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2022-2023 ExCEL Award Recipient's



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, who show leadership qualities, and who work voluntarily in their community.

Crookston Public School District is proud to announce our nominations for this award. Caiden

Boike and Halle Winjum have been selected to represent Crookston in the ExCEL Award this

year. Caiden is the son of Lon and Chris Boike. Halle is the daughter of Chris and Leah Winjum.

Caiden is involved in the following activities-

  • School Activities: A Honor Roll, Band, Leo Club Athletics: Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field

  • Fine Arts: Concert, Marching and Pep Band 

  • Community Service: Church

Halle is involved in the following activities-

  • School Activities: A Honor Roll, Student Council, LEO Club, Spirit Squad, Prom Committee, Peer Mentoring

  •  Athletics: Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field 

  • Community Service: Church Sunday School Teacher, Youth Board Member, Youth Tennis Coach, Youth Basketball Coach, Leo Club

Award recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges from schools throughout

Minnesota. Each recipient will be recognized on KSTC-TV (45TV) during the broadcast of the

2022 winter tournaments. They also will participate in an on-court award ceremony during the

Class AA championship game of the Girls Basketball State Tournament in March. Award winners

will be announced February 6, 2023 on the MSHSL website.

Congratulations Caiden Boike and Halle Winjum!

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