The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 2, 2013

All-Academic Team

Big Schools

Robert Schultze

Division and overall winner

School: East

Parents: Stanley and Pamela Schultze

College and major: St. Olaf, biomedical studies

High school highlights: all-state in swimming, National Merit commended student, Triple A winner, NHS, jazz band, chamber choir, swim and dive, participated in “Aida” the musical

Meaghan Haley

School: West

Parents: John and Katerina Haley

College and major: University of Notre Dame, biology

High school highlights: candidate for Excel Award, varsity tennis, first violin in Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra, twice debate captain, student council, prom committee

Cara Christiansen

School: West

Parents: Craig and Lori Christiansen

College and major: Gustavus, math and statistics

High school highlights: Triple A award, all-conference basketball, all-conference soccer, Superior trumpet contest solo, soccer and basketball captain, concert band, jazz band, National Honor Society

Claire Park

School: West

Parents: Ken and Lauren Park

College and major: University of Minnesota, psychology/biology (pre-med)

High school highlights: orchestra concertmaster, Big Nine select, chamber leader; National Honor Society class of 2013 officer (secretary); golf team captain, Big Nine qualifier; speech, Big Nine champion, sections finalist; teacher at Mankato Korean School; HOSA-Future Health Professionals; MMTA Honors Concert Piano three-time winner; American Legion Voice of Democracy essay contest winner

Rachel Moniz

School: East

Parents: Matthew and Julie Moniz

College and major: College undecided, chemistry

High school highlights: KEYC Best of Class, AP scholar with distinction, Kiwanis student of the month, all-state choir alternate, Big Nine Select Choir, chamber singers, church youth volunteer, Link Crew, National Honor Society, Math League

Mackenzie Burke

School: Waseca

Parents: Thomas and Patricia Burke

College and major: South Dakota State University, dietetics

High school highlights: a Waseca Exchange Club Student of the Year, National Honor Society, First National Bank Bluejay Debit Board Member, special needs class swimming volunteer, Sacred Heart Church Choir

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