Adam Patterson of Des Lacs will receive the Eagle Scout rank at an Eagle Court of Honor March 19 at 2 p.m. in Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Minot. A reception will follow in the church's Fellowship Room.
He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 425. The Eagle Scout is Boy Scouts of America's highest rank. He is a sophomore who is homeschooled. As a cub scout he was a member of Williston Pack 373. Patterson became a Boy Scout with Burlington Troop 429 in 2005. He transferred to Boy Scout Troop 425 in September 2008.
Patterson has served as chaplain aide for two terms; as den chief and assistant patrol leader and currently serves as a patrol leader. He has earned 42 merit badges and he is a member of the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouts of America's honor society of campers. Patterson attended the week-long 2009 National Youth Leadership Training and the 2010 week-long Troop High Adventure Canoe Trip in Boundary Waters near Ely, Minn. He has a total of 86 days and nights of camping as a Boy Scout.
Submitted Photo - - Adam Patterson’s Court of Honor Eagle Scout ceremony is set for March 19.
In addition to his 42 merit badges, he has received numerous special awards and troop meeting perfect attendance medals in 2009 and 2010 and camping perfect attendance in 2009 and 2010. His Eagle Scout project at the New Town Good Samaritan Center included planning and organizing volunteers and materials for landscaping around the center. The beautification project included removing sod, installing rocks and planting several bushes.
Preregistration required for babysitter training course
The Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a Babysitters Training Course for youth, ages 12 and older, 1 to 5 p.m. March 26 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27 in the Red Cross office at 2021-4th Ave. NW. Preregistration is required by March 21 by calling 852-2828.
Infant and child CPR will be taught March 26. Participants should bring their own lunch to the March 27 program. The cost is $40, which includes the book and training materials.
Those taking the course will be taught essential caregiving methods and decision-making skills; safety skills to prevent and respond to emergencies and tips on finding and interviewing for babysitting jobs.
Minot Mathcounts team places at state competition
The Erik Ramstad Mathcounts team placed third at the state Mathcounts competition held March 7 in Bismarck.
Ramstad team members included Rachel Dostert, Mattea Meland, Allison Rabe and Zachary Tague. Their coach was Ken Boyeff.
Fourteen of the 16 students who qualified for the competition from Region 3 were from Ward County. Other students who competed at the state competition were Jim Hill students Nick Soltis, Brenna Heupel, Kaitlyn Stenberg and Kaleb Burnham; Bishop Ryan sixth-grader Jordan Will; Our Redeemer's Christian School student Paul Eapen; Memorial Middle School student Brynn Hoggan; Jamisen Ogle, Des Lacs-Burlington; Alec Lee, North Shore at Makoti; Justice Brown, Kenmare; Miriah Hackman and Luke Amsbaugh, both Bottineau.
Scholarships open for music programs
The Minot Symphony League will be awarding $130 scholarships to area high school music students studying the violin, viola, cello, or bass to be used at or the Dakota Chamber Music Workshop at Minot State University, June 6-12, or the International Music Camp at the Peace Gardens, July 24-30. Scholarships are open to students who have completed the seventh grade through 12th graders. Call 852-6968 for an application form.
DPI seeks parental involvement trainers
The state Title 1 office at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, in conjunction with the North Dakota Parental Information Resource Center, is seeking people to serve as statewide parental involvement trainers.
Trainers would work with Title 1 schools, families and communities to learn and participate in the education of children in North Dakota Title 1 schools. Schools receive federal Title 1 funding based on the percentage of students who are eligible for free and reduced price student lunches.
The trainer application is available for download on the Department of Public Instruction Web site at (www.dpi.state.nd.us/title1/targeted/require/parent/index.shtm). The application calls for educational background and experience, references, and proposal abstract information. Also available on the department Web site is the Title 1 Parental Involvement Training Scope of Services.
Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on March 23. For additional information, contact Stefanie Two Crow, assistant director, at 328-2292 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open for gardening class
A Square Foot Gardening Class will be offered April 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the North Central Research Extension Center South of Minot on U.S. Highway 83.
Square-foot gardens let people enjoy fresh vegetables right from their own backyard using less space, requiring less work, and bringing forth more produce than a traditional row garden. They are perfect gardens for those who live in town and have a small yard or for those who don't have the time to go to all the work of planting a big row garden.
NDSU Extension service agent Mike Rose will teach participants how to create and care for a square foot garden. Participants will also learn to properly care for their fresh vegetables and learn about their nutritional value.
The class is free but registration is required and space is limited, so early registration is recommended. To register call 857-6444 or send e-mail to email@example.com. The class is sponsored by Minot Area Team Wellness.
Entries sought for Pillsbury Bake-Off
The 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is now accepting recipe entries and will award the ultimate pot of gold, $1 million, to one creative cook next March. Cooks from across the country can enter their recipes at (www.bakeoff.com) through April 18. One hundred lucky finalists will compete for a chance at the grand prize during the contest finals, which take place March 25-27 of next year in the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Florida.
African violet club names officers
The Town and Country African Violet Club of Minot elected Meg Royer as president and Eileen Skowronek as vice president. Susan Smestad was chosen as secretary-treasurer, and Doretta Glessing was selected to be in charge of publicity.
The club meets the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Call 838-5431 for the place of the meeting.
Minot State students named to 'Who's Who'
Eighteen juniors and seniors from Minot State University have been included in the 2011 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." They will be honored at a luncheon at noon April 6 in the Conference Center on the third floor of the Student Center. To make a reservation, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 858-3299 or 1-800-777-0750, ext. 3299.
The students include: Jacey Peterson, business education, Berthold; Melissa Elker, psychology, Bismarck; Ethan Fritel, energy economics and finance, Hazen; Anthony Anderson, finance, Minot; Brittany Armstrong, marketing and theater arts, Minot; Kelsey Eaton, addiction studies, Minot; Gary Heitkamp, chemistry and biology, Minot; Sara King, broadcasting, Minot; Nathan Zochert, English, Minot; Mary Christian, broadcasting, Minot Air Force Base; Tara Kuntz, elementary education, Rugby; Danielle Wangler, special education and elementary education, Rugby.
Annamaria Holt, special education and elementary education, Andover, Minn.; Halee Namanny, chemistry and corporate fitness, Price, Utah; Britney Kruk, communication disorders, Brandon, Man.; Tyson Snelling, international business, management and marketing, Brandon, Man.; Tara Love, special education and elementary education, Portage la Prairie, Man.; Shari Dueck, communication disorders, Prince Albert, Sask.