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PLHS April students of the month

Caitlin Murray Grade: 12 Hometown: Breezy Point Parents: Michael and Stephanie Murray Activities/hobbies/interests: Reading novels, soccer, volunteering, performing music and art. Future plans: I plan to attend the University of Mary in Bismarck,...

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Caitlin Murray

Grade: 12

Hometown: Breezy Point

Parents: Michael and Stephanie Murray

Activities/hobbies/interests: Reading novels, soccer, volunteering, performing music and art. Future plans: I plan to attend the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., for social work. I hope to work for a nonprofit organization and/or work with foster and adoptive children.

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School activities: Catalyst student-led ministry (grades 9-12) and leadership team (grades 11-12); mock trial (grades 9-12) and team captain (grade 12); Jazz, Marching and Pep bands (grades 9-12); Interact Club (grades 10-12) and co-president (grade 12); National Honor Society (grades 10-12); Link Crew and speech (grade 12); one-act play lead technician (grades 10-11).

Community or church activity: Bridges of Hope, Vacation Bible School teen leader, Grenada mission trip, Relay for Life organizer, library volunteer, food shelf volunteer and ditch cleanup (National Honor Society and Interact Club).

Awards/achievements: All-State Attorney Award recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association (grade 12); American Legion Oratory Contest Distinction (grade 11); University of Minnesota Duluth Honor Band (grade 12); Positive Behavior in School Award (grades 9 and 12); superior rating in piano contest (grades 9-12); superior rating in instrument solo (grade 11).

Dominic Cheek

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Michele LaFleur Cheek and Chris Cheek

Activities/hobbies/interests: I play video games, play in band, make and render 3D models and make apps with my brother.

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Future plans: Go to University of Minnesota-Duluth for computer science and work as a software developer.

School activities: Marching Band (grades 9-12); Jazz Band (grade 12); mock trial (grades 11-12).

Community or church activity: Helped fifth-grade music class.

Awards/achievements: All State Witness with mock trial (grade 12).

Devin Cheek

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Michele LaFleur Cheek and Chris Cheek

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Activities/hobbies/interests: Mock trial, Marching Band, computer programming, video games, memes.

Future plans: Attend University of Minnesota-Duluth to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and artificial intelligence.

School activities: Mock trial (grades 11-12), Marching Band and Pep Band (grades 9-12).

Emma Pitzl

Grade: 12

Hometown: Pequot Lakes

Parents: Eric and Leann Pitzl

Activities/hobbies/interests: Running, watching movies, spending time with friends, eating ice cream.

Future plans: I plan to attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and earn a degree to teach high school English.

School activities: Volleyball (grades 9-12); golf (grades 9-10); track and field (grades 11-12); choir (grades 9-12); Knowledge Bowl (grades 11-12); Link Crew (grade 12); National Honor Society (grades 10-12); Interact Club (grades 10-12).

Community or church activity: Youth group and ninth-grade Sunday school aide.

Awards/achievements: A honor roll (grades 9-12); Camp RYLA attendee (grade 11); Patriot Award for volleyball (grade 12).

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