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OHS Seniors on parade DEREK HILLMAN is the son of Gary and Laurie Hillman, working at Telnet, Mac Daddy's and DDD Wax Rendering dur- ing high school. Derek has been active in football, weight lifting, and enjoys camping, swimming and fishing• He was named all-conference for foot- ball in 2001 and is a four year football letter winner• Derek also led the team in tackles, and took fifth in conference for 2001. He plans to attend NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND, majoring in building construc- tion technology, as well as playing football there• Derek's best high school memories include winning the first foot- ball playoff game in 2000, and goini to basketball playoffs in the reties. SARAH OLSON is the daughter of Shalom Kropfl and Harry Olson. She has been active at OHS with key club, band, pep band, knowledge bowl, church youth group, BPA and with the stage crew for plays. Sarah is president of the key club, secretary of her church youth group, and was named to the Who's Who pub- Iication. She's worked during high school at Bill's Super Valu Plus, and plans to attend the U of M in Duluth to major in busi- ness and hospital administra- tion. Sarah's favorite high school memories are being president of key club and sit- ting in the "hot seat" in physics• JOE FULLER is the son of Mark and Judy Fuller. He has been active at OHS in basket- ball, football, baseball, band, pep band and jazz band. Joe has been named to the honor roll, received excellent and superior ratings at solo and ensemble, is a four year letter winner in both football and baseball, a two year letter win- ner in basketball, was a junior class homecoming attendant and senior class king candi- date, and has been named all- conference and all-section in baseball• During the summer, he has worked at Pepsi and plans to attend either Northern State or Fergus Falls Community College. Joe's favorite memory of high school is state boy's basketball tour- neys. KRISTEN TAYLOR is plan- ning to attend the U of M in Morris in the special education field after graduation• The daughter of Terry and LeAnn Taylor, she has been active in BPA, student council, concert band, pep band, baseball stats, FCA and prom committee• Kristen has been named to the honor roll, received superior ratings in solo competition, and has received other merits for state and national BPA pre- sentation management, being named a spring fling queen candidate, as well as being selected to play at Augustana's Band Festival. Kristen lists her favorite memory of school as boy's state basketball and BPA. HEIDI GUSE plans to attend college in Watertown, SD for a.a-rMA oTto=n= cosmetology after graduation. - ".'?:"""" '-" "-"'' She is the daughter of AI and oaugnter or uean ano Mona ........ • Rainy uuse and nas oeen Strege, has been active in JO ..... active in youtn grou , volleyball, basketball and foot- ,,,,,oH;,,,, ,.h,,,,,4;,,,, .,,. ball cheerleading, and church • " " hi h  I ffi ing in me g scnoo o ce, youth group. She was named women's choir and concert all-conference for volleyball in ......... I - ....... cnolr• i.lelOl s awards inc uoe zuuu and was alSO a nomecom ......... i ..... me wreeumg cneerleaang mg ..queen _. _cano,oete: squad comoetition, and an amanma s mgn scnool xc "" t ratn f r olo corn • e ellen o s - empl°Ymlnt P haS-illl nc/uded petition in 200. She's worked tregenuo arts, u super at un-'Ts -uper Valu Plus to" r Valu Plust?nd as a Malrn Kay .,three years, Kandi Land consultan  :sne pie s to • • Da care one year, and also attend the U of M in Morris as a wi the Milbank State Auto biology major f.or; insurance Com-any Her best surgery. amanma • pest nl • " .................. *4emorles of hh 4;chool are scnool memor,m_s a. nmmg m listed as decorating the bus for Mr. tnomssort a caDnlets wire • boys basketball, two years of Jessma ,ollefson and state ........ k ...... oolng to state, MIIoan vs. DasKetoall. 6rtonville games and being with friends. TRAVIS WELLENDORF is the son of Royce and Gail Wellendorf. He has been active at Ortonville High School with drama club, and also with working, movies, music and playing guitar. Travis has been employed dur- ing high school at Hilltop Video, and plans to attend Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls in the computer repair and support program. He lists his bast high school memory as going on the class ski trips. LINDSEY NELSEN is the daughter of Bruce and Lori Nelsen, and has been active in golf, volleyball, youth group, band, pep band, chorus, knowledge bowl, anti,enjoys hunting bear, deer and water- fowl, as well as fishing. She is a golf team captain, was named all-conference and number one in the conference for golf, was a state olf tour- ney competitor and is presi- dent of the church youth group• Lindsey also received superior ratings for clarinet solo and an excellent for clar- inet solos and ensembles at contest. She's been employed during school at Bill's Super Valu Plus and plans to attend Southwest State in Marshall for ...... btotogT/pre.medicine; Lindesy's best memory of school is listed as playing on the golf team and competing at state for golf. I 3 ° Boys first, girls take second in Ortonville Invitational meet Vanorny was sixth in the long jump at 15' 7 1/2". The 800 meter relay ran a season best 1:44.12 for third with Brian Vanorny, Bill Voecks, Kevin Cleland and eddy Ringsaker. Jesse Westermeyer was fifth in the 1600 and 3200, but was not at full strength hav- ing been ill all week. The ninth grade 400 meter relay team set a new ninth grade record with a 47.83 to take first, with Brian Vanorny, Ryan Cloos, Tim Thompson and Bill Voecks. Eric Collins was first in the pole vault at 9'0". Nick Stolpman was sec- ond, Kevin Cleland third and Kirby Athey fourth. Ortonville's youngsters took fourth, fifth and sixth in the 400 meter dash with Andy Domine, Dylan McLain and Dustin Roggenbuck. OHS put a young team of runners together for the medley for a third with Roggenbuck, Domine, McLain and Athey. Eric Collins placed third in the triple jump with Shane Thompson sixth. Stuart Stone and Joe Karels had season and P.R.s in the 800 meter run for third and fourth at. 2:19 and 2:22. This year, the tables are turned in both divisions as the Trojan boys track team won the Ortonville Invitational with 181, followed by Milbank 149 and CACGB 137, Wheaton-Herman- Norcross 85 and Hancock 9. For the girls, Milbank took top honors with 220, followed by OHS 128, CACGB 84, WHN 59 and Hancock 54. Last year it was the other way around. Scoring for Ortonville: In the 3200 meter relay, the team was second with a season best time. Included were Stuart Stone, Matt Thyne, Jason Pfleger and Joe Karels. Blake Schmieg had season bests to win the shot put with 44' 11 3/4" and discus with a 146'3" toss. Teammate Ryan Clods was second in both with 38' 4 1/2" and a RR. (personal record), and new ninth grade record in discus with 136' 7". Jesse Clods won the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, high jump and was second in the long jump. He had a ER. in the 200 and long jump. Jesse ran a 11.88 in the 100, brother Ryan placed tburth. He ran the 200 in 23.96 and long jumped 18' 2 1/2". Brian DIABETIC & RESPIRATOR Y PATIENTS If you have Medicare or Private insurance, you may be Eligible to receive your, DIABETIC SUPPLIES & RESPIRATORY MEDS, nebulizers, albuterol & ipratropium AT NO COST TO YOU// Call DIABETIC SUPPLY PROGRAM TOLL FREE Stuart also lad a ER. in the high jump at 5'2" for third, and Blayn Ronglien jumped for the first time at sixth. The 1400. meter relay team also had a sea- son best 3:52 for second with Stuart, Joe Kareis, Kevin Cleland and Tim Thompson. "If we get everyone back and healthy," comments Coach Jan Eifealdt, "as we had three gone and some only going one event, we'll be something to c ,ntend with by confer- ence." In the girls' division, Milbank was able to beat OHS by pure numbers and good performances. The 3200 meter relay team of Hilary Libka, Erin Peterson, Megan Croatt and Lisa Spors placed third. the pole vaulters went 1-2-3-4 with Megan Croatt, Amanda Croatt, Nicole Henrich and Erin Peterson. In the 800 meter relay, Ortonville placed fourth with Emily Sammon, Kira Sherod, Ana Sherod and Nicole Henrich. Nicole was fourth in the high jump and Lisa Spors fifth. The 400 meter relay team lowered their time to take first with Megan Reiffenberger, Lisa Spors, Amanda Croatt and Sarah LaVoi at 56.26. Sarah also took a first in the shot put with a 31' 2 3/4" throw. Jessica Chase had a P.R. with a 28' 7 3/4" throw for third and Kelsey Dybdal was fifth with 27' 5 liT' and Rebecca Hillman sixth. Chase had her first gold medal in discus with a personal best of 108'9". LaVoi was fourth with 88'8", Amanda Croatt was third in the triple jump and Megan Reiffenberger fifth. Kira Sherod was sixth. Hilary Libka ran a season best time of 2:36.4 in the 800 for first and Kailea Anderson was sixth. Amanda Croatt also placed fifth in the 200 meter dash. Erin Peterson, a seventh grader, ran her first 3200 for sixth. The 1600 meter relay team placed second behind CACGB. Milbank was dis- qualified for a rule infraction. The team of Kira Sherod, Emily Sammon, Megan Croatt and Lisa Spors ran a ) ) 1-8008-466-26 78 Save this paper for recycling \\; \\; CASEY MIELITZ has kept active at OHS through women's choir, concert choir and ensemble• She is the daughter of Terry and Judith Mielitz and has received supe- rior ratings for three music contest entries, and has made the "A" and "B" honor roll all throughout high school. Casey will be attending Lake Area Technical Institute for Technology and lists her best memory of school as being with friends every day. TAKING AIM AT THE PIN is Trojan linkster Ross held their invitational Monday and the girls team's is! Tuesday April 30. WIC voucher pickup for May May 2: Prairie V Conf. Room. Madison - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7: Countryside Community Room, Ortonville - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9: Graceville Community Center, Graceville - 9 am. to 1 p.m. The County Nutrition Education Assistants will be available. JOSHUA MILLER is the son of Mike and Sarah Miller, and has kept active during high school with student council, choir, men's choir and ensem- ble, lead actor and soloist in spring musicals "Grease", "Bye Bye Birdie", "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Music Man", yearbook staff, football, base- ball and golf. He also enjoys singing, relaxing and being with friends on the weekends, and has competed in music contests his sophomore and junior year. Joshua lettered in football and baseball, received superior and excellent ratings for vocal ensemble and soloist, and has received an academic scholarship award to Minnesota State, Moorhead. He's been employed during school at Dairy Queen and plans to "attend  MSU in' J)m/ead lens to trans-, fer later to Colorado. Joshua's best high school memory is, listed as helping with sandbag- ging during floods and going to the state basketball playoffs, tough race. Next week the teams will be very busy. 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