Minnesota Alliance with Youth

2010 Red Wagon Awards

Eighth Annual Red Wagon Award Recipients Honored!

The Minnesota Alliance with Youth, in conjunction with the office of Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau, proudly presented the 8th annual Red Wagon Awards, September 13th, 2010 at the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul. The event was emceed by MN Alliance Youth Council member Esther Lee and Board Member Mark Hiemenz.  The award ceremony was bookended by wonderful addresses from  Lt. Governor Molnau and Education Commissioner Alice Seagren to award winners, families and adult sponsors.

The Red Wagon Awards provided an opportunity to recognize and celebrate youth volunteerism and civic engagement throughout the state. Recipients were nominated for their civic engagement & service, academic achievements, and exemplary leadership. The awards were given to both individuals and groups.

This year, 11 individual winners and 5 group winners were selected by a panel of Alliance staff, board members, and members of the Alliance’s Youth Council. Individual winners came from St. Paul, Worthington, Brewster, Plymouth, Fulda, Minneapolis, Chaska, Golden Valley, and Moorhead. The group winners were given to the Crosswinds SOAR Scholars of Woodbury, the Northfield TORCH Program Girls Club, The Hastings Youth Planning Council, The Nobles County Integration Collaborative of Worthington and to the St. Louis Park Youth Development Committee. Addtionally, Lt. Governor Molnau herself was warmly recognized as a Star Partner for her years of decication to the Minnesota Alliance With Youth and The Red Wagon Awards.

“This year’s Red Wagon Awards recipients are shining examples of all this award embodies. Their contributions will serve as examples to youth for years to come.” said Sarah Dixon, CEO & President of the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.

Congratulations 2010 Award recipients!

Individual Award Winners

Amanda Bierna – Fulda

Violet Skye Butler – Golden Valley

Corina Cortes – St. Paul

Ally Cross – Brewster

Miguel Jimenez – Worthington

Esther Lee – Chaska

Shayla Rau – Moorhead

Danny Rodriguez – Worthington

Parth Shah – Plymouth

Tony Singsaath – Worthington

Bliss Thao – West Lakeland

Group Award Winners

Crosswinds SOAR Scholars – Woodbury

Girls Book Club (TORCH Program) – Northfield

Hastings Youth Planning Committee – Hastings

Nobles County Integration Collaborative – Worthington

St. Louis Park Youth Development Committee – St. Louis Park

Star Partner Award

Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Carol Molnau