Roseville’s Naomi Boehm and Henry Sibley’s Joseph Dill Earn $5,000 Scholarships
St. Paul, Minn.: May 8, 2017 - Twin Cities In Motion, the organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and year-round running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has awarded Naomi Boehm of Roseville High School and Joseph Dill from Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights its 2017 Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarships.
Boehm and Dill were chosen from a field of more than 100 applicants, based on the strength of their running accomplishments, academic performance, and community service. In addition, candidates were asked to write a personal essay. This year marks the 17th year that Twin Cities In Motion has awarded scholarships to the metro area’s most impressive male and female distance running scholar-athletes.
"It's an honor for Twin Cities In Motion to present scholarships to Naomi and Joseph," Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman said. "They stand out from a large, strong group of applicants with their remarkable talents and demonstrated commitment to the community. We are proud to invest in high school students in our community and support their hopes and dreams."
Boehm and Dill will be in attendance at Thursday evening’s Medtronic TC 1 Mile, organized by Twin Cities In Motion. They will hold the finish line tape for selected race waves.
Boehm set herself apart from TCM Scholarship nominees thanks to a 3.9 GPA, 221 hours of community service and volunteer work, and proven leadership skills as team captain of her cross country team. She is a six time State Meet qualifier in cross country, a two-time All-State Academic Award winner, a four-year Roseville Honor Roll member, and an AP Scholar with distinction. Boehm plans to attend Smith College in Massachusetts in the fall.
Dill distinguished himself among TCM Scholarship applicants thanks to a 3.9 GPA, more than 370 hours of community service and volunteer work, and proven leadership skills as team captain of his cross country team. A talented cellist, he is a three-time State Meet qualifier in cross country, student council vice president, a National Merit Commended Scholar, and a AP Scholar with Distinction. Dill, who plans to study engineering, is still making his college decision.
Twin Cities In Motion has awarded more than $130,000 in college scholarships since the inception of the TCM College Scholarship Program. The Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarship Program is one of TCM’s community outreach initiatives that include the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a community-wide effort that inspires healthy lifestyles among children, and the High School Running Shoe Program, which provides running shoes to high school cross country and track athletes in need.
For more information on the Twin Cities In Motion College Scholarship program, visit TCMEevents.org.
About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $950,000 annually with its charity partners. For more information, visit us at TCMEvents.org, or find us on Facebook and on Twitter @tcmarathon.