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Gehlhar speaks about JHS curriculum

Jamestown Lions Club member Mike Jan introduced speaker Adam Gehlhar at the Nov. 21 meeting.

Gehlhar has been the Jamestown High School principal for the past two years. Prior to coming to Jamestown Gehlhar worked for the West Fargo school system and served two tours in Iraq as a member of the National Guard.

Gehlhar spoke about including problem-solving experiences into the school curriculum and the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. STEM jobs are growing twice as fast as other jobs and underrepresented in this area are women, he said. Learning concepts and applying those concepts are an important part of the education experience, he added.

As such, Gehlhar is seeking businesses or companies that are willing to offer summer and fall semester internships for JHS seniors. Internships enable students to build their workplace and career skills while performing valuable work for the host employer, Gehlhar said. Internships offer work-based learning opportunities that help students identify and move toward their career goals. For more information on this, contact Gehlhar at or Ken Gardner at Kenneth.Gardner@k12.

President Mitzi Hager led the meeting and opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and table prayer. In other business, the Lions-sponsored blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at the North Dakota Farmers Union building. To donate blood, contact Gary Speidel at 320-3340.

Tuesday, Dec. 19, is the date Lions Club members will be ringing bells at various locations throughout the day for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Anyone interested in helping ring bells on this date can contact Randy Lebahn at 320-1678.

The next Lions Club meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the All Vets Club. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend. For information on becoming a Lions Club member, contact Lebahn 320-1678.