Bank of North Dakota to host High School Parent Launch Party

Bismarck – Bank of North Dakota has partnered with local financial institutions, high schools, state agencies and other organizations for the second annual High School Parent Launch Party for parents and guardians of Cass County high school students. The event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights, 3150 Sheyenne Street in West Fargo.

Thanks to the generosity of the local financial institutions and West Fargo Events, giveaway prizes include a $1,000 cash prize, a 2024 high school senior graduation party at the POW/MIA Plaza in downtown West Fargo that includes a $500 catering certificate, and more in cash prizes.

It will be a high-energy, fast-paced two hours where parents can learn more about the financial decisions their children need to make whether going straight into the workforce, into the military or college. Attendees will move from table-to-table in a speed-dating style format and have casual conversations with subject-matter experts on various financial topics or can ask questions at booths located around the venue. This event is meant to provide information, and there are no sales occurring.

Regardless of their students’ plans after high school, parents don’t want to miss this free event to learn more about what their child needs to think about when it comes to money. If a child is on the education track, parents will get answers on applying for financial aid and avoiding too much student loan debt. If they’re heading straight to the workforce or military, parents will learn what they need to know about living expenses, insurance needs and saving.

Local banks and credit unions supporting the event are First International Bank & Trust, Bell Bank, Choice Bank, Western State Bank, Vision Bank, Cornerstone Bank, Capital Credit Union, Starion Bank, Gate City Bank and First Western Bank and Trust.

Visit to learn more and register to attend.