Failed Bond Referendum
Williston Public School District #1 voters went to the polls on March 20th to decide the fate of a 77 million dollar bond referendum that was designed to build two new elementary schools and add on to the new high school.
Approximately 2200 voters turned out, with nearly 60% voting against the referendum.
The school district will now go back to the drawing board and look for other options to combat the growing student population, now at 4,100 students and with projections that have the number approaching 5000 in the coming years, and the limited capacity of the district's existing schools.
For more details, read this article from the Williston Herald.
In loving memory:
- Roxanne Vig Eikom, Class of 1976, died 3/2/2018, in Minot, ND
- Lana Hoving Loranger, Class of 1959, died 3/2/2018, in Fargo, ND
- Leroy Eide, Class of 1962, died 2/3/2018, in Salt Lake City, UT
- Peggy Kellar Drury, Class of 1954, died 11/30/2017, in Houma, LA
- Vernice Wierson Johnson, Class of 1942, died 3/19/2018, in Williston, ND
- David Abernathey, died 3/13/2018, in Williston, ND
- Terry Ann Johnson Kuester, Class of 1981, died 3/27/2018, in Bismarck, ND
- Nadine Sukut Bloomquist, Class of 1982, died 3/28/2018, in Minot, ND
Gifts to the Foundation:
- James Bronson, in memory of David Jorgenson
- Donnie and Tressa Laber, for the WHS Class of 1980 Memorial Scholarship
- Steve and Patti Ogurchak, in memory of David Jorgenson
- John and DaVee MacMaster, in memory of Alvin Kuschel, LaVern Miller, Margaret Healy, Douglas Ness, Ron Skelton, David Jorgenson, and Osmond Skogen
- Penny Slagle, in memory of David Jorgenson
- David and Veanna Selid
- The Class of 1980, for their memorial scholarship
- Duane and Darcy Schauer, in memory of David Jorgenson
- Gary and Alvina Skogen, in memory of David Jorgenson
- R. Gravgaard, in memory of David Jorgenson
- Greg and Charysse Everson, in memory of David Jorgenson
- William and Lynn Bosley, in memory of David Jorgenson
- Joe and Wanda Meyer, in memory of David Jorgenson
- Calvin Nelson, Curtis Nelson, and Cheryl Nelson Harris, for the LaVonne Lowe Nelson Memorial Scholarship
- Hannelore Henderson, Karl Merk, Mark Henderson, and Michael Henderson, for the Riewe Sisters Memorial Girls Basketball Scholarship
- Ted Hopgood, in memory of Ronald Smith -- Class of 1961
- Estate of Galen Germundson, for the Galen Germundson Memorial Scholarship
- Jean Lindvig, in memory of Roxanne Vig Eikom
- Shirley Groth, in memory of Robert Sandry, Mary Louise Soiseth Amundson, and Peggy Kellar Drury
2018 Awards Night
It's hard to believe that it's already that time of year again. Our 2018 Awards Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th, at 7:00 pm in the Williston High School theater. We've added a number of scholarships this year, and we are excited to honor the WHS Seniors who will be receiving Coyote Foundation Scholarships this year.
Our Scholarship Program is one of the best in the state of North Dakota, and we are so honored to give these awards in remembrance of loved ones, former Coyotes, community leaders, etc. If you have never joined us before, please consider doing so. It is our favorite night of the year!