Ava Witthauer received the 2013 Caring Youth Award, which was presented to her by Shoreview Mayor Sandy Martin, left, and Shoreview Human Rights Commission co-chairs Bob Minton and Nancy Hite. (Joshua Nielsen/Review)
Ava Witthauer of Shoreview has been in the habit of helping others since she was a little girl at Parkview Center School in Roseville -- from raising cash donations for victims of 2004’s deadly tsunami in southeast Asia, collecting thousands of Valentine’s Day cards for troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, to helping start a food shelf at Roseville Area High School (RAHS).
“She was born this way,” her mother Kim says. “As far back as I can remember she has been looking for ways to help others.”
Arden Hills native Becca Wold Freeman was inducted into the Gustavus Athletics Hall of Fame. Described as one of the most versatile student-athletes to ever compete at Gustavus, Rebecca Wold Freeman was a three-sport standout in cross country, basketball, and track and field.
Kelly Quicksell of Arden Hills has been named a Kappa Tau Alpha initiate at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Kappa Tau Alpha is a national college honor society in journalism and mass communications.
Mary Jacobs, a former Northwest Airlines and Deluxe Corporation sales leader, has been appointed the new director of the Center for Sales Innovation, which is located within the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University.
Tab Nesser of RE/MAX Results in Shoreview was honored as a Super Real Estate Agent by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business following a review process by a panel of 20 real estate industry experts. Updated annually, the guide is a valuable resource for buyers and sellers seeking the best real estate agents in Minnesota.
The annual Fire Safety Poster Contest for fourth and fifth graders was completed during October. Students in those grades, Wilshire Park Elementary and St. Charles Borromeo, create an original poster that includes a Fire Safety or Fire Prevention message. Posters are collected and evaluated by the St. Anthony Fire Department. The theme this year was “Prevent Kitchen Fires” and around 250 posters were done.