Bravo to Blue Jays, State Champion – Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown Sun hands out these bravos this week:

  • Bravo to the Dakota Medical Foundation, which was honored with a $10 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. Pat Traynor, executive director of the Dakota Medical Foundation, will consult with her network of partners and stakeholders to decide what to do with the donation, according to a report by the Forum News Service. The foundation expects to increase its efforts in mental health, child sexual abuse prevention and crisis relief.
  • Bravo to the Jamestown High School football team for winning their second consecutive Class A state football title and defeating Fargo North in the Class A championship on November 11. and Bravo to Aden Braun, Ethan Gall, Preston Gall, Payton Hochhalter, Colton Mewes, Jackson Walters, Tyson Jorissen and Bo Nelson for all WDA awards; and to Jack Van Berkom and Nate Walz for their honorable mentions.
  • Bravo to the Jamestown High School volleyball team that made it to the Class A state tournament scheduled for November 17-19 at the Bismarck Event Center.
  • Bravo to two teams from St. John’s Academy’s Middle School scheduled to compete in the North Dakota Cyber ​​Madness Tournament in Grand Forks on November 18.
    West and five finalists from the East.
  • Bravo to the Linton/HMB volleyball team, who advanced to the third straight Class B state tournament with their recent win over Carrington.
  • Bravo to the members of the LaMoure/Litchville-Marion football team, honored this week with 9-man football all-state honors from the North Dakota High School Activities Association. The honor went to Colton Ness, who was called up to the 9-man first-team offense; Garrett Hebl, who was named to the first-team All-State defense, and Tate Mart, Brock Wendel and Anthony Hanson, who were named to the second-team All-State team.
  • Bravo to the Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa Indians, who recently became the first tribe in the country to add donor registration to their tribal ID cards. On November 14, the Tribe and LifeSource, an organization that facilitates the organ, eye, and tissue donation process in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, hosted an event to celebrate the introduction of donor-tagged ID cards, called the Greyson Initiative to a Forum News Service story. and Bravo to Joan Azure, the driving force behind the initiative, named in honor of her grandson Greyson Parisien, who passed away in 2019.
  • Bravo to four people recently honored for saving a man’s life on Interstate 94 in Cass County. Alyssa Redday, 25, and Nash Heminger, 23, both from Sisseton, South Dakota, North Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Cameron McCann and Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Ross Krause received the North Dakota Highway Patrol Colonel’s Award for Excellence and the Lifesaving Award of the North Dakota Peace Officers Association. Redday and Heminger were driving south on I-29 in late August when they encountered a 24-year-old man in distress and collapsing at the Kindred exit. They called 911 and Heminger began CPR until McCann arrived and took over. They had to perform CPR a second time, with Krause helping, until the Kindred Ambulance Service arrived. The man, who was taken to a hospital in Fargo, later recovered.

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