Northfield students cleaned up at the National Learn and Serve America ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center last night. I’m not talking about litter either, local kids picked up a majority of the awards.
At the national conference on Service Learning, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation handed out The President’s (that’s George W. Bush) Volunteer Service Award to students from around the region. Northfielders brought home eight of them.
Northfield High School Teacher Sarah Swan McDonald nominated the students for this honor. Recipients from Northfield were Stephanie Calderon, Mauricio Lezaro Hernandez, Tom Pokorney, Claire Carlson, Siri Thompson, Phoebe Currier, and twins Rachel and Naomi Miessler.
The students all contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer time to the community through a variety of organizations and projects. How old do you have to be to run for City Council?
Ah, these kids are going on to bigger and better things…