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Alum from Day 1: Mya Temanson, Minot, N.D., freshman, music and English

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ALUM FROM DAY 1: Freshman Mya Temanson

Mya started off her first semester at Minot State on the right foot, getting involved in both College Democrats and Honor Society in the first week. She is no stranger to MSU, however, as she has played violin in the Minot Symphony Orchestra since her sophomore year in high school.

Why did you choose Minot State?
I’ve been exposed to music and theater at Minot State since I was young. I did College for Kids camps, Dakota Chamber Music, and the symphony, so the MSU community has been like family for me. It was a natural decision for me to come here.

What is your favorite quote?
 “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

What has been your favorite class?
This is so hard because I have so many. Music history, British literature, and small ensembles class.

Who has been your most influential instructor?
Dr. Jon Rumney has had an impact on me. I’ve taken lessons from him since I was a junior in high school. He challenges me, but in the most nurturing way.

What is the best kept secret about Minot State?
Minot State feels more like a community than just a place to go to get an education.

What is your most memorable moment at MSU?
It goes all the way back to my freshman year in high school. I won the concerto competition with Minot Symphony and that was an early exposure to Minot State.

Alum from Day 1 is a special section that appears in each issue of the Alumni Association and Development Foundation Connections Magazine. Connections features one student from each class and an outstanding faculty/staff member who graduated from Minot State. To view the entire Fall 2018 Connections Magazine online, please click HERE.

Published: 11/21/18

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