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Sheldon-Dehne Memorial Fund
 
Fargo North Alumni, leave a lasting legacy!  Here is your chance to join fellow classmates, teachers, and administrators in establishing the Sheldon-Dehne Fund. 

Every year, the investment income from this endowment fund will support student scholarships for graduating seniors who have participated in boys or girls basketball or football at Fargo North High School. 
 
  
 
Jerry Sheldon
Jerry Sheldon
A native of Wheatland, ND, Jerry earned a B.S. Degree in Natural Science from Mayville (ND) State College in 1957. He received an M.S. Degree from the Univ. of South Dakota in 1962; and has completed additional work at NDSU, SDSU, MSU, and the Univ. of Washington. Jerry's teaching and coaching career included stops in Karlstad, MN, and Ellendale, ND, before joining the Fargo Central staff in the fall of 1962. In the fall of 1965, Jerry became a charter member of the teaching and coaching staff at North High School, a role that he continued with until becoming an Assistant Principal in 1976. His service to the Fargo Public Schools continued with appointments as Principal at Agassiz Junior High and as Director of Athletics before his retirement in 1991.   His dedicated service to the youth of Fargo through his many assignments has been enhanced by his additional work with community, state and national organizations that have supported student learning and activities opportunities.
Donald E. "Diz" Dehne
Donald E. "Diz" Dehne
A native of Jamestown, ND, Don graduated from high school there in 1948; and he received a degree from Jamestown College in 1955, after service in the Korean Conflict. He earned a Master's Degree from Colorado State College in 1959, and completed additional studies at NDSU and Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Don Began his career in Cogswell, ND, followed by nine years of teaching and coaching in Valley City, ND. His 1960 basketball team won a state Championship. In the fall of 1965, Don became a charter member of the teaching and coaching staff at the new North High School in Fargo. He was a social studies teacher, head basketball coach, and an assistant football coach. In 1967, Don became the school's assistant principal and athletic director; and in 1975, he became principal, a post he held until retiring in 1990. During his administrative career, he served as a member of the NDHSAA (1977-1984), National Federal of HS Assoc. (1974-1985), and director of the ND State Committee for NCA (1986-1989). While serving on the Board of the NDHSAA, he was instrumental in the adoption of Volleyball as a sanctioned activity for girls in the state.