PEOPLE: Oakdale, Lake Elmo & Ramsey Co. - July 12, 2017

District 43B State Rep. Leon Lillie was appointed June 21 to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission by Speaker Kurt Daudt.

 “I am thrilled to help promote the economic and social benefits of amateur sports here in Minnesota,” Lillie said. “Sports develop good Minnesota values like teamwork and a strong work ethic in individuals. They are also just plain fun.” 

He added, “A strong amateur sports community isn’t just good for Minnesotans who live here, it attracts out of state business. I am excited to serve on the Amateur Sports Commission and I look forward to building on what makes Minnesota a great place to live and visit.”

 The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission was created in 1987 by the Minnesota State Legislature to promote the economic and social benefits of sports. Since then, MASC has made enormous strides in accomplishing its goals.


For his Boy Scout Eagle service project, Nate Farmer of Lake Elmo led the effort for providing make-overs to seven information maps located around the Tri-Lakes area of Lake Elmo, which includes lakes Olson, DeMontreville and Jane. Sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Area Improvement Association who designed the new maps, Farmer organized and led a team of community and scout volunteers who removed the aging maps, cleaned, repaired and stained the wooden map frames, and installed the new maps.

Nate is a member of Boy Scout Troop 162, chartered by Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Stillwater, with sponsorship through Lake Elmo VFW Post 5725 and meeting at Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Elmo.  He graduated from Stillwater Area High School in June and will attend University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in the fall.

Jake Kubiatowicz of North High School was named  Gatorade 2016-2017 Minnesota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Kubiatowicz is the first Gatorade Minnesota Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year to be chosen from North High School.   

 The award recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track.

Kubiatowicz is a two time state champion in the discus, finished second in the shot put, and had state best throws in both events this year. He also holds the school record in the shot put and discus. 

Kubiatowicz has maintained a 4.05 weighted GPA in the classroom. He is also an accomplished pianist, and involved with the National Honor Society, the Link Crew and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

“Jake Kubiatowicz is a great leader,” said North High assistant coach Eric Longtin. “He goes above everything expected of him. He is also not afraid to hold his teammates and classmates to those same expected standards. Jake makes those around him better. His is genuine, good-hearted, respectful and honest.”      

 Kubiatowicz will attend the University of Pennsylvania this fall, where he will compete in track and field. 


Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Comment Here