Two BHS Students in the Running for State ExCEL Award

Two juniors could be chosen as the statewide winners of ExCEL, a program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.

Britta Riggs and Jesse Beane have been nominated for the ExCEL Award — a statewide honor bestowed by the Minnesota High School League.

The program — also known Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership — as is designed to recognize high school juniors who are "model citizens:" Both Riggs and Beane are athletes who have attained 4.0 grade point averages, hold leadership positions at school and volunteer in the community.

Riggs — the daughter of another recent award recipient, teacher  — has put her efforts toward helping homeless families, the Special Olympics and BrainPower in a BackPack. Beane volunteers every week at his alma mater, Vista View Elementary, and his church.

Every school in the League can nominate a girl and boy for the award. An independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota will select statewide ExCEL Award recipients over January. Winners will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Channel 45) during upcoming winter sports tournaments.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »