The Cloquet Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Cloquet Soccer Student Scholarship Awards. Each student has received $500 to assist them with their continuing education.
The female recipient of the scholarship is Kelly Lorenz of Carlton, Minnesota. She is a 2019 graduate of Cloquet High School and will be attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota this fall. She participated not only as a soccer player in the club, but also a referee. Kelly says that playing soccer taught her to support teammates and to “own up to my own mistakes.” As a referee, she learned to keep her cool and deal with others. Being a referee also helped build her confidence and her ability to speak in public. She was also active in many other school-sponsored activities and demonstrated strong academics with a 4.1 GPA. She plans to use her scholarship to assist her with her student loans.
The male recipient of the scholarship is Peter Tomhave of Cloquet, Minnesota. He also is a 2019 graduate of Cloquet High School and will be attending college in Maine. Peter says playing soccer has taught him three basic lessons. One, never take anything for granted. Embrace every moment and tackle every day with the same commitment and gusto. Two, winning is not everything. Winning should be a goal, but the best times were when the team “meshed cohesively and everyone got along.” Three, surround yourself with people who care most about you and who you care most about. Being with your teammates on the bus, in a hotel, or on the field for countless practices, you learn a teammate will always have your back. Peter also participated in many other school-sponsored activities and demonstrated strong academics with a 4.2 GPA.
The Board wishes the best of luck to these two award recipients and hopes that our soccer program added to their growth and development of good personal skills. We hope that they will have success in the future.