Hundreds of volunteers will be on deck Tuesday May 7, at the University of Jamestown and the James Valley Career and Technology Center for the 2019 Marketplace for Kids Education Day.

Riley Giauque, inventor of the EZPUCK, will be speaking at the opening ceremony on the importance of business and entrepreneurship in smaller communities, along with a video welcome from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. The Boy Scout Color Guard will be performing the Color Guard ceremony and the Jamestown High School Blue Jazz under the direction of

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Cheryl McIntyre, JHS Choir director, will be performing the national anthem.

The day will also feature a wide array of classes including: "Main Street

ND," presented by Michelle Watne, owner, DeClutter Me; Matthew Pepple, owner, Pepps Electronics; Giauque, inventor, EZPUCK; "Medical Mania," Deb Fischer, Health Science Careers instructor, James Valley CTC; "NASCAR," Jason Howcroft, automotive instructor,

CTC; and "Virtual Reality," Chris Hoke, chief information officer, Univerity of Jamestown. The Marketplace

Advisory Leadership Team and members of the education community review the previous year's class reports from the students and take their advice on the classes they would like presented each year.

The program targets grades 3-8 but is open to all ages.

Marketplace for Kids provides a variety of experiential learning classes and activities to help students develop innovation, enhance personal development and explore career options.

Numerous volunteers will be providing volunteer hours to make the Marketplace

for Kids Education Day a success. Volunteers are still needed; call 701-242-7744 if you would like to help.

Students will be showcasing their innovative ideas in the Newman Arena from 11:35 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and view the projects,

Members from the business community will be listening to business pitches from the project students and presenting ribbons to them.