On May 19, former activities director and coach Becky Leuer was inducted into the Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame. In her acceptance remarks, she said, “I am honored to be inducted into the MSHL Hall of Fame. I am grateful to North Branch for giving me a job right out of college and giving me the support and training needed to be the best teacher, coach, and administrator possible. I had amazing assistant coaches and student athletes who shared their talent with me and made me look good.” Former volleyball player Cara Gustafson Ribis said she “is with no doubt the type of individual that understands the true essence of team, the importance of supporting athletes throughout their lives, and she is one who pushes young athletes to be the best both on and off the court.”
The Class of 2013: Row 1: Ron Stolski, Brainerd football coach; Doug Woog, South St. Paul and U of M hockey coach and athlete; Becky Leuer; Roger Cersine, swimming and diving official; Dennis Swanson, Eagan theater director. Row 2: Bob McDonald, Chisholm basketball coach; Kent Knutson, Minnetonka theater director; George Thole, Stillwater football; John Mayasich, Eveleth hockey player. Also inducted was deceased athletic official Jim Lee from St. Paul.