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WHS Student Awards

Speech Team

On March 16th, the Woodbury High School Speech Team won the 3AA section tournament. 14 schools competed in the section tournament determining who would advance to the state tournament in April. Woodbury advanced 17 students to the state tournament, the most in team history. In addition to advancing 17 students, the team earned a perfect team sweepstakes point record with ten WHS students being named tournament champions of the 13 different MSHSL speaking events.

Athena Award Winner

The St. Paul Area Athena Awards program honors outstanding female high school senior student-athletes from St. Paul and suburban public and independent high schools for their athletic achievements.   The award is based on excellence in individual sports or for participation and accomplishments in team sports. 

Senior Carley Tuman was selected as WHS Athena Award winner.  Carly is standout student - athlete that played 3 sports during high school. She participated in tennis, hockey and lacrosse throughout high school winning 10 varsity athletic letters and 3 academic letters.  As a captain of three sports, she is a leader in her activities and around the school. Carley has been named all conference in hockey and lacrosse and honorable mention all conference in tennis.  As a sophomore, Carly participated in the state team tennis tournament winning sections. In lacrosse, Carley has been named first team all section. As a senior in hockey she was a Ms. Goalie finalist. Carley gives back to the Woodbury Community by volunteering with the youth associations in hockey and lacrosse and being an interpreter for Be My Eyes. Carley plans to attend St. Olaf College and play hockey. 

Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom and Skills. She was brave and possessed the essence of all that is noble.  Legend tells us that she possessed the gifts of dignity, power, and youth, making her invincible. 

Speech Team

On March 16th, the Woodbury High School Speech Team won the 3AA section tournament. 14 schools competed in the section tournament determining who would advance to the state tournament in April. Woodbury advanced 17 students to the state tournament, the most in team history. In addition to advancing 17 students, the team earned a perfect team sweepstakes point record with ten WHS students being named tournament champions of the 13 different MSHSL speaking events.

Speech Team

Congratulations to the Speech Team. This past weekend they advanced 7 individuals to the national qualifiers and Woodbury HS won the national district qualifier as a team. Senior Anneteke Adoga was named Student of the Year and moves on to the national level.  The individual qualifiers are Minkai Li, Callie Peterson, Anneteke Adoga, Maria Kolb, Brady Fischer, Srinath Hariharan, Bridgitte Thao.

Alpine Ski

Elanor Robb finishes 12th out of 88 at state

STATE BOUND!

Alpine Ski

Congratulations to the Boys Alpine Ski Team for advancing to state for the second year. The team placed second at the section meet. The team members advancing to state are Bennett Levander (9), Andrew Sorensen (10), George O’Reilly (9), Sean Norman (10), Matt Sorenson (12) and Kyle Hedges (9). Elanor Robb (11) placed 3rd in the section meet and is advancing to state as an individual.  This is Elanor Robb’s second year advancing to state.  The boys team finished 6th out of 8 teams in state and Bennett LeVander placed 17th out of 88 skiers

Triple "A" Award

The Triple “A” Award is a  Minnesota State High School League Award that recognizes seniors excelling in academics, arts and athletics.  Teachers, coaches, directors and advisors nominate students. Students were encouraged to nominate others or themselves in the fall. After the nomination process has been completed, a committee reviews the applications and 2 senior students are selected.  Congratulations to Seniors Anneteke Adoga and Dylan Hughes!

Triple "A" Award Recipients

Triple "A" Award Recipients

Seniors Anneteke Adoga and Dylan Hughes receive Triple "A" Award

Senior Anneteke Adoga - Triple “A” Award Winner

Anneteka Adoga has excelled in academics, arts and athletics during her years at Woodbury High School.  She maintains a 3.9 GPA and was chosen to participate in the selective University of Minnesota’s Post Secondary Education Option as a senior. During her time in high school she has been named a captain of the Speech and Track and Field Teams. She is a member of the National Honor Society, President of the Black Student Union and named the first black Lieutenant Governor for Youth in Government 

 

As a Junior, Anneteke emerged as a leader in the National Speech circuit. At the Tournament of Champions she was crowned national champion in the oratory category.  At the National Speech and Debate Association she received national champion honors in informative speaking. Only 2% of the 140,000 students participating in speech qualify for the national tournament. Only 2% of the 14 are named national champions in their categories. She was named section 3AA champion and a Minnesota state finalist.  A KARE 11 Special highlighted Anneteke and her speeches. 2020-2021 was Anneteke’s second year in speech demonstrating her unique ability in speech.   

 

Anneteke has been a member of the Woodbury  High School Girls Soccer Program the past four years.  In the spring, Anneteke is an all conference member of the track and field team in the triple jump. She has been named in captain in Track and Field

Senior Dylan Hughes - Triple “A” Award Winner

Dylan Hughes has excelled in academics, arts and athletics during his years at Woodbury High School. He maintains a 4.2 weighted GPA and has challenged himself during high school taking seven AP Courses. Dylan is a two year member of the National Honor Society and was selected as a board member during his senior year


 

Dylan is a dedicated and successful musician playing the trumpet in the band at Woodbury High School for four years.  He has participated in the Concert Band, Marching Band and Brass Ensemble. Dylan earned accolades of a Superior Rating (the highest rating possible) at the Minnesota State High School League Solo and Ensemble contest in 2019 and 2020.  He has been selected as a first-chair soloist in several WHS concerts.  

 

During the fall of 2021, Dylan was named a Soccer Captain, All Conference and All State for the Woodbury Royals. The WHS Boys Soccer Team advanced through to the section finals during his senior year losing by one goal late in the game.  

Ava Hacker

 

Junior Ava Hacker is a Woodbury High School ExCel recipient as a member of the Girls Swim and Dive team she has been elected as a  captain for her senior year. She was a member of the 2021 State Swim and Dive Meet in the 400 Free Style Relay and named all-conference. In 2020, Ava was named “most improved” swimmer and in 2021 named “hardest worker.” 

 

Ava serves in leadership roles in the National Honor Society and Link Crew at Woodbury High School.  She volunteers at Family Achievement Center and within her faith community. In 2021, Ava traveled to Tennessee for a mission trip working on housing projects and also volunteers training youth swimmers.  

 

As a Ninth Grader, Ava was one of our Student Ambassadors selected to work with middle school students. 

 

In the classroom, Ava has received “A” Honor Roll recognition during her three years in high school. 

Adam Wall

Junior Adam Wall is a Woodbury High School ExCel recipient. Adam is a 3 sport athlete participating in cross country, baseball and skiing.  As a ninth grader he was in the choir and currently takes American Sign Language Class. His volunteer service includes helping elderly citizens in his neighborhood by mowing their yard, working youth camps, participating in Feed My Starving Children, and adopt a highway program. 

 

Adam excels in the classroom as an exemplary student and works hard in the various activities he participates in. 

Senior Sophia Barjesteh Finalist For Ms. Soccer And First Team All State

Royals soccer player Sophia Barjesteh nominated for one of 5 finalists for Ms. Soccer.  Pictured with head coach Pat Malicki during the banquet when Sophia was named first team all state on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Sophia Barjesteh will play women's soccer for the Gophers next year.