Sommer Wilmeth: 2016-2017 Student of the Year

by Rachael Pishtek


"It is now just sinking in that I am the Northern Lights SADD Student of the Year for 2016-2017. The 2016 Northern Lights Conference was chaotic, eventful and so memorable. We saw incredibly talented speakers and experienced so many great activities. This conference was one of the best and a great way to start off this new year.

I want to be able to listen to each and every Northern Lights Advisory Board (NLAB) member. I encourage the NLAB members and SADD members to share their stories and why they are involved in this organization. Every single one of us is important, I am no more important than they; I want them to only look at me as an example and leader. After all, we are all family.

After leaving conference, the NLAB and I are already brainstorming ideas for next year. We cannot wait to try and make this upcoming year the most successful yet!" - Sommer Wilmeth 

About the Author

7Rachael Pishtek

Rachael Pishtek is a SADD alumna who served on the Northern Lights Advisory Board for two years and as the North Dakota representative on the National Student Leadership Council 2011-2012.

Pishtek, a 2015 graduate of Concordia College,  now works in marketing and development for Northern Lights Youth Services.


Pam Jurgens

Congrats, Sommer, we're proud of you here in Curtis, You've grown into a beautiful young lady. I know your folks your folks are proud and so is your Grandma Barb. Again, congrats from Pam and Buddy the dog.

Marv Miller

Way to go Sommer!

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