Seniors Sydney Johnson and Benjamin Nault-Maurer were selected to represent Cambridge-Isanti High School in the Academics, Arts & Athletics Award competition for 2012– the annual “Triple A” contest sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League for well-rounded students.
Sydney, the daughter of Randy and Jill Johnson of Cambridge, holds a 3.89 GPA while taking AP and college-level courses at CIHS. Her academic leadership is spread through National Honor Society (this year’s historian), Student Council and the LINK Crew.
Johnson is a talented musician in Concert Choir and Symphonic Band, which includes extra-curricular time applied in the Jazz Choir and Jazz Band. She played two years in the fall musical pit orchestra, and she was in drama for both the three-act and one-act plays. Johnson is also a member of the Mississippi 8 Honor Choir and Band, along with singing in Unem Vox. Her athletic career includes being a member of Bluejacket girls swimming and track & field teams.
Benj, the son of David and Sally Nault-Maurer of Cambridge, holds a 3.96 GPA while taking AP and college-level courses at CIHS. He is a member of the National Honor Society and also served on the LINK Crew.
Nault-Maurer’s long musical background set him up for singing in the Concert Choir and playing in the Symphonic Band. He also plays in the Jazz Band and is a member of the Mississippi 8 Honor Choir. His athletic career at CIHS includes four years on the Bluejacket boys soccer team and four years on the swimming team where he reached State in the 400 Relay last winter.
Johnson and Nault-Maurer’s Triple A resume will next be judged at the Section 7AA level in mid-January. One girl and boy from the section will then be selected for the Class AA contest, with the state winner receiving a $4,000 scholarship. That award will be presented at the Triple A banquet held during the boys basketball State tourney.