Ann Bremer White Hawks Award

Ann Bremer Award 2017

Award Criteria

  • Nominees for the Ann Bremer White Hawks Award should:

    • Be involved in service that makes a meaningful contribution to Westonka students, an individual school or program, or the district overall, either over a period of time or in a single, significant way
    • Demonstrate an on-going commitment to supporting our schools and community
    • Model personal and professional integrity
    • Help to create a positive and respectful environment in our schools and community


    To nominate a group or individual, complete the nomination form and automatically transmit it by clicking "Submit." If you have any questions or problems with the form, contact Carol Shukle, or (952) 491-8007.

    The awards will be presented at an all-Westonka staff workshop early in May, along with the Westonka Teacher of the Year.

Submit a Nomination

  • Nominations for the 2017 Ann Bremer White Hawks Award are now closed. The awards will be presented during the all-Westonka staff workshop on May 5, 2017. Check back for more information.


  • The Westonka School District has implemented a special award to recognize some of the many dedicated volunteers who offer exceptional service to our school community. The district each year presents up to two awards, titled the Ann Bremer White Hawks Award, to recognize outstanding service and commitment to Westonka students and the district. The first awards were presented in 2015.

    The award is named in honor of Ann Bremer, a Westonka School Board member from 2004 to 2017, whose record of service as a district parent, community member and on the school board characterized the contributions made by the award nominees. Ann passed away in February 2017 following a valiant two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, but her spirit lives on in the Westonka schools and community.

    The community members recognized are leaders in positively impacting the lives and experiences of students and their families and advancing the mission and vision of the school district. Any Westonka staff member, parent or community member may nominate candidates for the award. Nominees may be individuals, groups of volunteers, financial contributors or business partners. Current Westonka staff and students and previous winners are not eligible.

    Past Award Winners:

    2017 - Jennifer Velarde, Robert Moulton and Howard Leopold

    2016 - Scott Bjorlin and Sarah Reinhardt

    2015 - Sharon Thaler, Bill LaTour and Randy Lee


  • Carol Shukle
    Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
    5901 Sunnyfield Road E
    Minnetrista, MN 55364
    (952) 491-8007