Minneapolis Student Earns Scholarship from Minnesota Historical Society

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Release dated: 
July 2, 2014
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Megan Lawson, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3141, megan.lawson@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, Marketing and Communications, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Minneapolis Student Earns Scholarship from Minnesota Historical Society

Genna Novodvorsky, who graduated South High School in Minneapolis this June, has earned the 2014 Minnesota Historical Society Student Volunteer Scholarship.

Each year MNHS recognizes the volunteer contributions made by high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship. Now in its 13th year, the scholarship program highlights MNHS' commitment to students and education while encouraging young people to become involved in history and to recognize the benefits of volunteerism.

(Genna Novodvorsky with MNHS Director and CEO Stephen Elliott.)

Genna became a MNHS volunteer in June 2010 and has contributed more than 154 hours of volunteer service. Genna says her variety of volunteer jobs has helped her gain confidence, good customer service and people skills. She plans to put these skills to work this fall as a student at Fort Lewis College in Colorado where she will study anthropology and archaeology.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.