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Firth woman receives honor from state's dairymen

June 11, 2014

Morning News — Leslie Mielke Mikaela Jensen, a recent graduate from Firth High School, was named Distinguished Student of the Year by the United Dairymen of Idaho. These billboards can be seen across Eastern Idaho.

Mikaela Jensen, a recent graduate from Firth High School (FHS), can be spotted on billboard across Eastern Idaho. She was named the Distinguished Student of the Year by the United Dairymen of Idaho.
For her senior project, Jensen organized a Senior Prom at The Gables in Shelley, an elder care facility. The prom took place in January. She selected The Gables because her grandmother, Zelda Moser, was living there at that time.
For the Senior Prom, Jensen wrote invitations to each resident and made decorations as well as finger food. For music, she brought in a record player with records of favorite tunes from the 50s and 60s. Judy Nulph and her son, Greg, provided live music.
Young ladies from FHS came in before the prom to help The Gable residents gussy up for the prom by curling and brushing hair and giving manicures.
Young men from FHS volunteered to be the residents' dates for the evening. (The senior citizens were giving plenty of dancing tips to the young men.)
The theme of the prom was "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's learning about dancing in the rain."
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