Maple Grove Senior High School announced that this year’s Triple A Award nominees are seniors Kendall Johnson and Sean Heaton.
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.
Maple Grove Senior High commends these two students on their hard work and dedication over the last three years, not only for their involvement in school but community volunteer work as well.
Kendall is a Link Crew member who maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She is the daughter of Kent Johnson and Amy Van Sloun of Maple Grove. She is a member of the wind ensemble as well as her athletic activities.
She has participated in three sports at Maple Grove Senior High. In cross country she is a five year letter award winner while receiving All-Conference her sophomore and senior year. She was awarded captain of the team her senior year. Kendall’s nordic skiing accomplishments are three-year varsity letter winner and captain her senior year. She is also a three-year letter winner in track.
Kendall is an “A” honor roll student, a member of the National Honor Society and is ranked number one in her class while taking AP and ALP classes. She is a member of the Leo Club and involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She will be attending college at either Saint Benedicts or Gustavus Adolphus.
Sean academically maintains a 3.807 grade point average while taking HP physics and AP calculus and biology. He is the son of Dale and Jennifer Heaton of Maple Grove. He is also a member of the wind ensemble.
Sean has participated in three sports while at Maple Grove Senior High. In cross country he is a three-year letter winner and an All-Conference runner during those three years. He was captain of the team his junior and senior years. During his junior and senior years, Sean qualified to the state tournament. In nordic skiing, he is a four-year letter winner, two-year captain and All-Conference three years. During his junior year he qualified for the state tournament. Sean’s track accomplishments are four-year letter winner with one All-Confernce achievement and qualified for the state track meet last year.
Sean is a member of the National Honor Society and participated in the 65th Annual American Legion Boys State. He has received superior rankings in wind ensemble. He will be attending Augustana College next fall.