2006 Legacy Award Recipients

Join us as we congratulate the 2006 Lakeview Legacy Award Recipients!

Miss Kelsey Weisensel

High School Senior Legacy Award

Kelsey lives the Girl Scout Law: “On my honor…to serve…” others, and she lives out the 4-H theme for leadership using her head, hands, heart, and health.

  • Kelsey, a senior at Rosemount High School, received the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, ”Care Caps for Courageous Kids.” Her team collected over 300 knit caps and donated them to cancer patients at Children’s Hospital and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.
  • Kelsey served as a delegate at the 50th National Girl Scout Convention.
  • She led the effort to increase team participation in the Rosemount Relay for Life culminating in a 375% increase in donations to the event over a three-year period.
  • By the time Kelsey graduates from high school, she will have accumulated over 300 volunteer hours at “The Birth Place” at Fairview Ridges Hospital.
  • She is looking at Drake University in Iowa or Butler University in Indianapolis in her plan to pursue a doctorate degree in pharmacy.

Mr. Ronald Oliphant

Citizen/Volunteer Legacy Award

Ron passed away in 2008 and is sorely missed by family and friends. Through his life, Ron taught us that, “Honesty comes from our core; respect may be easily discussed but is hard to live by... by giving respect, we give dignity to others.” He left behind a legacy of volunteer work that included:

  • Medical librarian at Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Secretary of the Lakeville Rotary Club
  • (15 years of perfect attendance!)
  • Safe driving instructor for AARP
  • Lakeville election judge

“Service above Self,” the Rotary International motto, describes Ron’s life. Beyond his career as a librarian, teacher, and coach, Ron has served as:

  • United Way Allocation Panel member
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Visitation member for North Central Accreditation for public schools
  • Sunday school superintendent
  • Grace United Methodist building council chairman

Rev. Paul Marzahn

Business Owner/Manager Legacy Award

Paul is a wonderful example of how an ethical person can make great things happen with a plan, perseverance, and prayer.

In addition to serving as Pastor Developer of Crossroads Church in Lakeville, Paul is CEO of Crossroads Land Development Corporation that developed the mixed-use community of which Crossroad Church is an integral part.

Other hats worn by Paul include:

  • Lakeville Rotary Club President Elect
  • Lakeville Ministerium President Elect
  • Member of ISD 196 Interfaith Community Group
  • Represents sponsoring agency for Boy Scout/Cub Scout packs
  • “Head Nerd” in his family’s musical group, the Church Nerds, who play at youth conventions and retreats Paul has been involved in the community in many ways over the years
  • Dakota County Partnership for a Healthy Community
  • Toastmasters International
  • Coalition for Affordable Transitional Community Housing
  • Community Action Council