Sydney Arens was named the girls high school activities student of the year for 2013.
Arens has participated in track and field, and soccer, in which she was the captain and earned academic all-conference honors, all-conference honors and was a letter winner. Arens was a member of the student council (vice president), a letter winner and team high scorer with the math league, served as co-chair of the prom committee, was an attorney with the mock trial team, played in the pep band and was vice president of the National Honor Society.
Arens earned academic all-conference honors and was a letter winner with the one act play and a section leader in the jazz band. She was awarded the best in site award at the Section 7AA contest. Arens participated in band, where she was a section leader. She earned superior ratings both as an individual and as part of a group at the Section 7AA contest. She was also a participant in the honors band.
Arens was a reporter and anchor on Tiger Talk, was a LINK leader and a participant in the Granite Ridge Conference art show, where she received an excellent rating. She was a school board scholar, student of excellence recipient, a participant in the Minnesota MILE, was a high school league ExCEL award nominee and a student of the month in the science department. Arens was a member of the marching band, is a certified youth soccer referee, is a member of the LEO Club, a youth soccer volunteer, plays piano at the Caley House and Elim Home and is a participant in the National Guild Piano Contest program.
To be chosen as an activities student of the year, a student must be chosen by coaches and advisors, be involved in athletics and fine arts, have a GPA of 3.5 or greater, show leadership qualities, sportsmanship and school spirit, participate in community service efforts and be an athletic or academic award winner. Arens was ranked number one among 218 students in her class and had a 4.0 grade point average.
Isaiah Mayerchak was named the boys high school activities student for 2013.
In sports, Mayerchak participated in tennis, a team on which he was a six-year letter winner. He was the No. 1 singles player for six years standing and was named all-conference for six years. He was a two-time individual conference champion, a two-time state participant and a captain of his team. Mayerchak is a member of the United States Tennis Association and has participated in 15 national tournaments. He is one of the top tennis players in the northern region and has represented the region on tennis teams comprised of the region’s top players.
His activities include membership in the National Honor Society and a member of the LINK crew. Mayerchak enjoyed the fine arts. In choir, he was a section leader for two years and the choir president in 2013. He was a featured soloist at the MMEA performance. In band, he received a superior rating for a performance at the solo/ensemble. He was a member of the jazz band and a section leader with the chamber singers. He was also a participant with the jazz lab.
Other honors earned by Mayerchak: He was a state competitor at the SCSU Economic Challenge, is a member of the all-state men’s choir, went on the Minnesota Ambassadors of Music Education Tour in both band and choir, participated in the Luther College Dorian Music Festival and was the 2012-13 Homecoming King.
In the community, Mayerchak was in the community high school choir called Unum Vox, was a finalist in the Earl C. Benson Concerto Competition, is a member of Christ Our Light Catholic church. He volunteers at Fairview Northland Regional Hospital.
To be chosen as an activities student of the year, a student must be chosen by coaches and advisors, be involved in athletics and fine arts, have a GPA of 3.5 or greater, show leadership qualities, sportsmanship and school spirit, participate in community service efforts and be an athletic or academic award winner. Mayerchak was ranked number one among 218 students in his class and had a 4.0 grade point average.