The Minnesota Safety Council awarded Osseo Area Schools a Governor’s Safety Award for Meritorious Achievement in Occupational Safety, which recognizes superior performance in workplace safety and health. This is the sixth consecutive year that the district will receive an award for its exceptional safety performance.

Osseo Area Schools is one of 267 employers who were recognized at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 7. Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive workplace safety program.

The district’s safety efforts are led by Dean Olsen, health and safety coordinator, who is also a Certified Safety Professional—the premier credential for safety professionals. Efforts continue to curb employee injuries and lost time and save costs for the district on its worker’s compensation insurance rates.

-May 2015

Three students in the Osseo Senior High junior class received Prize Book awards for their outstanding achievements:

Jeremy Mattson earned the Harvard Prize Book Award, which is given to an outstanding member of the junior class who combines excellence in scholarship with achievement in other fields.

 Cailey Hallen earned the Dartmouth Prize Book Award, which is given to a junior in the top 10% of his/her class who has demonstrated intellectual leadership and has made a positive contribution to the extra curricular life of the school.

Alesya Neviarovich earned the Yale Prize Book Award, which is given to a junior student who demonstrates outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.

-May 2015