Four in area get EXCEL awards 13 Mar 12

Four Area Juniors have been named recipients of an EXCEL award from the Minnesota State High School League. The Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership award is a unique program that is given annually to high school juniors who are leaders in their schools and who demonstrate a strong commitment to community volunteerism. This years statewide honorees include: Frank Fairchild, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop–Ethan Ryberg, BOLD–Joshua Loomis, Watertown-Mayer–Eric Madson, Hutchinson. This is the 16th year of the EXCEL program. Recipients will be honored in ceremonies this weekend during the State Girls Basketball Tournament.