BISMARCK, ND – The Larks have teamed up with MDU Resources and Gateway to Science to bring STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to the baseball field. Together, we understand the importance of equipping youth with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence and comprehend information.

This summer we are on a mission. We searched for 12 All-Star students who exhibit hard work, dedication, and a commitment to using STEM to serve their school and community. Each student was nominated by their teacher for their love of learning. The winners were carefully selected by MDU Resources and Gateway to Science.

The Larks will recognize each STEM All-Star during select home games throughout the 2018 season.

Each STEM All-Star will receive the following:

  • Sign a one-day contract with the Larks
  • Larks jersey
  • 4 Larks tickets to a select game
  • Story in the Larks Playball Program about their STEM achievements
  • Private meet and greet with the Larks players and coaches
  • Opportunity to catch balls with the Larks during batting practice
  • On-field recognition and the chance to throw out the first pitch
  • A Gateway to Science One-Year Student Membership

At the Larks game on June 13th, MDU Resources will host “STEM Education Night.” Students interested in pursuing a career in science, engineering, technology or math will have the opportunity to learn more from Bismarck/Mandan area businesses ahead of the game at the STEM Expo. We hope you’ll join us!

Please help us congratulate these 12 STEM standouts:

Charlie Johnson, Dorothy Moses

Agatha Benedicto, Dickinson High School

Rebecca Heidt, Dickinson High School

Eli Gietzen, Glen Ullin

Ethan Schatz, Hazen Elementary

Olivia Johnson, Mandan Middle School

Issac Muth, Mandan Middle School

Garrison Dreher, Liberty Elementary

Trenedi Barstad, Stanley Elementary

Mason Brew, Lewis & Clark Elementary

Maiken Alm, Highland Acres

Wyatt Barth, Innovation School


The Bismarck Larks are a proud affiliate of the Northwoods League, the proven leader in development of elite college baseball players. The Larks mission is to use FUN to make a difference in the lives of our families, businesses, players, and communities we serve. This is accomplished with a commitment to putting fans first and providing high quality family entertainment at affordable prices. In 2017, the Larks sold out 27 of their 36 home games in Bismarck Municipal Ballpark, home of Dakota Community Bank and Trust Field, and were named the Northwoods League’s Organization of the Year.

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 190 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.



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