2 Alexandria seniors earn 'Triple A Award' for success in academics, arts and athletics

The award is one of the most coveted awards presented to high school students in Minnesota.

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Brynn Kosters and Erik Reineke
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ALEXANDRIA — Brynn Kosters and Erik Reineke, seniors at Alexandria Area High School, have been nominated to represent the school in the AAA (Academics, Arts and Athletics) program in the Section 8AA competition.

AAA winners are senior students who participate in Minnesota State High School League athletic programs, fine arts activities, and carry a 3.0 or higher grade point average. “The Triple “A” Award is one of the most coveted awards presented to students in Minnesota.

Kosters is the daughter of Sara and Lucas Kosters. In the athletic arena, she participates in three sports. She has been a member of the cross country team for the past four years, basketball for two, and track and field for three.

Kosters was named as an All-Conference athlete in her 11th grade year of cross country as well as this year. She is also the president of the AAHS DECA business organization, the National Honor Society, and carries a GPA of 3.95.

Kosters maintains this GPA while carrying a rigorous schedule where she has taken 15 college courses and one advanced placement class at AAHS. Her involvement in the fine arts includes four years of choir, three years of participation in orchestra and two years in One Act Play.


Reineke is the son of Amy and Mark Reineke. He has participated in soccer the past four years, tennis the past two, and the swim team for five years. He has been on the varsity team throughout his swimming career and was named All Conference, All State, and placed second in the State Tournament in his 11th grade year. He also participates in orchestra where he has been part of large group since 9th grade.

Reineke has maintained a 3.89 GPA all while completing nine college courses and one advancement placement class at AAHS.

Brynn and Erik now advance to the section competition and section winners will advance to the state competition.

State Triple Award recipients are selected by a multi-level process involving the League’s member schools and administrative regions. League officials will announce the four award recipients (a girl and a boy from both a Class A and Class AA school) at an on-court recognition ceremony held during the boys basketball state tournament in March.

Each award recipient will receive a four-year $1,000 scholarship.

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