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 hosts a banquet recognizing those who demonstrate leadership and have 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

View past years' details >

Watch the 2022 Educators of Excellence virtual event via Facebook
Educators of Excellence celebration

Students of Character

This year's event will return to in person! In addition to an inspiring message from a keynote speaker, dinner, and lots of celebration, the evening will include great prizes and thousands of dollars in scholarships.

Several local businesses, organizations, and individuals partner to make the event a success.

Nominations will open to school leaders in Spring 2023.

Donate to the student scholarship fund by contacting Phillip Olsen>


Watch the 2022 Students of Character virtual event via Facebook
Student receiving award