Staples, Minn.,
12
April
2018
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03:28 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Area High School Students Honored as Rising Stars

Event celebrates students' tenacity and quiet leadership

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Forty-four students from 23 central Minnesota high schools were honored by National Joint Powers Alliance® at its 27th annual Student Recognition Banquet, Wednesday, April 11 at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd.

The annual event celebrates area students as Rising Stars. Each was selected by his or her respective school staff, with the criteria they are “unsung heroes” of their district—the behind-the-scenes students with little, if any, recognition.

“It is an honor to recognize our area’s Rising Stars; students who exemplify what it is to make a difference by providing quiet leadership,” says NJPA Executive Director/CEO Dr. Chad Coauette. “It is our hope that those honored tonight take away great memories from this event and feel supported by their school and community, knowing that they have what it takes to overcome future challenges and obstacles in their lives.”

Each student received a $215 scholarship funded by donations from area businesses and individuals, plus had a chance to win door prizes. Sixteen students received $500 scholarships from Central Lakes College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena, and a variety of other businesses and organizations.

Honored students are from school districts within Region 5, an area served by NJPA, including Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.

 

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SCHOOL

STUDENT

Aitkin

 Madilyn Amundson 

 Caine Owens

Bertha-Hewitt

 Charles Bakken <

 Adam Bauch

Brainerd

 Anthony Baylor >

Browerville

 Jacob Polovick

 Kylie Crowe-Mantanez 

Cass Lake-Bena

 Jennalee Fairbanks /

 Mark Reyes

 Crosby-Ironton

  Alison Lenz *

  Andrew Louks *

 Freshwater

 Derek Stalberger ^

 Jacqueline Anderson

 Little Falls

 Andrew DeYonge

 Asia Mohamed

 Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

 Abbey Grabowski !

 Guadalupe Orozco

 Menahga

 Nicholas McNeely

 Samantha Jewel &

 Northland Community

 Madison Shepard

 Taylor Shepard

 Pequot Lakes

 Austin Young

 Colette Vavpotic*

 Pierz-Healy 

 Samantha Winscher

 Zaida Nieken

 Pillager

 Jordan Hines #

 Sabrina Otto

 Pine River-Backus

 Dylan Malz

 Taylor Vredenburg*

 Royalton

 Marshall Meehl

 Martin Solland

 Sebeka

 Briannah Nolan %

 Ryan Oakland +

 Staples-Motley

 Alyssa Vanderhoof

 Swanville

 Crystal Kaun

 Katelyn Nohner

 Upsala

 Alexandra Wuebker

 Eric Staricka

 Verndale

 Hunter Seefeldt

 Maya Wellnitz &

 Wadena-Deer Creek

 Mitchel Haman

 Ryan Anderson

 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 

 Maria Francisco =

 Ginny Stewart

< NJPA Board Members past & present
> NJPA Sunshine Committee (employee fund)
/ NJPA Senior Leadership Team
* CLC scholarship recipient
& MState scholarship recipient
^ Elite Title & Escrow Corp
! Health Partners
~ Initiative Foundation
#  Investment Center Advisor Group
% Nor-son Construction
+  ORB
=  Staples Ace Hardware

Thank you to the 2018 sponsors. This event and the experience for our Rising Stars and their families is greatly enhanced by your generosity.

Platinum

Staples Ace Hardware

Central Lakes College

Elite Title & Escrow Corp.

Health Partners

Initiative Foundation

Investment Centers of America, Inc.

MState College

NJPA Board Members past & present

NJPA Sunshine Fund (employee donations)

NJPA Senior Leadership Team

Nor-Son

ORB

Gold

Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation

Greg & Becky Grunig

Leah & Bart Graves

Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Keshner, PLLP

Philip & Kami Berg

Silver

Campfire Bay Resort

CTC - Consolidated Telephone Company

Contegrity Group, Inc.

Integrity Employee Benefits

Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce

Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Unity Bank

Wadena State Bank

Jim & Mary Klamm

Chris & Kristin Lindholm

Machelle Marshall

Michael & Holly Brandt

Michael & Holly Brandt

Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Scott & Jackie Bruns

Unity Bank

Wadena State Bank

Warren & Julie Mertens

Bronze

Andy & Vicky Buscher

Bev Hoemberg

Bill Otto and Kim Rumsey

Brenda Sprenger

Colby-Mueller Orthodontics

Kassidy & Jeremiah Rice

Marshik Insurance Agency

Prairie Bay Grill and Catering

Rodney & Monica Klimek

Ted & Gen’s BBQ Steakhouse

Tom & Jenny Hoppe

 

 

 

About NJPA

Sourcewell (formerly National Joint Powers Alliance) is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Created in 1978 as one of Minnesota’s nine service cooperatives, we offer training and shared services to our central-Minnesota members. Throughout North America, we offer a cooperative purchasing program with over 200 awarded vendors on contract. Sourcewell is driven by service and the ability to strategically reinvest in member communities.