On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Chief Farniok, 3 Orono officers and 3 explorers attended the 47th Annual MN Explorers Conference Awards Banquet. This was the first time back after having the last two years cancelled due to Covid. Chief Farniok stated, "It was a great time and honor to be at the banquet and watch the ceremony as our team of explorers were called up time and time again to receive awards." This year we sent down a team of three explorers: Caden Houge, Sam Lieberman and Alex Courntey-Bernarl, and they did a fantastic job. These three brought home 5 awards including a 1st place, a 2nd place, two 3rd place and 5th place trophy. There were more than 30 agencies represented and more than 350 explorers. Sam also received two scholarships and our long time Explorer Advisor Jane Szczepanik received the 2022 Advisor of the Year Award. Well done and well deserved. Officers Mike Fournier and Trey Wiebusch also played a vital role as advisors. Congratulations on a great year!
Picture: (L to R) Officers Jane Szczepanik, Mike Fournier, Trey Wiebusch Cadets: Caden Houge, Sam Lieberman, PD Chief: Correy Farniok, Cadet: Alex Courntey-Bernarl