Northwood's Cassandra Rostvet named 2019-2020 NDHSAA/Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student


May 1, 2019 1:00 pm

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Cassandra Rostvet, a junior at Northwood High School was named the 2019-2020 North Dakota High School Activities Association and Farmers Union Insurance Distinguished Student. Interviews were held for the finalists at Valley City State University on Wednesday, May 1.

Macy Jordheim of Thompson High School was chosen runner up. The other finalists interviewed were:

Emily Dinius, New England High School
Philip Dowdell, Fargo North High School
Lauren McLean, Minot High School
Addison Hoornaert, Carrington High School

The six finalists were selected from applications sent in by high school principals from across the state.

The NDHSAA Distinguished Student program was developed to recognize deserving young people who are the “backbone” of interscholastic activities, not necessarily the leader, but the individual whose participation in high school activities strengthens the program for participants, the school and the community. Applicants are students entering their senior year. The student must be a participant as a player, manager, statistician or other role in at least one NDHSAA sponsored activity. The student must be a good citizen and role model to his/her peers as well as a contributor to his/her school and community.

The NDHSAA Distinguished Student recipient receives a medallion and a Farmers Union Insurance sponsored $2,000 scholarship to the college of his/her choice. He/she is invited to be the Grand Marshall of the NDHSAA “Parade of Champions” as well as participating in other activities such as serving as the NDHSAA spokesperson for High School Activities Month, promoting the values of activity programs and participating in awarding of trophies at major NDHSAA state contests. The runner-up will receive a medallion and a $1,000 scholarship. The other four finalists receive a medallion, a $500 scholarship to the college of his/her choice, publication in the Bulletin and other recognition in connection with NDHSAA events.

The following students were honored as their school’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Student and submitted applications to the NDHSAA for consideration as the NDHSAA/Farmers Union Distinguished Student.

Maren Berntson - Kulm

Evan Friesz - Grant County

Camille Klindworth - Beulah

Emily Dinius - New England

Milah Kibbel - Underwood

Alyssa Andress - Hettinger

Rachel Bosserman - Beach

Caleb Hauck - Ellendale

Ellie Holen - LaMoure

Raegen Hartman - Edgeley

Allysen Mathias - Valley City

Kameron Selvig - Jamestown

Claire Wagner - Oakes

Brooke Christensen - Enderlin

Megan Moser - Medina

Addison Hoornaert - Carrington

Garrett Jangula - Napoleon

Coy Spooner - Des Lacs-Burlington

Gavin Dorsey - Grand Forks Red River

Kinsey Pernat - Larimore

Olivia Reiser - North Star

Laura Paulsrud - Hillsboro

Kaitlin Ensign - Central Valley

Jackson Rexine - May-Port CG

Cassandra Rostvet - Northwood

Logan Dusek - Grafton

Connor Jensen - Northern Cass

Maria Leonard - Rolette

Abby Bertsch - Rolla

Jenna Beaver - Bottineau

Kali Bjornson - Devils Lake

Rebecca Sauvageau - Midway

Raquel Elise Bata - Langdon Area

Brynn Kroke - Dakota Prairie

Lauren McLean - Minot

Evan Halvorson - Lakota

Sydney Porter - Park River Area

Coralie Schwartzwalter - Kindred

Ema Lee - Central Cass

Philip Dowdell - Fargo North

Tyler Terhark - West Fargo Sheyenne

Alan Anderson - Fargo South

Anna Wallock - Hankinson

Erica Plummer - Wahpeton

Nathan Holzwarth - New Rockford Sheyenne

Macy Jordheim - Thompson

Catherine Schlosser - Bismarck St. Mary’s

Emmy Dockter - Drake-Anamoose

Melody Johnson - Rugby

Adam Punton - Maple Valley

Charlee Krieg - Cavalier

Jessica Kuchera - Wyndmere