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Maragos Recognized as Community Athlete

Minot High athlete, Landry Maragos, is already well-known for her efforts in softball, volleyball and basketball, but she brings much more to the table than just athletic ability.

Maragos is a co-founder of Athletes Inspiring Action. It’s made up of more than 100 athletes from the area. Together, they write letters to troops, bell-ring during the holidays and deliver Valentine cards to the nursing homes. She also volunteers for Prairie Grit, Dream Catchers, and a handful of other organizations in the area.

The amount of effort Landry provides to the Minot community as a high school senior is inspiring. Due to this involvement, Landry was nominated by her softball coach, Gerard Cederstrom as a candidate deserving of the Community Athlete of the Season. “She’s just a great kid, inspiration and role model,” says Coach Cederstrom. “She tells people ‘go out in your community, there’s time to do it.” The Community Athlete program is in place to showcase outstanding sportsmanship amongst area athletes and is supported by Scheels and United Community Bank.

The presentation took place Thursday, July 30 at a Prairie Grit track meet where Landry was volunteering. It came as a complete surprise to Landry where she was recognized by her coaches and presented with $500 in gift cards to Scheels ($250 to each Landry and the MHS softball team) and $1000 to the Minot High softball team from United Community Bank.

For more information or to nominate a community athlete, stop by the Minot Scheels or United Community Bank locations or visit

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