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Two MHS Staff Members Honored for Life-saving Efforts

The Minnetonka High School Activities Department leadership announced a new award at the department’s banquet this spring. The inaugural Minnetonka Activities Award of Excellence, presented this year to Mitch Toda and Sean Goldsworthy, was inspired by the heroic actions of these two staff members who assisted a sports spectator in a time of need. 

During a Girls Hockey game at Pagel Center this past January, a fan experienced a life-threatening medical event while watching the competition. Toda, an MHS trainer, sprinted across the arena to begin CPR, and Goldsworthy, the MHS Boys Head Hockey Coach, sprang into action to retrieve the automated external defibrillator.

“Mitch and Sean’s quick actions in this situation saved this person’s life,” shared Ted Schutz, Activities Director for Minnetonka High School. “We are so proud of them and grateful for their situational awareness and responsiveness.” The Minnetonka Activities Award of Excellence was created to honor Mitch and Sean’s incredible response in this emergency situation.

The award will continue after this year and will be given to staff members who have performed above and beyond their expected roles while demonstrating calm under pressure, an expansive knowledge base and incredible effort to help others.


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