Ashley Benesh, Mitchell Grelson, Noah Kramer and Alyshia
Schwientek from Apollo High School and Eric Inderieden, Audrey Nguyen, Taylor
Tarrolly and Luke Truitt from Technical High School were honored recently at
Resource Training & Solutions 30th Annual Students of Excellence Banquet
and Recognition Ceremony.
The evening was dedicated to honoring the top 142 high
school seniors from 36 high schools in the Resource Training & Solutions
region. Criteria for selection to the Recognition Event is at the discretion of
each school but based upon recommended guidelines. The honorees were nominated
by their school or district and received a plaque recognizing their
accomplishment and a certificate from Governor Dayton. Over the past 30 years,
there have been 4,690 high school seniors recognized at Students of Excellence.
The evening's presentations began with Mark Schmitz,
executive director of Resource Training & Solutions, welcoming everyone to
the 30th annual event. Schmitz congratulated seniors and told of two important
pieces of advice he learned a long time ago from a school in Texas. "This
school had two guiding principles, simply work hard and be nice. This school's
demographics would indicate the students should not do well in school or even
graduate. However, the students did do well and graduation rates far exceeded
their expected results." "These two ideas will carry you far in
life," he added. Read the press release.