South St. Paul student surprised with catered party


From left, Bob Stupka, Davanni’s president and CFO; Chuck Ochocki, South St. Paul Secondary principal; Gavin Christoffersen, South St. Paul Secondary 2019 Graduate; Jim Woodburn, South St. Paul Secondary teacher and nominater; Jacqui Crocker, Davanni’s marketing director, and Kristy Silva, Davanni’s co-owner, on May 22 when Christoffersen was surprised with a catered grad party. (submitted photo)

Gavin Christoffersen, who graduated from South St. Paul Secondary, was awarded with a catered graduation party by Davanni’s
Christoffersen is a member of South St. Paul Secondary’s Men of Action program where he has served as a mentor to young men by providing guidance, encouragement and leadership. Davanni’s, who surprised Christoffersen on May 22, put out a call for nominations of deserving graduates.

“Gavin was also a student-athlete, placing third in the state in wrestling this year, running cross country and participating in trap shooting. He has an awesome work ethic and is one of the most polite, respectful, humble and genuine kids I have ever worked with,” said Jim Woodburn, the teacher who nominated Christoffersen.

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