2022-2023 ExCEL Award Recipient's
2022-2023 EXCEL AWARD WINNERS
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!