Resource Training and Solutions honored 122 honorees at the thirty-third Students of Excellence Awards banquet held Wednesday, April 27th at St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Over 480 attended the event including area administrators, educators, and parents of those being honored.
Seniors from 30 area districts were selected based on exemplary academic achievement, leadership skills, or school/community involvement which can include exemplary, positive role models to fellow students or staff as well as making a difference every day in the lives of fellow students, staff and community. Additional criteria may have been established by individual districts.
The ceremony opened with a welcome address from Mark Schmitz, Executive Director of Resource Training & Solutions. Ken Anderson, Board of Directors’ chair for Resource Training & Solutions also extended his congratulations to the honorees. Noah Sonie, a Minneapolis-based performer, provided entertainment for the event. His performance style blends numerous mediums including magic, mind reading, and hypnosis. In 2021, Noah made his national television debut on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Resource Training & Solutions partners with participating school districts to sponsor the Students of Excellence recognition event. Shari Fruechte, Events and Administrative Coordinator, and the Educational Services team at Resource Training & Solutions coordinate the event.