Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Elizabeth, Congratulations

If you haven't heard, Elizabeth was recently presented the Ann Bancroft Award at the Hilton Minneapolis. There were 4 recipients and hers was the Dream Maker Award in the individual category for leadership and achievement. There was also a monetary gift. :) I saw the award last evening which was made in Two Harbors and looks like the ice Ann Bancroft crossed in Antarctica.


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Thanks, Mom.

i added a couple of photos to your post. one is me with a photo of me taken by the acclaimed photographer Ann Marsden. it will be part of a display that travels around. the other photo is me with Julie Nelson the emcee at the event and anchor on KARE-11 news in the twin cities and Ann Bancroft.

in addition to the beautiful award there was a $1,000 cash prize and a bajillion highlights in the media. even the MDN yesterday covered it.

Many thanks to Becky, Debbie, and Denise for clothes shopping with me and to Jen for getting me set for the award night.

Thanks to you all for cultivating the good parts of who i am and tolerating the not-so-good parts.

much love.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Elizabeth, I love how the picture turned out! If I haven't told you yet, Congratulations!!! You sure do deserve the award and I am so proud to be your sister! ~ I am anxious to hear how your acceptance speech went and also the speech on Friday and the training!

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

So you went clothes shopping with Becky et al? Looks like you went to the same place as Ann! Congratulations on your achievements! Ivan

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Great to see the pictures! Big congratulations on the well deserved award! You work hard to make things better for others and do a tremendous job of encouraging everyone, especially young and females, to get involved and make a difference.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Congratulations from us too!!
Heather, Shawn, and Heidi