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Five BCHS students awarded Thielen Foundation scholarships

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Five 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. 

Their coaches provided their praises and congratulations to the scholarship recipients:


Javionna Lynch (Volleyball)

Nominated by Coach Martinez

“Javionna is a leader both on and off the court. She leads by example by being one of the first players at practice every day ready to work hard and improve her skills. As a three-year varsity player, she has been our on-court captain all season because she knows the game and runs our offense. Her leadership skills have helped improve the program with many new players looking to her to learn the game. Because of her knowledge of the game, she has provided individual coaching and playing tips for many of our first-time volleyball players. As important as her volleyball skills are to the team, her off-court leadership makes her an amazing individual. She has been recognized by both her classmates and staff as a leader in the building. I have been honored to be her volleyball coach and be a part of her athletic journey.” 


Trinity Dunlap (Girls Soccer)

Nominated by Coach Peluf

“Trinity Dunlap is an incredible soccer player. Her speed, agility, athleticism, and composure on the ball is unmatched. However, not only is Trinity an incredible player, but she is a stellar individual on and off the field. She has been seen pulling the younger/less experienced players aside countless times to coach, guide, and encourage them. She does this without being asked and without recognition. Throughout the season, she's had countless referees stop coaches after the game to say how inspiring she was to watch both in skill level as well as ability to motivate and teach others. She is consistent, accountable, and responsible. As a senior and captain, she still is first to carry the ball bag, get the water, or clean up after the team. Trinity is an awesome asset to our program and she will do great things in college.”

Trinity Dunlap


Joana Enriquez Lopez (Girls Cross Country)

Nominated by Coach Hart

“Joana has been on the cross country team for her entire high school career. She has had great success, earning All Conference her freshman year as well as Honorable Mention her junior year. Even though Joana has suffered many injuries during the various seasons, she has remained positive and has helped her younger teammates to stay motivated. During her senior year, she has been a captain and has helped the team greatly. She is a true leader and is very involved in the community and school. Joana is a very deserving candidate!”


Jefferson Johnson (Boys Cross Country)

Nominated by Coach Hart

“Jefferson Johnson has been a great asset to the cross country team over the years. He served as captain this year, and was really helpful to younger athletes. He has grown a lot in both his athletic ability in the sport as well as his leadership ability on the team. Jefferson is also a great student and works hard both in and outside of school. Jefferson is a great candidate for the scholarship and would use it wisely after graduation. He is an amazing person who will be very missed on our team next year.”

 Jefferson Johnson

Warren Kinney (Football)

Nominated by Coach Chauncy

“I am nominating Warren Kinney to receive the Thielen Scholarship. I feel very confident in making this nomination for Warren. He is a three-sport athlete. He plays football, basketball, and runs track here at Brooklyn Center High. He is a captain and a leader on and off the field. Warren is very respected amongst his classmates and teammates. He consistently displays a high level of maturity and extremely strong work ethic. He performs at an incredibly high level in the classroom and is also a member of the National Honor Society of Scholars. Warren is on his way to a very productive and impactful life. Receiving this scholarship would be a huge help to him manifesting his potential. Go Warren and Go Centaurs!”

Warren Kinney