Woodland Hills celebrated it’s hundredth year of operation this year and recently presented four 2009 Beringer Guiding Light Awards to members of the community who have had a profound and positive impact on the lives of children who participate in programs at Woodland Hills. The Beringer Award first honored Sister Mary Martin Beringer, OSB, of St. Scholastica Monastery in 2002. Sister Mary Martin worked in numerous capacities from 1962 to 1975, and through its transition from St. James Children’s Home to Woodland Hills. Today Sister Mary Martin continues to provide inspiration, encouragement, and dedication to the agency. Sister Mary Martin is pictured below, middle front, with Woodland Hills CEO Richard Quigley, back row, second from right.
— Photo courtesy of Jack Rendulich
This year’s other recognitions included (back row,left to right): Beringer Guiding Light Partner Award – Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Paige Salyards; Beringer Guiding Light Volunteer Award –Xavier Bell, Community Action Duluth; Beringer Guiding Light Excellence in Achievement Award – Todd Erickson, Woodland Hills; Beringer Guiding Light Exceptional Service Award – Sherry Olsen, Woodland Hills Academy.