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Holland, Jergenson are Morris Area’s ExCEL nominees

Morris Area High School’s 2013 ExCEL Award nominees were recognized at a recent girls’ basketball game.

Juniors Beth Holland and Bryce Jergenson have been chosen to represent Morris Area in the program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.

Pictured are Holland with her parents, Linda and Joe, and Jergenson with his parents, Peggy and Rob.

Holland is a three-sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, and track & field). She is a member of the National Honor Society and FFA. She also participates in Robotics and Envirothon competitions and sings in the school choir. Holland also is a member of New Wine and is regularly named to the A honor roll.

Jergenson is a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball). He is a member of the Student Council and FFA and participates in choir. He is also an honor roll student.

The ExCEL program recognizes high school juniors who are active in fine arts and athletic activities, who show leadership qualities, and who are model citizens in their communities. ExCEL award recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota.

Award recipients will be recognized on KSTC-TV, Channel 45 during the broadcast of the Minnesota State High School League winter tournaments. They also will take part in an on-court award ceremony during the Girls' State Basketball Tournament in March.

Holland has been selected as one of 32 recipients of the 2013 ExCEL Award.