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Published May 30, 2013, 06:05 PM

18-year-old turns down Yale, Stanford in hopes to serve his community

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - A recent Wahpeton High School grad has big plans for his future, hoping to land the open seat on the district's school board.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - A recent Wahpeton High School grad has big plans for his future, hoping to land the open seat on the district's school board.

At just 18-years-old, David Evers is fighting for a spot currently filled by people more than twice his age. After participating in student council, Evers doesn't want his high school career to end with graduation. Instead, he's one of two candidates gunning for the single school board seat.

He's turned down college acceptance offers from the likes of Stanford, Northwestern, and Yale and instead plans to attend UND. So if he's elected, he can still serve the Wahpeton community.

David Evers, Running for School Board: “Even if you're not going to vote for me, we have a town of about 7,000 or 8,000 people. Last election there was less than 200 voters, so that's not very acceptable. Especially considering that the leaders of tomorrow are in our schools today.”

Voters will head to the polls on June 4th.

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