2015 Athletes of the Year

Northwest Catholic is proud to honor our 2015 Athletes of the Year, Anna Tagelberg and Addison Jeske, for their achievements on and off the field and in their communities. The new grads will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to help them continue their education.



John F. Kennedy Catholic High School

Basketball, volleyball

A determined and hardworking four-year athlete,

Anna became a team leader for the Lancers. She maintained a 3.88 GPA, served in student government as ASB staff director and held leadership positions with Link Crew and at school retreats. Her community service has included preparing breakfasts for the homeless in Tacoma through Kids Offering Others Care and Support, and she has volunteered with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission’s Search & Rescue program and at Highline Medical Center. Anna will be attending the University of Washington and plans to continue community service through the sorority system. She intends to earn a business degree through the Foster School of Business and study abroad in Spain.


Pope John Paul II High School
Cross country, basketball, baseball

A three-sport captain with a 3.99 GPA, Addison

was named MVP in cross country, most inspirational in baseball, and second-team all-league in basketball. He led the school’s Knowledge Bowl team to state championships in 2014 and 2015 and served as ASB president his senior year. An altar server since fifth grade at St. Michael Parish in Olympia, he served as the rector for this year’s junior class retreat. He has participated in National History Bowl and Bee, jazz band, choir and drama. He is a National Merit Scholar,
AP Scholar with Honor and class valedictorian. He also received the William E. Bakse Jr. Courageous Leadership Award. Addison will attend the University of Chicago, where he received the University Scholar and National Merit Scholarship awards. He plans to explore his interests in economics, political science and history.


The Winning Spirit selection committee consisted of delegates from CYO Athletics, the Office for Catholic Schools,
the Fulcrum Foundation and the Office of Religious Communities. Special thanks to our committee members for their dedication to youth.

Thanks to these sponsors for supporting the Winning Spirit program.

In response to readers’ suggestions, during the 2015–2016 school year Northwest Catholic will recognize high school Students of the Month (athletes or not) for their academic, athletic, ecclesial, extracurricular and volunteer involvement and achievement.