Society news and notes

Banquet set

to honor seniors

Area high school seniors who are graduating with honors will be honored at the annual Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Honors Banquet at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at the Holiday Inn-Riverside.

Seniors being honored include Abigail Berg, Rachel Birdsall, Jessi Johnson, Taylor Kunz, Bethany Limke, Wyatt Limke and Wyatt Nichols, all Berthold; Brieann Backes, Meagan Behm, Macy Christianson, Austin Eggl, McKenna Finley, Jacob Magnuson, Nora Rimatzki, Alexandra Smith, Hannah Thom and Abigail Wilhelmi, all Minot Ryan; Alex Davy, Courtney DeGree, Jocelyn McCormack, Ethan Moen, Madison Munday, Cole Peterson, Samantha Redding, Leah Runyan, Jennifer Schaefer, Kara Scheresky, Austin Schestler, Austin Ulberg, Courtney Vogel, All Des Lacs-Burlington; Dylan Adams, Taran Albright, Andrew Arnold, Austin Artz, Joseph Audet, Shelby Barrett, Maleyna Beale, Emily Beck, Garrett Becker, Alexis Benno, Justin Bergeron, Tricia Berggren, Sarah Bogenrief, KC Braaten, Cody Braunberger, Theresa Buch, Tayte Bullinger, Jordan Busch, Sean Connolly, Shelby Cross, Shawn Danielson, Tina Dillas, Ban Dodin, Rachel Frei, Megan Gladback, Micaela Haider, Jennifer Hamilton, Cole Hanson, Carson Held, McKenna Hodenfield, Kelsey Hoffart, Jacob Holmen, Rachel Holmes, Ashley Holzer, David Hurteau, McKaya Johnson, Cole Jones, Taylor Jundt, Ryan Keller, Shane Keller, Jersey Kelly, Kathryn Kelly, Hannah Kempher, Amanda Kraft, Quintin Kragh, McKenzie Kranz, Jordan Krill, Cody Kuntz, Cheyanne Larson, Kolton Larson, Nicholas Lee, Benjamin Love, Linnea Maxfield, Paige Melby, Mason Morelli, Reed Moseng, Jayden Moum, Shania Murphy, Else-Marie Nelson, Taylor Novak, Kyler Olson, Monica Olson, Joseph Rensvold, Erin Richards, Chloe Rickards, Wyatt Rusch, Madison Rutten, Emma Sandy, Jacob Schmidt, Kelli Schmidt, Brock Severson, Emmalee Stach, Kayla Stevens, Ryan Swartwout, Jacey Taylor, McKenzie Turner, Chandler Vercher, Kourtney Wehrman, Kortney Wickum, Kelley Wu and Kelsey Ziegler, all Minot High; Paul Eapen, McKenzie Fettig, Tariro Makoni, Sarah Peterson, all Our Redeemer’s Christian School, Elayne Deibert, Kayla Foley, Brittany Kummer, Kali Miller, Emily Schmidt and Hannah Stockie, all Surrey; Myrena Denelsbeck, McKenzi Faul and Kristofer Hochsprung, all Sawyer.

Educators being honored for 25 years of service include Tracy Ross and Troy Ross, Berthold; Melessa Bosch and DeAnna Reynold, Minot Ryan; Sheila Guvakosky and Kathy Garbe, Des Lacs-Burlington educators; Phyllis Sanders, Des Lacs staff; Lana Anderson, Melessa Bosch, Jesse Cook, Cindy Cook, Angelina Edison, Patty Folk, Janice Gietzen, Natalie Haagenson, Colleen Hodenfield, Steven Kuske, Todd Larson, Tami McNally, Sue Olafson, Kim Phillips, Pamela Schmidt, Edward Sehn and Todd Sivertson, all Minot Public Schools educators; Margaret Engleson, Lynn Jensen, Leslie Merck, Pamela Rodman, Lori Stauffer, Byron Wahl and Lila Weltikol, all Minot Public Schools staff; Judy Drader, Charles Soper and Margaret Steig, all Sawyer educators; Lyall Krueger and Susan Thompson, Surrey educators.

MCEF accepting grant applications

The Minot Community Endowment Fund will be giving out almost $68,000 in grants to local organizations that support Minot and surrounding communities. Applicants must be designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt groups, or government agencies. Groups without such designation seeking to apply may enlist a fiscal sponsor.

Application forms and more information are available online at (

Minot). Applications are due by May 31 and should be mailed to the Minot Community Endowment Fund, c/o Bremer Trust, 20-1st St. SW, Minot, ND 58701. The Minot Community Endowment Fund advisory committee will discuss the applications and determine grant awards.

Last year’s grant recipients included the Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Community Action Partnership, Dakota Boys Ranch Association, Junior Achievement, the Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art, the Minot Area Homeless Coalition, the Minot Commission on Aging, the Mouse River Players, Village Family Service Center and the YMCA, among others.

The Minot Community Endowment Fund was established in 1981 and is a permanent endowment fund managed by the North Dakota Community Foundation. Earnings from the fund are given as grants every year to organizations that support Minot and the surrounding area.

Donations to the fund are welcomed and accepted at any time of year to help grow the endowment fund. Certain donations may qualify for a 40 percent state tax credit. For more information, contact the North Dakota Community Foundation at 222-8349.