ExCEL 2023-24

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2023-24 ExCEL Winners Karlee Walsh and Cooper Hills!

The ExCEL Award

The ExCEL Award – Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership – is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, leaders in their schools, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. This award is sponsored by the League's corporate partner Wells Fargo. 

Nomination Criteria 

Every League member school is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the ExCEL Award. Nominees must:

  • Be a junior in high school
  • Make satisfactory progress toward graduation
  • Participate in an MSHSL fine arts and/or athletic activity
  • Hold a leadership position(s) in their school
  • Volunteer in their community
  • Meet MSHSL General Eligibility Requirements (Bylaw 206)

We’re counting on you to help us to recognize student leaders in our school who are making a difference.  If you see them, make sure to congratulate them!