Prayer breakfast features Shea

The president of the University of Mary will be featured speaker at the Mandan Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 9.

The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan. Tickets cost $15 and are available from members of the Kiwanis Club of Mandan or by contacting Austin Kahler, 701-425-2581 or austin.kahler@capcu.org.

Monsignor James Shea was inaugurated at age 34 in 2009 as the sixth president of U-Mary. At the time, he was believed to be the youngest college or university president in the nation. Shea succeeded Sister Thomas Welder, president for 31 years.

Chuck Suchy, Mandan, will provide special music at the prayer breakfast.

Phelps places in state speech

Mandan High School student Ryan Phelps placed fifth in the storytelling category at the 67th annual State Class A Speech Tournament on April 13 in Jamestown.

Tweten chosen for All Star series

Emily Tweten, a 6-foot right side hitter from Mandan High School, is among 24 graduating senior girls selected to compete in the Class A and B All Star Volleyball Series in June.

North Dakota Optimists and North Dakota High School Coaches Association are again sponsoring the games, scheduled at 7 p.m. June 10 at Fargo North High School and 7 p.m. June 11 at the Mandan High School gymnasium.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and free for children 12 and under.

Myers receives BND scholarship

Kordell Myers, a Mandan High School student, has been named a Real DEAL Scholarship winner by Bank of North Dakota’s DEAL student loan program. He will receive a $500 scholarship to attend a North Dakota college and qualifies to compete for a $3,000 scholarship to be awarded this spring.

Recipients must demonstrate community or school involvement and have at least a 2.5 grade-point average.

Myers is a member of DECA and participates in wrestling and football. He also volunteers in his community.

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