Red River's Camden Larsen named 2020-2021 NDHSAA/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student


April 29, 2020 12:00 pm

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Camden Larsen, a junior at Grand Forks Red River High School was named the 2020-2021 North Dakota High School Activities Association and Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student. Interviews were held via video conference on April 29.

Kearyn Nelsen of Leeds High School was chosen runner up. The other finalists interviewed were:

Kasey Stegman, Drayton High School
Emma Thorsgard, Northwood High School
Elizabeth Schanilec, Midway High School
Sydney Mosset, Hazen High School

The six finalists were selected from applications sent in by high school principals from across 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 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 $1,000 scholarship of his/her choice, publication in the Bulletin and other recognition in connection with NDHSAA events. The other four finalists receive 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 2020-2021 Distinguished Student and submitted applications to the NDHSAA for consideration as the NDHSAA/Farmers Union Distinguished Student:

Megan Rising - Beach
Brooklyn Benno - Des Lacs Burlington
Sydney Mosset - Hazen
Tymber Boldt - Flasher
Laura Muggli - Grant County
Elizabeth Dean - South Heart
Stetson Urlacher - New England
Alexa St. Pierre - Trenton
Gabriela Oberg - Washburn
Grace Vetter - Bismarck St. Mary’s
Gracie Tjernlund - Kulm
Patrick Wrigley - Shiloh
Madelyn Schmidt - Kidder County
Kearyn Nelsen - Leeds
Kinzley Knutson - North Star
Jacob Vaagen - Devils Lake
Elizabeth Schanilec - Midway
Alex Huber - Edgeley
Ann Estvold - Lakota
Miriam Carignan - Walhalla
Grant Meehl - Oakes
Olivia Tuhy - Lisbon
Ty Stromberg - Larimore
Jake Doll - Finley Sharon
Natalie Hunter - Cavalier
Julia Dusek - Grafton
Emma Thorsgard - Northwood
Skya Brandon - Hatton
Jenna Maker - Northern Cass
Josh Dixon - Central Cass
Sierra Strenge - Wyndmere
Madison Steffens - Fairmount
Abigail Post - Hankinson
Sawyer Satrom - May-Port CG
Karl Swenson - Kindred
Hanna Magnuson - Hillsboro
Kasey Stegman - Drayton
Jazmine Hill - Wahpeton
Clara Hanson - Grand Forks Central
Camden Larsen - Grand Forks Red River
Lydia Mattern - Fargo Shanley
Isabelle Puhl - Fargo North
Alice Carlson - Fargo South
Taylor Fey - Fargo Davies
Grace Johnson - Park River Area