The Jamestown hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to Eventide Jamestown for holding an "Eventide Family Parade" last week. The parade consisted of family members driving by the assisted living facility to connect with their loved ones since there are visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Bravo to area high school graduates as they complete high school. Jamestown High School is holding graduation on Sunday at the Jamestown Civic Center and while every senior year is memorable, the pandemic has affected high school seniors in numerous ways. Although graduation for area students may look different than others - fewer in-person celebrations with many people, for example - what's important is completing a major milestone. Congratulations, graduates!
  • Bravo to local park playgrounds opening up again to the public. Getting outside is good for people and the parks play an important role in helping people enjoy the outdoors, particularly during the pandemic. Enjoy the facilities that are available and social distance around others.
  • Bravo to Aubrey Blackmore for thinking of others during the pandemic. The Jamestown first grader raised more than $900 in a Facebook campaign that she used to purchase books for not only fellow Roosevelt Elementary School students, but other elementary students in the city. Aubrey gave out the books this week.
  • Bravo to a partnership between Jamestown Public Schools and the University of Jamestown related to UJ's planned new swimming program. The university will use the swimming pool at Jamestown Public Schools for practice and competition for its new women's swimming and diving team, it said in an announcement this week. The next school year is expected to focus on recruiting while competition is expected to begin in 2021-22.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board.

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