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Nelson, Lawrence attend Dollars for Scholars event

Submitted photo Tena Lawrence, board member for Jamestown Dollars for Scholars, left, and Gayle Nelson, high school liaison to Jamestown Dollars for Scholars, center, receive a certificate of appreciation at the North Dakota Dollars for Scholars Conference Nov. 2 in Bismarck. Also pictured is Becky Walen, board member for North Dakota Dollars for Scholars.

Gayle Nelson and Tena Lawrence of the Jamestown Dollars for Scholars attended the sixth annual North Dakota Dollars for Scholars Conference held in Bismarck on Nov. 2.

Chapter representatives learned about volunteer recruitment and fundraising. For attending the conference, the Jamestown chapter will receive a $1,000 scholarship donation from Bank of North Dakota.

North Dakota Dollars for Scholars has 80 community chapters in the state. Bank of North Dakota provides a state director and operational support for local chapters. Since the first chapter was established in Grand Forks in 1962, Dollars for Scholars in North Dakota have raised over $27 million and helped over 22,500 students.

This year, the Jamestown chapter plans to distribute $17,500 to local high school students and recent graduates attending college. Events such as Blue Jay football “Touchdown Sponsors” in addition to chapter memberships increase the funds available for students. Individuals and families may donate directly to the local chapter.

To submit a payment to Jamestown Dollars for Scholars, send it to Jamestown Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 269, Jamestown, ND 58402 or by contacting any board member.

Jamestown board members are Larry Ukestad, president, Dave Falk, vice president, Casey Stoudt, secretary/treasurer, Chuck Axtman, Ken Dalsted, Casey Henderson, Lawrence, Pat Nygaard, Bob Richardson, Donna Schmitz, Dave Smette, Bob Toso, Robert Lech, superintendent of Jamestown Public Schools, Sally Ost, registered agent, Heidi Larson, JPS School Board liaison, Gayle Nelson, high school liaison, and Julie Skunberg, high school liaison.