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KAHS students win Region (5A) Triple “A” Award

Austin Roerick and Hannah Zipoy, Kimball Area High School seniors, have been selected to represent Kimball Area High School in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program announced Dec. 7.W-austin


Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award 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.

Austin is a three-sport athlete participating in football, basketball and baseball. Austin has been on the CMC Academic All-conference team in both football and basketball. He also participates in band and received a superior rating in last year’s solo/ensemble contest.

Hannah has participated in volleyball, cross country, girls’ basketball, softball and golf. She was earned the CMC Academic All-Conference award during the cross country, basketball, and golf seasons. She was also co-captain on the cross country team this past fall. In fine arts, she participates in speech, visual arts and band. This past year she also participated in the solo/ensemble contest.

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 recipients (a girl and a boy from both a Class “A” and Class “AA” school) at an on-court recognition ceremony held Saturday, March 23, 2013. Each award recipient will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.