Logan Josephson of Redwood Falls, a senior at Redwood Valley High School, has been selected to represent Region 3A in the Academics, Arts and Athletics award program.

The announcement was made recently by Jim Lasley, Region 3 secretary.

Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts and Athletics award (known as the Triple A award), is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The award goes to high-school seniors with a “B” or better grade point average and who participate in MSHSL-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. Josephson has been involved in football, basketball, track, robotics, band and student council.

As an athlete for the Cardinals, Josephson has been selected to all-district and all-conference teams, and this past fall he was named the 2017 defensive back of the year for the South Central White District. He was also selected to play in the Minnesota Football Coaches’ Association All-Star football game.

He also has been a starter in basketball.

He has competed at the state track meet for the past three years and has earned two state medals – placing seventh in long jump and in the 4x200 relay. 

Josephson has also been a captain for all three sports in which he is involved.

During Summer 2016, Josephson was chosen to attend the Ambassadors of Music tour representing Minnesota, and he had the opportunity to travel to Europe with other students from Minnesota.

Josephson has maintained a 4.0 grade point average in high school.

Lasley also announced that Sarita Hook of Tracy, a senior at Tracy Area High School, was also selected as a Region 3 Triple A award winner.

Hook’s activities as a student have included band, choir, One-Act play, speech, cross country, dance team and track. In speech she was the Section 3A runner up two years ago in extemporaneous reading and was the winner in the same category last year.

During both years Hook finished in the top six at the state speech contest. Hook is also a very talented musician and has received “superior” ratings in MSHSL music contests in both band and choir. She has been involved in her school’s fall theater productions and has been a member of the Tracy Area High School chamber choir.

She has been a member of the cross country and track teams and was the second runner for the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 4X400 relay team that participated at the state track meet last spring.

As a junior, Hook received the MSHSL ExCEL award.

Both Josephson and Hook have been committed to excellence in academics, fine arts activities, athletics and other activities at their respective schools. Hook and Josephson have been honor students, leaders and great role models in their schools. Both are members of the National Honor Society.

Hook and Josephson will now represent Region 3A at the state level.

Josephson and Hook both live in Redwood County.

Recipients of the Triple A award are selected as part of a multi-level process involving the MSHSL’s member schools and administrative regions. League officials will announce the four state award recipients (a girl and boy in Class A and Class AA) at a banquet and on court recognition ceremony held during the state boys basketball tournament March 24.

Each of the four state award winners will receive a four-year scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Rose Frank, who was also a Redwood Valley High School Triple A award nominee, is a 3.87 GPA student and has been involved in basketball, volleyball, softball, musical, three-act play, speech (all conference), SADD, Special Olympics-Unified, student council, class officer, NHS, choir and women’s ensemble.

She has been an alternate to state in speech for two years.

For more about the Triple A award, visit its Web site at www.mshsl.org.