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Several Wolf Point High School students participated in the District 12 Honor Band and Choir, and were among selected students from northeastern Montana that participated in the Honors Music Concert at Glasgow High School, Monday, Jan. 26. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Danielle Vermette, Erin Presser, Christina Dahl, Aeryn Martin, (second row) Alexandria Rodriguez, Shelby Hanks, Trinity Whitmus, Alecia Macdonald, Thea Smith, (third row) Chelysa Owens-Cyr, Dalton Hafner, Austyn Juve, Ty Nygard, Savannah Wozniak, (back row) Miexel DeWitt, Logan Flynn, Devin Northington and Cale Evans. LaRae Dahl is not pictured. (Photo by John Plestina)
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Wolf Point Town Pump manager Noreen Hohman presents Northside principle Hannah Nieskins with the Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance grant.
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program awarded a $500 grant to Northside School to support the school’s math and science programs.
The grants are made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corporation, which Town Pump is part of.
ExxonMobil awarded $34,000 in Educational Alliance grants for Town Pump Exxon sponsored schools across Montana.
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools.
Town Pump met stringent eligibility criteria before applying for and being awarded this grant including having a recognized commitment to provide a superior buying experience for customers.
Written by Chelly Harada
Two Wolves competed at the State Class B/C Speech and Drama Tournament in Ennis Jan. 30-31.
Forty-nine schools were represented. Only the top six contestants in each event from the Eastern, Northern, and Southern B/C Divisions competed. The top eight were awarded medals for being the best in their events in the state. In each event, 18 speech contestants competed in four preliminary rounds. After eliminating the lowest score, the contestants’ top three scores are used to determine qualification for the semifinal rounds.
For the semifinal rounds, the competition is narrowed down to 12 contestants. There are three judges in the semi-final rounds. Those three scores are then added to the contestants’ three preliminary scores. That subtotal of six scores determined who advanced to the final round.
For the final round, the competition narrowed to eight. Again there were three judges. Those three scores were added to the three preliminary and three semifinal scores. The grand total of nine scores determined the contestants’ final placement.
For speech, competing in the serious oral interpretation event was junior Devin Northington. In the preliminary rounds, he scored sixth, second, first and fourth. After dropping the lowest score of sixth, he qualified for the semifinal round with a score of 7. In the semifinal round, he scored fourth, first and third, scoring 15, qualifying him for finals. In the final round, he scored fourth, fifth and eighth, for a final score of 32. Northington took sixth place.
For drama, competing in pantomime was freshman Jaki Harada. In the preliminary rounds, she scored third, sixth, sixth and fourth. After dropping the lowest score of sixth, she had a total of 13. Harada did not qualify for semifinals.
Coach Chelly Harada said, “The two Wolves represented Wolf Point at the state meet exceptionally well, especially in the spirit of competition. They supported their fellow competitors throughout the two days of competition. I am proud of their performance at state.”
Harada left a strong impression amongst her fellow mimes. Many coaches were impressed and noted that as a freshman, making it to state was quite an accomplishment.
Northington was recognized by his fellow competitors. He was devoted to giving his best performance and worked hard to stay in the game. I was not surprised to see him advance to finals.
All the coaches and judges were quite supportive of all the competitors. Several were experiencing illnesses that caused them to leave the rooms during competition. That’s how devoted these competitors are. They did not let being sick keep them from doing their best.
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Southside Elementary School has recognized perfect and good attendance for the first semester.
Perfect attendance: Tyana Black Eagle, Nora Hansen, Aaron Johnson, Meadow Moats, Ruth Solberg, Johan Williamson.
Missed one to two days: Jorilynn Black Eagle, Gavin Daugherty, Lonnie Steele, Andrew Walking Eagle-Fleming, Payton Williams, ElRayen Adams, Promise Burshia, Jay Davis, Donovan Espinoza, Charlotte Reum-Ricker and Kailayla Villaluz.
Perfect attendance: Tavian Bell, Ben Buckles and Joseph White Snow.
Missed one to two days: Kashlyn Speaks Thunder, Sam Boysun, Gabriel Keiser, Jovi Redstone, Lauren Rodenberg, Amerah Smith and Teagan Williams.
Perfect attendance: Michael Bell, Brenna Blount, Zane Burshia and Linda Guldborg.
Missed one to two days: Keeley Blount-Henderson, Ali Corpron, Kadence Grandchamp, Brianna Jenson-Rowe and Angelina Escarcega,
Perfect attendance: Mary Jane Burshia, Dante Granbois-Dionne, Dana Johnston, Jacob Lien and Ryan Schumacher.
Missed one to two days: Sierra Hamilton, Trenton Hamilton, Joli Beston, Tristan Buckles, Isabelle Crawford, Sarah Dahl, Callan Fox, Kaylee Johnson, Kaleah Miller-Toavs, Kylie Rodenberg, Peyton Summers, Ashley Will and Aurora Winsor.
For the second quarter, Southside has recognized the following students.
Perfect attendance: ElRayen Adams, Kasen Beaudry, Jorilynn Black Eagle, Tyana Black Eagle, Gavin Daugherty, Jay Davis, Aedyn Dionne, Nora Hansen, Aaron Johnson, Kashtin Lizotte, Meadow Moats, Owen Moran, Jesse Reed, Ruth Solberg, Andrew Walking Eagle-Fleming, Payton Williams and Jonah Williamson.
Missed one day: Ava DeWitt, Tanna Guldborg, Kenny Hentges, Della Medicine Stone, Thomas Moudree, Kamber Spangler and Lonnie Steele.
Missed two days: Dana Buckles, Promise Burshia, Donovan Espinoza, Aaryn Hamilton, Jasper Hollow Horn, Emma Kawasaki, Calvin Liu, Jeina Reum, Charlotte Reum-Ricker, Ty Two Bulls and Kailayla Villaluz.
Perfect attendance: Ashton Bell, Tavian Bell, Ben Buckles, Madison Eder, Sean Hamilton, Kashlyn Speak Thunder and Joseph White Snow.
Missed one day: Sam Boysun, Brielle Solberg, Navella Weeks and Teagan Williams.
Missed two days: Kevin Brock, KayLeigh Bushman, Max DeWitt, Samara Dupree, Chamiyah Durney, Conner Hartman, Kevan Hentges, Joshua Jackson, Gabriel Keiser, Kamilla Melbourne-Hines, Emily Nefzger, Jovi Redstone, Lauren Rodenberg and Amerah Smith.
Perfect attendance: Michael Bell, Brenna Blount, Zane Burshia, Ali Corpron, Calley Guldborg, Linda Guldborg, Harmony Hansen, Marykle Littlehead, Trinity Poitra, Aubrey Todd and Brent Weston.
Missed one day: Keeley Blount-Henderson, Angelina Escarcega, Ethan Fowler, Kadence Grandchamp, Brianna Jensen-Rowe, Aiden Prichard, Kasey Reed, Amaya Steele and Victoria Wozniak.
Missed two days: Jack Bow, Navarjo Escarcega, Kalvin Grandchamp, Keenan Huber, Tierra Lilley, Addie Steele, Audrey Weinberger and Jaycen Williams.
Perfect attendance: Mary Jane Burshia, Callan Fox, Dante’ Granbois-Dionne, Trenton Hamilton, Dana Johnston, Jacob Lien, Maddox Reum, Ryan Schumacher, Ireland Vandall and Brandi Vine.
Missed one day: Joli Beston, Tristan Buckles, Malachi Cloke, Sarah Dahl, Trever Durney, Sierra Hamilton, Kaylee Johnson, Kaleah Miller-Toves, Geni Poitra, Xander Steele, Peyton Summers, Ashley Will and Aurora Winsor.
Missed two days: Logan Brown, Raymond Burshia, Isabelle Crawford, Jordan Davis, Damian Deserly, Xavion Dupree, Cassidy Moccasin, Charles Page, Esiya Pipe, Kylie Rodenberg, Delsin Tapaha and Kiona White-Jackson.
Written by John Plestina
Jordan Clark likened himself to Jared Fogle, the Indiana man who lost a lot of weight eating sandwiches and became a television commercial celebrity.
“It’s like the Subway sandwich guy who lost all the weight, but without the sandwiches,” said Clark, a Wolf Point High School sophomore.
The second year WPHS junior varsity wrestler has had a goal of getting down to 286 pounds, which would qualify him to wrestle in the 285-pound weight class and his first official varsity bout.
Clark told The Herald-News he was nearing that goal, Thursday, Jan. 29. He made his goal at Malta the next day and officially wrestled as a varsity competitor for the first time. He faced tough competition and did not win.
The teenager weighed well in excess of 300 pounds when he played football for the Wolf Point Wolves this past fall. Clark tipped the scale at 338 pounds at the start of the wrestling season, which was the Wolf Point Invitational Dec. 11, 2014. Six weeks later, on Saturday, Jan. 24, he weighed in 46 pounds trimmer at 292 pounds at Harlem, just six pounds too heavy to compete in the 285-pound weight class as a varsity wrestler.
“Jordan Clark is on the verge of being a huge success story for this community if he loses five more pounds,” head wrestling coach Bruce Knerr said early last week.
Clark needed to get down to 286 pounds by Friday, Jan. 30, which would allow him to wrestle his first varsity match.
Clark made the goal of 286 pounds by Friday.
“That’s the same weight he was in junior high,” Knerr said.
“Jordan has wrestled over 26 matches this year, but he can’t be a scoring wrestler. We have to wrestle him as a renegade or junior varsity wrestler,” Knerr said.
“He has been a major driving force behind our team with his dedication to the team, himself and his desire to get fit and compete. Jordan has inspired several other boys to dedicate and get into better shape and be healthier, mainly David Knerr, who has lost 36 pounds, and Ty Nygard, who lost 21 pounds. The boys were a little soft but their hard work has made them healthier and better, faster athletes,” Knerr said.
“He’s a big, solid kid. He got under 300 pounds by Christmas break. That was his goal,” Knerr said.
Clark accomplished the weight loss with conditioning that included weight lifting.
“He just doesn’t take a day off from his conditioning,” Knerr said.
“Four guys lost about 140 pounds between them since the start of the season.” Knerr said.
He said he’s eating smaller portions and more chicken and less of other meats.
Clark’s goals include for his teammates to do good, too.
“This weekend, I see myself doing pretty good,” Clark said, and added that he has been working harder.
Clark has also played varsity and junior varsity football under Knerr, who is the head football coach.