Volunteers selected for Coskran Volunteer Award in District 191
- Building Community
Seven extraordinary volunteers have been chosen to receive the 2023 John Coskran Volunteer Awards in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 during a School Board meeting on June 8.
"I’m continually amazed at the time, expertise and dedication that members of the One91 community are willing to give to support our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle. “This year’s Coskran Award winners exemplify our core value of ‘Caring Community.’"
Winners will be honored during the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, June 8.
Recipients of the 2023 John Coskran Volunteer Award are:
Cade Bunnell, a senior at Burnsville High School and member of the Youth Service Advisory Council, National Honor Society, Burnsville Strong and Link Crew, has volunteered more than 2,000 hours during his high school career both as part of BHS activities and in the community.
William Moe, a senior at Burnsville High School, has been a vital part of the BrainPower in a Backpack volunteer team since ninth grade, packing meals almost every week. He also supports the Community Pantry and Fresh Produce food distribution programs, is an active member of National Honor Society and Link Crew.
Ta'Kia Campbell, a 2022 graduate of BHS, is a volunteer coach for the Burnsville High School Track and Field Teams where she has been an integral part of the staff and impactful coach and mentor for students.
Ignacio (Nacho) Mata is a volunteer in the District 191 Adult Basic Education program where he supports students learning English as their second language by leading group reads, assisting with writing, helping with technology and much more.
Valeria Amsden and Christine Malundo are parent volunteers who have helped make lasting transformations that support the growth and effectiveness of the William Byrne Parent Teacher Organization.
Janet Stanley is a substitute teacher and a parent of students at Harriet Bishop Elementary where she has volunteered countless hours in almost every opportunity available, especially in organizing academic and community-building events such as the school's SMART Fair, Read-A-Thon, teacher appreciation week, retiree celebration and more.
This is the 21st year of the awards, which are named in honor of John Coskran, a long-time advocate for volunteerism who served 34 years at Catholic Charities and retired as associate director in 1993. Mr. Coskran, who also served as a member of the District 191 Board of Education, died in 2014.
For more information about the award or for information on how you can become a volunteer, go to the district website at www.isd191.org/volunteer.