Education Awards

Recognition programs for central Minnesota schools

Recognizing Excellence in Teaching & Learning

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.

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Educators of Excellence

Every spring, Sourcewell recognizes those who demonstrate leadership and have a positive impact on students and colleagues at our Educators of Excellence banquet. Each school selects a teacher who has demonstrated a commitment to excellence.

We rely on nominations to help us choose a:
- Leader of Excellence
- Team of Excellence
- Coach of Excellence
- Paraprofessional of Excellence (2)
- Support Staff of Excellence - new!
- Silver Lining Award (champion response to the pandemic) - new! 

Teacher selections and award nominations for 2021 are closed. We look forward to celebrating our educators on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 

Watch the 2020 virtual event

Sourcewell Executive Director, Dr. Chad Coauette, presents Berrous Rekemesik of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle with a 2019 Students of Character award and scholarship. Each year students from area schools were recognized for quiet leadership, perseverance, and dedication to their community, school, and fellow students.

April 14, 2021

Students of Character

Each spring, Sourcewell celebrates local students for the perseverance and the dedication they show their community, school, and fellow students.

Partner with us to support these students. Sourcewell seeks door prize and monetary donations; all money is pooled together and evenly distributed to students as scholarships. In 2020, each student received a $575 scholarship. 

Learn more & donate (PDF)



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