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Thompson Scholars enjoy weekend full of sports, culture, volunteering
Brandt Banzhaf
JMC 215

The Thompson Scholar Learning Community was out and about last weekend participating in campus and community events as well as community service opportunities.

On Friday night, the Thompson Scholar freshmen had a chance to attend a Tri-City Storm hockey game. Jennifer Harvey, the program director for the Thompson Scholar Learning Community, was very excited to see the excitement of the students.

“The hockey game went really well,” she said. “A lot of the kids had never been to a hockey game, and the fact that we could do that as a community makes it even more exciting.”

The fun didn’t stop there. On Saturday, many of the scholars went on a tour of the Frank House, the historic home west of main campus. Also on Saturday, they had the opportunity to attend the final home basketball game against in-state rival Chadron State College.

On Sunday, the Thompson Scholars played bingo with the residents of Mount Carmel Nursing Home. “It’s great seeing the kids do so much,” Harvey said, “but the best part is helping them build connections and friendships that will last their whole lives.”

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