Danika Knox, daughter of Sarah and Donald Knox, is a senior at Ray High School. She has been actively involved in volleyball, softball, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Choir, Youth Group, and National Honor Society. Danika has served as the North Dakota FBLA State Parliamentarian, SYAC for NDFU, and Ray High School Student Council Vice President. She is a two-time State qualifier for choir, a four-time National FBLA qualifier, and an honor roll student since 7th grade. Danika has been a class officer every year and this year holds the position of class vice president. She has also been an FBLA chapter officer in her junior and senior years. She has received two awards in volleyball; region tournament team and all-district team. Danika has been active in her school and community throughout high school. She plans to attend the University of North Dakota this fall to pursue a degree in Biology and Pre-med.
2020 Arthur S. Johnson
Addyson Eriksmoen, daughter of Ross “Chico” and Tonia Eriksmoen, is a senior at Divide County High School. She has been actively involved in hockey, volleyball, track, softball, Future Business Leaders of America, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Student Council, National Honors Society, and Assembly of God Youth Group. She has had the opportunity to serve in leadership positions among several of these activities such as, hockey, volleyball, FBLA, Student Council, and youth group. Addyson has won many awards in hockey, volleyball, FBLA, and FCCLA. She has been an A Honor Roll student since seventh grade and will graduate as valedictorian of her class. She is very passionate about her involvement and community service. Throughout high school, she has loved working as a lifeguard at the Crosby swimming pool and as a teacher at Crosby Kids Daycare. Addyson plans to attend Bismarck State College to obtain an Associate Degree in Pre-Radiology Technology, with future plans of earning a higher degree in this field at the University of Mary or the University of North Dakota.
Brittney Kuklis, daughter of Christopher and Catherine Kuklis, is a senior at Burke Central High School. She is actively involved in volleyball, basketball, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Academic Olympics, drama, speech, band, choir, yearbook, and LifeSmarts throughout her time in high school. She has had many opportunities to serve in leadership positions in each of these extracurriculars. Brittney has served as the Burke Central FBLA President and Secretary, as well as a team captain for both her volleyball and basketball teams. Brittney has qualified for National FBLA twice and has received 10th in the nation in Computer Applications. She has been an honor student throughout her entire high school career. In the fall, Brittney plans on attending Minot State University for a degree in business.
Samantha Ledahl, daughter of Brian and Tami Ledahl is a senior at Grenora Public School. During her time there, she has been involved in volleyball, basketball, student council, band, choir, National Honor Society, 4-H, FFA, youth group, and Close-Up. During her senior year, she was a co-captain of the MonDak Thunder girls’ basketball team, the president of the school student council, National Honor Society, and local 4-H club, and the student delegate for her school’s Career and Technical Education Committee and School Board. Samantha has also held numerous other leadership positions over the years. She is the recipient of All-Conference, All-Defense, and Academic All-State honors in both volleyball and basketball and qualified for state in both during her senior year as well. Besides athletics, she has been on the All-‘A’ Honor Roll since 7th grade, qualified for the Regional Science Fair 3 times, and won dozens of Grand Champion and Reserve Champion awards at the Williams County Fair. Samantha plans to attend the University of North Dakota for a B.A. in Political Science and then the UND School of Law for her J.D. degree with hopes to become a lawyer.
2020 Kenneth Lund Jr.
(Due to no applicants for the 2020 Kenneth Lund Jr. Scholarships, both scholarships went to Arthur S. Johnson Scholarship applicants.)
Kaden Pederson, son of Darren and Dana Pederson, is a senior at Tioga High School. He has been actively involved in football, basketball, golf, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Close-Up, and Student Council. During his senior year, he has served as his local FBLA chapter president, National Honor Society chapter president, student council president, Letterpersons president, and president of the senior class. He has also qualified and attended the national FBLA conference for the past two years and will do so again this year. He was an all-region golfer in his junior year, received the North Dakota Academic All-State Honorable Mention, and has been on the honor roll throughout high school. Kaden plans to attend North Dakota State University in the fall for Radiologic Sciences.
Ethan Bakken, son of Grady and Traci Bakken, is a senior at Burke Central High School. He is actively involved in cross country, basketball, track, speech, and Future Business Leaders of America. Ethan was a captain for the cross country since his sophomore year and a distance captain for track in his senior year. In the spring of 2018, Ethan earned fifth place at the state class b speech meet for radio broadcasting. Ethan enjoys spending his time working on the family farm, hunting, hanging with friends, and being an active member of the Lignite Volunteer Fire Department. He plans to attend Bismarck State College in the fall to earn a degree in Agronomy.