Tracy Area High School’s Hook is Region 3A Triple ‘A’ winner

REGION 3A Triple ‘A’ winner Sarita Hook keeps busy outside of the classroom with cross country and track and field, as well as band and choir.

By Per Peterson

Sarita Hook, a Minnesota State High School League ExCEL Award winner her junior year, is Tracy Area High School’s second straight Region 3A Triple ‘A’ Award winner.

The MSHSL announced the 2018 winners last week. The MSHSL sponsors the award, which goes to select nominated high school seniors with a “B” or better GPA and who participate in League-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.

Hook expressed humility this week when discussing the award.

“I am very humbled to have received this award, especially since many of my classmates were very deserving of this recognition as well,” she said. “I believe any one of us could have been chosen and would have been a great representative of our school and community.”

Aside from being an honor student, Hook is involved in band, choir, one-act, speech, cross country, and track and field. In speech, Hook was the Section 3A runner-up in Extemporaneous Reading in 2016 and was the winner in the same category last year. She finished in the top six at state the last two years. Hook has also received “Superior” ratings in music contests in both band and choir and has been heavily involved in her schools’ fall theatre productions and is a member of the schools’ chamber choir.

For more on this article, see this week’s Headlight-Herald.