This is from the state press release:

The Northfield Skateboard Coalition has been named a winner of the “2007 Red Wagon Award” for youth civic engagement and youth leadership. The award is presented by Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau in collaboration with the Minnesota Alliance With Youth.

The Red Wagon Award is given to individuals and groups that foster youth civic engagement and service, exemplary leadership, and/or increased academic achievement.

Nominations of outstanding youth efforts were received from across Minnesota. The Northfield Skateboard Coalition was one of only 3 groups selected for this honor.

Quote from Sarah Dixon, Executive Director of the Minnesota Alliance With Youth:

“The Northfield Skateboard Coalition is an outstanding example of what dedicated and determined youth and adults can achieve by working together WITH the community. I commend the leadership of Northfield for embracing an open process which has brought about better community understanding and progress towards a solution for a compelling community need. To everyone on the Northfield Skateboard Coalition, on behalf of the MN Alliance With Youth, we congratulate you on your significant achievement! You should all be highly commended!”

The Northfield Skateboard Coalition will be recognized at the Minnesota Alliance with Youth’s 10-Year State Summit on December 5 in Minneapolis, as well as a reception later this school year.

Before the award was presented, Ruth Amerman presented the city council with an update of their summer accomplishments.

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