Awards & Scholarships

MOUNDS VIEW HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020

June 12, 2020

Early College

Mounds View Public Schools is the first school district in the state to offer comprehensive early college high school programs allowing students the opportunity to earn a two-year associate degree for free -- all while still enrolled in high school.


Congratulations to Mitchell Gutzkow on being awarded an Associates Degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College! In the fall, Mitchell will attend North Dakota State University.

US Presidential Scholar

The U.S. Presidential Scholarship program was created to “recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.” At least two students—one male and one female—from each state are named Presidential Scholars each year.


Congratulations to Aunika Zheng who was named one of 161 finalists, selected from a pool of 621 semifinalists! In the fall, Aunika will attend Columbia University in New York City, where she plans on studying biomedical engineering.

Activities Department Awards

  • Lindsey Becher, Athena Award
  • Morgan Dahl, Athlete of the Year Award
  • George DeMay, 3 X 4 Award
  • Ben Kettelhut, 3 X 4 and Student Athlete of the Year Awards
  • Brenner Klein, AAA Award
  • Elliot Lee, 3 X 4 Award
  • Merrick McFarling, Fine Arts Student of the Year Award
  • Jenna Peschel, Student Athlete of the Year Award
  • Sydney Pham, 3 X 4 Award
  • Finn Sokolowski, Athlete of the Year Award
  • Maya Strike, AAA Award
  • Ruizhi Zhang, Fine Arts Student of the Year Award


*3x4 recipients participate in 3 sports each year of 4 high school years

Green & White Awards

Green and white medals are presented to a select group of students who exemplify the Mounds View High School mission of building an inclusive community of responsible, respectful, and resourceful citizens who value learning. These students not only maintain high academic standards, but they have also made valuable contributions to the Mounds View High School community through volunteering and/or participation in co-curricular activities.


  • Elisha Axelson
  • Ian Bahn
  • Claire Dolton
  • Liam Edgar
  • Laken Hairston
  • Jack Hentges
  • Adrianna Jytyla
  • Aleah Keske
  • Shanker Mallikarjunan
  • Allison Misialek
  • Isaac Pan
  • Jack Roeber
  • Aleksander Smith
  • Isaiah Tucker
  • Max Warren
  • Josiah Wiest
  • Analycia Willier-O'Connor

Department Awards

Traditionally, each department has identified a student to recognize for exemplary dedication, leadership and accomplishment in department courses.


  • Matilyn Carl, Social Studies Department
  • Benjamin Colvin, Self-Advocacy & Academic Achievement Award
  • Samuel Gillespie, Business & Marketing
  • Ryan Imm, Spanish Department
  • Amina Knapp, Orchestra Department
  • Madeleine Lutterman, French Department
  • Lily Manrodt, Art Department
  • Nolan Pedersen, Phy. Ed. & Health Department
  • Rhea Schaberg, Choir Department
  • Maya Strike, Math & Science Departments
  • Brooke Voytilla, English Department
  • Garrett Wilson, Family & Consumer Science
  • Gina Yi, Band Department

Highest Honors

Highest Honors medals are presented to students who have earned, and maintained, a cumulative GPA of 4.000 or higher, during their high school career. The list of graduates, and where they are headed in the fall, is on the virtual Paddock board in the news section on the school website.

Equity Promise Scholarships

All students deserve a chance to pursue their dreams after high school. That’s why Mounds View Public Schools created the Equity Promise Scholarship program. Following is the list of this year's recipients:


  • Zain Abdullah, Eggert Family Dentistry Scholarship
  • Hufsa Ahmed, Marit Mary Swenson Memorial Scholarship
  • Lauren Austin, Beisswenger Scholarship
  • Laura Bakeman, New Brighton Eagles Aerie #3718 Scholarship
  • Brett Bateman, Chalkboard Capers Scholarhsip
  • Mia Beuning, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Priyam Bhalla , William E. & Rose A. Bailiff Memorial Scholarship
  • Leah Brandt, New Brighton Eagles Aerie #3718 Scholarship
  • Sophia Coltvet, Josh Lavalle Memorial Scholarship
  • Sarah Corcoran, William E. & Rose A. Bailiff Memorial Scholarship
  • Emmanuel Danso, Arden Hills Shoreview Rotary Strive Scholarship
  • Claire Dolton, Mounds View Basketball Association Scholarship
  • Brendan Dunagan, Mounds View Wrestling - Brandon Carlson Memorial Scholarship
  • Jaden Eischens, Sherry Lou Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship
  • Amelia Eveland, Thomas Narigon Memorial Scholarship
  • McKenzie Galvin, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Owen Gin, Kunze Scholarship
  • Sean Goldman, Fridley American Legion Post 303 Scholarship
  • Daniel Gustafson, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Samantha Hermanson, MVCT Fine Arts Scholarship
  • Isabella Hoppe, Doug Christenson Memorial Scholarship
  • William Hoye, Mounds View Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Andrew Hunt, Mounds View Wrestling - Brandon Carlson Memorial Scholarship
  • Marion Janes, New Brighton Eagles Aerie #3718 Scholarship
  • Deepta Jasthi, Kopp Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Ben Kettelhut, Carey Crimmins Memorial Scholarship
  • Ben Kettlehut, Mounds View Basketball Association Scholarship
  • Alyssa Killian, Mounds View Education Foundation Scholarship
  • Katie Manecke, Mounds View Basketball Association Scholarship
  • Megan Mattison, New Brighton Eagle Auxiliary Scholarship
  • Annie Moen, Vadnais Heights Community Partners Scholarship
  • Anna Montgomery, Doug Christenson Memorial Scholarship
  • Hanna Nelson, Ashbach Family Fund Scholarship
  • Dan Nguyen, New Brighton Lions Scholarship
  • Anya Nustad, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Jenna Peschel, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Hannah Peschel, New Brighton Eagles Aerie #3718
  • Danny Phung, New Brighton Lions Scholarship
  • Nathan Rewald, Ashbach Family Fund Scholarship
  • Maiah Robert, Mounds View Irondale Hockey Foundation Scholarship
  • Maiah Robert, Mounds View Mustang Club Scholarship
  • Jack Roeber, Mounds View Basketball Association Scholarship
  • Sophia Roesler, Susan Carlson Memorial Scholarship
  • Joseph Rogalski, Mounds View Mustang Club Scholarship
  • Rhea Schaberg, Don Segner Memorial Scholarship
  • Jack Simser, Mounds View Irondale Hockey Foundation Scholarship
  • Finnegan Sokolowski, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Thomas Sparrow, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Adam Sprain, Chalkboard Capers Scholarship
  • Neha Sriram, Hoverman Family Scholarship
  • Taylor Stradinger, Doug Christenson Memorial Scholarship
  • Benjamin Wynia, Mounds View Wrestling - Brandon Carlson Memorial Scholarship
  • Yanjun Yu, New Brighton Eagles Aerie #3718 Scholarship
  • Ruizhi Zhang, Kopp Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Aunika Zheng, The Gulli Family Scholarship


Mounds View’s goal is to prepare all students for opportunities of their choice after high school. This goal of post-secondary success for all students requires a strategy focused on student achievement and much more.


Student achievement often comes with predictors of success. Too often, these predictors fall into systematic patterns associated with race, socio-economic status, gender and disabilities. Mounds View’s approach to disrupt these patterns is known as The Equity Promise, “ensuring that all students are prepared for post-secondary success regardless of race, class or disability.” Equity Promise Scholarships reinforce the District’s Equity Promise, all students deserve the chance to pursue their dreams after high school. For more information go to https://www.moundsviewschools.org/domain/1628.

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