Mensa has named its 2021 scholarship winners. For the third year in a row, three people from North Dakota have won Mensa Scholarships. Brooklyn Klein from Fargo, N.D., won the $500 North Dakota Mensa Scholarship; Julia Davis from Belcourt, N.D., won the $600 Diana Mossip Memorial Scholarship; and Paige Haakenson from Aneta, N.D., won the $500 Kuhnel Scholarship.
Brooklyn is completing her registered nursing degree at NDSU and has logged many volunteer hours along with working at Sanford Health. The North Dakota Mensa Scholarship is funded by North Dakota Mensa members and is awarded to one student in North Dakota.
Julia is working on her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at the University of Mary. She has already worked as a teacher in Belcourt and has the goal of becoming an administrator improving Native American education. The Diana Mossip Scholarship is funded by the Mensa Foundation and goes to one winner in North Dakota.
Paige is completing her Bachelor’s in Human Biology and plans to continue to get a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Her extensive volunteer work has given her a particular interest in pain management and alleviating opioid addiction. The Mensa Foundation awards the Kuhnel Scholarship to only one recipient in each of Mensa’s ten U.S. regions and is funded by the Foundation.
Congratulations to all the 2021 recipients!
ND Mensa has announced the 2021 RG in Valley City for August 2021.
Postponed in 2020 due to Covid, the original venue and plans will remain the same for 2021. Find out more, including registration information, on the RG page.
Join our monthly Zoom social hours!
They are scheduled on the first Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm Central. We are partnering with South Dakota Mensa and the joint meetings are now called Mensa Dakota Territory Social Hour. Anyone interested can contact James Stiles for more information.
It was announced, in August 2020, that North Dakota Mensa has won the Ruby Jewel Award in Class V (for groups of 125 or fewer members). This recognition of our local group's achievements is two levels higher than what was awarded in the past couple of years.
We sincerely thank all our members who have stayed with us or have recently joined. We look forward, as a group, to being more active in the coming year, as hopefully conditions will improve. And should you wish to contribute in any way as a volunteer, just let us know. Many roles are available, and your fresh ideas will always be welcome.