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Detroit Lakes hosted the 2013 Minnesota State Drum and Dance Competition last month. It was the first time Detroit Lakes has hosted the event. Submitted Photo

Detroit Lakes School hosts state drum and dance for first time

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The Detroit Lakes School District had the honor of hosting the 2013 Minnesota State Drum and Dance Competition last month. This is the first time Detroit Lakes Schools has hosted State.

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Thirteen school districts participated, including Bemidji, Bug O Nay Ge Shig, Cass Lake/Bena, Deer River, Detroit Lakes, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs/East Lake, Moorhead, Northland Remer, Ponemah  Red Lake, St. Paul and Waubun/Ogema. There were 197 registered dancers, 10 youth/student drum groups and seven hand drum groups.

Cass Lake/Bena placed first, Bug O Nay Ge Shig took second and St. Paul Schools took third.

Detroit Lakes winners include

  • Roosevelt: Sophie Rojas, second place, grades 1-3, Fancy Shawl; Olivia Mason, first place, grades 1-3, Girls Traditional
  • High School: Miya Rojas, first place, grades 7-9, Girls Traditional, fourth place, grades 6-12, Tri-Star; Veronica Roy, second place, grades 10-12, Girls Traditional, first place grades 6-12, Girls Tri-Star

Detroit Lakes also hosted Quiz Bowl on March 22. Circle of Life Academy took first, International Falls took second, and Cass Lake/Bena took third.

Several other events took place during Native American Awareness Week in March.

The following Detroit Lakes elementary students received awards for the K-5 Young Artist/Young Writer’s 2013 Competition:

  • Adisyn Buchanan (5th grade) — first place in Informative Writing
  • Jaydn Carter (4th grade) — first place in Black & White Drawings
  • Isabella Edvall (5th grade) — first place in Black & White Drawings
  • Zoey Frobenius (3rd grade) — Honorable Mention in Pencil  Drawings
  • Lexus Grant (3rd grade Rossman) — first place in Pencil  Drawing
  • Mackenzie Hilden (2nd grade Roosevelt) — first place in Crafts, second place for Colored Drawings, and third place in Pencil  Drawings
  • Annie Houglum (2nd grade Roosevelt) — first place in Colored Drawings
  • Montana Irwin (1st grade Roosevelt) — third place in Crafts
  • Brady Jensen (1st grade Roosevelt) — third place in Colored Drawings
  • Mercedes Jesness (4th grade Rossman) — second place in Colored Drawings
  • Jocelyn Jimenez (5th grade) — first place in Dreamcatchers
  • Brea Johnston (5th grade) — first place in Black & White Drawings
  • Gracie Kuehl (5th grade) — first place in Crafts
  • Annelise Lage (4th grade Roosevelt) — second place in Dreamcatchers
  • Olivia Lage (2nd grade Roosevelt) — second place in Crafts
  • Hailey Milello (5th grade) — first place in Colored Drawings
  • Liberty Odne-Niewind (5th grade) — first place in Photography
  • Juliana Orner (5th grade) — third place in Pencil  Drawings
  • Marissa Pace (5th grade) — Honorable Mention in Pencil Drawings
  • Emily Peake (3rd grade Rossman) — second place in Pencil Drawings
  • Skylar Nelson (3rd grade) — second place in Colored Drawings
  • Hallie Rishovd (3rd grade Roosevelt) — second place in Photography
  • Kya Rosell (4th grade Rossman) — third place in Photography
  • Skyler Smith (5th grade) — first place in Colored Drawings
  • Desi Swanson (5th grade) — second place in Crafts and Honorable Mention in Photography
  • Cole Vidal (4th grade Roosevelt) — second place in Pencil Drawings
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