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Edison High School Receives the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association's Wooden Shoe Award
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:10 AM

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The Wooden Shoe Award: The Wooden Shoe Award is given to the Holland neighbor of the year. We are pleased to announce that this year's Wooden Shoe recipient is Edison High School.  When the HNIA Board was discussing who should recognized as the “Neighbor of the Year” names of both staff and students from the Edison High School community continued to arise. Edison students and staff have participated in and supported Hotdish Revolution, the Holland small area planning process, the Lowry Avenue Community Advisory Team, co-host with HNIA the NE All Community and Schools BBQ, and have shown commitment to reaching out in ways that open the relationship between Edison's and Holland's greater communities. Edison leadership and staff have shown strong commitment to providing high quality educational and extra-curricular opportunities for students and community members through expanded community ed, facility upgrades, and innovative programming like the Edison Grow Lab – once again fulfilling its promise to Eastside families and residents. In addition, Edison staff has shown commitment to furthering values shared by HNIA – community involvement and building, environmental sustainability, and support of placemaking efforts that create beautiful spaces that can be enjoyed by all the community.

Honorees were recognized at the 10th annual 2014 Hotdish Revolution event, that took place on Sunday April 6, 2014, at The Cedars Hall at St. Maron Church (602 University Ave NE).

WCCO covered this story - see links below:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/06/click-here-for-links-from-april-6-2014/  - recipe

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/10025701-womans-tater-tot-hot-dish-wins-northeast-minneapolis-competition/ - news coverage

Be on the lookout for a cookbook honoring the 10th annual HNIA Hotdish Revolution event. Edison student, Salina Vang is working with HNIA member Adelheid Koski in producing this cookbook. This cookbook is part of Salina's International Baccalaureate project. To learn more about HNIA and their community involvement, visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/HollandNeighborhood