2013-14 NDHSAA/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Students

2013/14 Distinguished Students: (From left) Mark Anderson, North Dakota Farmers Union Insurance General Manager; Meredith Mutch, Larimore High School; Rachel Loehr, Grand Forks Red River High School; Mary Haman, Lakota High School (2013-2014 Runner Up);  Tyler Toepke-Floyd, Wishek High School (2013-2014 Distinguished Student); Mark Nyhus, Harvey High School; Kaci Levorsen, Grant County High School.

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2013/14 NDHSAA/Farmers Union Distinguished Student

Tyler Toepke-Floyd, a junior at Wishek High School, was named the 2013-2014 North Dakota High School Activities Association/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student. Interviews were held for the six finalists in Valley City on the morning of May 3rd.

Mary Haman of Lakota High School, was chosen runner-up. The other finalists are Kaci Levorsen-Grant County High School, Rachel Loehr-Grand Forks Red River High School, Meredith Mutch-Larimore High School, and Mark Nyhus-Harvey High School.

The six finalists were selected from the original sixty applications sent in by high school principals around the state.

The NDHSAA Distinguished Student program was developed to recognize deserving young people who are the “backbone” of interscholastic activities, not necessarily the leader, but the individual whose participation in high school activities strengthens the program for participants, the school and the community. Applicants are students entering their senior year. The student must be a participant as a player, manager, statistician or other role in at least one NDHSAA sponsored activity. The student must be a good citizen and role model to his/her peers as well as a contributor to his/her school and community.

The NDHSAA Distinguished Student recipient receives a medallion and a Farmers Union Insurance sponsored $2,000 scholarship to the college of his/her choice. He/she is invited to be the Grand Marshall of the NDHSAA “Parade of Champions” as well as participating in other activities such as serving as the NDHSAA spokesperson for High School Activities Month, promoting the values of activity programs and participating in awarding of trophies at major NDHSAA state contests. The runner-up will receive a medallion and a $1,000 scholarship. The other four finalists receive a medallion, a $500 scholarship to the college of his/her choice, publication in the Bulletin and other recognition in connection with NDHSAA events.

The following students were honored as their school’s 2013-2014 Distinguished Student and submitted to the NDHSAA for consideration as the State Distinguished Student:

John G. Yale Bowman County High School
Bailey Schumann Carrington High School
Ryan Chrest Cavalier High School
Mariah Kinneberg Dakota Prairie High School
Courtney Vogel Des Lacs-Burlington High School
Hannah Steffen Devils Lake High School
Mariah Jorda Dickinson High School
Alyssa Schlosser Edgeley High School
Nicole Bartholomay Enderlin High School
Paige Meyer Fairmount High School
Cole Staigle Fargo South High School
Megan Jones Fessenden-Bowdon High School
Taylor Krenz Flasher High School
Arianna Larson Garrison High School
Camron Roehl Grand Forks Central High School
Kaci Levorsen Grant County High School
Brady Theede Hankinson High School
Mark Nyhus Harvey High School
Nathan Leintz Hazen High School
Denby Lueck Hettinger High School
Mariah Fossum Hillsboro High School
Camille Meyer Hope-Page High School
Braydon Love Jamestown High School
Jamie Blotter Kidder County High School - Steele
William Moffet Kindred High School
Mary Haman Lakota High School
Andria Hart Langdon High School
Meredith Mutch Larimore High School
Wyatt Limke Lewis & Clark High School - Berthold
Lance Haase Lidgerwood High School
Joseph Nelson Lisbon High School
Christina Krieger May-Port CG High School
Benjamin Fossum Midway High School
Kolton J. Larson Minot High School
Karlie Schroeder New Salem-Almont High School
Gabrielle Wilkinson New Town High School
Karissa Kempel North Sargent High School
Hannah Alto North Star High School
Jerricoh Hansen Northern Cass High School
Jordan Johnson Northwood High School
Rachel Osmundson Oak Grove Lutheran High School
Zachary Nelson Park River High School
Rachel Loehr Red River High School
Lane Voltz Richartdon-Taylor High School
Nigel Hageness Rugby High School
Brandan Wyum Sargent Central High School
Cole Thibert St. John High School
Rachel Goettle St. Mary’s High School
Sabrina Skarsgard Stanley High School
Kari Loehr Starkweather High School
Averi Olson Thompson High School
Sarah Telehey Trinity Christian School
Austin Oltmanns Trinity High School
Bethany Berntson Valley City High School
Hayley Fingarson Valley-Edinburg High School
Cassidy Peterson Velva High School
Hunter Braaten Westhope High School
Emily Lysne Williston High School
Tyler Toepke-Floyd Wishek High School
Abby Braaten Wyndmere High School

Past Distinguished Student Recipients

Updated 03/30/2022