Sourcewell Honors 43 Central Minnesota Students Of Character
Sourcewell honored 43 students from 22 central Minnesota high schools as Students of Character on Wednesday, April 10 at Madden’s Resort near Brainerd.
The annual event recognizes students for their quiet leadership. Each student was selected by his or her school staff with the criteria being that they are “unsung heroes” of their district, the behind-the-scenes students who receive little, if any, recognition.
“It is an honor to celebrate these students for the impact they have in their school, community, and among their fellow students,” said Dr. Chad Coauette, Sourcewell CEO/executive director. “Tonight is about recognizing the difference these students make and letting them know we appreciate and believe in them.
Twelve students received $500 scholarships from Central Lakes College and Minnesota State Community and Technical College. All others received a $470 scholarship funded by donations from area businesses and individuals. All students had a chance to win door prizes, also provided via donations.
Honored students are from school districts within Region 5, an area served by Sourcewell, 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.