4/4/2014 10:25:00 AM Area student's athletic achievement honored
Forty-two high school seniors will be awarded the St. Paul Area Athena Award for outstanding achievement in athletics, including Randolph High School student Carolyn Meyer.
An awards ceremony and luncheon to be held on April 16, at the Prom Center in Oakdale, emceed by KARE 11 TV news anchor Randy Shaver, will honor each young woman and her specific achievements.
Carolyn, the daughter of Scott and Brenda Meyer of Dennison, has lettered three times each in softball, basketball and volleyball, and received all conference awards in softball, and academic all conference awards in all three sports. She was captain of her softball team from 2011-2013 and captain of her volleyball team in 2013.
During winter 2012, she received the "Star of the North" volunteer award. She participated in the Gopher Conference Leadership Meeting, winter 2012.
On the "A" honor roll since 2010, Carolyn was student of the month in February, 2012.
She has been active on the National Honor Society as secretary, involved in FFA as secretary, a senior leader, on the prom committee, in Spanish club, and in high school spring plays for two years.
Her volunteer participation includes youth sports camps and tournaments, youth mentoring, packing meals at Feed My Starving Children events, volunteering at an animal humane shelter, working at a blood drive, CPR training, FFA parades and pork booth, and Jesse James Days in Hastings and Randolph.
Carolyn has also worked at the Children's barnyard at the Dakota County Fair, as a floor associate at the Sogn Valley Apple Orchard, and as a landscaper.
She plans to attend a four-year college after her May, 2014, high school graduation majoring in communications and journalism. Carolyn hopes to become a sportscaster for a professional sports team such as the Minnesota Twins.