Discovery Education and 3M are sponsoring a "Top Young Scientist" contest. Ten finalists will be chosen to work directly with a 3M scientist to create an innovation that solves a problem in everyday life that they will present at the 3M Innovation Center for the chance to win $25,000.
To enter, students in grades five through eight can submit a short video that explains the science behind a solution to an everyday problem, such as: "How to create greener transportation options," "How to detect/prevent food poisoning," and "How to protect people in the event of an emergency."
All videos must be submitted by April 19 to (www.youngscientistchallenge.com)
Dollars for Scholars seeks applications
North Dakota Dollars for Scholars is accepting scholarship applications from North Dakota high school seniors and college students. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $15,000 will be awarded for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Applicants must be graduating from, or currently live in, a North Dakota community with an active Dollars for Scholars chapter to qualify. Students from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. The scholarship offerings cover a variety of categories: need-based, vocational/technical schools, military family, health care, leadership, community service, and emergency medical response.
The application deadline for all scholarships is April 1. Scholarship details and applications are available at (www.nddfs.org).
Garrison Honor Rolls
Grade 12: Heather Johnson, Brittny Riemer, David Rime, Jessica Stumvoll, Caitlin Wilcox, Elizabeth Young.
Grade 11: Andrew Haugen, Kara Jeffers.
Grade 10: Tyler Jacobson, Arianna Larson, Laura Zacharias.
Grade 9: Robyn Essler.
Grade 8: Jayden Hansen, Megan Johnson, Micaela Rud.
Grade 7: Marc Gratton, MacKenzie Jacobson, Kylee Kerzmann, Samuel Larson.
Grade 12: Christopher Dimler, John Klein, Matthew Knutson, Jenna Mehlhoff, Lauren Pechacek.
Grade 11: Karisa Gratton, Libbi Hasenwinkel, Amy Schmitcke.
Grade 10: Haley Hove, Brooke Kerzmann, Elizabeth Mautz, Kendal Mautz, Allen Porter.
Grade 9: Sarah Behles, Emily Giffey, Tayler Kerzmann, Gabriel Lassila, Amanda Peterson, Dylan Stumvoll.
Grade 8: Bree Diffely, Alexander Dornacker, Tessa Duben, Taylor Kamp, Madison Nieuwenhuis, Rebecca Syvertson.
Grade 7: Ellie Gehring, Kailee Jeffrey, Evan Klein, Kimberly Kolden, Noah Sloka, Austin Wyman.
Grade 12: Lucas Johnson, Ian MacDonald, Tony Tank.
Grade 11: Elizabeth Bauer, Kassi Knutson, Colin MacDonald, Elizabeth Mehlhoff, Kaylee Revier.
Grade 10: Alex Bendickson, Ryan Dimler, Hanna Duben, Luke Gehring, Macie Johnson, Samantha Lies, Conner Moe, Adam Seidler.
Grade 9: Jessica Dimitch, Makenna Linz, Sydney Retterath, Ruby White.
Grade 8: Emily Curtis, Macy Dimler, Amanda White.
Grade 7: Mya Dickens, Faith Huston, Joseph Kerzmann, Josie Lind, Kelsea McDowell, Logan Smith, Tanner Young.
The following students were named to the fall dean's list by Park University's Minot Air Force Base Campus Center:
Austin Rogers, Cassandra McCabe, Danielle Drag, Jodie Ridley, John Davidson, Katrina Somerville, Kayla Dickelman, Keon Pinckney, Kevin Slade, Lisa Koerner, Matthew Rosenfeldt, Megan Davidson, Michael Pemberton, Stacy Robinson.
All-State Music Festival
Area students have been named to All-State bands or choruses. The North Dakota Music Educator's Association All State Music Festival will be held March 22-24 at the Bismarck City Civic Center.
The following area students were named to the 2012 Class A All State Band: Lianna Slabodnik, Williston, and Samantha Christman, Minot, both flute; John Bisbee, Williston, oboe; Erik Anderson, Minot, alto saxophone; Peter Mathistad, Minot, tenor saxophone.
The following area students were named to the 2012 Class A All State Orchestra: Stephen Gasser, Britney Cigrang, Jack Fagerland, Mackenzie Galster, all Minot, all violin; Ben Bergstrom, Mikaela Dick, Jason Jia, Taylor Shereck, all Devils Lake, all violin; Olivia Larsen, Williston, violin; Dylan Weber, Melissa Williams, Jasmine Percell-Thompson, Krista Mathistad, Laura Martinson, all Minot, all viola; Emily Bengson, Elizabeth Klingbeil, Alyssa Galster, Nikolai Verbitsky, all Minot, all cello; Rachel Dostert, Minot, string cello.
The following area students were named to the 2012 Class A All State Mixed and Women's Chorus: Maren Livington, Hannah Wollenzien, both Minot; Alyssa Tonneson, Our Redeemer's Christian School of Minot; Caitlyn O'Cain, Williston; Jesslyn Hall, Washburn; Kendra Slaubaugh, Hazen.
The following area students were named to the 2012 Class A All State Jazz Band: Jasmine Spitzer, tenor saxophone 1.
The following area students were named to the 2012 Class A All State Vocal Jazz: Rachel Olson, Minot.
Area students named as alternates are: Melissa Cresap, Minot, trumpet; Zachary Burkart, Minot, percussion.