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16th annual Bully Expedition encourages 4th-graders to learn North Dakota history outside of classroom

16th annual Bully Expedition encourages 4th-graders to learn North Dakota history outside of classroom

NEWS
For immediate release
May 21, 2012

For more information, contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

16th annual Bully Expedition encourages 4th-graders to learn North Dakota history outside of classroom

Event features a fun-filled day of activities

Medora, N.D.  – Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s 16th annual Bully Expedition will take place Sunday, June 10 in Medora.

The event offers fourth graders and their families an excellent opportunity to experience historic Medora and to continue learning about the history of North Dakota outside of the classroom, alongside fellow 4th-graders from across the state.

This year’s Bully Expedition will provide students the opportunity to participate in the Amazing Bully Race – a historical scavenger hunt competition, experience the Medora Musical, and receive a vacation journal, bandana, and Bully Fun Pass.  All 4th-graders will be recognized on stage prior to the Medora Musical.  Cost to participate in the Bully Expedition is $5 per student.

The annual Bully Expedition event started in Medora in 1997 and was the brainchild of Jim Petrik, who volunteered to read to 4th-graders in Bismarck. Petrik was an avid supporter of Medora and believed strongly in the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s mission to educate youth about Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the North Dakota Badlands.

For more information about the Bully Expedition and to download a registration form, go to: www.medora.com/events.

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Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com.

For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

Winners for 2012 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced

Winners for 2012 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced

NEWS
May 18, 2012

For more information contact:
Dylan Edwards
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
dedwards@medora.com
800-633-6721 ext. 8812

Winners for 2012 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced

Medora, N.D. – Three North Dakota fourth-grade students were selected the top winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation’s 2012 Bully Expedition essay contest. This annual contest is open to all fourth grade students in North Dakota and ties Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the North Dakota Badlands with the fourth grade curriculum of North Dakota History. Entrants responded to the prompt, “North Dakota is a beautiful place because…”

The winners are as follows:
1st Place
Name: Aleasha Marcotte
School: Saint Anne School, Bismarck
Teacher: Paulette Tescher

2nd Place
Name: Josie Wutzke
School: Rita Murphy Elementary School, Bismarck
Teacher: Clarissa Sailer Wald

3rd Place
Name: Isabel Jain Grueneich
School: Ellendale Public School, Ellendale
Teacher: Mrs. Fastnacht

“The quality of entries this year was very impressive, and it was hard to choose only three winners,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “Every student who submitted an essay did a remarkable job demonstrating their love for North Dakota and explaining why they think North Dakota is a beautiful place. In addition, their strong knowledge of our state’s history was very evident.”

The first prize winner receives a $300 college scholarship and a Bully Vacation Package for a family of four. Second place winner receives a $200 college scholarship and a $50 Medora gift card. Third place winner receives a $100 college scholarship and a $25 Medora gift card. The first, second and third place winners will be recognized onstage prior to the June 10 performance of the Medora Musical.

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Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com.

For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm