Osseo High School seniors Kaley Shagen and Quinn Gamble have been selected to represent Osseo High in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award Program, Osseo Athletic Director Ray Kirch, announced recently.
Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, Institute for Athletic Medicine and Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center. The award goes to high school seniors with a “B” or better grade point average and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.
Shagen is the daughter of Jill Topliff of Maple Grove. She excels as a member of the Oriole Nordic Ski team and she is a member of the Osseo High orchestra, where she plays violin. She is undecided on where she will attend college but plans on majoring in a science area. Her cumulative grade point average is a strong 3.94. She will graduate with high honors from OSH. Her orchestra teacher, Mr. Borgstrom, describes her this way: “I will always remember Kaley as one of my most talented and successful students.”
Gamble is the son of Troy and Wendy Gamble of Plymouth. He participates in cross country running and track and plays guitar in the Osseo High jazz band. He carries a cumulative a 3.8 grade point average and will graduate with highest honors in the spring. Gamble plans to attend Augsburg College to study either music or 9economics. Mr. Ben Karls, Quinn’s AP English teacher describe Quinn as “a beacon of what’s best about Osseo Senior High School and a role model for his classmates.”
Both Gamble and Shagen will now move on to the Section 5AA competition. 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 Saturday, March 23. Each award recipient will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.
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 Website at www.mshsl.org.