Area Students and Teams Earn Academic Honors
As a society we often put a lot of emphasis on sports for high school athletes, but we wanted to take this time to congratulate some area student-athletes who received recognition for their academic success while competing for their respective high school teams. Congrats to JCC Huskies football player Mathew Haley, and JCC volleyball players Peyton Hanson and Brittney Tuffvesson for being named to the Academic All State teams for their respective sports. Students need to maintain a 3.8 GPA or higher to be named Academic All State.
The MSHSL also hands out Academic All State awards to teams who have a combined GPA of 3.5 or higher. Teams with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.74 receive a Silver Academic All State Award while teams with a 3.75 to 4.0 receive a Gold All State Academic award. Congrats goes out to the JCC volleyball team for earning a silver award and to the MCW Mavericks volleyball team for earning a gold award. We commend the Huskies and Mavericks for getting it done on and off the floor.
Other volleyball teams receiving a Gold All State Academic Award were Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton, Luverne, Marshall and Minnesota Valley Lutheran. Madelia received a Silver All State Academic Award.
Here is a link of the full list of teams throughout the State who received the award.