Kenis and Yoon nominated from ALHS for MSHSL ExCEL Award

(From the ALHS Activities Twitter page, picture and story)

Congratulations to Albert Lea’s nominees for the MSHSL ExCEL Award. The ExCEL awards are for students that exhibit Excellence in Community, Education, and Leadership. This year’s selected nominees are Kendall Kenis and Joseph Yoon.


(Info on the ExCEL Award from

The ExCEL Award

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, leaders in their schools, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to community service. This award is sponsored by the League’s corporate partner Wells Fargo.

Selection Process 

The ExCEL Award recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota. Award recipients will be announced via the League website on February 1, 2022.

ExCEL Recognition

Each recipient will be recognized on 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.