Bravo to JHS students for sharing stories

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The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week: ► Bravo to Jamestown High School students who recently shared their stories with Edgewood residents. The sophomore students in the English and applied communication class taught by Teresa Visser presented their own stories to trigger positive memories for residents related to life stations located at the assisted-living and memory care unit in Jamestown.

► Bravo to the women’s soccer team at the University of Jamestown for making the top 25 in the NAIA for the first time in program history.

► Bravo to Mike Bitz, a native of Napoleon, and Jamestown native Brooke Erstad, who received awards from the University of Mary recently during its Alumni Recognition and Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. Bitz, whose career has been in education, most recently as superintendent of the Mandan Public School District, received the Harold Schafer Alumni Leadership Award, which recognizes graduate who have “attained distinction as leaders in their professions while exemplifying the values cherished” by the university. Erstad, who has a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is owner of Apex Physical Therapy in West Fargo, Jamestown and LaMoure with Kameron Ihry-Hodem, received the Bell Banner Award. The award is given in recognition of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Monastery and honors alumni for “modeling the values of respect, hospitality, moderation, service, community and prayer.”

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