Three area juniors recognized for leadership and community service 20 Mar 18

The Minnesota State High School League honored the state’s top students leaders with the ExCEL award during the ceremonies at the Girls Basketball Tournament. ExCEL stands for excellence in community, education and leadership and is an award given annually to high school juniors who are active in extracurricular activities, leaders in their schools and who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. Lauren Karnitz of Redwood Valley High School in Redwood Falls and John Mathiowetz and Gabby Helget, both of St. Mary’s High School in Sleepy Eye were awarded during the ceremonies.