilvie Tournament MW.jpg Warren wrestled five times, winning three matches and losing two. Each of Warren’s wins came by way of a pin. HIs performance earned him a fourth place finish in the 106 pound weight class.

Jake Hickerson competed in the 132 pound weight class. He was the number one seed as he started the day with a 9-1 record on the season. Hickerson received a bye in the first round and then went on to win with pins in both the semi-final and final rounds. Hickerson earned his 50th career pin in the championship match of the tournament.
Dylan DeVlaeminck, and Dillon Troupe competed in the 138 and 145 pound weight classes, respectively. 1-5 Ogilvie Tournament DT.jpgDeVlaeminck placed third and Troupe (pictured in his semi-finals match) placed fifth.

Gage Peterson wrestled in his first varsity tournament. Gage competed in a tough 152 pound weight class and placed sixth.
Zach Anderson competed in the 160 pound weight class and placed sixth.
Cole Felde competed in his first varsity tournament. He wrestled in the 170 pound weight class and placed second.
Tristan Berg competed at 182 ponds. Tristan Berg is 5-1 on the season and placed third.
Finally, Andrew Heinze (pictured below in his 8-0 win match) competed at 195 pounds and placed third.
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Staff and Students together for "Movember"
The month of November, also known as "Movember" is a time to raise awareness for men's health issues, specifically cancer. The National Honor Society students sold mustaches and raised $314.00 to donate to men's cancer research. Students and staff also participated by wearing black for a group picture formed similar to a mustache.
Ogilvie HS Honor Choir to UMD
Pictured are Ogilvie High School Students who represented Ogilvie High School at the University of MN, Duluth on Monday, October 29, 2012 in High School Honor Choir 2012, under the direction of guest conductor Greg Carpenter. From left to right (back row) Kaitlin Hansen, Eunieke Lindberg, Shane Steinbrecher, Tyler Troupe (front row) Tianna Day, Jared Torgeson and Shalyn Steinbrecher. (photo by Karen Steinbrecher)
Ogilvie Choir Students Perform at UWS
Ogilvie High School Students (pictured from left to right) Tyler Troupe, Eunieke Lindberg, and Jared Torgeson represented Ogilvie’s High School Choir in “Chorfest” at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, on Friday, November 2, 2012. Chorfest is an opportunity for the students to experience college choir by training with the college choir director, and a guest conductor. This year the guest conductor was Dr. Craig Jessop, a retired conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. After a month of learning the music, and a day of training with these professionals, the students, along with the UWS College choirs, performed in an evening concert of Haydn’s Paukenmesse. (photo by Laurie Torgeson)
Ogilvie FFA at Nationals
Pictured L-R: Coach Jake Grass, Advisor Al Ambrose, Tony Munsterteigerm, Adam Munsterteiger, Anna Munsterteiger, Shane Steinbrecher, Tyler Troupe, Advisor Amanda Cook
From October 18th to the 26th, members of the Ogilvie FFA Livestock Evaluation team had the opportunity to experience the National FFA convention in Indianapolis, IN. During their trip, students had the opportunity to see a large variety of high quality livestock and sharpen their evaluation skills. Students participated in three events before competing in the National FFA contest: the Purdue Boilermaker Contest, Stockman Judging Contest, and Purdue Workout. Also participating in the previous contests were many college and 4-H teams from around the nation. At the Stockman Contest, Ogilvie took home 6th place and Anna and Adam Munsterteiger were recognized as top ten individuals.
Once they reached Indy, Ogilvie competed in a two day livestock evaluation event at the National FFA Convention. Components of the contest included: classes of sheep, goats, beef, and swine, keep/cull classes, a marketing activity, genetics activity, written test, and oral reasons. Ogilvie competed against 47 teams from all over the nation and placed 23rd overall, achieving a Silver award. Adam Munsterteiger achieved a gold award, Anna and Tony Munsterteiger received a silver award, Shane Steinbrecher a bronze, and Tyler Troupe accompanied the team as an alternate. Congratulations to these five outstanding individuals on their hard work in making it to the national level! It is an honor few get to experience!
Ogilvie Takes Home First Place at CSB/SJU Engineering Competition
EngineeringCompetition.JPGOn Friday, October 26, 2012 Ogilvie High School’s Physics students competed at the CSB/SJU Engineering Competition and left with first place. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University hosted high school science students (grades 10-12) interested in applying their knowledge and ingenuity to design devices to accomplish prescribed tasks. Students competed in teams of two (or individually if they choose) for the musical brakes competition and The Impromptu Competition. Click Engineering Competition 2012.pdfEngineering Competition 2012.pdf for the full story and more pictures.
Ogilvie Student Places 2nd at IMAGE Art Show
angelArt.jpgJunior Angel Olson earned a 2nd place ribbon in the Youth division of the 26th annual IMAGE Art Show with her black and white drawing titled “Self Quality”. Along with the ribbon was a $50 prize. This Art Show took place in the Ogilvie commons October 19th – 21st and was open to artists from five counties, including Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine.
Five other Ogilvie students also had artwork entered in the show. Juniors Justina Sorensen and Heather Krahmer and freshmen Randi LaBeau and Kristina Josul also represented Ogilvie very well. Congratulations to Angel!
Ogilvie Announces new “Students of the Quarter”
The Student of the Quarter Award is a program designed by the faculty in order to give special recognition to those students at OHS who are doing exceptional jobs in their studies as well as their attitudes and activities. A student is nominated and selected each quarter for the junior high and senior high divisions. In addition to the recognition, the Greater Minnesota Credit Union, our sponsor, will be establishing a savings account in the student's name.
Our junior high student, Randi LaBeau, was selected from the 7th – 9th grade level category. Randi is a 9th grader who is the daughter of Randy and Sue LaBeau. Some of the activities she is involved in include: choir, Future Farmers of America and Speech. She is also involved in Girl Scouts. Some of her hobbies are: reading, drawing and Harry Potter.
Randi states that she likes all of her subjects at school, but her top two favorites are Math and Art. She enjoys solving problems in Math and she loves to draw in Art class. She feels that school is important because “You learn a lot of things that you will need for later on in life.” If Randi were to give advice to someone who doesn’t like school, she would say, “Unless you plan on flipping burgers at McDonald’s, you should stay in school!” In the future, Randi is considering becoming a veterinarian because she loves animals or possibly having an art-related career.
Our high school student, Kelly Dahlberg, was selected from the 10th – 12th grade level category. Kelly is a sophomore who is the daughter of Curtis Dahlberg and Denice LaPlant. Some of her interests include: basketball, swimming, drawing, helping kids and being with friends and family.
Kelly’s favorite subject in school is Math because it allows her to show what she knows and learn new things. Math isn’t always easy and she learns something new almost every day. Kelly believes that school is very important. She thinks that it is like starting a new chapter in life and it helps you grow as a person and it gives you a chance to learn and try new things. It also allows you to develop friendships and helps you figure out who you are and what you want to do with your life after high school.
Her advice for someone who doesn’t like school is, “Don’t look at the negatives, look at the positives.” She thinks of school like a stepping stone to your future. She advises students to enjoy all that they can and just make the best of it. Also, she reminds her fellow students that everyone has big dreams, but without school, you are not going to get there.
For her future plans, Kelly is hoping to attend the Anoka-Ramsey Community College to get a degree in Special Education so she can help kids with speech and other things.
Congratulations to Randi LaBeau and Kelly Dahlberg for being selected as Ogilvie’s newest Students of the Quarter!