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Fillmore Central nominates students for ExCEL award

Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
Posted in Education

Fillmore Central High School has nominated Katie Ristau and Drew Bahl for the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) award.

Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, ExCEL is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors. Students who are active in fine arts and/or athletic activities, who show leadership qualities, and who are model citizens in their communities are eligible for the award.

Katie and Drew were chosen to represent Fillmore Central from a select group of junior applicants. They are now eligible for state awards.

Katie is the daughter of Deb and Doug Ristau and has participated in many activities while at Fillmore Central High School. These include: volleyball, basketball, softball, band, flags, newspaper staff and FFA (vice president). She is also a member of the Scholar Club and Student Council. Katie is also active in her church, 4-H and has assisted with Meals-on-Wheels.

Drew is the son of Andy Bahl and Karen Haugerud. While at Fillmore Central High School, he has participated in choir, basketball, golf, cross country and tapestry. He is a member of the Scholar Club and vice president of the Student Council. Drew has also assisted with Special Olympics basketball and Meal-on-Wheels.

For more information about the ExCEL Award program, please contact the League at 763-560-2262 or www.mshsl.org on the web.

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