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January 15, 2014

MinnStar vp honored by Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement of Greater Mankato announced that David Thompson has been chosen from more than 190,000 U.S. volunteers to earn the organization’s award for volunteerism, the Bronze Leadership Award.

Thompson is a vice president at MinnStar Bank in Mankato.

The award recognizes Junior Achievement volunteers who have performed outstanding service at all levels within the organization.

“David Thompson is a wonderful example of how one person can make such a huge difference in the lives of young people in our community,” Jaci Siebenaler, JA district manager said in a statement.

As a member of the board of directors of JA of Greater Mankato, Thompson was the treasurer for four years. He was also a volunteer or contributor to the JA BigBowl, Golf-a-thon, BizTown, and a classroom teacher for eight years. He was also a member of the fundraising committee for six years.

JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills needed for economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA reaches 4 million students per year in more than 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.

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