2017 Honor Roll Awards, Friday, January 26, 2018
Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Tickets may be purchased online at: Honor Roll or at the door.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOMINEES!
James Farnsworth- University of Minnesota freshman James Farnsworth has been active at Highland Park Senior High School as a student and alumni, as well as with many community organizations for years. James serves as webmaster and on the Board of Directors for Friends of Highland Arts, as well as on the Steering Committee for the Highland Business Association’s Highland Fest. While in high school, he served as a program participant and member of the State Board for Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government, in addition to serving as student representative on the Highland Park Senior High School Parent Teacher Student Association.
Jenny Winkelman –Jenny Winkelman, the champion of our neighborhood is the National Night Out organizer, is involved with the Riverview Corridor, the Ford site and the Canadian Pacific Rail spur planning. She is a former Highland District Council member. She plants neighborhood butterfly gardens, volunteers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and puts to good use her Masters in Zoology and Environmental Studies by teaching neighborhood children about the environment. Jenny helps neighborhood folks in ill health. She makes the world a better place to live. Nominated by her neighbor – Tom Bates
Johnny Allen, Jr. – The 1997 Highland Park Senior High School alum Johnny Allen Jr. created the JK Movement, an after-school program teaching life skills, community leadership and sports skills to more than 200 students. The program now operates at several middle schools and Highland Park Senior High. The former high school football star hopes to help build character and skills in middle and high school so they make the right choices later in life.
What is the Neighborhood Honor Roll?
The Neighborhood Honor Roll is a citywide award to honor people who improve the quality of life in Saint Paul. Recipients can be either an individual or group who you feel has made a difference. The Neighborhood Honor Roll Awards Night has become an annual tradition to recognize those neighbors who go above and beyond to help make our neighborhoods a better place in which to live and work.
Sue Stein – Sue convened a group of 15 residents to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety on shared portions of the Mississippi River Blvd Trail. She showed leadership in raising awareness of the problem, motivating others to act, engaging city staff on solutions and identifying locations for safety-signs. Many residents and visitors will benefit from her efforts to ensure a safe, pleasant outdoor experience.
Tia Anderson- Tia Anderson is the past President of the Highland District Council. She served on the District Council for five years prior to becoming its President for three years, and has spent countless hours leading the group in advocating for the residents of Highland Park and volunteering at community events. Further, Tia joined the Board of Friends of Highland Arts, and serves as its Treasurer, making her a strong and effective advocate for public art in the community.
Elite Repeat –Elite Repeat has been hosting a food/cash drive benefiting The Food Group, with 2 food/cash drives each year, They have collected 12,267 pounds of food and $10,998 in cash donations. Collectively, these donations have provided 28,536 meals in our community.
They also donate ALL of their unsold clothing, shoes and accessories at the end of each season to charity. For their 40th Anniversary celebration they donated 11% of sales (not just profits but total sales) to the Wetterling Foundation and on Earth Day donated a percentage of their sales to the Friends of the St Paul Parks to plant trees.
Past Highland Park Recipients
Shepard Davern Task Force
Circus Juventas (Dan and Betty Butler)
Sister Rosalind Gefre
Pastors Emory and Cindy Dively
Highland Friendship Club
Angela J. Lee, IHM
Highland Groveland Recreation Association