February 2017 News and Notes

Williston Coyote Foundation in Arizona

‚ÄčOn February 20th, the Williston Coyote Foundation was in Phoenix for a "Friends of Williston" Social at the Seville Golf & Country Club. Over 110 guests joined Williston State College and the Williston Coyote Foundation for drinks, appetizers, Williston trivia, and socializing. Of the people in attendance, 30+ graduated from Williston High School, and many, many more had children who were Coyotes or worked for Williston Public School District #1!

Group of older people smiling around a table drinking.
We look forward to continuing this tradition next year, and we hope for an even bigger turnout in the future! A big thank you to the Williston State College Foundation, Jan Skadeland, Bonnie and Dennis Guenther, Lynn and Shirley Leininger, and Ron and Kathy Seeley for including us in the great event!


Alumni Deaths:

  • Ruth (Johnson) Miller, Class of 1941, died 2/24/17 in Williston, ND
  • Lawrence Marmon, Class of 1937, died 2/15/17 in Williston, ND
  • Randy Slais, Class of 1973, died 2/15/17 in Watford City, ND
  • Robert Stieg, Class of 1987, died 2/25/17 in Fargo, ND
  • Dalton "Del" Lindquist, Class of 1961, died 2/1/17 in Williston, ND

Gifts to the Foundation

  • David and Gay Williamson, in memory of Steve Skjei and Kenn Skadeland
  • Doyle Berve
  • Dick and Marg McKennett, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Rodney and Sharon Anderson, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Clyde and Janell Sailer, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Roger and Sandy Kohlman, in memory of Kenn Skadeland and Karen Martin
  • Kay Skadeland, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Greg and Kim DeLorme, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Rodney and Dawn Ledahl, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • James Leinen, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Curtis and Pamela Gudmundson, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Sandra Frederick Krug, in memory of Kenn Skadeland
  • Sonny and Pat Hanson, for the Oliver and Hilda Hanson Memorial Scholarship and the Jerome "Sonny" and Patricia Hanson Memorial Scholarship
  • Diane Hagen, in memory of Steve Skjei

2017 Awards Night 2017 Set

Our 2017 Awards Night is officially on the calendar for May 10th, 2017, at the new Williston High School theater. We are excited to begin a new era of Awards Nights in the new facility.

One of the things we hope to add to the ceremony is a picture of each person who has a scholarship in his/her honor/memory. If you are the donor of a scholarship in memory of your loved one, please consider helping us with this request so we can highlight the amazing men and women who have made our scholarship program possible. You can contact us at codi.austreim@willistonschools.org with any questions you might have!

We are also adding a link for each scholarship on our Scholarships page on the Williston Coyote Foundation website. There alumni, students, and friends of the Foundation can check out the scholarships we have available and can learn more about the people/families behind them!

Coyotes Making Headlines

Band and Choir has many named to All-State team

The following students were selected for the All-State Music ensembles under the direction of Choir Director Katie Rooke and Band Director Eric Rooke.

All-State Treble Choir

  • Kayla Benth

All-State Mixed Choir

  • Emily Morenski
  • Brendon Skor
  • Andrew Tong

All-State Band

  • Jacob Hernandez
  • Conner Martin
  • Sophia Rose

Congratulations from the Williston Coyote Foundation!