Mankato Area Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation has announced the 2018 Spirit of Youth Award, who will be honored at a ceremony later this month.

Outstanding Community Leader

Les Koppendrayer

Boys & Girls Club

Outstanding Youth

Kamron Richard Krueger

Outstanding Teacher

Megan Sandhurst

Mankato Area Public Schools’ Franklin Elementary School

Outstanding Coach

Brian Bahl

Outstanding Non-Profit Volunteer

Andrea Marti

Outstanding Community Volunteer

Ben Braswell

Outstanding Youth Advocate

Keith Mortensen

The Spirit of Youth Awards are sponsored by the Mankato Area Public Schools’ Community Education and Recreation Department Advisory Council.

The ceremony takes place at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23rd in the Lincoln Community Center auditorium. The public is invited to attend at no cost.