Six seniors from Osseo Area Schools three comprehensive high schools have been named this year’s Triple A Award nominees. Triple A Award winners are students who are recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the arts.
MAPLE GROVE SENIOR HIGH
Jena Hauch: Jena maintains a 4.03 grade point average while participating in cross country, Nordic Ski, track and choir.
Jared Wiens: Jared maintains a 3.97 grade point average while participating in cross country, Nordic ski, track and orchestra.
OSSEO SENIOR HIGH
Christina Boe: Christina maintains a 3.96 grade point average while participating volleyball and earning a Superior Rating at state for her pottery. Boe earned a full-ride scholarship to play Division I volleyball at the University of Denver.
David Hainlen: David maintains a 3.5 grade point average while participating in cross country, swimming, track and field, band, orchestra and pit orchestra for two school musicals.
PARK CENTER SENIOR HIGH
Katie Wang: Katie maintains a 4.13 grade point average while participating soccer, Nordic ski, International Baccalaureate orchestra, pit orchestra for the school musical and math team. She will attend Central College in Iowa next fall where she will play soccer and study biochemistry.
Chad Korby: Chad maintains a 3.66 grade point average while participating in soccer, Nordic ski, golf, jazz ensemble and wind ensemble. He plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall where he will major in electrical engineering.
All six students will now move on to the regional competition. A multi-level process involving the League’s member schools and administrative regions will select Triple “A” Award recipients. League officials will announce the four award recipients (a girl and a boy from both Class "A" and Class "AA" school) at a special banquet this spring. Each award recipient will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.
Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award is given to high school seniors who have a “B” or better grade point average and who participate in league-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.
Additional information about the Triple "A" Award may be obtained by contacting the Minnesota State High School League at 763-560-2262 or by visiting the League's Web site at www.mshsl.org.
PHOTOS (left to right) Jared Wiens, Jena Hauch, Christina Boe, David Hainlen, Chad Korby, and Katie Wang.