2016 Potato Bowl Ambassadors
Karlee Westrem & Katelyn Desautel
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.
Karlee Westrem is a 2014 graduate of East Grand Forks High School and has completed her sophomore year at the University of North Dakota. She is majoring in Mathematics and Visual Arts. She hopes to graduate in 2018 and pursue her Masters Degree in Mathematics. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority which gave her an opportunity to volunteer and raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Services Advocates). She has volunteered her time at the North Dakota Museum of Art and tutors high school math students learning college level courses. She has also studied abroad for one semester in Italy. In high school she was active in both music and varsity sports while maintaining a 3.94 unweighted GPA. She currently has a 4.0 GPA at UND.
Katelyn Desautel is a graduate of Grafton High School where she earned a 3.86 GPA. She was a member of the Grafton High School Honor’s Society and the North Valley Career-Tech Center’s Honor’s Society. She received several Star Ratings and an Outstanding Performance Award at state music competition. Katelyn participated in Golf (team captain), Student Council, Band, Key Club, DECA, Choir, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Plays, FCCLA, FBLA, Prom Committee President, Secretary for Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Yoga Instructor, Yearbook Committee and Hockey Statistician. She has also been very active in her church. She is attending the University of North Dakota this fall pursuing a Major in Nursing with plans to achieve a Masters of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology.