Farmington Triple A Award Winners

Farmington "Triple A" Award Winners
Posted on 01/09/2018
Tiger Paw

Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017-2018 Academics, Arts, and Athletics, or Triple “A”, Award – Isobel Thompson and Tanner Hubbard. This award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and AAA and given to high school seniors who demonstrate excellence in all three categories of Academics, Arts and Athletics.

Isobel Thompson, daughter of Christine and Jeffrey Thompson, is enrolled in a number of advanced placement courses at FHS, as well as a number of college courses through the University of Minnesota and St. Cloud State University. Her strong academic determination certainly spills over into arts and athletics. Isobel is passionate about dancing and singing and earned her spot on the FHS Concert Choir her junior year. She also participates in Cheerleading, Dance Team and Track and Field. While she enjoys all of the sports she plays, she is most passionate about dance. Last year, her coaches awarded her the team “Firecracker” award for her positive attitude and respectfulness.

According to French teacher Mauri Deer, who has known Isobel since her 8th grade year, “Belle’s positive attitude is contagious. It is no surprise to see her lending her talents to art groups at our school, and making a positive impact on our school community through service, mentoring and leadership.”  

Tanner Hubbard, son of David and Gretchen Hubbard, has also taken a number of advanced placement classes to prepare him for his higher education plans and is a member of the National Honor Society. Tanner participates in visual art classes at FHS and in his free time, enjoys playing piano and other musical instruments. In 6th grade, he found his athletic calling when he joined the Swim and Dive Team, and has remained dedicated to the sport in the years since. “I find my involvement in the arts, athletics and academics has really shown me my strengths and desires. I love the creativity of the arts, the dedication and perseverance of athletics, and the motivation and thought processes of academics” said Tanner.

Elizabeth Beckman, Tanner’s National Honor Society Advisor, said she most appreciates Tanner for his help tutoring her students in the mornings. “My students absolutely love working with him. He is patient with them and is willing to work with whatever student I put next to him. I’m not sure what I would do without Tanner helping me tutor!”

For more information about the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award or the nomination and selection process please visit http://www.mshsl.org/

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