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MSHSL Announces 2021 Triple ‘A’ Award Winners

Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 8:09 PM

Four Minnesota high school students have been selected as 2021 Triple ‘A’ Award state scholarship recipients.

The 2021 Triple ‘A’ Award state scholarship recipients are Allison Benjamin, East Ridge; Preston Rohloff, Hancock; Kadyn Triebenbach, Osakis; and Lane Versteeg, Owatonna. Each student will receive a $4,000 scholarship.

Established in 1988, the award recognizes high school seniors from across the state for their achievements in the classroom, the arts/activities and athletics. To qualify for the award, students must have a 3.0 or better grade-point average and participate in MSHSL-sponsored athletic and arts/activities program. League member schools are invited to nominate one boy and one girl for the award. Award recipients are selected through a multi-level process involving the League’s administrative regions and a committee of educational, athletic and arts/activities leaders.

“We are proud to recognize and honor these well-rounded student achievers,” says Jody Redman, League Associate Director who oversees the Triple ‘A’ program. “They have demonstrated excellence, hard work, and commitment in academics, the arts/activities and athletics and are leaders in their schools and communities.”

Since its inception 1988, nearly 16,000 students have represented their school in the Triple ‘A’ Program. McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-Op is this year’s sponsor of the Triple ‘A’ Award program, which is now in its 33rd year.

Here are the 2021 Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award winners

Region 1A

Luke Bothun, Schaeffer Academy

Abigail Theusch, Alden-Conger

Region 2A

Devan Kumar, Sibley East

Halle Bemmels, Le Sueur-Henderson

Region 3A

Nathan Kuehl, Westbrook-Walnut Grove

Josie Harms, Murray County Central

Region 4A

Henry Hakanson, Heritage Christian Academy

Lay Lay, St. Paul Humboldt

Region 5A

Aiden Mikla, Milaca

Mary Miller, Maple Lake

Region 6A

Preston Rohloff, Hancock

Kadyn Triebenbach, Osakis

Region 7A

Zachary Quirk, Chisholm

Baylie Jo Norris, Greenway

Region 8A

James Pederson, Stephen-Argyle Central

Brooke Fredrickson,  Marshall County Central




Region 1AA

Lane Versteeg, Owatonna

Emily Berghuis, Farmington

Region 2AA

Connor Slette, New Ulm

Kate Ulrich, Waconia

Region 3AA

Anders Roback, Rosemount

Nicole Kelly, South St. Paul

Region 4AA

Riley Eddins, St. Paul Central

Allison Benjamin, East Ridge

Region 5AA

Michael Ude, Fridley

Abbylee Maeder, St. Michael-Albertville

Region 6AA

Matthew Du, Wayzata

Miriam Manna, Robbinsdale Armstrong

Region 7AA

Benjamin Bauer, Cloquet

Crystal Kaczmarczyk, Duluth East

Region 8AA

Jonah Kalsnes, Thief River Falls

Ellie Andersen, Fergus Falls


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