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Triple "A" Awarded to BSM Senior

Triple "A" Awarded to BSM Senior

April 4, 2017
Eric Wilson Wins 6AA Region and State Triple "A" Award
 
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Eric Wilson ('17) was selected to represent Region 6AA in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program. On Saturday, March 25, he was officially given the State Triple "A" Award. He was one of 32 state finalists and was named the male winner for class 6AA.
 
The Triple “A” Award, is given to students who have a 3.0 or better GPA and who participate in league-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities. Eric's involvement at BSM is impressive, including his perfect 4.0 GPA that has made him a valedictorian for the Class of 2017. 
 
Eric says, "Winning this award confirmed that Benilde-St. Margaret’s was the right choice for me. The teachers, coaches and entire faculty and staff were encouraging throughout my Red Knight career truly enabling my success."

Eric is captain of both varsity track & field and football teams, and he has received multiple awards and accolades in both of these sports. At BSM, Eric is involved with Red Knight Volunteer Corps, Chess Club, band, choir, the Red Knotes a capella group and more. He was also nominated to the 2016 Homecoming Court, is a class of 2017 valedictorian, AP Scholar, ExCEL Award Nominee, and Red Knight Achiever Award winner. He will be attending Harvard University next year to continue his academic and football careers.

“AAA Minneapolis has always been proud to work with the Minnesota State High School League,” says Rod Shilkrot, Vice President of Membership and Marketing at AAA Minneapolis. “There is no better way to support the future of Minnesota than to support these exceptional students."
 
Triple "A" Award recipients are selected by a multi-level process involving the League's member schools and administrative regions. League officials announced the four award recipients (a male and female from both Class "A" and Class "AA" schools). Each award recipient received a four-year $1,000 scholarship. 

"Winning this award was really meaningful to me and my family. My grandpa Joe Mrkonich was a coach in the Minnesota State High School League for about 40 years. He is no longer with us, but he (and my entire family) inspired me to work hard in the classroom while enjoying all the extracurricular activities available to me."

Additional information about the Triple "A" Award can be found by visiting the league’s website here.
 
Congratulations Eric, we are proud of your accomplishments! #BSMProud

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