Staples, Minn.,
13
April
2017
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08:07 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

NJPA Honors Area High School Students as Rising Stars

Annual event celebrates students' tenacity and quiet leadership

STAPLES, Minn. (13 April 2017) – Forty-six students from 23 central Minnesota high schools were honored by National Joint Powers Alliance® at its 26th annual Student Recognition Banquet, Wednesday, April 12th 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 a privilege and an honor to recognize area students for being persistent, being survivors, and providing quiet leadership to make a difference in their schools,” said NJPA Executive Director/CEO Dr. Chad Coauette. “I’m hopeful that the students honored as Rising Stars tonight can look back on this event and know they’re supported and that they have what it takes to overcome future challenges and obstacles in their lives.”

Each student received a $375 scholarship from company and individual donations, plus had a chance to win door prizes. Four students received $1,000 scholarships from Central Lakes College and seven students received $500 scholarships from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena.

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

 

2017 RISING STARS

SCHOOL

STUDENT

Aitkin

 Corrine Sanbeck

 Megan Host

Bertha-Hewitt

 Jackson Fore

 ^Keisha Bertram

Brainerd

 *Breanna Voss

 Veronica Wynn

Browerville

 Matthew May

 Yesica Ambriz

Cass Lake-Bena

 Dillon Dahl

 Kristi Howard

Crosby-Ironton

 *Jacob Sicora

 Michaela Reidell

Freshwater

 Avery Judd

 ^Missy Moore

Little Falls

 Ebbany Thompson

 Jade Cram

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

 Daniel Garcia

 Kimberly Pachan

Menahga

 ^Aspen Anderson

 ^Egon Lake

Northland Community

 Haley Welk

 Ravyn Gale

Pequot Lakes

 Ben Nelson

 *Megan Ament

Pierz

 Aaron Marshik

 Grace Osborne

Pillager

 Chase Muller

 ^Lacie Hines

Pine River-Backus

 Sierra Tallman

 Tia Ford

Royalton

 Thomas Fountain

 *Ty Held

Sebeka

 Anna Huttunen

 Joe Lindroos

Staples-Motley

 Jenna Trantina

 Taeleigh Marlowe

Swanville

 Dylan Kottschade

 Travis Barthel

Upsala

 ^Matt Herzog

 ^Michael Welinski

Verndale

 Dakota Buderus

 Jensyn Schluttner

Wadena-Deer Creek

 Dacotah Mittag

 Nicole Iken

 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 

 Kristina Kelley

 Zachary Jordan

*$1,000 CLC scholarship recipient
^$500 MState scholarship recipient

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.