Farmers & Merchants State Bank sponsors Kimball Area High School student for business camp
Students spend a week preparing for life after high school.
A cutting-edge business plan outlining a make-your-own-cupcake store in the Mall of America was praised by a panel of industry investors. The proposal for “CupMake” summarized marketing, finances, and operations practices – and it was crafted in one week by a group of unfamiliar high school students. Dozens of business plans such as this were created at BestPrep’s 33rd annual Minnesota Business Venture (MBV). While the business plans and monetary investment were imaginary, the ideas presented would give today’s entrepreneurs a run for their money.
“I enjoyed meeting new people and creating a business plan,” said Kimball Area High School student Brad Mies. “I am confident that I will use the skills I learned in college and my future career.” Brad is the son of Brian and Linda Mies and is a 2013 graduate of Kimball Area High School.
Last month, Maicy Vossen was one of 44 candidates in the Miss Teen of America contest at St. Cloud State University. Maicy is 14, and the daughter of Lana and Gary Vossen of Kimball.
The program is for scholarship and recognition, and it is not a beauty or talent pageant. Invitation to participate came through the Kimball Area High School. Judges’ scoring is based on 25 percent personality, 15 percent poise and personality projection in formal wear, 15 percent on scholastic record, 15 percent on service and achievement, 15 percent on personal development, and 15 percent on general awareness. Emphasis is on the enriching process of meeting and working with other high-achieving teens. Their philosophy is that everyone is a winner in their program.
Air Force Reserve Airman Jade M. Hamilton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Hamilton is the son of Todd and Jenny Hamilton of Powder Ridge Road, Kimball. He is a 2010 graduate of Kimball Area High School.
The Kimball White 10U Fastpitch team finished the season 8-6. They are pictured from left to right, seated, Katie Decknatel, Morgan Garding, and Kylie Carlson. Kneeling are Leah Schiefelbein, Kyrie Rossman, and Bailee Schiefelbein. Standing are Coach Steve Decknatel, Sylvia Gustad, Caitlyn Carlson, Naomi Bollman, Coach Amanda Garding, Jaden Degree, Rayne Mae Lanenga, Chelsea Carlson, and Coach Sam Rossman. Submitted photo.
Pictured here is the Kimball 10U Fastpitch Softball Blue Team. In back row, left to right are Jaymee Randall, Coach Steven Randall, Gracelyn Powell, Megan Schindler, Jolee Randall, Madison Streit, Justina Niemi, Coach Jeremy Kuechle, and Lily Voight. In front are Ellie Wicker, Cailyn Kuechle, Amanda Curtis, Natalee Kunkel, and Ellie Kuechle. The Kimball Blue Team improved all season on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, baserunning, and overall softball strategy. Kimball Blue team is pictured here following a thrilling 10-9 consolation championship game loss that placed the Cubs as Consolation runners-up in the 10U season-ending tournament in Litchfield. Submitted photo.