Education awards

Awards and recognition inspire excellence. Sourcewell recognizes teachers, students, school administrators, and districts leaders who go above and beyond to enhance education in central Minnesota's Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd, and Wadena counties.

Educators of Excellence

Every spring, Sourcewell recognizes educators who demonstrate leadership and have had a positive impact on students and colleagues. Each school selects a teacher who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, and we rely on nominations to choose a:

  • Adviser/Coach

  • Leader of Educational Excellence

  • Paraprofessional of Educational Excellence

  • Silver Lining Award

  • Support Staff of Educational Excellence

  • Team of Educational Excellence

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Watch a recording of last year's event on Facebook >

2023 Educators of Excellence award recipients

Students of Character

April 19, 2023

The Students of Character Celebration, also held every spring, recognizes high school juniors and seniors in our region for their quiet leadership within their communities and schools. Honorees are selected by their school staff. School leaders can contact Phillip Olsen to learn more about student nominations.

Watch a recording of last year's event on Facebook >

Learn more about the Students of Character scholarships >

2023 Student of Character award recipient with Sourcewell CEO