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National Letter of Intent Signing Ceremony


On Wednesday, February 6th, five South Saint Paul High School student-athletes were honored with a National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony. The students were  joined by family, friends, and coaches in the High School Stock Exchange as they are recognized for having been offered collegiate athletic scholarships, preferred walk on status or continuing to play at a Division I, Division II or III level. 

“It’s been a real pleasure to watch these student/athletes grow as individuals. Wednesday is a day we get to reflect on their past accomplishments and celebrate the next phase of life for these quality kids. They have provided leadership, integrity and character in all areas - the classroom, hallways and athletic arenas. As a school community, we say thank you and can’t wait to see the impact you will have on our next institutions,” said Mr. Chad Sexauer, Assistant Principal/Activities Director for the South Saint Paul Schools.
Patrick Kelley                             Saint John’s University                             Soccer
Tessa Laska                               Drake University                                       Track and Field
Jackson Luhrs                            Saint Norbert’s University                         Football
Ingri Ramirez Martin                   Augsburg University                                 Cross Country
Leah Willenbring                         Upper Iowa University                              Soccer
These student/athletes signed on Wednesday, November 14th:
Julia Jugovich                             Southwest Minnesota State University           Soccer
Clair Lehmann                            College of Saint Benedict’s                            Soccer
Tim Smith                                  University of St. Mary’s                                 Baseball
We have a host of other student/athletes that are still in the process of selecting the next phase of life and competition for themselves. Congratulations to all of our seniors!