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Three Brooklyn Center High School STEAM seniors awarded Thielen Foundation scholarships

Monday, January 11, 2021

Three Brooklyn Center High School STEAM seniors have been awarded scholarships from the Thielen Foundation. 

The Thielen Foundation awards $1,000 for higher education each year to varsity athletes who maintain a 2.0 GPA throughout the sports season and exemplify leadership qualities on their teams and in the classroom. 

Nate Gautsch, athletic director, provided his praise and congratulations to each scholarship recipient:


Boys Cross Country — Daniel Retic

“Daniel was a senior captain this year in cross country and has been a member of the team ever since the program started a few years ago. He did a great job of being a role model for his younger teammates and brought a lot of energy and life to practice. He is also a great student, taking college classes throughout his junior and senior year.”

Daniel Retic

Football — Jon Meader

“Jonathan Meader is the model of consistency and productivity for a student athlete. He is an exceptional leader on and off the field. He has been the captain of our football team the last two years, and has earned a starting position on the varsity football level the last four years.” 

Jonathan Meader

Volleyball — Nayeli Williams

“Nayeli has been a starting varsity player for the past four seasons. Nayeli's hard work and commitment to volleyball earned her All-Conference honors. For the past four years, Nayeli has been a leader both on and off the court, meeting with teachers, administration, and families using her student voice as an advocate for many people.”

Nayeli Williams