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SHS hands out athletic awards

Superior High School’s Gunnar Gronski (43) runs through the Somerset defense last season at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. Gronski was one six athletes honored at last week’s SHS Honors Night in the Performing Arts Center. Gronski was named the Packy Paquette Male Athlete of the Year. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)1 / 7
Erin Thompson • First-team softball all-conference (909 fielding percentage at shortstop), first-team all-district, Superior Telegram and Duluth Tribune all-area team selections, and team leader in home runs as a freshman. • Captain, first-team all-conference, all-district honorable mention and Superior Telegram and Duluth Tribune all-area team selections as a sophomore. • Captain, second-team all-conference, led team in hits, doubles and runs as a junior. 2 / 7
Addie Young • Hockey offensive player of year 10th grade. • Hockey assistant captain, team MVP, second-team all-conference, honorable mention WGHCA and third leading scorer as a junior. • Captain, team MVP, offensive player of year, leading scorer, first-team all-conference, second-team Duluth News Tribune All-Area, Wisconsin Prep Hockey Radisson Player of the Week, all-state honorable mention WGHCA, and finalist for WGHCA’s MS. Hockey Award. • Soccer rookie of the year as a freshman.3 / 7
Gunnar Gronski • Superior Telegram Football Player of the Year and Spartan Award & Character Award as a junior. • Captain and Ironman Award as a senior year. • First-team all-conference and Superior Telegram and Duluth News Tribune all-area teams as a junior and senior. • Three-time track captain and first-team all-conference. ... Four-time sectional qualifier. ... Team MVP and Spartan Spirit Award winner as a junior. ... Ironman Award as a sophomore and wrestling rookie of the year as a senior.4 / 7
Blake Hanson • Soccer captain grades 10, 11, 12. ... Team MVP, St. Luke’s All-Star Game participant and Duluth News Tribune All Area selection as a senior. • First-team all-conference as a senior and second team as a junior. • Offensive player of the year as a junior and defensive player of year as a sophomore. • He was a hockey captain, Spartan Scholar Athlete, Spartan Award and Hobey Baker Character Award as a senior.5 / 7
Katherine Lisak • Swimming captain, Fantastic Sophomore award and nost dedicated swimmer. • Dance captain as junior and senior, most valuable dancer, all-conference and four-time team qualifier for state. • Honor classes included AP Physic I and II, AP Government and Politics. • Community services were Project Lead The way Classes: Intro to Civil Engineering and Architecture, Intro to Engineering and Design, Digital Electronics.6 / 7
Sophia Kintop • Two-year cross country captain and one year in basketball and soccer and cross country rookie of the year. • Honor classes included AP World, Pre-AP Biology, Accelerated Algebra Two, AP Language and Composition, AP US History, CITS Medical Terminology, AP Psychology, AP Government, CITS Communication • YMCA youth referee, Courage Retreat at Superior Middle School, Kindness Retreat at SMS, youth basketball coach, Giving Back basketball camp and a math tutor.7 / 7

Superior High School handed out its annual athletic awards at the SHS Honors Night last week in the Performing Arts Center.

Gunnar Gronski was named the Packy Paquette Male Athlete of the year and Addie Young and Erin Thompson were named the Spartan Female Athletes of the Year.

Young’s sister, Samantha, won the samer award last year.

The Frank Cirilli Scholar Athletes of the year were Sophia Kintop and Katherine Lisak for the girls, and Blake Hanson for the boys.

Gronski and Lisak were also Superior’s WIAA Scholar Athletes for the 2017-18 school year.

Young was a three-sport athlete earning four letters in hockey, three in soccer and one in tennis.

Thompson earned five varsity letters, including four in softball and one in hockey.

Gronski earned eight varsity letters, including four in track and field, three in football and one in wrestling.

Kintop was a three-sport athlete that earned nine varsity letters (four in cross country, one in basketball and four in soccer). She had a 3.74 GPA and was on the A Honor Roll for six semesters.

Lisak had a 3.92 GPA while earning nine varsity letters (three in swim and dive, four in dance and two in soccer).

Lisak’s community services included Key Club, Interact Club, National Honor Society, Girls Scouts-Senior Scout, Northland Youth Leadership Program, Chamber Youth Leadership Program, Senior Mentors, St. Mary’s Volunteer  Program, United States Presbyterian Representative, Superior Math League, Superior YMCA Whalers Board, Clean Up at Jennette Polly Girl Scouts Cabin, Inclusive Care Unti Mission-founder and creator and active confirmed member of United Presbyterian Church.

Hanson played in three sports, earning eight varsity letters (three in soccer, three in hockey and two in track and field). He had a GPA of 3.881, was in the top 10 percent of his class and had an ACT score of 32.

Hanson’s honor classes included: AP World History, AP US History, AP Chemistry, AP Government and AP Biology. His community services included Superior Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program, Scott Anderson Leadership Foundation and Northland Foundation Kids+ Youth Leadership Program.

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