The S.T.R.I.V.E. year officially ended last Thursday at the Bridges Alternative Learning Center banquet. Many mentors were on hand to watch and participate in the event. Manny Perez and Cindy Shepard were Co-Chairs again as well as mentors. Other mentors were Frank Boyles, Joan Lompart, Dave Bergeron, Mike Schweitzer, Dan O'Keefe, Joe Dols, Celina Byers, John Parrish, Max Moser, Paul Hofslien, Steve and Betty Block, and Suzie Dahl. 
The end of the year came with some sadness; due to business demands, Manny will be stepping down as a co-chair, although he will continue to be a mentor. "It has been a pleasure helping progress the program in the last 3 years or so that Cindy and I have been working with Dave (Brown)to accomplish the things that we have," said Manny. He went on to say, "STRIVE is a wonderful program and this type of volunteering is why I decided to join Prior Lake Rotary." Thank you, Manny, for your passion and leadership. On a positive not, Max Moser has committed to being a Co-Chair next year.