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In Memoriam

Linda Christenson

  • English teacher
  • BA, Minot State University; MS, UND
  • 1991 Martin Luther King Educator of the Year for North Dakota; Board Member, Firehall Community Theater; North Dakota Centennial Chautauqua Performer; Grand Forks School District Framework English Chairperson; Moderator Federated Church; State English Curriculum Member; Representative/Executive Board, Grand Forks Education Association building
  • Married (Duane); 4 children
  • House 1995-98; Senate 2001-03



Linda S. Christenson Literary Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to an English/Language Arts teacher in his or her first two years of teaching who is currently employed in a North Dakota school for the current school year.  Applications must be sent by June 15th.

Scholarship Criteria:


  • Must be an English (Language Arts) teacher in their first or second year of teaching.
  • Must be employed in a North Dakota school during the most recent school year

Submissions by applicant MUST include:

  • Letter of recommendation from one teacher or administrator, outlining why the candidate is deserving. The letter should discuss the teacher's merit's and accomplishments, the teacher's positive influence on his or her students, the teacher's contributions and dedication to the profession, and/or any circumstances that make them especially qualified for scholarship.  

Congratulations to Adam Dodd, Sheyenne High School, on being named the 2014 Scholarship recipient.

Nominate someone for the Linda S. Christenson Literary Scholarship by filling out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/8o9L1o58ehjjoOUr1

For more information, email ndcte.boardmember@gmail.com, Attn: NDCTE SLATE Rep.