Wellstone winners
Hassan, Nichols, Oehlers. Photo Sharon Tollefson

(Willmar MN-) Four Willmar High School Cultural Liasons were recently recognized for their efforts in working with students at Willmar High School. Mary Nichols, Jeannette Oehlers, Siyad Ahmed and Mohammed Hassan Monday received the Minnesota School Counselors Association's Wellstone Legacy Award. They were nominated by school counselor Sharon Tollefson, and because of their recognition, the Willmar High School English Language program received a $500 check at the MSCA's state convention at Madden's Resort Monday. As cultural liasons, Nichols, Oehlers, Ahmed and Hassan meet with parents and students to interpret grades, questions, concerns, long-term plans and many other things that come up in a student's world.