Moorhead’s public schools are active on social media, particularly Twitter, where various accounts follow and highlight sports teams, speech and debate competitors, academic achievements, teachers, administrators and the arts.
As the school year winds down, some of the Twitter accounts are doing a #SpudRoleModel campaign to highlight what past students are now doing now in their careers.
It’s been a popular way for Spuds past and present to see what alums have accomplished. Sort of a “where are they now” clearinghouse.
You can follow Moorhead schools on Twitter at @MoorheadSchools. The high school account is @MHSSpuds.
Here are some of the tweets over the past several days:
Back in 1998 Tony Boldt was a cello and tuba player in the Moorhead schools. Today, he is a dynamic @KMBands music teacher in the Kasson-Mantorville school district in southern Minnesota. #SpudRoleModel pic.twitter.com/3IRvwfv5Rd
— Moorhead Orchestra (@MoorheadOrch) May 30, 2018
In 2011, Matt Walton was an inspiring orator on our speech team. Now he teaches at a school in Bangkok, Thailand. He and his wife are expecting! #SpudRoleModel #OnceASpudAlwaysASpud pic.twitter.com/sejlTNeFad
— Spud Speech & Debate (@spudspeech) May 30, 2018
— Robert Asp Elem (@aspspuds) May 30, 2018
In 2007, Johan Anderson was our Troy Bolton, today he is a film director in NYC who collaborates with Google, Starbucks, and Converse/ “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown. He is currently developing two feature films, one that is set in the Red River Valley. #spudrolemodel pic.twitter.com/AT25KNpQ4i
— MHS Theater (@MoorheadTheater) May 30, 2018
Former Spud @MarkManney graduated from MHS in 1979. After graduating from @AF_Falcons he flew Air Force One for President George H.W. Bush, President Clinton, and President George W. Bush. Today he coaches for @HuskiesHS #SpudRoleModel pic.twitter.com/6wD4BJ4veD
— Spud Boys Hockey (@Spud_Hockey) May 29, 2018
Pete Seljevold had a lot of hair as a 7th grader at South Junior High back in 1975. Today, he is the Program Administrator for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of ND’s Worksite Wellness initiative. #SpudRoleModel pic.twitter.com/JQyekfDVYS
— Moorhead Spud History (@MHDSpudHistory) May 30, 2018
— Jean Morlock (@morlock_jean) May 30, 2018
— Horizon Middle School (@HZNSpuds) May 28, 2018
A year ago today Matt Bye (MHS class of 2016 & former Spud musician/athlete) spoke to our students about the importance of setting goals. Today & tomorrow he is competing at the NCAA D3 National Track & Field Championships in the decathlon. #SpudRoleModel @CobberSID pic.twitter.com/3Rk657ingV
— Moorhead Orchestra (@MoorheadOrch) May 24, 2018
— Moorhead Spuds XC (@MoorheadXC) May 28, 2018
Former Spud Chad Sundem graduated from MHS in 1989. After his time in Moorhead Sundem played hockey for @ArmyWP_Hockey and served in the @USArmy for 21 years retiring as a Lt. Col. Sundem is currently the General Manager of @BNSFRailway in the Twin Cities. #SpudRoleModel pic.twitter.com/XbRo6hdVXK
— Spud Boys Hockey (@Spud_Hockey) May 30, 2018
Lynne Kovash and Missy Eidsness were Spud graduates in two different decades and became colleagues as Moorhead Schools leaders years later. Tonight the Moorhead School Board recognizes the service of Dr. Kovash and the other 2017-18 retirees. #SpudRoleModel #OnceASpudAlwaysASpud pic.twitter.com/Zpz8Ibj9gp
— Moorhead Schools (@MoorheadSchools) May 29, 2018