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Area students compete at Technology Day

High school students from across the area competed Dec. 3 in the Minot State University Department of Business Information Technology's 18th annual Technology Day.

Students competed in accounting, business law, desktop publishing, document production, business principles, spreadsheet applications and presentation software. Participating high schools were Berthold, Bowbells, Burke Central, Des Lacs-Burlington, Kenmare, Powers Lake, Sawyer, Stanley, Surrey, TGU Granville, TGU Towner, Underwood and Westhope.

Winners at the event follow:


  • 3rd place—Jared Halvorson, Stanley
  • 2nd place—Disa Koppelsloen, Burke Central
  • 1st place—Eden Johannes, Underwood

 Business Communication:

  • 3rd place—Ryan Nesheim, Stanley
  • 2nd place—Madison Holm, Underwood
  • 1st place—Lindsey Vangness, Berthold

 Business Law:

  • 3rd place—Ashlee Bower, Surrey
  • 2nd place—Kaleb Larson, Sawyer
  • 1st place—Thomas Heidelberger, Underwood

 Desktop Publishing: 

  • 3rd place—Lexi Vandegraft, Bowbells
  • 2nd place—Brook Blom, Burke Central
  • 1st place—Lindsey Landenberger, Underwood

 Document Production:

  • 3rd place—Aleta Gamble, Burke Central
  • 2nd place—Heidi Knutson, Bowbells
  • 1st place—Harley Eckert, Powers Lake

 Introduction to Business:

  • 3rd place—Tanner Net, DesLacs Burlington
  • 2nd place—Matt Patten, Stanley
  • 1st place—Lexi Mahlum, Bowbells


  • 3rd place—Joshua Kihle, Burke Central
  • 2nd place—Danielle Halstead, Underwood
  • 1st place—Sydney Pabian, Berthold

 Presentation Software:

  • 3rd place—Robert Cooper, Burke Central
  • 2nd place—Delaney Clark, Powers Lake
  • 1st place—Taryn Schmit, Bowbells

Sweepstakes Team Award:  Underwood High School.

  • Instructor:        Julie Driessen
  • Students:          Eden Johannes, Madison Holm, Thomas Heidelberger, Lindsey Landenberger, Brooke Weisenberger, McKenzie Snyder, Dani Halstead and Devyn Schmitcke

The event was coordinated by the Business Information Technology Department, Minot State business education students, Terry Van Berkom, Aaron Lake, Savana Kingsbury and Mickenzie Czech, and business teacher education and Tech Day coordinator, Jan Repnow.

In the front row, left to right, of the photo of the Underwood team are Madison Holm, Lindsey Landenberger, Mackenzie Snyder, Brooke Weisenberger and Julie Driessen. In the back row, left to right, are Danielle Halstead, Eden Johannes, Thomas Heidelberger and Devyn Schmitcke.


Published: 12/07/15

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