This fund was started in honor of Leon Olson, longtime Williston Public School District No. 1 superintendent of schools.
Mr. Olson retired in 1988 after 20 years as superintendent of Williston Public School District #1. He was respected by colleagues and parents and loved by students.
Former Coyote Foundation Director Del Easton served as Williston High School Principal under Olson. "Leon was my mentor. I learned so very much from Leon about school, work and life. Leon was a builder of character, buildings and programs. So many good things happened in this community because Leon was a builder," Easton said.
This Leon B. Olson Recognition fund helps various student projects and organizations at WHS.