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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune
  • To the Editor: Thanks to many, YME College and Career Day was a big success

  • A thank you to more than 40 community volunteers and businesses for their time and effort in preparing a day for our YME High School students to listen, learn, tour, interview, and to be educated about the opportunities for post secondary education and careers here in southwestern Minnesota. Thank you for your genero...
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  •    A  thank you to more than 40 community volunteers and businesses for their time and effort in preparing a day for our YME High School students to listen, learn, tour, interview, and to be educated about the opportunities for post secondary education and careers here in southwestern Minnesota.         Thank you for your generous gift of time. You have made a difference in the lives of our students and have inspired them to think about their education and how it will help them achieve their goals, dreams and passions in life.  We are Proud to Be YME and we are thankful to be a part of a community that supports education and life-long learning.     
    9th Grade Business Tours
    The Granite Falls Hospital Staff; Marr Valve Company, Cheryl Monson, Operations Manager, and  Marr Valve staff; The City of Granite Falls and Mayor Dave Smiglewski.
    9th grader Career Seminars
    Minn. West Community & Technical College Granite Falls Campus, Andrea Mills, Campus Marketer and Minn.West students; Upward Bound Program Director Amy Nemitz;  Upward Bound volunteer tutor, Zach Koepke and Upward Bound participants.
    12th Grade Career Sessions
     Lundell Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. Katy Lundell;  Picht's Auto Body & Glass, Dan Picht; Yellow Medicine County representatives Ashley Soine, Keith Helgeson, Michelle May and Sarah Brustuen;  SunSource, Chris Streich; Granite Falls Bank, Craig Bakkelund:  Granite Falls Energy, Robin Spaude:  3rd Millennium Genetics, Rachel Baumgartner (Olivia); Corn Capital Innovations, Scott O'Neill (Olivia); Granite Falls Hospital, Gene Hughes
    12th Grade Seminars on Financial Aid, Post Secondary Opportunities and Interviewing Skills
    SMSU Director of Financial Aid, David Vikander; Minn. West Canby Campus, Linda Pesch, Student Services Advisor;  The Private Industry Council, Cathy Ervin (Montevideo)
    Guest Interviewers for
    12th Grade Mock Interviews
    Avis Freitag, Pat Kubly, Jacob Henderson,  Dr. Katy Lundell, Al Stoeckman, Kaia Bergeson, Helen Blue-Redner, Deidra Lecy, Randy Haakenson, and Carolyn Runck.
    YME Alumni Panel Participants
    Ben Rosaasen, Eric Preuss, Shane Knutson, Kenton Johnson, Ashley Goodwin Wilkins, Deena Aus, Jacob Henderson and Alyssa Hoffman.
    Robin Henderson
    YME Success Coach
    Granite Falls

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