By Christina Busche
Dassel-Cokato High School Student
DASSEL, COKATO, MN Two outstanding seniors were honored this past month by being chosen as Dassel-Cokato High School’s Triple “A” Award recipients. The students, Emily Kivisto and William Cronk, received this prestigious award after completing a lengthy application, writing an essay, and obtaining a teacher recommendation.
Emily Kivisto, the daughter of Brian and Anne Kivisto, is involved in many activities at DCHS.
She is a consistent varsity member on the girls’ swimming, hockey, and softball teams. Kivisto has also taken a total of six art classes throughout her high school career, along with five trimesters of choir, and has been a varsity speech member since seventh grade.
Kivisto was proud to earn the award, stating, “[This award] gives recognition for not just athletic or academic achievements, but all of my achievements as a whole. Knowing how many talented and well rounded students are at DC, it’s an extra special honor to receive this award.”
After graduating, Kivisto plans to pursue a career as an elementary school teacher.
William Cronk, the son of Elizabeth and Ken Cronk, is also an exceptional student at DCHS. He is involved in varsity cross country and track and field, along with robotics.
He also participates in chamber choir, concert choir, symphonic band, pep band, and speech, and was elected a speech captain. Cronk has also participated in the fall musical, pit orchestra, marching band, and jazz band, along with the summer community musical.
Cronk was pleased to be chosen, stating, “I enjoy a wide variety of activities and I try to be a well-rounded person. . . I [spend] many hours and [put] lots of effort in all these activities in addition to my schoolwork, so it is wonderful to be recognized for my work.”
After graduating, Cronk hopes to attend college and obtain a degree in either biology or chemistry.