LEEA Award: Back Row (L-R): Tim Schochenmaier, Bob Dockendorf, Mark Canton, Rob Cavanna, Caryl Gordy, Crystal Thorson, Teresa Smock-Potter. Front Row: Nate Hamrin, Anita Stangler, Stacie Boeckman, April Bischoff. Support Staff: Back Row (L-R): Mark Canton, Jon Miller, Jack Ranallo. Front Row: Diana Quinn, Brenda Hill, Rob Cavanna, Kim Peterson, Bill Miller. (Submitted photos.)

BL teachers and support staff honored at two awards ceremonies

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Four Big Lake Schools teachers were recognized as exceptional educational leaders at the 22nd Annual Leaders in Educational Excellence Awards (LEEA) ceremony at the end of last month.
April Bischoff, Stacie Boeckman, Nathan Hamrin and Anita Stangler represented Big Lake Schools’ honorees.  They were recognized among 151 educators across 41 school districts. 
Additionally, four educational support staff members were recognized for their commitment to helping Big Lake Schools run smoothly at the 4th Annual Educational Support Staff Recognition event held at the end of September.
Brenda Hill, Bill Miller, Kim Peterson and Diana Quinn were recognized among 101 support staff members across 27 school districts.
Honorees were selected from nominations submitted by each school within a district.
“We are very proud of these individuals for the great work they have done inside of our schools,” said Superintendent Jonathan Miller. 
Each honoree received a plaque and certificate from the Governor of Minnesota. 
 

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DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)

CENTRACARE HEALTH MONTICELLO HOSPITAL provides top-quality health care for the community. St. Cloud Hospital, run by CentraCare Health, was recently named the third best medical facility in the state, second only to the Mayo Clinic and Abbot Northwestern. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CHUCK MAURER, 54, of Becker was killed in a car crash Tuesday and his 10 year old daughter, Casey, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center after his mini-van was t-boned by a pickup truck driven by four teenagers from Little Falls. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Maurer family.)

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