Aaron and Lori
Academic honors earned: Top 10 percent of class (3/48), academic letter (grades nine-12), National Honor Society (10-12), Math League (9-11), Marawood Scholar Athlete (10-11), academic all-district baseball, academic all-state baseball.
Volunteer work: Usher at St. Anthony Church (grades nine-12), worker at St. Anthony’s Irish Carnival (9-12), server at Friends of Christian Education Banquet (8-12), fair grounds clean-up, church stand set-up and take-down, helper at Punt, Pass and Kick, youth athletics (coach, official, scorekeeper), student tutor/mentor.
SPECIAL SECTION: Gannett Central Wisconsin Media High School Sports Awards
Favorite sports memory: My favorite high school sports memory happened during my level 3 football playoff game. We were ahead by two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter and there was heavy snowfall. Our 290-pound DT intercepted a screen pass and sealed the win for us, and our crowd and sideline went crazy.
Advice to an athlete: Work hard at everything you do, not just sports. Work to succeed in academics just as hard as you work to succeed in athletics. Also, play every game like it’s your last because an injury can happen at any time and ruin a season. Make the most of your four years of sports because they go by fast.
Inspiration: My older brother, Connor, is my inspiration because he is an outstanding leader. As an underclassman, I watched Connor lead the football team to its first-ever conference championship in school history. Connor is my inspiration because I want to be an outstanding leader just like him.
College plans: I will be attending St. Norbert College and will be majoring in biology/pre-med. I also will be playing safety for the St. Norbert football team. I aspire to become a physician assistant.
Freshman letters, honors: Baseball.
Sophomore letters, honors: Football, basketball (honorable mention all-conference), baseball (second team all-conference), Marawood Scholar Athlete.
Junior letters, honors: Football (first team all-conference DB, honorable mention all-conference quarterback, captain), basketball (second team all-conference, captain), baseball (second team all-conference, Marawood Scholar Athlete, academic all-district, academic all state).
Senior letters, academic honors earned: Football (first team all-conference quarterback, first team all-conference DB, captain), basketball (second team all-conference, captain).