member of the month archives


May 2021

Kate Harris

Oakes High School

Despite not being an officer on her Student Council, Kate Harris from Oakes High School shows exemplary leadership skills, making her worthy to be the May Member of the Month. Kate is always the first to volunteer, and the last to leave. Kate is known for involvement in multiple committees within her Student Council and has worked with Great Plains Food Bank for food distribution around her community.


April 2021

Alexis Kraemer

Grand Forks Central High School

Despite not being a student council cabinet representative this year, Alexis has worked hard to be involved and help the Grand Forks Central Student Council. Lexi headed up the project creating council T-shirts, was integral in planning fall spirit week, and was instrumental when it came to the GFC giving tree event. A project typically spread out among all student council members was delegated to the 8 cabinet members due to distance learning. GFC was still short on gifts so Lexi took it upon herself to volunteer and got over 30 gifts filled by herself within a week!

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march 2021

Makayla Jones

LaMoure High School

Makayla is the current president of the LaMoure High School Student Council. She is known for being the first to volunteer to serve, has expanded food drives in her area, and has created fundraisers for a Lamoure teacher with cancer.


february 2021

Alexa Schneider

Langdon Area High School

Alexa has assisted in planning a myriad of events, including Homecoming coronation, pep rallies, and games; “Kind Week”; YES committee; Epilepsy Awareness Month; and the Langdon High School Blood Drive. She strives to be a role model and is not afraid to step up, roll up her sleeves, and get work done!


January 2021

Aidan Bertsch

West Fargo High School

Aidan’s incredibly reliable leadership and strength of character is integral to the success of the West Fargo Student Council. He took the initiative to be one of the key members of the Fill the Dome campaign, contacting local organizations for donations and boxes to load the non-perishable food items. He has also sat on an advisory council for the State Superintendent and planned coronation and other Homecoming activities.


December 2020

Abigal Booth

Legacy High School

Abby is Legacy’s Student Council President. In her time as a member, she has delegated students to committees, worked to build a culture of positivity, and has played an integral role in many of the events the council hosts including homecoming, Saber Sweets and Treats, and Late Night in Saber City. Though a student of such accomplishment could be prideful, Abby is known for her kindness and radiates positivity.

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November 2020

Gabrielle Ketterer

Maple Valley High School

Gabrielle is the Maple Valley Student Council President. A great communicator, Gabby mentors younger members, listens to all points-of-view, enthusiastically takes on school spirit projects, and maintains a positive attitude even in difficult situations. She also has had a role with the annual food drive to increase presence in elementary classrooms, is leading a committee to help make the Maple Valley school parking lot safer, and is working with administration on getting a healthy snack machine in school.

At the beginning of the nationwide quarantine last spring, Gabby led her student council in two unique projects: a flipgrid video of their best dad joke sent to families in the district and a TikTok-style video sending teacher appreciation messages.


May 2020

Lexi Dirk

Mandan High School

Lexi is the Secretary for Mandan Student Council and is known to help with everything the council does, while still trying to let others take the lead sometimes. To highlight some of the work she’s done, Lexi organized a School Wide Day of Caring, Trick or Treat for Canned Goods, provided food for a local food pantry, and led the Community Clean up day along with the Mandan City Clean-up day. "Lexi is so willing to go above and beyond to make things happen at our school and in our community.”


APRIL 2020

Leah Kelsch

Legacy High School

Leah is the community service rep on the Legacy High School Student Council. This past year, she has taken it upon herself to create monthly service opportunities. Some of the events she has organized and planned includes a blood drive through Vitalant, bell ringing with Salvation Army, Heaven's Helper Soup Kitchen, Zion Lutheran Church's Trunk or Treat, and fundraising for the Alzheimer's Association. Her fundraising work for the Alzheimer's Association is especially exceptional because she planned multiple service opportunities for the month of September. 


March 2020

Cali Wilson

Jim Hill Middle School

Cali actively runs all meetings with the Jim Hill executive board and has been instrumental in the success of Jim Hill’s haunted house. She also is a school party activity planner, student guide at parent teacher conferences, mentors students with special needs weekly, and volunteers with the school recycling program.

Cali was instrumental in bringing the "Mystic" back to Jim Hill as a school mascot, along with bringing back the singing of the school song to increase school spirit at all assemblies. She has helped lead the sock and food drives for charity and helps other members achieve their community service hours. She gives of her personal time to food pantries and soup kitchens. She has helped with the council’s reading to animals project at the humane society and several other community events. 


February 2020

Samantha Whalen

Grand Forks Central High School

Samantha is an integral part of the Grand Forks Central High School Student Council. Her involvement in student council can be highlighted by her 100 hours of leadership program recognition for 4 years, management of social media for the school, pep rally planning, wrapping hundreds of gifts for the giving tree, running half time game entertainment, and volunteerism all around on the GFC student council. She missed the Halloween dance last year because she was the only student to help clean up the haunted house. Her involvement has been described as a vital part of the school community and culture of high school in Grand Forks.