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Two DLHS students receive Triple A honors

This past winter, Detroit Lakes High School selected two seniors to represent the school in the Section 8AA Triple A (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award. Two winners were selected from Detroit Lakes' section, and eventually a boy and girl State winner is chosen from A and AA schools.

This year the representatives from Detroit Lakes High School were Mollie Kuether and Luke Champa.

Mollie is the daughter of Teresa and Mark Kuether. She was involved in cross country, Nordic skiing, concert choir, speech and the fall musical. She was also a member of National Honor Society and has many community service endeavors.

Luke is the son of Susan and Steve Champa. Luke participated in football, track, symphonic band, concert choir, Laker Singers and the fall musical. Luke was also a member of the National Honor Society.

The Triple A Award was establish in 1988 by the Minnesota High School League and rewards high school seniors from across the state for their achievement in classroom, the arts and athletics. To qualify for the award, students must have a "B" or better grade point average and participate in league-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.

League member schools are invited to nominate two students -- a boy and a girl -- for the award. Award recipients are selected through a multi-level process involving the MSHSL administrative regions and a committee of athletic, fine arts and educational leaders.

The four students receiving this year's award at the state level were Kaari Jensen, Pierz; Sam Thielen, Wheaton; Sarah Bingea, Delano, and Jakob Lindaas, Moorhead.