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Bayley Scott

Hi, my name is Bayley Scott and I attend Fargo Davies High School. I’m so excited to serve as your new NDASC President, and can’t wait to work with you all! My platform centered around taking the initiative to create an impact. In other words, choosing to take action and create change. I’m looking forward to providing you with opportunities to create an impact throughout the year! I serve as the Vice President of my school’s Student Council, volunteer through Key Club, spend lots of time in High School Ministry and am a captain on my cross country team. I run both cross country and long distance track.


My favorite food group is potatoes, I’m obsessed with my yellow lab, Remi, and enjoy spending time traveling with friends and family. I prefer to spend time outdoors in the fresh air, and love to wakeboard, snowboard and wake surf. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you this year, and I’m beyond ecstatic to see everything we do!!

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Anja McDermid

Hi all:) my name is Anja McDermid and I am your NDASC Vice President. I am from Jamestown High School and I am ecstatic to represent you guys for the next year. My slogan was ‘There’s Always Someone Anja Side’ and my platform was bringing awareness to the fears, stress, and anxiety highschool students face. My plan of action for the next year is to bring student led counseling groups to schools around the state. It’s so important for students to have a place to turn when they are feeling anxious and overwhelmed which is why I am so excited to start implementing these support systems in our schools. I am involved in speech, drama, honor choirs, nhs, football training, DECA, and most importantly student council;)


I love to sing and I play piano and ukulele as well. In my free time I love hanging out with friends, long boarding, reading, writing music, and thrifting!! Lastly, one interesting fact about me is I was a barista at an artsy coffee shop😛

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Lauren Erbele

Hi, my name is Lauren Erbele! I’m the new NDASC Class A rep. I attend Bismarck High. My platform is about Living Life in 3D (3-dimensional) meaning we should be more intentional about being present and involved in our schools and our life. Along with being involved in Student Council, I am involved in NHS, Sources of Strength, BHS Demon Drama, Choir, BHS Bible Study, Junior class president, and President of BHS StuCo’s chapter.


Some things you should know about me is that I’m obsessed with movies and I love listening to music. I have two dogs, Frankie and Henri, and a dog-nephew named Maui. I have three older brothers and I have loved high school musical since I was 2. Some of my hobbies include traveling to Montana or California, hiking, singing, running, wake surfing, and spending time with my family.  I’m so excited for this upcoming year and so very happy and honored to serve as your Class A rep.  

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Ella Strutz

Hi friends! My name is Ella Strutz, I am from Shiloh Christian school. I am so blessed to be able to serve as your Class B Representative this year. My slogan was "Stand Under my UmbrELLA." My platform is focusing on uniting our schools together by maximizing our momentum at convention though Board Buddies and Networking Breakout Sessions. I also plan on implementing emails for all the Board member so you always know how to contact us, and so the NDASC Board can start keeping a history of what each board accomplished :) I am involved in Key Club, both in my school, as well as on the Minnesota-Dakotas Key Club Board. I also participate in NHS, One Act, Speech, Musical, CDCC, Choir, Band, volunteering at my church, and of course, Student Council :)

I few things about me are that I enjoy spending time with my friends! I also love singing, acting, and especially baking! I also play guitar, and clarinet. I hope to be able to pursue a career in Music Therapy further down the line. I'm so excited for this year, and I can't wait to see what we all do together!

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Jaci Praska

Hey guys, I'm Jaci Praska from Oakes High School and I'm your NDASC class b rep! My platform is having a statewide day of service with Great Plains Food Bank and helping you implement weekend food bags in your schools. Some things about me are I love coffee, hanging with my friends, and going shopping with my mom. I am also involved in volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, NHS, DECA, and choir. I love my teams in all these activities and hanging out with them.


A couple things about me are my parents own a local hardware store, so I know quite a bit about hardware! I also love Harry Potter (books>movies), and I'm obsessed with taking mom selfies. Some of my favorite foods are cream cheese, greek yogurt, cheesecake, brownies, and carrots. I’m pumped for this year with you guys, and I can't wait to see all we can do! 

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