St. Cloud Optimist Club Awards Outstanding Citizens



ST. CLOUD, MN (September 8, 2015)

Each year the St. Cloud Optimist Club recognizes individuals, businesses, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, along with other youth-serving organizations, assisted in nominating deserving candidates.

Richard Larson, Guidance Counselor at Apollo High School, received an Achievement in Education award for his support and dedication to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Vince Mohs received a Friend of Youth award for his leadership on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Board of Directors and agency committees.   

Officer Kelly Simondet, St. Cloud Police Department, received a Respect for Law award for his advocacy and support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and his service as a Big Brother in the program.

Award recipients were recognized at ceremonies hosted by the St. Cloud Optimist Club.

  Don Berger- St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club, Richard Larson- Apollo High School, Shari Wahlin- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Paul Ankenman- Central MN Noon Optimist Club.
  Don Berger- St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club, Vince Mohs, Paul Ankenman- Central MN Noon Optimist Club.
  St. Cloud Police Officer Kelly Simondet, Little Brother Nick, Ann Matvick- Big Brothers Big Sisters, Paul Ankenman- Central MN Noon Optimist Club.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota Phone: (320) 253-1616
203 Cooper Ave N, Suite 162, Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll Free: 1-888-600-1616