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Top SHS Class of 2014 seniors announced

Hannah Marie Rosentreter, Valedictorian (Photo by Judd Sather photography and Studio J, Inc.)1 / 2
Malia Nicole Triebold, Salutatorian2 / 2

Somerset High School is pleased to announce the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2014. Hannah Marie Rosentreter has been named as valedictorian, and Malia Nicole Triebold has been named as salutatorian. Both are exemplary students and citizens and have also been involved in numerous community activities and athletic and other programs at Somerset High School.

Hannah Marie Rosentreter

Hannah Marie Rosentreter has proven her commitment to excellence in her academic pursuits and far beyond during her years here at Somerset High School. She has successfully

met many challenges and is a superior scholar, athlete, and community member. Hannah has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the Somerset High School Class of 2014.

She has also been chosen as the recipient of the State of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship. Hannah holds the highest grade point average (GPA) of the seniors at Somerset

High School, which determined her status as valedictorian and the Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar of the Senior Class.

Hannah is the daughter of Douglas and Donna Rosentreter. Her brother, Jake, is a sophomore at Somerset High School. She also has a younger sister, Jenna, who attends the Somerset Middle School and is in the fifth grade.

After graduation, Hannah plans to pursue a degree in music business at the University of St. Thomas. She has flourished in the musical arena in middle school and high school during the last several years here at Somerset, performing in the high school choir and Dynamics show choir for the last four years. Hannah has also participated in and received numerous awards for her vocal performances at several events, including State Honors Choir (four years) and the Solo/Ensemble Festival (Best in Site Award – 2). In addition, she received Most Valuable Singer Award (1 – Choir) and Leadership Award (1 – Choir). She is very enthusiastic about continuing her musical pursuits at St. Thomas and is looking forward to a career in an area which she is passionate about.

Hannah has demonstrated exceptional scholastic performance over the years at Somerset High School. She has worked diligently at numerous higher level college preparatory courses during her high school career, with outstanding results. Over the last four years, she has earned several academic awards, including certificates, medals, and letters. Hannah was also inducted into National Honor Society (NHS) during the spring of her junior year, and she has been president of the organization during her senior year. NHS members have assisted in organizing and conducting numerous blood drives and participated in character education activities. In addition, the group plans to volunteer time at a local homeless shelter in the near future.

Hannah has had the opportunity to hone her leadership skills in several other areas at Somerset High School and in the community over the years. She served as a Student Council member for the last four years and was involved in many activities with the group, including book, toy, food, and money drives for those in need. Student Council has also promoted Red Ribbon Week each year. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign in the United States. Hannah was also named Student Representative to the School Board for her senior year, keeping the school board apprised of high school activities at monthly board meetings. Other leadership and community volunteer opportunities have included assisting as a mentor and group leader at the annual freshmen retreat; cleanup of the Somerset Amphitheater facilities; and helping with various school and town hall meetings. While remaining dedicated to her educational and community pursuits, Hannah has also managed to find the time to work a part-time job during the past year at Mara Mi Store+Studio+Café in downtown Stillwater.

Hannah has flourished in the area of athletics as well throughout her high school years. The Somerset Dance Team has benefited from her expertise for the past two years. She lettered each year and was captain of the team during her senior year. Hannah was one of four team members in an ensemble that placed third and made second team all-conference. Hannah was

also a valued member of the Somerset Volleyball Team for two years and participated and lettered in track and field for one year.

Hannah’s drive and determination in her endeavors has allowed her to be successful thus far in her many life pursuits. Her positive attitude will enable her to move forward into the next phase of her life and meet the many new challenges that lie ahead of her with great confidence. We congratulate Hannah Rosentreter on attaining the honor of being named as Somerset High School’s Valedictorian of the Class of 2014.

Malia Nicole Triebold

Malia Nicole Triebold’s quest for excellence has served her well here at Somerset High School. She has proven herself in her educational pursuits and beyond, by her outstanding record and her involvement in a wide variety of activities. As a result of the many challenges she has undertaken over the years at Somerset, Malia has emerged as a shining star in the academic, artistic and community arenas. The ultimate result of these efforts has earned Malia the honor of being named Salutatorian of the Class of 2014 for Somerset High School.

Malia is the daughter of Mark Triebold and Michele Riedel and Paul Roycraft. Her older sister, Devon, graduated from Somerset in 2011 and is pursuing a degree in economics and international business at the University of Oklahoma. After graduation Malia plans to attend college for pre-medicine, with a goal of becoming a medical doctor in the future. She will begin her undergraduate education in the fall at either the University of Minnesota – Duluth or North Dakota State University.

Malia’s academic record here at Somerset has been outstanding over the years. She has received numerous awards for academic excellence, including academic medals and letters, and has been on the A Honor Roll for the past four years. She has also been a member of National Honor Society (NHS) during her junior and senior years and has been instrumental in organizing and conducting various activities with the group, including Red Cross blood drives and character education events. Her exceptional leadership skills have also been displayed as a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) in her junior year, as well as in Forensics competitions during her junior year.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Malia has been active in several artistic endeavors during her high school career. Malia is a gifted actress who has taken on many different roles over her last seven years in drama. Her versatility, dependability, and team effort have been a huge part of the success of the Somerset Drama Program. On stage she portrayed a variety of singing, dancing and acting roles such as mermaid, pirate, nurse, Viking, Wickersham brother, nurse, a love struck eligible maiden, a dancing spoon, and her leading role as “Mrs. George Bailey” in It’s A Wonderful Life.” Her enthusiasm and good nature made her a natural role model for all those involved in the program.

Malia’s vocal abilities have also been honed as a member of the Somerset High School Choir during her freshmen, sophomore and senior years. She has also participated in Dynamics show choir for the last four years, performing at numerous concerts and district and state musical events. As a member of the yearbook staff, Malia’s artistic talents are also being utilized in the development of the 2013-2014 yearbook, which will be released in May this year.

Civic activities and volunteer work have also played a large part in making Malia who she is today. She has put her leadership skills to use as a teacher with the vacation Bible school program at the United Methodist Church in New Richmond. As a member of the Somerset High School Girls’ Soccer Team during her freshmen through sophomore years, Malia also gained knowledge and expertise in the sport that she was able to impart to youngsters involved in the community arena. She assisted with a soccer clinic for junior kindergarten through fourth grade students in the Somerset Youth Soccer Program. With all of her extra-curricular activities, Malia has still managed to find time to work with her father at Crossroads Performance in Somerset during the summer of 2013.

Malia’s positive efforts and hard work have prepared her well for her future. She has done a commendable job of maintaining excellence in all of her endeavors and is well on her way to continuing on that path. We congratulate Malia Triebold on the distinction of being named Somerset’s Salutatorian of the Class of 2014.

Submitted by Somerset High School

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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