Levi Bachmeier ’14, West Fargo, N.D., received the City of Fargo Human Relations Youth Award at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the Fargo Theatre.
“I am unbelievably humbled,” he says. “As a lifelong member of the F-M region, getting involved in the wider community is just one way of giving back to the wonderful people and special place that has given me so much.”
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker presented the award to Bachmeier on Jan. 20 for making outstanding contributions to the City of Fargo in the area of human relations.
A social studies education major, Bachmeier has worked with youth in many capacities including serving as an adviser to the successful Fill The Dome project, a youth-led food drive in the Fargo-Moorhead area. He recently finished his student teaching at Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo. At Concordia, he is president of the Student Government Association and a captain of the men’s track and field team.
“You don’t need to cross an ocean to make a difference; it’s easy to forget we all have the ability to influence the affairs of the world in our backyard,” Bachmeier says. “While it may be cold here from time to time, there’s no place I’d rather call home.”