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New Salem - April 16, 2008

Counselorís Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School

5th in the State!

Yes, New Salem Public School had a 7th grade student take 5th in the North Dakota State Spelling Bee! Out of about 100 county and runner-up county representatives, Anna was one of the top 25 spellers who advanced from the written round to the oral spelldown. These 25 top spellers had to walk to a microphone, repeat the word the spelling pronouncer gave them, and then proceed to spell the word. Once the final oral spelldown is reached, tension is so great it can be cut with a knife.

Anna represented New Salem Public School very well. This is the highest that a New Salem Public School student has done in the 17 years that I have been affiliated with the State Spelling Bee. Anna can compete one more year. Congratulations Anna Bernhardt!

(See the New Salem Journal for the photo)
Anna Bernhardt

Power Plant Technology
Bismarck State College will host a parent/student open house on Thursday, May 1, 2008. The hours will be from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Students and parents who attend will be able to visit with instructors from Power and Process Plant Technology programs. Industry personnel currently working in these fields will also be in attendance. Admissions and financial aid staff will also be available.

A $ 1,000.00 BSC scholarship will be awarded to one of the students in attendance. For more information, and to register go to or call Ryan Caya at (701) 224-2412.

Medora Jobs!
If youíve thought of working at Medora for the summer, here is your chance. The Medora Foundation is accepting applications for a variety of positions in Medora. In addition to getting paid, more than 30 employees will be awarded college scholarships ranging from $ 500 to $ 1,500 for their outstanding work and leadership at Medora.

If you are interested, either call Personnel Director Steph Tinjum at 1-800-MEDORA-1 or apply at I also have some application forms and information on the types of summer jobs available.

Business Challenge
If you are a student and interested in attending an exciting summer camp that lets you experience the business world and get a head start on your future, then consider attending Business Challenge! It will be held on Dickinson State Universityís campus. The cost is only $ 125.00 when registration is completed by May 31, 2008. To obtain more information either call 1 800 279-4295 or go to

Culinary Arts Academy
If you like to cook and eat, the Culinary Arts Academy may be the thing for you.
Dates: June 1-13, 2008
Location: Bismarck High School
Cost: Free
Application due date: April 25, 2008
Preference is given to students entering their junior or senior year in high school.
If you want more information, contact Connie Grause at (701) 224-5433.

If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at either New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!