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Bismarck Native a Finalist for National Geographic Award

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A North Dakota native is a finalist for a prestigious award.

Shannon Galpin is one of ten finalists for National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year.

Galpin, a Bismarck native now living in Colorado, runs an organization called Mountain-2-Mountain. The non-profit creates opportunities for women in conflict regions of the world like Afghanistan.

Galpin is being honored for her humanitarian work in the region.

This years list includes a base jumper, a surfer an ultra-runner and a kayaker among others.

Each finalist is noted for "remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism, and adventure sports. Each embodies a unique spirit of adventure."

Voting lasts until January 16th. The winner will be announced in February.

You can learn more about Shannon, the other finalists and vote at a link in this story on our website and on the KX News Facebook page.

VOTE HERE: http://on.natgeo.com/T5PpQY

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