Lexa Hoffner

 Don Shelby, WCCO Anchor, to be Keynote speaker at the third annual Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar  and the Minnesota Ethics Initiative: Partnering for Youth on November 12, 2010.

Plymouth, Minnesota, 25 October 2010 – Don Shelby, veteran and venerated WCCO Anchor, will be the keynote speaker at the Fall 2010 Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar (MNSLS) and the newly formed Minnesota Ethics Initiative: Partnering for Youth.  Both events will happen on November 12, 2010 at The University of St Thomas School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. 

Don Shelby, WCCO-TV anchor and reporter, joined the WCCO-TV staff in 1978. Don was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in October 2007. He has won all five of the nation's top journalism awards, including three national Emmys, the Columbia DuPont Citation, the Scripps-Howard Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Distinguished Service Award. In 1997, Don was honored with a second Peabody Award, the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, for his ongoing work with the youth of Minnesota. Don's commitment to mentoring has energized the station and the community.

ABOUT the Minnesota Student Leadership Seminar – In its third year, MNSLS is an annual interactive one-day seminar for high school students.  Through discussions led by West Point Cadets, peers who are being trained at the premier leadership institution in the country, youth participants begin to uncover their values – the principles that remain important no matter what the circumstance.  It is the premise of the MNSLS that values-based decision making is a core component to effective leadership in all facets of life.  The MNSLS is offered at no cost to participating schools and is made possible through the generous donations of members of the West Point Society of Minnesota and 2010 sponsor, The Pentair Foundation. Please visit for more information on how your school can participate.

ABOUT the Minnesota Ethics Initiative: Partnering for YouthThe Minnesota Ethics Initiative: Partnering for Youth is an opportunity for business and community leaders to hear from local leaders who are partnering to create a culture that empowers and inspires youth to be ethical for themselves on behalf of the world.   Speakers include four notable figures in ethics and character development in Minnesota: Civic leader Becky Roloff,Non-profit leader Joe Cavanaugh,Education leader Karen Rusthoven,Business leader Mark Sheffert  Please visit for more information and registration.  



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