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Shelby and Cameron win region (5A) ‘Triple A’ Award

Shelby Schiefelbein and Cameron Hunt, Kimball Area High School seniors, have been selected to represent Kimball Area High School in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program.

Shelby is the daughter of Don and Jennifer Schiefelbein. She excels in band, choir, speech, and Knowledge Bowl. In band and choir she has received superior ratings in both. Shelby is also involved in volleyball and softball. She served as volleyball captain this past year and will be captain in softball.

Cameron is the son of Jim and Lori Hunt. He has excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Cameron was a CMC All Conference selection in football as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was selected all conference in basketball his sophomore and junior years. Cameron is also in band in which he received an excellent rating as a junior.


Students compete at the district, region and state levels. The District 20 competition was held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Paynesville. Area schools competing at the district level were: Litchfield, Eden Valley-Watkins, New London-Spicer, Paynesville, St. Johns Prep, B-B-E, St. Cloud Christian, ACGC, and
Kimball. Shelby was selected as the District 20 winner and will move on to the Region 5 competition which will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud. Cameron was selected as District 20 Runner-up.

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.

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 on Saturday, March 15, 2014. 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 Web site at


Triple “A” Award recipients for Kimball Area High School are, from left to right, Shelby Schiefelbein and Cameron Hunt. Submitted photo.