Blake Lyons

Envision’s Junior

National Young Leaders

Cleveland Public School student Blake Lyons has been selected to participate in Envision’s Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

Lyons was nominated for the academic/ achievement honor by his sixth grade teacher.

He will join other middle school students from across the country at the conference this summer in Washington, D.C.

Envision is an organization that offers programs tuned to learners at all stages from elementary through post-graduate levels.

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Andrego Libby of Mankato was among the students recognized recently at University of Wisconsin-Stout’s annual Libby, who studied graphic design and interactive media, is a recipient of the Samuel E. Wood Medallion.

The Wood Medallion, given annually to seniors who have been active in student activities and exhibited an outstanding degree of leadership while at UW-Stout.

The medallion is the university’s highest non-academic award for students.

Winners are chosen by a committee representing students, faculty and staff.

Samuel E. Wood was a longtime assistant chancellor for Students Services/ Dean of Students. He retired in 1991 and died in February 2013.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Rachel Marie Heldberg, of Le Sueur, was among the more than 3,700 prospective candidates for degrees who attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee commencement exercises May 19.

Heldberg earned a bachelor of science degree.


The University of Minnesota Duluth Office of Student Life and Kirby Student Center honored 77 students at the annual Leadership Awards Ceremony April 29.

Mara Rosenwinkel, a Public Health and Hispanic Studies major, of Madison Lake, received a Leadership Certificate.

The Kirby Leadership Institute was founded 11 years ago to fill the need for leadership education at UMD. The Leadership Certificate is presented to students who have completed a rigorous set of requirements that includes academic coursework, community service, learning outside the classroom, and personal reflection that has resulted in the beginning of their journey as leaders beyond the UMD campus.


Jean Haar, dean of Minnesota State University’s College of Education, was recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Educational Administration Impact Award for her influence as an administrative leader.

Haar earned her doctorate from UNL in 2002.

Leadership Awards program.

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