Lady in Red is dancing away
Where do you begin to tell the story of Velva’s famed Lady in Red? Do you start with awards? North Dakota Teacher of the Year … North Dakota Librarian of the Year … FBLA National Advisor of the Year … FBLA State Advisor … the list seems endless.
But if you ask librarian and business teacher Iris Swedlund what’s her favorite award, she answers quickly: a plaque presented to her by the 1974-75 Velva Future Business Leaders of America, inscribed with the lyrics of Friends With You, a popular song at the time: “Friend, I will remember you, think of you, pray for you. And when another day is through, I’ll still be friends with you.”