Gernentz, Squires are TAHS ExCEL Award nominees

Tracy Area High School junors Hailey Gernentz and Ashton Squires have been chosen as the 2022-23 TAHS ExCEL nominees. Photo / Per Peterson

This year’s ExCEL Award nominees from Tracy Area High School are Hailey Gernentz and Ashton Squires.

The ExCEL Award — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership — is a recognition program designed for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who are leaders in their schools and who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. This award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League’s corporate partner, Wells Fargo.

Students are chosen by a selection committee from their respective school, must write an essay on their participation in school and the community and receive a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

See more in this week’s paper!