The Luther Automotive Group

Character award, $3,000 scholarship

Johnson High School senior Peter Yang in St. Paul is the winner of the Youth Frontiers 2014 Character Award, a Luther Auto-sponsored $3,000 scholarship and an iPad.

Character award winner Peter Yang

Youth Frontiers CEO Joe Cavanaugh, Peter Yang and David MacLennan, president and CEO of Cargill, Inc.

“He actually started with Youth Frontiers as a fifth grader,” said Matt Oquist, community engagement coordinator with Luther.  “This was an easy one for us to jump in and offer that scholarship.”

The award resulted from Yang’s “strength of character and his commitment to helping others,” according to Youth Frontiers.  He was recognized at the group’s Ethical Leadership Luncheon, where he received a standing ovation from a crowd of 500 business and community leaders.  Luther also sponsored the event.

Luther has been a regular supporter of Youth Frontiers, an organization that uses school retreats to teach respect and other values.

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