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Pictured, back row: Katelyn Dorry, Jasmine Forbord, Garrett Dorry, Donna Hanson-Kaasa, Jez Draeving and Alex Mahon. Front row: Taylor Turman, Teya MacDowell and Rylee Mindrum.

School crowned State Grand Champion for the second year in a row

Northern Lights Community School (NLCS) Youth Eco Solutions (YES! Club) team is the proud recipient of the Northeast Regional YES! Competition for the second year in a row. Across the state, hundreds of students participated in their Regional Spring Competition. Three teams were presented with an All-Star Award for their high scores in teamwork, goal setting, community engagement, ecological impact and literacy, and creativity and innovation in carrying out their eco action projects over the year.

Receiving the All-Star Award were New London Middle School, Sartell, Sleepy Eye and Northern Lights.  

Judges said that the work the students from NLCS put in this year “shows their dedication to the future generations. They did some really impressive work and very different from what I have seen in the past projects.”

The Third Annual State Competition Award Ceremony was held at Target Field on May 12. This event was attended by over 100 YES! students, coaches, staff, and supporters. YES! works hard to bring opportunities like these to its students where they can showcase the hard work they do throughout the school year to be better stewards of the earth.

On May 12, students were escorted onto the Target Field near home base during the pregame show, where the State Champions were announced, and awards were presented by Diana Siebels from Waste Management.  

Northern Lights Community School was awarded the 2019 State Champion Water Stewardship Award for their hard work on water-related projects and more. The school would like to give a special thank you to Lake Country Power for the $500 cash prize. This was the second year in a row that Northern Lights was crowned the State Grand Champion.

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