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DC recognizes Triple A award winners
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

By Jennifer Kotila
Staff Writer

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Seniors Meghan Haider and Eric Dahlseng were selected as Dassel-Cokato’s 2013 Triple A winners by a committee of coaches, fine arts advisors, and teachers at DC.

The Triple A award honors excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics, and both Haider and Dahlseng will receive a $500 scholarship for their selection.

They will also represent DC at the Region 2AA banquet Sunday, Feb. 17 at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, where the regional Triple A award winner will be selected.

Haider is the daughter of Karla and Gregg Haider of Dassel, and has one older sibling, Kristen.

Dahlseng is the son of Paulette and Keith Dahlseng of Cokato, and has two younger brothers, Matthew and Nathan.

The scholarships the seniors receive for the award will come in handy, as they have big plans for their future.

Although Haider is not yet sure where she will attend college, she has a pre-med major picked out, and plans to follow-up her undergraduate years with medical school to eventually become a pediatrician.

“I love kids, am interested in anatomy and how the body works, and enjoy helping people,” Haider said about her future career plans.

Dahlseng is planning to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to become an engineer, although he is not sure yet in which field he will be specializing.

He has been interested in engineering since completing a research project when he was younger.

Excelling both in and out of the classroom, Haider and Dahlseng are consistently included on the honor roll, have earned academic letters every year they have been eligible, and are members of the National Honor Society.

Outside of the classroom, Haider is in swimming and plays softball, is in band and choir, and is also a member of the Future Lies in You (FLY) program, and student council.

In the past, she has participated in volleyball, basketball, and drumline.

Haider is also involved in Carpenter’s Tools, a music group that performs at churches, and youth group at church.

Dahlseng is in swimming, band, FLY, and choir. Outside of school he participates in Boys Scouts and youth group.

To get to know them more, the Enterprise Dispatch asked Haider and Dahlseng the following:

Meghan Haider

Favorite sport

• Softball

Favorite fine art

• Band and choir, equally

Favorite sport to watch

• Hockey

If you could pick one play, museum, work of art to see, what would it be?

• The musical, “Wicked”

What have you enjoyed the most at DC?

• How small it is, because you get to know the people in the community and can interact with them and have a conversation

Favorite movie

• “The Guardian”

Favorite TV show

• “NCIS”

One trip to take, where would you go?

• Paris

Eric Dahlseng

Favorite sport

• Swimming

Favorite fine art

• Band

Favorite sport to watch

• Swimming, if I know someone participating; otherwise, football

If you could pick one play, museum, work of art to see, what would it be?

• The musical, “Sound of Music”

What have you enjoyed the most at DC?

• The opportunities we have here, to be able to participate in so many activities at the same time and not being told we have to choose

Favorite movie

• “Sherlock Holmes”

Favorite TV show

• “The Big Bang Theory”

One trip to take, where would you go?

• Italy

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