ExCEL Award Recognizes Talented Minnesota Juniors

Nominations Now Accepted


ExCEL - Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership - is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities, and who are model citizens.

Every member school of the League is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the ExCEL Award. Nominees must:
            a. be a junior in high school
            b. make satisfactory progress toward graduation requirements
            c. participate in a MSHSL fine arts and/or athletic activity
            d. hold a leadership position in school
            e. work voluntarily in their community.

The ExCEL nomination form is posted on the League's Website and will be accepted through December 17, 2010. An independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota will select ExCEL Award recipients in January. ExCEL winners will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Channel 45) during the upcoming winter tournaments.

This is the 15th year that the Minnesota State High School League has sponsored the ExCEL Award. We're counting on YOU to help us recognize student leaders in your school who qualify for this program. Please take the time to complete the nomination form posted on the League Web site (mshsl.org, click recognition tab, go to ExCEL). Award winners will be announced via the League web on February 1, 2011.