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South Washington County education nominations sought by Chamber

Nominations are open for the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce’s Educator of the Year and/or Educational Support Person of the Year.

The Chamber is seeking nominations ahead of its Spring Banquet on Friday, May 16. The process this year will again include opportunity to nominate an Educational Support Person of the Year.

Criteria for the awards are:

-- Nominees are educators, educational teams or other school employees. They must be employed at one of the Cottage Grove, Newport or St. Paul Park public or private schools or at East Ridge High School (PreK-Grade 12).

-- The nominees must display exceptional skill and dedication to education and have a positive influence in the lives of students in their school community.

-- In order to acknowledge the efforts of the greatest number of outstanding educators, recipients from the most recent five years will not be eligible for consideration in the current year.

The nomination form can be accessed on the Cottage Grove Chamber website or district website. All nominations must be submitted no later than Thursday, April 10. Questions can be directed to Aaron Bushberger at 651-458-6260.