From 28 to five.
From 12 to two.
Winnowing nominations down to winners was the task of the 5 Under 40 and 2 Under 20 selection committee.
And now you can read about the 5 Under 40 Class of 2016:
They are honored along with the 2 Under 20 Class of 2016. They are:
The runners up for 2 Under 20 honors are Daniel Sertich, Sauk Rapids-Rice High School; Hailey Lothert, Tech High School; and Audrey Nguyen, Tech High School.
The 5 Under 40 awards are in their 12th year; this is the second year for the 2 Under 20 awards. Both are presented by Times Media. A social hour and program honoring winners in both competitions will begin at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/2htwHay.
The 5 Under 40 awards recognize leaders under the age of 40 who show influence on the local economy and involvement in the community.
The 2 Under 20 awards recognize leaders under 20 who have finished their junior year of high school and have potential to shape Central Minnesota's economy.