Student Accomplishments


FFA District Leadership-Oct. 3, 2019 at Larimore

Finley-Sharon Chapter results…great job!

GH Quiz Team - Gold and 1st PlaceCreed - Jillian Larson - Gold and 3rd PlaceJob Interview - Evan Christian - Gold and 2nd PlacePrepared Speaking - Jake Doll - SilverAdvanced Quiz Team (Skyyla, Beth, Molly, Ryan) - Silver (Skyyla received a gold) Parliamentary Procedure Team: SilverDemonstration - Douglas Geier - BronzeExtemp. Speaking - Lexi Geier - Bronze

Back: Doug G., Ryan T., Brooks B., Alli S., Xyler C.; Middle: Jillian L., Anna S., Lexi G., Drew O., Damien E., Drake H., Kasey D.; Front: Jake D., Molly B., Dalton S., Beth M., Skyyla J., & Evan C.

Spartan Homecoming Week 2019-Sept. 23rd -27th

Congrats, Queen Payton & King Joel!

Homecoming Royalty...

Skyyla Johnson, Kaden Goughnour,

Queen Payton Braun, King Joel Ostmo,

Cody Moore, & Evan Christian

Jan. 14, 2020

F-S Seniors helped unload Food at the Steele County Food Pantry.

It was another cold morning, but their hearts were warm! (photo @ right)

L-R: Kaden G., Evan C., Skyyla J., Payton B., & Cody M.

F-S Seniors, Payton Braun, Evan Christian, Skyyla Johnson, Kaden Goughnour, Cody Moore, & Joel Ostmo helped with the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry in Finley on Thurs., Nov. 7th. Although it was cold, they enjoyed their time helping others.

Finley-Sharon Students-L-R: Patrick Bremer, Kennadie Linster, Chyan Mawudeku, Cole Braaten, & Ayrick Behm

Congrats to the F-S 4th grade class & Mrs. Susan Flaten who was recognized for their participation in the 2020 Sign Warrior Calendar Project, sponsored by NDLTAP. The contest is designed to bring awareness of road sign vandalism and the importance of road signs & how they save lives. Kennadie Linster's poster was chosen as one of the top posters submitted and is featured in the 2020 calendar! Representatives from NDLTAP, Steele County Hwy Dept, and the Steele Co. Sheriff's office were also on hand to present the awards. Great job, students!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Christmas Helping Hands project!

Our students and their families have made the holidays brighter for others.

Congrats to the JH Academic Challenge Team who finished 5th (out of 15 teams) last night (11/5/19) at Northwood HS! Participants were Kiaza Carlson, Chloe Linster, Gage Geier, Brooks Braun, Damien Evenson, & Dusty Moore. Great job!


Congrats to the the F-S HS Academic Challenge team...Payton B., Skyyla J., Beth M., Cody M., Drew O., & Xyler C., & Dalton S. They competed at a meet at Northwood HS yesterday (11/18/19) and finished 3rd place over all with 20 teams attending. They were tied for first place going into the lightning round. Our kids were awesome! Final finishes were...1st was Central Valley, 2nd Hatton, 3rd F-S, and 4th Langdon.

Throughout each week, students and staff can drop a note in the Kindness Jar, acknowledging a kind act done for them. Whether it is picking up something that was dropped or sharing their snack, we want to hear about all the kindness that is happening at Finley-Sharon! Each Friday, three names are drawn from the jar and those students get a special reward.

Finley-Sharon Elementary "Kindness Winners"...

Week 1Sage Rusten-Gr. 1, Cove Harris-Gr. 3, & Kiaza Carlson-Gr. 6
Week 2Easton Wolff-Gr. K, Chyan Mawudeku-Gr. 4, & Ayrick Behm-Gr. 4
Week 3Connor Duval- Gr. 1, Lucas Rayner-Gr. 5, & Delphine Harris-Gr. 1
Week 4Audrey Gustin-Gr. 3, Lucie Linster-K, & Natalie Fife-Gr. 5
Week 5Paxton O.-Gr. 2, Nora B.-Gr. 5& Ryot E.-K
Week 6Ashlee L.-Gr. 1, Tim Y., Jr.-Gr. 6, & Randi Y.-Gr. 1
Week 7Kylie K.,-Gr. 5, Adrian W.-Gr. 1,& Briella C.-Gr. 2
Week 8Jayna L.-K, Ashlyn O.-Gr. 5, & Patrick B.-Gr. 4

Week 9Rachel S.-Gr. 5, Kiana S.-K,& Jori J.-Gr. 6
Week 10Delphine H.-1st gr., Paxton H.-2nd gr., & Lucas R.-5th gr.
Week 11Macie L.-2nd gr., Natalie F.-5th gr., & Sophia C.-6th gr.
Week 12Cole B.-4th gr. & Kennadie L.-4th gr.
Week 13Taiyvn N.-1st gr., Kira D.-K, & Chloe L.-6th gr.
Week 14Tim Y.-6th gr, Chyan M.-4th gr., &Natalie F.-5th gr.

We are happy to announce that Payton Braun has been named as a 2020 ND Academic All-State Honorable Mention!

"The North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals is excited to announce that the 2020 North Dakota Academic All-State Teams have been selected. 207 high school seniors are nominated by their school principal and compete for the honor on a state-wide basis in both Class A and Class B divisions. Student selection is based on overall grade-point averages, ACT or SAT test scores, extracurricular activities, community involvement and leadership qualities." Congrats, Payton!

We're proud of you!


Mr. Josh Taghon, Coach

Speech Meet at Northwood Sat., Feb. 8thDusty Moore-8th Place in Inform,6th Place in ImpromptuDamien Evenson-8th Place in Impromptu,7th Place in InformDusty and Damien-7th Place in Humorous DuoGage Geier-Top Novice in Dramatic,8th Place in Entertain,5th Place in ImpromptuJake Doll -5th place in Inform,3rd place in Storytelling,3rd place in Impromptu,1st place in PersuadeAnd Finley-Sharon earnedThird Place in the Sweeps!
Griggs County Central Speech Meet Sat., Feb. 22ndDusty Moore: 5th place in InformGage Geier: 3rd place in Impromptu, 5th place in Dramatic, and8th place in EntertainDamien Evenson: 4th place in Inform and5th place in ImpromptuDusty and Damien: 2nd place in Humorous Duo
Speech Meet at BCNSat., Feb. 29thJake Doll: 8th in Inform, 7th in Impromptu, 6th in Persuade,& 6th in StorytellingGage Geier: 8th in EntertainDamien Evenson: Top Novice in Inform, 8th in Impromptu

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Quarter 1

Grades 10-12: Skyyla J., Evan C. Grades 7-9: Jillian L., & Xyler C.

Quarter 2

Grades 10-12: Doug G. & Beth M. Grades 7-9: Anna S. & Layne A.

Quarter 3

Quarter 4


Mr. Josh Taghon-HS English

Quarter 1

Congrats to our Q1 Teacher of the Quarter, Mr. Josh Taghon. He is a good teacher who is fun and creative.He takes the time to explain things before moving on to new material and uses a variety of homework assignments.He is always willing to help students understand the content and answer questions. Congrats, Mr. Taghon!

Miss Carissa Nelson-HS Science

Quarter 2

Congrats to our Q2 Teacher of the Quarter, Miss Carissa Nelson! She is known to be a teacher who makes sure the students understand the lesson before moving on to new material, has a great sense of humor, cares for her students, has fun classroom projects, is very professional, helpful, and makes learning fun! Congrats, Miss Nelson!

Mr. Darin Baltezore-HS History

Quarter 3

Congrats to our Q3 Teacher of the Quarter, Mr. Darin Baltezore! He is known for always being willing to help in any situation. Mr. B. has a great, positive attitude and is always there for the students. He is very helpful with school and non-school issues. Congrats, Mr. Baltezore!

Quarter 4


Students of the Quarter

Q1: Skyyla Johnson, Dalton Stein, Doug Geier, & Lizzie Poplick

Q2: Darian Hanson, Payton Braun, Dusty Moore, & Sadie Doll

Q3: Andy Chapman, Jordyn Tuite, Damien Evenson, & Jillian Larson

Congrats, Queen Gina & King Alex

2018 Homecoming CandidatesBack: Logan Rayer, Andy Chapman, Alex PoplickFront: Jordyn Tuite, Allie Campbell, Gina Ostmo

State Music 2019

Congrats to Alli S., Jillian L., Gina O., & Jordynn T.! The quartet received a "1" rating on their vocal performance; Gina O. also received a "1" on her Flute solo. Great job, girls!

5th Grade-"River of Dreams" Project

Thank you Finley-Sharon communities! The Finley-Sharon 5th graders and Mrs. Stephanie Dale dropped off 94 pairs of eyeglasses to Dr. Rexine at Rexine Family Eyecare in Mayville. The glasses will be given to the Lion's Club, who will fix them and distribute them to people all over the world. Thanks again and keep saving your old eyeglasses.

We are taking care of our Earth!

F-S Junior High Academic Challenge Team

Congrats to the F-S JH Academic Challenge Team on a very successful outing at Northwood on Mon., Oct. 15th. The team tied for 6th place out of 18 teams. Great job everyone!

Front: Anna S., Xyler C., & Damien E.Back: Brooks B., Lizzie P., Lilly N., & Drew O.

F-S High School Academic Challenge Team

Congrats to the F-S HS Academic Challenge Team who competed at Northwood on Nov. 13th, finishing 3rd out of 21 teams! Great job!

L-R: Cody M., Alex P., Payton B., Gina O., Skyyla J., & Dalton S.

Honor Roll 2018-19

First Lego League

Jillian L. & Damien E. present their project and introduce their robot.

F-S continues a very strong FFA program

Miss Rau, and several students were interviewed about the importance the FFA program in ND schools.

Finley-Sharon & Steele Co. Spelling Contests 2019

Finley-Sharon Classroom Spelling Contest WinnersFront: Gage G., Tim Y., Kiaza C.Back: Xyler C.., Tyler M., Drew O., Kasey D., & Anna S.
Finley-Sharon Spelling Contest WinnersXyler C., Drew O., & Kasey D.
Steele Co. Spelling Participants
Steele Co. Spelling Contest WinnersXyler C. (runner-up) & Drew O.Both will compete at the State Spelling Bee in Bismarckon March 18th!

State Math Counts Results

Drew Ostmo and Xyler Carlson competed at the State Math Counts today (4/1/19). In the Team competition, Drew and Xyler, along with 2 girls from LaMoure, took 3rd out of 20 individual teams, and Drew took 23rd out of 160 in Math Counts! Great job!

(photo at right)

F-S Math Counts

Regional Math Counts

Congrats to the Math Counts students & Mr. Holen who competed at Hope-Page HS on Feb. 13th! They placed 1st overall and the team had 3 of the top scorers! Great job, Xyler Carlson, Allison Stromsodt, Jillian Larson, Drew Ostmo, Brooks Braun, Drake Hanson, and Mr. Holen!

State Math Count Qualifiers

Congratulations to Xyler Carlson & Drew Ostmo who will be attending the State Math Counts competition in Bismarck on April 1st! Xyler placed 5th in our Region, Drew placed 7th. Great job, boys and good luck!


Mr. Josh Taghon, Coach

Dusty Moore & Damien Evenson both earned "Top Novice" for Humorous Duo at the Northwood Speech Meet this past Saturday! They performed their revamped version of "A Day in the Life of the Average High School Thespian."

The F-S Speech team participated in the Beth Stokka Memorial Junior High Speech Meet at GCC on Tuesday. Dusty Moore earned 2nd place in Inform, and Damien Evenson and Dusty Moore earned a rank of 1 in their first round of Humorous Duo. Great job!
The F-S Speech Team attended a speech meet in Carrington on Saturday. March 2nd. Damien Evenson received the Top Novice award in Inform. Jake Doll received the Superior Speaker award for Storytelling and the "Jimmy Choo" award for the male with the best shoes!