December 18, 2017
Cole Cullen is the first recipient of the Triton of the Week Award. Cole was nominated by NDA staff member Mrs. Jill Gerl for his outstanding modeling of responsibility, persistence, and dedication to those he tutors at NDA.
Mrs. Gerl states, "It's is easy to see that Cole genuinely cares not only about the academic success of those students he tutors, but also the personal welfare of those he guides." Mrs. Gerl went on to say the Cole is a role model for acting in communio.
In his four years at NDA, Cole has been very involved in service projects, athletics, clubs mission trips, volleyball, and the Medicine Health & Society Club, just to name just a few. He has received high honors all four years at NDA, is a member of the National Honor Society, participates in the IB Program, and has twice-received the NDA Community Service Award.
Cole's plans for college include studying biomedical engineering at Purdue, UW-Madison, or the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Congratulations, Cole!
From left to right: Mr. Masarik, Associate Principal; Cole Cullen, Triton of the Week;
Mr. Kevin Shaw, President; and Mr. Matt Schultz, Interim Principal.