Nice news of the day – November 29, 2019

Congratulations to the SIX North Dakota students nominated to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point by Senator John Hoeven!  You can read about one of the nominees in today’s news.

And speaking of the news, it also has “Freezin’ for a Reason” and the Story of the Week.  Read on.

I knew it wasn’t easy, but I didn’t realize just how difficult it is to get into West Point.  Here is the story of the small-but-mighty Adelyn Emter of Dickinson. (Dickinson Press)

We don’t see the numbers of homeless individuals in North Dakota the way they do in other states, assumingly because 1) the weather, and 2) we have a number of social programs across the state and a relatively low population.  So, I think it’s great that Bismarck Elementary students were asked to participate in “Freezin’ for a Reason” to understand what it means to be homeless.  And a bonus: they donated food to area shelters. (KX Net)

Story of the Week: My very beloved grandmother just passed away from Alzheimers, so a Memory Café is incredibly close to my heart right now.  I love that students went over to help make fleece blankets with the residents, and I also love that the blankets were donated to Down Home Non-Profit and the Ronald McDonald House.  What a great program. (KVRR)

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