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Region 5A

Triple "A" Award Winner

Christopher Borash

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Royalton, MN --  Royalton Public Schools is proud to announce that Christopher Borash, a Royalton High School Senior, has been selected as the male MSHSL Region 5A ‘Triple A’ award winner.  The selection had been paired down from ten males and ten females on January 22nd to four males and four females from the week prior and on January 29th, those selected students were invited to a banquet where each sub-region winner would make a five-minute speech about how arts, athletics, and academics have made an impact on their lives to the judges panel.


Christopher says he was “very surprised and excited” by the nomination to the state level.  Christopher went on to say that he lives by the ideology of “Not only to do your best but to put your heart into everything you do, that way I will have no regrets.”  This ideology has served him well as a percussionist, guitar player, singer, 4.0 GPA student, three-sport athlete, student council president, student body president, leader in 4-H, academic tutor.  “(He) is as strong a musician as I have seen in my six years in Royalton. He plays in all our major ensemble both Band and Choir, and still finds time to be a three-sport athlete...I look forward to seeing what he will do in the future” says Chris Coppicus, Director of Bands at Royalton High School.  Christopher’s mom, Ann Borash, echoes these sentiments saying “he has always been a bit of an overachiever. He has been faced with challenges in his life and looks to overcome those challenges throwing his heart into the situation doing the best he possibly can.” One such challenge occurred last year when there was a last-minute need to fill a vacancy in the school Musical with only a week left before the production. “He became dedicated to the performance because he saw the need in the program and didn’t want to disappoint his classmates.  He came in Clutch” says Drama Director Melanie Cimenski.


The next step in the ‘Triple A’ award process takes place during the 2020 Boys’ State Basketball Tournament in mid-March where Christopher, along with the other finalists, will be introduced and a banquet will follow where the winner of the ‘Triple A’ award will be announced.  “We are so incredibly proud of Christopher and what a great leader and role model he is for our school community and community as a whole,” says Activities Director Anthony Neumann.


Christopher is the latest Male Representative for the ‘Triple A’ award with the last nomination from Royalton coming in 1997 in Matthew Epsky.


Submitted by:

Anthony Neumann

Director of Student Activities

Royalton MS/HS

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