Michelle Redman, executive director of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota, announced their "Big Couple" and "School Site Big of the Year" winners.

Troy Dunn and his wife, Tara, signed up to be a Big Couple four years ago. They spend time with Grayson each Sunday. Troy said it does not matter what they do together, it's fun and it's great to see Grayson's imagination.

In the Faribault News, Redman said "Bigs" of the year are nominated through Big Brother Big Sisters match support specialists. And she said the program served more than 450 children in the past year, so there 

are a lot of volunteers to choose from. They ask for an hour a week from the Bigs.

The School Site Big of the Year is senior Sophie Kohl of Bethlehem Academy. She mentors Braden and has been with the program for four years. Kohl said Braden is always excited for the time they spend together and that over the course of their mentorship, she has noticed improvement in his behavior in school.