Stillwater High School
An Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm from Boy Scout Troop 802, Tikalsky is president of National Honor Society, a National Merit finalist and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Honor. He is band staff manager, saxophone section leader and was first chair All-State tenor saxophone. Tikalsky is varsity captain of his swim team and a three-time state qualifier in the 100m backstroke and 4×100 freestyle relay. He is captain of his school Academic Team and enjoys volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Our Daily Bread and Stillwater Public Library. Tikalsky plans to study mechanical engineering in college. Scholarship sponsor: Anonymous
For our televised Academic Awards Tribute, we asked Academic All-Staters to submit a brief video introducing themselves and an honored teacher that they had planned to invite to the Academic Awards Banquet. Each student recognizes an honored teacher who has had a profound impact on his or her life.