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GYMNASTICS: Bemidji hands out team, state awards at postseason banquet

The Bemidji High School gymnastics team held its postseason banquet on Sunday at the high school, honoring the graduating seniors and a slew of award-winners.

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The Lumberjacks celebrate with Lauren Berg after a successful vault during a meet against Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at the Gym Bin.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji High School gymnastics team held its postseason banquet on Sunday at the high school, honoring the graduating seniors and a slew of award-winners.

The Lumberjacks dished out team MVP honors to Lauren Berg. Berg also took home the 100% award, given to a gymnast with a hard work ethic and an above-and-beyond attitude.

Fellow senior Mady Schmidt won the Most Spirited award, and she shared the Coachable award with Stella Schoonover, an honor voted on by the coaching staff. Addison Maish was named Most Improved, as well.

BHS also had 10 letter winners: Aubrey DeWitt, Aurora Frank, Addison Hill, Leah Lucas, Tatum Offerdahl, Kennedy Olson, Samara Osborn, Chloe Workman, Berg and Schmidt.

Bemidji was well represented for All-State awards, as well. Offerdahl earned the honor on uneven bars, Schmidt won it on floor, and Berg won it on vault, beam and floor.

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Five earned All-State honorable mention distinctions: Osborn (bars), DeWitt (bars and floor), Lucas (vault and beam), Schmidt (bars, vault, beam and all-around), and Berg (bars and all-around).

Bemidji was also recognized as an All-State Academic Gold Team winner for the Jacks’ work in the classroom.

BHS graduates four seniors from the program in Berg, Lucas, Offerdahl and Schmidt.

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