Knutson delivers commencement addressMegan Knutson, a 2006 Hudson High School graduate, completed her college career at UW-La Crosse by delivering a commencement address on the campus Saturday, May 15.
Megan Knutson, a 2006 Hudson High School graduate, completed her college career at UW-La Crosse by delivering a commencement address on the campus Saturday, May 15.
She was nominated by friends to deliver the address. Knutson was asked, along with some 30 others, to consider the task. She was required to write a draft of the address and present the speech in front of a panel of educators from the university. The panel selected Knutson
During her college years, Knutson was active in soccer and track. The week prior to graduation, she ran track for the UW-La Crosse ladies track team and medaled in the 800 meter run and the 4 X 800 meter team event to help the Lady Eagles win their fifth consecutive track and field WIAC Conference Championship. During the championships Knutson was awarded the Conference Award for outstanding sportsmanship.
Earlier in May Knutson was recognized with the school’s Eagle Award for her play in soccer – the second time she has won the award. The award is given to the player who embodies what it is and what it means to be a La Crosse Eagle soccer player.
Knutson also received the same WIAC award for outstanding sportsmanship in soccer as she did for track and field.
Knutson majored in exercise sports science and fitness. This summer Knutson will be involved with an internship working at Camp Laurel, an exclusive fitness and summer camp near Portland, Maine. After the internship, Knutson will move to Madison to start a job as a personal trainer for Core Athletics.