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Five Swimmers/Divers Advance to State
Five Charger swimmers and divers have qualified for the state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Leading the way were Taylor LaZarre and Logan Erickson who qualified in four events each. LaZarre qualified in diving and three swimming relays while Erickson qualified in three swimming relays as well as the 100 Freestyle. LaZarre was the section champion in diving and set a new Sauk Rapids pool record in the process.
All three relay teams advanced to the state meet. The 200 Medley Relay team (Erickson, Tome Schumann, Isaac Atkinson, Lazarre) finished 4th and qualified by time standard. The 200 Free Relay Team (Erickson, Atkinson, Lazarre, Schumann) and the 400 Free Relay Team (Lazarre, Nolan Warren, Schumann, Erickson) both finished 3rd and qualified by place.
The state meet will take place Thursday through Saturday this week at the U of M Aquatic Center.
Cokato Students Jump Rope for Heart
Cokato Elementary students raised $9,700 for the American Heart Association with their Jump Rope for Heart event.
D-C Weight Room Fundraiser
The D-C Weight Room is in need of expansion and equipment. Please consider helping us to "Power up the Weight Room." See the links below to view information about donating online, and look at the items included in the D-C clothing fundraiser.
MN READING CORPS
Minnesota Reading Corps has been active in our district in the past. The tutoring program is intended to help all children be successful readers by the end of third grade.
Members are trained to provide a variety of reading interventions with students in kindergarten through third grade. The tutors also participate in community activities and other volunteer opportunities.
Openings for full and part-time Reading Corps members are likely to be available within the area next year. Contact Debbie Morris or Julie Renkes for more information. You can also visit the Reading Corps website: www.minnesotareadingcorps.org
Dahlseng, Koller are AAA Winners
Matthew Dahlseng and Hannah Koller are the 2014-15 Dassel-Cokato recipients of the AAA Award. The award is presented annually to a D-C male and female student who shows excellence in Academics, Arts and Athletics. Matt and Hannah will represent D-C at the Region 2AA banquet in February. Region 2AA winners will be announced at the banquet.
FFA Food Science Team First in the Nation
Thirteen members of the Dassel-Cokato FFA organization completed successfully at the 87th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky during the last week of October.
The Food Science team took top honors, placing first in the nation, and Lydia Meredith placed first overall individually as well. Other members of the team included Christina Babb (12th overall), Alyssa Torola (18th), Mistin Petersen (39th) and Kaitlyn Uldrych (alternate). Each student of the winning team will receive a $1,000 prize.
The Food Science students were tested on their knowledge of food science and how to apply that knowledge in real-life situations. Each team completed a timed team product development project, while the individual team members also completed practicums in food sensory evaluation, food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam.
Advisor Eric Sawatzke expressed great pride in his team's hard work and accomplishments and extended a big thank you and congratuations to Danita Piepenburg for coaching the Food Science team.
Other high honors at the convention included the following:
National Chapter Award: DC FFA was awarded the 3-star National Chapter Award at convention this year. This award signifies that the chapter is working hard to be successful in all areas of development including, student, chapter, and community development. The 2013-2014 DC FFA Officer team completed an 18 page application highlighting the top 9 events held by DC FFA during the year.
American Degree: Jessica Juncewski earned the highest degree awarded by our organization. To earn her degree, Jessica had to earn $7,500 in her Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), participate in 10 activities beyond the chapter level, complete 6 agriculture courses, and serve at least 50 hours of service learning projects.
National Officer: DC FFA helps train candidates for National FFA office. Six individuals are selected each year to serve our organization of over 610,000 members. These six students will travel the country and even to Japan to help inspire students to become involved and serve others. One candidate that DC FFA trained, Victoria Maloch from Arkansas, was selected as the 2014-2015 National FFA Secretary.
There are over 7,500 FFA chapters across the nation.
Recently, MN Cornerstone featured the team in an article.
Activities Office begins
new online registration process
Dassel Cokato High School Activities Office is excited to announce a new online registration process for all 7th – 12th grade athletic and fine arts activities, beginning fall of 2014. This “paperless” process will make annual registration for activities easier for students, parents and the Activities Office staff. See letter for more information.
FRIDAY IS CHARGER DAY
As a continuation of our school pride theme, all students and staff are encouraged to wear the Dassel-Cokato Charger colors on Fridays throughout the year.
The colors are blue and white.
DC CHARGER SONG LYRICS
Here come the DC Chargers,
fighting to keep our honor;
Cheer for the DC Chargers,
we’ll win this game! (Rah, Rah, Rah!)
Here’s to the blue and white;
with all our might we’ll fight.
Onward to victory,
we’ll win this game tonight! (Fight!)
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Cokato, MN 55321