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MSU students elect officers

New Minot State University Student Government Association officers for the 2014-2015 school year were elected this spring.

Marley Kotylak was elected president; Josh Sandy was elected vice president of finance; Joel Cartwright was elected secretary; Ashish Acharya, Callie Cook, Erik Larson and Layne Pfliger were elected College of Business senators; Emly Anderson, Ashley Busch, Marissa Choiniere, Kevin Gilgallon, Brady Gudgel and Leif Larson were elected College of Arts and Science senators; Kayla Barke, Brooke Domonoske, Laura Fritel, Miranda Lessmeister, Nicolette Newcomb and Skyler Niebuhr were elected College of Education and Health Sciences senators.

MHS’s Busch wins DECA honor

Minot High School-Magic City Campus senior Jordan Busch won the 2014 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award at a recent conference. The award recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through participation in DECA.

DECA has 120 student members at Minot High. The adviser is Cassie Vetter.

Scholarships open to entries

The American Legion William G. Carroll Post No. 26 is now accepting entries for 2014-2015 American Legion High School Oratorical scholarship program, “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” To date, more than $3 million in scholarships has been awarded at the national level by The American Legion to contestants in the program. The three national finalists receive $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000, respectively. In addition, contestants who win their state finals contest and represent their state at the national contests will receive no less than $1,500 in scholarship funds. The contest is open to all secondary school students (grades 9-12).

The purpose of the program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Students wishing to participate are asked to mail their name, address, grade, name of school, phone number to The American Legion Post No. 26, P.O. Box 2026. Minot, ND 58702 by Oct. 15. The Legion will then contact all students, informing them on when and where to register. The deadline for students to enter must be completed by Nov. 1.