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Bravo to JMS for technology award

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

* Bravo to Jamestown Middle School, which was selected for the Technology Education Program Excellence award by the North Dakota Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The state award recognizes JMS for its eighth-grade applying technology class. Ben Elder, the teacher of the class, will accept the award for the school in Orlando, Fla., in March.

* Bravo to the crews from the various cooperatives that have been working to restore power in southwestern North Dakota following a storm last weekend. Hundreds of people were without power after the storm, which dropped more than a foot of snow on the region.

* Bravo to Stutsman County being chosen for participation in the ACT Work Ready Community program, one of only 10 counties in the U.S. chosen. The program works to provide workers with basic skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.

* Bravo to the children in Heather Tomlin-Rohr's kindergarten class at Louis L'Amour Elementary School for sharing their tea party with DeLaine Tomlin, who is in hospice care at Ave Maria Village. And bravo to DeLaine Tomlin, Tomlin-Rohr's grandmother, who came to her granddaughter's classroom for 11 years to take part in the tea party, until her illness this year prevented that from happening. Tomlin started the tradition when she had tea with her own students while in a one-room school.

* Bravo to the completion of a $10.3 million renovation project at the L.D. Rhoades Science Center at Valley City State University. The project, a two-year undertaking, included a 27,000-square-foot expansion and renovating 33,000 existing square feet. It included new classrooms, laboratories and offices for the university's science and math departments, and offices and facilities for the information technology services.

* Bravo to The University of Jamestown women's softball team, which volunteered to play games with elementary students in the 21st Century Afterschool Program. The interaction has to be great for children in the program and the UJ players.

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