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Five South St. Paul High School student-athletes were honored with a National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony

Students at the national letter of intent signing ceremony

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, five South St. Paul High School student-athletes were honored with a National Letter of Intent Signing Day ceremony. 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 St. 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

The following student-athletes signed on Wednesday, Nov. 14:

  • 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!