Kim Jessen and Michael Ryan, both Pequot Lakes High School seniors, were selected to represent Pequot Lakes in the Academics, Arts and Athletics Award program.
Established in 1988, the Triple A Award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and goes to high school seniors who have a “B” or better grade-point average and who participate in league-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.
Each school may nominate one male and one female. Those students then compete against other schools at the sub-section, section and state levels.
Jessen carries a 3.3 grade-point average while participating in band, tennis and hockey. Jessen plans to attend St. Could State University next fall. She is the daughter of Dennis and Dana Jessen of Pequot Lakes.
Ryan participates in band, cross country, basketball and track/field while carrying a 3.7 grade-point average. Ryan qualified for the state cross country meet the last three years. He plans to attend the University of St. Thomas and major in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Tom and Theresa Ryan of Pequot Lakes.
Triple A Award recipients are selected by a multi-level process involving the league’s member schools and administrative regions. League officials will announce the four award state recipients (a girl and a boy from both a Class A and Class AA school) at an on-court recognition during the state boys’ basketball tournament.