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Junior Achievement program affected by COVID 19
Since 1997, Junior Achievement has been teaching our youth the importance of the free enterprise system. This year, only a handful of the 127 classrooms were able to hear all five lessons from their volunteer as COVID-19 put an end to several that were set for spring. Some classes were cut short mid-way through. Despite that, the volunteers were once again so supportive of getting these lessons out to students in Minot public and private schools in grades K -5. Trained volunteer consultants are in the classroom one hour a week for five weeks. The outside expertise is vital to students as they learn about money management, city planning and assembly work among other topics.

Junior Achievement would not be possible without the volunteer hours and donations from businesses and individuals who take the time to make sure this happens. There is no cost to the schools, so JA relies on donations and grants from area businesses. Please take a moment to read through the list of those businesses that generously donated money to help supply the $210 per classroom kits that supply the materials needed for the classrooms. Let them know how appreciative we are of their financial support. Also take a moment to thank the volunteers who spend their personal time teaching our future leaders.

Junior Achievement Contributors:
American Bank Center
Bel Air PTA
Bell School PTO
Brady Martz & Associates
Dakota PTA
Edison PTA
First International Bank & Trust
First Western Bank & Trust
GEM Federal Credit Union
Giving Hearts Day
Hess Corporation
Houston Engineering
IRET Properties
Kiwanis Club of Minot
Longfellow PTA
Minot Community Endowment Fund
North Plains PTA
North Star Community Credit Union
Peoples State Bank
Perkett PTA
Ryan Chevrolet
Sertoma Club
Souris Valley United Way
United Community Bank
Verendrye Electric Cooperative
Xcel Energy
Junior Achievement Facilitators
Shelly Adams            Westlie Motor Co.
Steve Adkins             Minot Air Force Base
Stacey Ahmann         First International Bank & Trust
Dawn Anderson       The Wellington Assisted Living
Lindsey Anderson    First Western Bank & Trust
Maggie Backen          Burdick Job Corps Center
Kim Bartsch               Clean Tech
Michael Bast              Hess Corporation
Penny Belgarde          Dakota College at Bottineau
Lynda Bertsch            Minot State University
Breann Bischof          Blue Cross Blue Shield
David Blikre                Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.
Jenny Bogden            First International Bank & Trust
Danielle Bolinske         Elite Real Estate
Will Brand                   American Bancor Ltd
Gabe Brien                 Houston Engineering, Inc.
Zach Burdick              First Western Bank & Trust
Kiernan Burgard         Hess Corporation
Kristi Burgess             Don Bessette Motors, Inc.
David Bussard            Pepsico-Frito Lay
Donna Bye                  Houston Engineering, Inc.
Kristi Christianson       First International Bank & Trust
Victoria Cofell             Northern Bottling
Willie Curry                 Minot Air Force Base
Laurie Dannewitz        Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Carla Dolan                 Minot Area Chamber of Commerce
Kevin Drohan             Quadrotech Solutions
Stacey Elich               Delta Vacations
Jessica Erdmann       First International Bank & Trust
Mandy Favors           State Farm Insurance - Paul Siebert
Missy Feist Erickson  Peoples State Bank of Velva
Beth Feldner               Aspire Credit Union
Molly Flagstsad           United Community Bank of ND
Amanda Folden           Creative Property Management Inc.
Amanda Geinert         First International Bank & Trust
Kayla Goetz                Gate City Bank
Sam Goetz                   United Community Bank of ND
Lolly Gorze                  Enerbase Cooperative Resources
Dawn Gullickson         Mayer Electric
Bobbi Hansen              Aspire Credit Union
Andy Heitkamp           Minot State University
Jessica Henderson      First Western Bank & Trust
Sue Heth                     NextHome Legendary Properties
Debra L. Hoffarth        Pringle & Herigstad, P.C.
Lori Holtz                    Aspire Credit Union
Lauri Hopwood          Dacotah Bank
Brooke Houle              First International Bank & Trust
John Jeziorske           Minot Air Force Base
MacKenzie Jones       Live Life Chiropractic
Sydney Kalvick          First International Bank & Trust
Brock Keller               Houston Engineering, Inc.
Staci Kenney             Minot Area Community Foundation
Sara Koble                Easter Seals Goodwill of ND, Inc.
Dawn Kocina            Minot International Airport
Mindee Kohlman        Aspire Credit Union
Lexie Kroeger          GEM Federal Credit Union
Lacey Krueger         Affinity First Federal Credit Union
Brenda Lakoduk       Trinity Health
Denise Larson          First International Bank & Trust
Heidi Llewellyn          Cognizant
David Lozensky         Cognizant
Mark Lyman               Hunting Bear Oilfield Services
L. John MacMartin      Minot Area Chamber of Commerce
Angie Martin               Aspire Credit Union
Kristofer McConnell    Minot Air Force Base
Andrea Meyer             Town & Country Credit Union
Whitney Meyer           Dacotah Bank
Kelly Movchan            Delta Vacations
Angela Nehring           IRET Properties
Susan Ness                Blue Cross Blue Shield
Bryan Obenchain        City of Minot
Perry Olson                First International Bank & Trust
Melissa Opland           American Bank Center
Dawn Palumbo            Zarr Financial Services
Courtney Pardon         Bremer Bank
Karla Paurus               First International Bank & Trust
Terri Philion                 Hyatt House - Minot
Jessica Phillips           First International Bank & Trust
Preston Phillips           First International Bank & Trust
Josh Pikka                  Minot Public Library
Kim Popinga               Minot Dakota Square Scheels
Joe Reiter                  Houston Engineering, Inc.
Karen Rollman            First Western Bank & Trust
Maria Romanick         Minot International Airport
EJ Rose                    Delta Vacations
Kalli Schell                Town & Country Credit Union
Chris Schiessl          SRT Communications, Inc.
Jordan Schmitt            Trinity Health
Rae Schobinger           Brady, Martz & Associates, P.C.
Angela Simonson        Brokers “12” Real Estate Marketing
Kathy Sivertson           Midco
Gail Slinde
Jessica Smestad          Minot State University
Jason Soles                  Minot Air Force Base
Isaac Tafelmeyer        Houston Engineering, Inc.
Karna Taft                  Town & Country Credit Union
Kevin Ternes              Minot Commercial Appraisal
Teri Lynn Tingley        Scherr’s Cabinet & Doors, Inc.
Jalisa Tinnes               Companions for Children
Andrea Tronson          Roosevelt Park Zoo
Marisa Trueblood          Midco
Walnerge Uran Ochoa   Minot Air Force Base
Jennifer Watson          Ward County Sheriff’s Office
Liz Weeks                   Magic City Discovery Center
Nancy Wegenast         First Western Bank & Trust
Amy Werner                 First International Bank & Trust
Emily White                   First International Bank & Trust

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