Homeroom teachers at St. Michael-Albertville High School are always on the lookout for exceptional eleventh-grade students to recommend for STMA’s Rotary Student of the Month program. Local Rotarians select students each month of the school year who embody their motto of “service above self,” with the focus on students in their junior year so the honor can be included in college applications.
For April, the local Rotary club has given this distinction to Brecken Murkins, Thomas Ruhland and Jack Schutz.
Brecken is the son of Brad and Jennifer Murkins of Albertville. Brecken has participated in Leadership Council, Business Professionals of America (BPA), football, lacrosse, weightlifting, and Breakfast Club. His awards and recognition include: All- Conference Academic Team for football and lacrosse and BPA State Champion/National Qualifier. Brecken is interested in studying finance, economics and accounting/investments in college. He is interested in attending the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin Madison, or UCLA.
Thomas is the son of Pete and Kathy Ruhland of St. Michael. He has participated in track, cross country, student council, concert choir, and held two part-time jobs. His awards and recognition include: Dynamic Dozen Cross Country, Track State Alternate, Cross Country State Alternate, Rookie of the Year Cross Country and Cross Country All-Conference Honorable Mention. After graduation, Thomas plans to pursue a four- year degree in business.
Jack is the son of Charise and Brain Schutz of St. Michael. He has participated in National Honor Society, Student Council, Spring Play, Fall Musical, Business Professionals of America (BPA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Breakfast Club, and Freshman Connections. He plans to pursue an engineering career at the University of Minnesota or University of Wisconsin Madison.