2018 Honor Roll Awards
Friday, January 25, 2019
Anderson Student Center
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
5:30 – 7:30 pm
What is the Neighborhood Honor Roll? The Neighborhood Honor Roll is a citywide award to honor people who improve the quality of life in Saint Paul. Recipients can be either an individual or group who you feel has made a difference. The Neighborhood Honor Roll Awards Night has become an annual tradition to recognize those neighbors who go above and beyond to help make our neighborhoods a better place in which to live and work. Members from the community can nominate up to three candidates who they feel have made outstanding contributions to the community and have made Highland Park a better place to live.
Highland Park 2018 Honor Roll Recipients
Frameworks-Frameworks provides a space for local artists to display their work, as well as, community members to come celebrate by hosting art openings that are free to the public. They have been in business over 40 years and have provided this community with a space for local art for over 10. They also donate gift certificates and framing to local organizations, including Kaposia. They assisted Friends of Highland Arts with their Ward 3 Art Project by choosing the artists shown and installing the art on location. They’ve taken their donating globally by providing a sponsored child through World Vision for each employee and donating to Team World Vision throughout the year for clean water projects in Africa. Owner Mandy Madsen participates in the Twin Cities Marathon each year since 2015 in an effort to raise money for Team World Vision on her own and wants that passion to continue on to the work place. They consistently look for ways to give back and welcome more opportunities in 2019.
Nicole Malone Arne –Nicole Malone-Arne is the Director of Development & Neighborhood Engagement at Circus Juventas, a performing arts school for youth. She is dedicated to inspiring artistry and self-confidence through a multi-cultural circus arts experience.
Nicole has been active in connecting and building relationships between Circus Juventas and the neighborhood. She has been tirelessly working behind-the-scenes to help solve complex traffic and parking concerns, and interacting with the Highland District Council and other neighborhood org’s to strengthen the connection between the school and the neighborhood.
Nicole lives in Highland Park with her husband, Jack, and two cats.
Jason Fritz accepting for Hanna Cooper
Hanna Cooper– Hanna was the driving force behind the sidewalk in-fill project that were installed around Cretin-Derham Hall, EXPO, and Holy Spirit. She worked tirelessly after her daughter was hit by a car on the way to school, to make sure a Safe Routes to School program was implemented, and helped energize the community around funding for the project itself. Our neighborhood had been talking about how we needed these sidewalks for YEARS and Hanna made this a reality. Thank you Hanna for your hard work. Thank you for making our neighborhood a safer place.
Past Highland Park Recipients
Johnny Allen, Jr.
Shepard Davern Task Force
Circus Juventas (Dan and Betty Butler)
Sister Rosalind Gefre
Pastors Emory and Cindy Dively
Highland Friendship Club
Angela J. Lee, IHM
Highland Groveland Recreation Association