Red Wagon Awards
Eleventh Annual Red Wagon Awards, June 9, 2014
Research shows – and experience proves – that academic achievement, civic engagement, and leadership development are all keys to a young person’s success – and that each impacts the others. Recognition and celebration of a student’s accomplishments are crucial for continued success.
The Red Wagon Awards recognizes those young people who have demonstrated any or all of the following:
- Increased academic achievement
- Civic engagement and service
- Exemplary leadership
Nominations are due by April 1, 2014.
Read more about the Eleventh Annual Red Wagon Awards here.
WHO CAN NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON?
Anyone who works with young people and Alliance partners of all types – nonprofit and community-based organizations, businesses, faith communities, government officials, educators, parents and families, AmeriCorps Promise Fellows, and other young people — all can submit nominations.
HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED?
A selection committee of Alliance staff, Minnesota Youth Council members, Alliance board members, key partners, and AmeriCorps Promise Fellows evaluate each nomination and select award recipients.
Contact Hannah Nemetz, Program Associate, at email@example.com or 651.340.0758.
EXAMPLE: Logan Monroe, Federal Dam
A Young Leader Committed to Passing Ojibwe Culture and Language on to Future Generations
Although Logan is only in the 5th grade, he is the most fluent in the Ojibwa language in the school. Logan is on the high school Ojibwe Language team and Quiz Bowl team. Logan was interviewed in the Herald Review of Grand Rapids, MN, he said he wants people to remember he is learning the language for his children someday, and for their children. Logan also plays a leadership role for Native American hand drum singing, group drum, and dance, now ranking at the top in many competitions. Logan is an “A” student and is on the student council as well. Logan encourages students of every age to join in these new programs. Logan has hip problems which cause him to have minor pain, yet for the last three years, does required exercises every day to improve the symptoms. Thank you Logan for being a role model and for being proud of who you are! Congratulations!
Nikia Baker, Minneapolis
Ellie Bauer, Hawley
Adyiam Kimbrough, Worthington
Lasasha Martin, Savage
Divya Melachuri, Woodbury
Logan Monroe, Federal Dam
Emma Olson, Naytahwaush
Kristina Packer, Zimmerman
Alexis Soto-Marquez, Brooklyn Park
Heather Weller, New York Mills
Hope Closet Group, Augsburg Fairview Academy, Minneapolis
Teen POWER, St. Paul
Destination Imagination Team Change, Oakwood Elementary School, Wayzata
6th Grade AmeriCorps Group, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth
Girl Power! Duluth YWCA, Duluth