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Second Quarter
SENIORS: *Alexis Edwards, *Cooper Folmer, Logan Eckert.

JUNIORS: Daniel Bolen, *Kinzi Grubb, Kylie Gunderson, Vanessa Aguirre, Cassandra Lee.

SOPHOMORES: Delaney Clark, Tate Enget, *Allison Grote, Brianna Honrud, *Grace Hove, Justin VanBerkom, Matthew Hager.

FRESHMEN: Selah Cowan, *Harley Eckert, *Sadie Maruskie, *Jessica Ronsencrans, Keilani Rystedt, Sydney Titus, Isiah Annis, Skye Kulstad, Zachary Lindstrom.

8TH GRADE: Mikayla Avery, *Kaylee Bolen, Terek Enget, *Hanna Grubb, *Aiden Nordloef, *Kyle VanBerkom, Mattie Byrd, Samuel Edwards.

7TH GRADE: Madison Fraunfelter, Chloe Gunderson, *Maddisen Heiling, Wyatt Puckett, Isaac Nordloef.

* Denotes 4.0 GPA.

Second Quarter
Seniors: Haley Allen, Quinn Chrest, Avery DeMint and Lakin Peterson.

Juniors: Brook Blom, Amy Casteel, Cheyenne Goodenough, Reese Heinrich, Kalvin LeBaron, Kassidy Marschner and Stormie Pettit.

Sophomores: Melanie Dean, Aleyah Fettig, Jayson Knutson and Disa Koppelsloen.

Freshmen: Robert Cooper, Joshua Kihle, Dani Koppelsloen, Collin Merritt, Cole Nelson, Bradon Peterson and Mariah Smart.

8th Grade: Mia Blom, Alex Casteel, Tevin Dix, Aleta Gamble, Alexis Kreklau, Nicholas Lanier, Shaundra LeBaron, Brandon McEvers, Kiah Nelson, Micah Nelson, Devanie Perez, Kali Smith and Dylan Yates.

7th Grade: Ethan Bakken, Keegan Hammer, Morgan Heinrich, Kayleen Kihle, Brittney Kuklis and Raelee Myers.

The December student of the month for the elementary was Kyra Waide and for the high school was Taylor Peterson.

Kyra is a sixth grader and the daughter of Scott and Kristi Flood and Kevin Waide.

Kyra was chosen for her caring character trait. Caring means to Kyra that you are there for other people and at times, and put other people’s needs before your own.
Kyra sees her teacher, Mrs. Melby, and her parents as role models who demonstrate caring.

Mrs. Melby described Kyra with these words, “Kyra is so thoughtful and kind. She wants to please all people at all times. She is very conscious about other people’s feelings.”

Kyra states, “Coming to school is important to further educate myself and be a better person.”
Kyra finds the people are friendly at school. She commented that is what she likes best about school. In her spare time, Kyra likes to ride horses.

Taylor Peterson, daughter of Loren and Janelle Peterson, was chosen as the high school student of the month demonstrating fantastic caring traits.

“Caring means when you stop thinking about yourself and focus on the people around you. You don’t have to do something spectacular to be caring. Something as simple as listening to someone can have just as great of an impact,” explained Taylor.

Taylor’s role model and one of the most caring people she knows is her mom.
“No matter what she is going through, she makes sure the people around her are happy. Whenever I need someone to talk to I know my mom will always be there to listen,” stated Taylor.

Miss Barry, Taylor’s English teacher, commented, “Taylor is genuine and makes a point to make all students feel important at our school.”

Taylor feels education is important so you know right from wrong. She continued with “education helps you understand the world around you and also pushes you to think both creatively and critically on many different subjects.”

Taylor is involved in basketball, volleyball, speech, drama, pep club, band and choir.
When Taylor has spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family or playing sports.

Taylor is a senior at Bowbells High School.

Oasis Petroleum Donates Towards Powers Lake FFA Trip
Each year, FFA members from all over the United States travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC).

During the five-day event, attendees learn how to become effective leaders by learning their purpose, how to value people, how to take action, and how to serve others.

FFA members leave WLC with the knowledge and the confidence to act in ways that help their schools, community, and their country.

This summer, nine Powers Lake FFA members plan to attend WLC in July. They appreciate Oasis Petroleum for their generous donation of $3,000 for the trip.

(front) Mrs. Hove (FFA Advisor), Macey M., Delaney C., Jessica R., Allison G.; (back) Larry Skaare (Oasis), Grace H., Austin M., Logan K., Sydney T., Sadie M., and Jared Iverson (Oasis).

Outdoor Tales


It has been a rough stretch in the outdoor adventures category the past few weeks. Between cold, sick kid and no desire to ice fish alone, I got nothing. With that, I promised you way back last fall that I would share some of the adventures from our July fly-in to Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan.

This was one of those trips of a lifetime that hopefully will happen again sooner rather than later.

The idea to go on this trip was first contrived while catfishing in Canada in 2005. We made plans to go in 2007 or 2008 after we had a couple years to put some money away to make the trip. Well, as you may have already figured out, last year was 2014.

Turns out that kids and life can get in the way of things but that is another discussion.

Our journey began on July 4th for our 900 plus mile drive to Reindeer Lake in search of secluded lake trout fishing.

We arrived at the air service about noon on the 6th to catch the plane to our outpost camp. We were greeted with a delay because the air service was flying fire fighters into the bush after a lightning storm to prevent forest fires.

We finally got our flight the next morning. When we landed we took the quickest way to the water we could in search of the lakers.

Having never been to the lake before we expected the first day to be a recon mission. The boat I was in managed a couple quick trout to get dinner taken care of then we split up in search of more fish after that.

My boat headed to a rock cliff in search of deep water. (Steep cliff usually mean deeper water.) We found deep water but not any trout as we drifted through the hole with jigs and blade baits.

It seemed maybe some trolling to move faster and cover more water to find fish was in order.

We changed out our gear and off we went.

Maybe ten minutes into the troll my buddy, Brad caught a lake trout that managed to wrap itself up in the net enough to teach me some new adjectives.

While he was dealing with the net, I dropped a jig as we slowly drifted from about 30 feet to the depths of a big hole.

Within seconds I had a hit and a miss, and another and yet another before I finally hooked up with my first trout.

When I said “fish on,” Brad happened to look up from his mess with his eye catching the depth finder and “oh my God” was what I heard.

We had hit paydirt. We were in 55-60 feet of water with over six feet of fish on the screen of the depth finder.

For the next four hours we drifted over that school catching trout by the dozen. While having all this fun the other boat came looking for us and got in on the action too.

These were not huge lake trout but respectable and good eating size fish. For a first timer it was amazing to experience fish like this.

We got into them like that two more times that week before bad weather and wind would not let us get our 14-foot boats out to that part of the lake.

What we experienced here is what one would expect going to a private outpost lake in Northern Canada.

We learned a ton and of course made some mistakes which will be remembered so they don’t happen again, but any way you cut it, a great experience with great friends.

Until next time get outside and make some memories.


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