Standout Student: Osseo’s Myles Hawthorne
Osseo Senior High Myles Hawthorne is a 6-foot, three-sport athlete, who has a fairly high GPA.
It didn’t take long for CCX News to find out how humble the kid really is.
“If you think about it, I’m not too much of a popular person or a showy person, so I didn’t really think too many people like thought of me like that,” Myles said.
Earlier this month, Myles signed to play Division II football for Winona State.
“We look back at his film and some of the plays he make is extremely difficult for how he’s able to maneuver, take on blocks and still make big plays,” said head football coach Ryan Stockhaus.
Stockhaus said Myles has proven himself in the locker room and as a team captain.
“Myles Hawthorne is a great example of what a true student athlete should look like in any high school setting,”Stockhause said. “He’s a guy we challenged to be more of a vocal guy for us and be that rock and really came out of woodwork to be like that.”
More than just an athlete
But his athleticism is just a small part of who he is as a person.
“Myles just makes me smile, every time I see him,” said school counselor Jackie Trzynka.
Trzynka has worked with Myles for the last four years.
“He just wants to do the right thing, wants to make a positive impressions, wants to make sure he’s doing what he needs to do, he’s just a special kid,” said Trzynka.
She added that Myles is the kind of person that would stop to say ‘hi’ in the hallways.
“You don’t know how it can help them in a long run, sometimes people say ‘you said hi to me in the hallway and it made my day’, it can help people,” Myles told CCX.
School staff say Myles will be successful with the kind of character he holds.
“If he goes into college the way he came to high school, he’s going to be great,” said Trzynka.
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