17:13 PM

Students of Character Celebration Going Facebook Live

Taking a different approach to recognizing students

We are excited for our 2020 Students of Character Celebration on April 15. Taking a different approach during this historic time, this year’s event – gone digital – is sure to be a wonderful evening of recognizing behind-the-scenes student leaders from throughout the region.

At 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, honorees and the public can visit @sourcewellgov on Facebook and access the link to join the virtual event. Combining video captured before school closures and individually at each of our presenter’s homes, the event will honor 43 students from 22 local high schools and award scholarships provided by the generosity of many businesses, organizations, and individuals.

A recording of the complete event will also be shared the following day at, and available on Facebook.

Step-by-Step instructions to view the event:

  • Go to
  • If you aren’t logged into Facebook, you will see a pop-up prompting you to log in or create an account. You can skip the step by clicking ‘not now.’
  • Scroll down the page until you see a Premiere box titled ‘Students of Character - 2020 Virtual Celebration.’
  • Click on the box to start watching.
What is the Students of Character Celebration?

The annual Students of Character Celebration recognizes students for their quiet leadership. Each was selected by his or her school staff with the criteria they are “unsung heroes” of their district – behind-the-scenes students who receive little, if any, recognition. Honored students are from school districts within Sourcewell's service area, including Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties. In the past, the event was known as the Student Recognition Banquet. Sourcewell changed the name in 2019 to better reflect the nature of the celebration.