2017 Potato Bowl Ambassadors
Alexandra Heisler & Lexi Grinolds
Potato Bowl Ambassadors participate in Potato Bowl USA activities such as the French Fry Feed, the Potato Bowl Parade and game day activities. Each receives a $1000 scholarship for their college education. Sons and daughters or grandchildren of Northern Plains Potato Growers Association growers and associates, they are selected by an independent committee based on academic performance and school and community involvement.
Alexandra Heisler has been awarded a $1,000 Potato Bowl USA Scholarship and will be a 2017 Potato Bowl Ambassador. She is a 2014 graduate of North Star High School in Cando, North Dakota and she recently completed her junior year of college at Minnesota State University Moorhead where she is majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. She currently holds a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of MSUM’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and Collegiate Sertoma Club which provides her with various opportunities to volunteer in the Fargo-Moorhead community. She has numerous high school and college honors and she has been very active in her communities and churches with volunteer activities. Upon graduation in the spring of 2018 she plans to pursue her Masters Degree to become a speech-language pathologist. Her parents are Brent and Jennifer Heisler of Cando, North Dakota.
Lexi Grinolds has also been awarded a $1,000 Potato Bowl USA Scholarship and will be a 2017 Potato Bowl Ambassador. Lexi graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in Grand Forks with a 4.0 GPA. She was involved in the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society and Health Occupations Students of America. She played basketball and track and was nominated track captain both her junior and senior years. This fall she will be attending the University of North Dakota where she plans to pursue a career in either Athletic Training or Physician’s Assistant. Lexi says “I am very excited to attend the University of North Dakota and I am ready to advance my knowledge in the medical field.” Her parents are Jennifer Alvstad and Duane Grinolds of Grand Forks, North Dakota.