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Bravo to area high school graduates

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

* Bravo to area high school students who are graduating this month. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.

* Bravo to the unidentified neighbor who helped two people escape an apartment building fire earlier this week in Fargo. Authorities said the early morning fire Monday trapped two people on the second floor of a house that had been converted to apartments. The neighbor placed a ladder to a window on the second floor, enabling the two to safely leave the burning building. Four others also safely left the building.

* Bravo to Montpelier Public School, which is celebrating 100 years of classes. The school had a party last week to mark the occasion and is preparing a 25-year time capsule that it will bury later this year.

* Bravo to the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, which is rewarding children who wear helmets while riding a bike, skateboard, scooter or inline skates with coupons for a free small ice cream cone at Dairy Queen. The “I Got Caught” program aims to reward children who are using helmets for those types of activities, which helps protect them when they fall or collide with something.

* Bravo to Joanna Larson, 17, of Sheyenne, N.D., a student at New Rockford-Sheyenne High School, and Heidi Deplazes, 12, Fargo, for each receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, given to the top two youth volunteers in the state for 2014. Larson worked with people in her community to create a community garden and orchard to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables for residents. Deplazes organized an event to help a homeless shelter that resulted in more than $3,000 being collected along with two truckloads of toys, books and bikes for children at the shelter.

(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)

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