Category Archives: Making a Difference Award

Northfield Area Learning Center Students are Making a Difference

Sixteen students and a teacher from the Northfield Area Learning Center (ALC) who have helped get food to youth and families in need have received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for March. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Each week, ALC […]

Skateboard Coalition Advisers are Making a Difference

Three adult advisers to the Northfield Skateboard Coalition received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for January/February. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Cecilia Cornejo, Rob Hardy and Jane McWilliams have regularly volunteered their time during the past two years helping youth […]

Neighborhood Leaders are Making a Difference

Eight neighborhood leaders of the Growing Up Healthy coalition received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for December. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Growing Up Healthy coordinator Leah Eby said the eight leaders – Vicky Agapito, Stephanie Calderon, Dannia Chavez, Lucy […]

Lynn James is Making a Difference

Lynn James, the Northfield Police Department’s evidence technician, has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for November. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. James has been a key player in Rice County’s “Take it to the Box” program since its inception […]

Beth Berry is Making a Difference

Beth Berry, who recently retired as high school coordinator of the TORCH program, has received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for October. The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Berry has been the driving force behind Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes […]

EMS Explorer leaders are Making a Difference

Brian Edwards, Jim Ingham and Julia Smith, members of Northfield Hospital & Clinics Emergency Medical Services (EMS), received the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for September.  The award celebrates groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The three honorees were instrumental in forming an Explorer […]

Awesome Club volunteers are Making a Difference

  St. Olaf College students who volunteered with the Awesome Club at Northfield High School (NHS) during the 2012-13 school year received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for July 2013. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. The Awesome Club was […]

Local boxing instructors are Making a Difference

Two former professional boxing instructors and their student assistant have received the Healthy Community Initiative’s  (HCI) “Making a Difference” Award for June 2013. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Gordon Marino, Charlie Meyers and Victoria Celano taught boxing to youth in grades 8-12 […]

After-school sewing club volunteers are Making a Difference

Three local women who led an after-school sewing group at Northfield Middle School have received the Healthy Community Initiative “Making a Difference” Award for May 2013. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Joyce Schlossin started the group and recruited Beth Endert and Emily […]

Northfield Skateboard Coalition is Making a Difference

The Northfield Skateboard Coalition has received the Healthy Community Initiative’s “Making a Difference” Award for March/April 2013. The award celebrates those groups and individuals in the community who have a positive influence on Northfield youth. Rob Hardy, an adult adviser to the group, and filmmaker Cecilia Cornejo nominated the coalition members for the award, citing […]