The Jamestown hands out these bravos this week:

Bravo to St. John's Academy for its May 8 groundbreaking ceremony with Bishop John Folda and Sen. Terry Wanzek, R-Jamestown, and Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich present to announce that construction on the $5.95 million expansion to the day care and elementary school would start at the end of the school year.

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Bravo to the organizers and volunteers who helped to make the 25th anniversary of the Marketplace for Kids a fun learning experience for elementary and middle school youth from several area school districts. The events were held at the Harold Newman Center of the University of Jamestown and the James Valley Career and Technology Center.

Bravo to the kindergarten students of Louis L'Amour Elementary School and the employees of Ag Country Farm Credit Services for the 18th year of a fundraising collaboration to benefit the James River Humane Society with $905 and 568 pet items.

Bravo to Jody Larson for undergoing a 10-mile wheelchair hike of the Grand Canyon in April to raise $5,000 for the Spina Bifida Association.

Buffalo chip to the gawkers of a May 10 shed fire in Jamestown, who slowed movement of fire department, police and ambulance vehicles from a hazardous scene at 11th Street and 13th Avenue Southeast.

Bravo to Anthonett Nabwe who set the JHS school record in the girls outdoor shot put at 40 feet, 11 inches May 13 at the Last Chance Invitational at Hanna Field in Valley City. Nabwe shattered the previous record of 39-7 posted by Jill Schlenker in 2007.