The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:
* Bravo to the students who went to New York City this summer with the Jamestown High School Summer Choir Camp to perform on the “Today” show, at the Statue of Liberty, the United Nations and St. Paul’s Chapel near Ground Zero. The choir got to perform for diverse audiences while also representing their hometown.
* Bravo to the belated completion of the green space near Jamestown Middle School. Construction may have taken longer than planned, but students, athletes and neighborhood children have already gotten good use out of it.
* Bravo to the steadying of enrollment at Jamestown schools. Bob Toso, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, said “our days of fighting declining enrollment ... are coming to an end,” which is a good sign for this area’s future.
* Bravo to the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Strive for 5 campaign, which recently reached its halfway mark. The campaign has been raising awareness about shopping locally to increase economic activity here in Jamestown.
* Bravo to the discovery of germanium, a rare mineral used in semiconductors and infrared optics, in southwest North Dakota. This state is fortunate to have another lucrative commodity from which to profit.
* Bravo to St. John’s Academy and Rick Heidt, director of student activities for the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders. The school sponsored Heidt’s presentation on how to prevent bullying. Programs like Heidt’s are important to our students’ welfare.
(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)