Anoka High School’s Kevan Nitzberg received the Northwest Suburban Conference Award for Distinguished Service at the end of the school year. “Mr. Nitzberg has been an incredible educator for 49 years and a strong advocate for students throughout the state in visual arts,” Anoka Activities Director Lance Wicks said. “He has taken a lead in promoting the NWSC Arts Festival every October at the Minnetonka Art Center. Mr. Nitzberg has also arranged judges, compiled art work for the 5AA visual arts competition where Anoka has always had strong representation. Under Mr. Nitzberg’s guidance and influence, numerous students have received Gold, Silver and Spotlight Awards for their work.