The West Fargo Exchange Club’s December Student of the Month for Sheyenne High School is Sadie Bovkoon. Bovkoon was nominated by Stephanie Radle for the Student of the Month award and her parents are Dave and Tricia Bovkoon.
Over the past four years, Bovkoon has had the opportunity to participate in both dual credit courses and advanced placement courses for college credit. Bovkoon is also on track to write in both academics and debate through all four years of high school.
Bovkoon’s volunteer activities have passed through the National Honor Society and helping people is one of her greatest passions. Bovkoon also enjoys supporting Sheyenne High School sports teams and helping with concessions and attending their games.
Bovkoon has not yet committed to a university, but has narrowed her options to North Dakota State University or Minnesota Moorhead State University. She hesitates to declare her major but leans towards pre-law, communication, political science, sociology or psychology. Bovkoon will continue to work for the West Fargo School District over the coming summer months.
Ethan Saari is West Fargo High School’s West Fargo Exchange Club Student of the Month for December. Saari was nominated by Jeffrey Mueller for Student of the Month, and Saari’s parents are Rebecca and Eric Saari.
Saari has been active in West Fargo Theater productions for the past four years. He has been a member of the National Honor Society for two years and was president of the 2022 Drama Club; President of the Wind Ensemble 2022; Vice President of the Drama Club, Representative of the Drama Club, Vice President of the Packer Singers and President of the Concert Bank.
Saari was also a member of FM Youth Choir from 2017 to 2022.
Saari’s hobbies are theater, video games, board games, family time and watching movies. Saari plans to major in acting and has not yet determined where he will attend college.
The West Fargo Exchange Club’s January Student of the Month for Sheyenne High School is Vivienne Heidt. Heidt was nominated by Joshua Karch for the Student of the Month award and her parent is Trina Iverson.
Heidt was involved in track and field and volleyball at West Fargo High School, where she had the opportunity to serve as captain for her teams. Last year, she was on the West Fargo High School volleyball team that competed in the state tournament. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, Philanthropy and Youth and Student Council.
Heidthas has written in both academics as well as athletics. She spends her weekends working at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and she volunteers for Meals on Wheels, West Fargo Public Library and Homeward Animal Shelter as well as coaches at Sheyenne Mustang Power Camp.
Heidt plans to attend college and major in biology and anthropology in order to pursue a career in forensics.
The West Fargo Exchange Club’s January Student of the Month for West Fargo High School is Seynab Muhumed.
Muhumed was nominated by Suzanne Thibert for the Student of the Month award and her parents are Maryan Ali and Ahmed Gure.
Muhumed has been an active member of the Key Club, French Club, National Honors Society, Science Olympiad and the Packerettes. She has twice won the Academic Achievement Award and the Key Club Early Bird Award; and the Excellence Award three times. Muhumed has won the Fine Arts Award, the Key Club Distinguished Officers Award, the Key Club Major Emphasis Award, as well as the Key Club Bronze Award Fine Arts Award. Muhumed also competed in athletics for two years.
Muhumed has volunteered at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and for WFHS concessions, Meals on Wheels as well as the West Fargo Park District. In her spare time, Seynab enjoys baking, arts, crafts, STEM and reading.
Muhumed plans to attend the University of North Carolina to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.
Students of the month for February
The West Fargo Exchange Club Student of the Month for February for Sheyenne High School is Dawson Galde. Galde was nominated by James Landman for the Exchange Club Award and his parents are Darrin and Amy Galde.
Galde has been active in football, wrestling, athletics, and student council. Galde was part of the 2021 EDC Soccer Champion Team as well as the 2021 State Soccer Champion Team. Galde qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament, in 2021 and 2022, and was named in the All Wrestling Academy Team. Galde was active in HOSA, National Honor Society and Boy Scouts of America. In 2019, Galde won his Eagle Scout award and attended the National Youth Leadership Camp at Greywolf in 2019. Galde is also active in his church’s confirmation and youth group programs.
Galde devoted his time and effort to the betterment of others. In the Boy Scouts, he learned the importance of helping his neighbor while remaining resilient and resourceful, which is similar to his involvement in organizations such as the NHS and the Student Council. Galde plans to become a registered CMA or EMT, which would benefit him as a medical student. Galde will be completing her undergraduate degree at North Dakota State University in Engineering with her long-term goal of pursuing medical school while working as a CMA or EMT to help better serve her community.
Ella Albano is West Fargo High School’s West Fargo Exchange Club Student of the Month for February. Albano was nominated by Heather Klundt for student of the month and her parents are Hope Youngsmith and Christian Albno.
Albano ranked first in the DECA state in 2020 and 2021. She served as DECA’s vice-president and served as an NHS officer. She is also a dancer/teacher at the North Dakota Academy of Dance.
Albano is a host at Sirirath Thai House and she volunteers at the Dakota Medical Foundation.
Albano is pursuing studies in business management and has not yet decided where she will go to university.