My name is Ben Thompson, and I am a student, coach, and reporter for The Mystician. I am currently a student at Bismarck State College, and have been accepted into the Mathematics program at Dickinson State University to pursue a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.
I graduated from Center-Stanton High School in the Spring of 2020, and was enrolled in Bismarck State College in the Fall of 2020.
I have been coaching various sports since the winter of 2020. I started as an Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. The following school year I was Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Head Junior High Boys Basketball Coach as well as Head Boys Golf Coach. For the 2022-23 school year I was Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach, and Head Boys Golf Coach. I plan to continue my coaching career.
I got my Substitute Teaching License in the fall of 2022.
In my free time I enjoy golfing, skiing, snowboarding, and spending time with family and friends.
My goal in life is to graduate college with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. I want to use this to pursue a career in statistics or something related to mathematics. I am also committed to teaching youth in various aspects. I have a substitute teaching license and have been coaching since I graduated high school. I am committed to teaching youth in both physical and academic aspects.
PORTFOLIO OF WORK
Bismarck State College ESports player in the top percentile of Valorant players. Mystic Media 84.2 Sports Pg 11: https://www.bscmysticmedia.com/_files/ugd/628cb3_a50256b46fb24beebe00da8ca3020553.pdf
Bismarck State College features a music professor, Dr. Jason Thoms, who has sung in Grammy-winning choirs and conducted many other choir projects around the world. Mystician 84.3 Arts & Entertainment Pg. 8: https://www.bscmysticmedia.com/_files/ugd/628cb3_05ca3d38ac514ae6bce88c6d5d7c7913.pdf
College enrollment numbers have been dwindling over the past few years in North Dakota. Why is that and has Bismarck State College been effected? Mystician 84.4 News Pg, 3: https://www.bscmysticmedia.com/_files/ugd/628cb3_d656a5bd2d834620af6736979c2f1538.pdf
Other Works (Unpublished)
China and Taiwan
Caesar Crossing the Rubicon
Nuclear Close Calls During the Cold War