Shattuck-St. Mary’s Honors Its Recent Champions

April 01, 2015


Daniel Eras ’16 and the championship winning hockey teams were celebrated at an all-school assembly in Johnson on Wednesday morning.

Faribault, MNShattuck-St. Mary’s experienced its own form of March Madness this year with three national championships earned within 10 days. While ice hockey certainly had a role to play in the trio of national wins, leading the series was Daniel Eras ’16, a student from Costa Rica, who won the 2015 Senior Piano National Competition in Las Vegas on March 22. The competition was sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), which conducts local and regional competitions to select competitors for its national meeting in the categories of composition, strings, vocal, brass, woodwind, and piano. In addition to earning the top piano prize, Eras won the Chopin Prize for the best Chopin performance of the competition. Before heading to compete in Las Vegas, Eras also won First Place in the Senior Division of Minnesota’s Schubert Club Competition on March 21.

The national title earned by Eras was followed by two USA Hockey Tier I national championships, earned by Shattuck-St. Mary’s Boys U16 and Girls U16 teams. The Boys U16 team beat Michigan’s U16 Honeybaked team 7-0 in the final game in Amherst, NY. The Girls U16 team beat Chicago Young Americans 3-1 in Green Bay, WI. Both teams are part of Shattuck-St. Mary’s nationally recognized hockey Center of Excellence, which had a total of five teams competing for national titles last week. 

The celebration of these three champions was held in Johnson Gymnasium on Wednesday morning. Daniel played a piece by Rachmaninoff and both hockey teams presented their trophies to Mr. MacMillan. It was a great event for the school to celebrate such incredible accomplishments by SSM students in two very different realms. 

Streaming video of the assembly

 

 

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    The student body looks on as Daniel performs a piece by Rachmaninoff in Johnson.
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    Daniel, fresh off his MTNA National Championship, starts the assembly off with a beautiful piece.
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    The Girls U16 Hockey team presents Mr. MacMillan with the National Championship trophy.
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    The Girls U16 Hockey team is recognized by the school.
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    Mr. MacMillian shows off the Girls U16 trophy.
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    The Boys U16 hockey team unveils their banner in front of the school.
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    The Boys U16 Hockey team presents their trophy to Mr. MacMillan.
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    Mr. MacMillan hoists the Boys U16 trophy high above his head.
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    The Girls U16 Hockey team poses for the classic steps shot.
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    For the first time ever, the Boys U16 hockey team poses for the steps shot.