April 5 St. Joseph people

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Amanda Groethe

Amanda Groethe, Stearns Electric Association director of communication and marketing, was recently honored with the 2019 American Advertising Federation of Central Minnesota’s Emerging Leader Award, an honor that celebrates an outstanding member of the local advertising community.

Emerging Leaders are those who, though young in their careers, have already proven themselves to be making an impact in their company and for their clients. They have begun to further industry standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Groethe volunteers for the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Sauk Rapids- Rice Education Foundation Board and donating her design and communication skills to a variety of local non-profit organizations.


The St. Cloud school district Local Education & Activities Foundation was awarded $49,333 in grants this spring. LEAF awards supplemental funding to academic, activities, arts and athletic programming in St. Cloud public schools. 

The grants include:

Activities Fund

$1,467 – LEAF Legacy Fund Grant to Apollo Activities

$2,000 – Apollo High School football travel bags

$492 – Apollo High School track timing equipment

$500 – Apollo High School/Granite City Gearheads Robotics

Academic Fund

$250 – Kennedy Community School for Canine Support/Therapy Program

$500 – Kennedy Community School for Critical and Creative Thinkers project

$1,000 – Apollo High School for Zot Art for students with different abilities.

Night of the Stars Ticket Sales

$626 – Kennedy Choir

Author: Mike Knaak

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