Souris Valley United Way Youth Board members presented Jeanne LeMay and the Northern Plains Children's Advocacy Center with items such as crayons, coloring books, toys and snacks for their Center.
The Youth Board was developed in 2000 for the purpose of involving area youth in the distribution of granted dollars to meet needs of area youth through various identified programs and projects in the community. The group learns how to maximize funding allocated for submitted grants, develop understanding of granting funds to programs and learn about local non-profit organizations. Youth Board members are seniors, juniors and sophomores from Minot Public Schools, Bishop Ryan High School, and Our Redeemer's Christian School.
Submitted Photo - - Souris Valley United Way Youth Board members presented a community collection of items to Jeanne LeMay, Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center director, at right.
Annual math, chess results announced
Area students won awards in annual competitions held between Nedrose, Sawyer, South Prairie and Surrey.
In the math competition, held May 6 at South Prairie, winners were:
Eighth grade: Spencer Brekhus, Nedrose, first place; Aerika Skalicky, Surrey, second place; Colin Renfandt, South Prairie, third place.
Seventh grade: Kaydra Weigel, Nedrose, first place; DJ Angell, Nedrose, second place; Kaleb Larson, Sawyer, third place.
Sixth grade: Bryce Haugen, Nedrose, first place; Dawson Brekhus, Nedrose, second place; Audrey Ridl, South Prairie, third place.
Fifth grade: Mason Dunn, Nedrose, first place; Spencer Polsfut, Nedrose, second place; Isaac Dubovoy, Sawyer, third place.
In the chess competition, held April 26 at Sawyer, winners were:
Eighth grade: Jerry Laib, South Prairie, first place; Austin Stein, South Prairie, second place; Colton Lund, Sawyer, third place.
Seventh grade: Justin Gasmann, South Prairie, first place; DJ Angell, Nedrose, second place; Tessa Jenner, Sawyer, third place.
Sixth grade: Chris Carlson, South Prairie, first place; Jayden Walsh, Sawyer, second place; Bryce Haugen, Nedrose, third place.
Fifth grade: Isaac Dubovoy, Sawyer, first place; Travis Patterson, Surrey, second place; Michael Despiegelaere, Nedrose, third place.
Rotary foundation awards scholarships
The Minot Rotary Scholarship Foundation awarded 34 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from Minot and the surrounding area this spring.
The Rotary Scholarship Foundation Fund was established by the Rotary Club of Minot 27 years ago. Since its inception, the scholarship fund has awarded 629 scholarships, totaling $547,500.
The View receives awards at convention
The View on Elk Drive received the 2011 Community Service Award during the North Dakota Long Term Care Association conference May 3 in Bismarck.
The group annually presents the Community Service Award to facilities that provide quality care, therefore enhancing the lives of residents in long term care.
Two View employees were also recognized for making a significant contribution to those residing at The View. Health and wellness aide Tina Velazquez and resident services attendant Jean Fredrickson were nominated by current View residents for enhancing the lives of others.
"Our mission is to ensure residents at The View live their life to the fullest while receiving quality care," said Randi Schumaier, media relations manager. "Being recognized through the North Dakota Long Term Care Association Caregiver Award Program demonstrates Tina and Jean's commitment to this mission."