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Bluejackets News · Sullivan earns 7AA Triple A Award


Congratulations to Michael Sullivan, the Region 7AA recipient of the MSHSL “AAA” Award!

The Minnesota State High School League sponsors the AAA award for a senior girl and a senior boy who excel in Academics (3.0 GPA or better), Athletics (at least one MSHSL-sponsored athletic activity) and Arts (MSHSL-sponsored debate, one-act play, speech, visual arts, and instrumental or vocal music).  Each Administrative Region 7AA member school, listed above, may nominate one senior girl and one boy to the region level review and evaluation.  The Region Committee then selects one girl and one boy as the Region winners who will advance to enter the state competition.

Michael accepts the challenges of academic courses and keeps working until his goals are met.  It is a balancing act with the arts and athletics included.  Michael has been a member of the band since 7th grade and participated in region ensemble contests during grades nine through his senior year.  His school’s concert band has received superior ratings at contests.  His commitment to the marching band has taken him to the Seattle torchlight paradise parade and this year the concert band will be in San Diego.  He also plays in the Pep Band and Drum-line.  In athletics Michael played football for 4 years and was a member of the varsity squad from grades 10-12.  In the spring season Michael has been a varsity member of the tennis team since 8th grade.  He participated in the state tournament as a 10th and 11th grader.  He also is a member of the trap shooting team.  He found that participation taught him the qualities of dedication, teamwork, loyalty, fostered friendships, and most important to him, to have fun.  Michael plans to attend the University of Notre Dame to get a degree in Business.  Michael’s parents are Tom and Mary Jo Sullivan.

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 in conjunction with the Boys’ State Basketball Tournament in March 2017.