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TCM Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients

Megan Kilbride - 2012 Scholarship Recipient

Megan Kilbride - 2012 Scholarship Recipient

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has named Megan Kilbride of Lakeville South High School and Jensen Orlow of Holy Family Catholic High School as the 2012 recipients of the organization’s college scholarships. The TCM College Scholarship is a one-time $5000 grant open to all high school seniors who participate in cross country or track and reside in the Twin Cities eleven-county metro area.

Kilbride and Orlow were selected from a talented pool of applicants, based on academic performance shown through both grades and the strength of their curriculum; leadership at school or in a peer group; a commitment to community service or helping others and a dedication to maximizing running potential.

“Megan and Jensen exemplify the concept of the student-athlete through their passion for running, dedication to their community and academic success,” said Virginia Brophy Achman, TCM’s executive director. “They have such bright futures, and we are thrilled to be able to help support them through the next steps of their education.”

Jensen Orlow (Jordan, Minn.) has received 13 varsity letters through his participation in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track & field at Holy Family. He was conference champion in 2011 in both the 1600 meter run and the 3200 meter run, and he was All-State last year in the 3200. Jensen, a three-time MVP of his cross -country team, was also All-State in that sport in 2010 and 2011. A two-sport captain, his leadership skills are evident on his team and in his church and community. Jensen is an avid volunteer and youth leader in his church, and he volunteered more than 400 hours of service to his community through four years of high school. In the fall, he will attend South Dakota State University, where he plans to run cross country and track and study electrical engineering.

Megan Kilbride (Lakeville, Minn.) is a three-sport captain, with 16 varsity letters through her years in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track & field. She is a three-time all-conference cross-country runner and was also named the Cougar Award recipient three times in recognition of how she represents the Lakeville South cross country program in competition as well as in the community and classroom. Megan was named a National Merit Commended Student last year and has received numerous academic awards for her achievements at Lakeville South. She also accumulated nearly 700 hours of volunteer work in high school, primarily as a youth soccer coach, American Cancer Society Relay for Life team captain and Dakota County Wetland Health Evaluation Program team member. In college, she plans to study biomedical engineering, biochemistry or neuroscience and continue running both cross country and track.