Heppner, Oman, Geist, Brantner named.

    Crookston High School seniors Brock Heppner and Thea Oman are the recipients of the 2018 Triple A Award, and juniors Katherine Geist and Ben Brantner are the recipients of the 2018 ExCEL Award. Both award programs are conducted by the Minnesota State High School League.


    Heppner, son of Brad and Kari Heppner, is active in soccer, hockey and golf, and has been involved in choir, visual arts and orchestra. Oman, daughter of Andy and Lynnea Oman, is active in swimming, track and choir. She also participates in visual arts.


    Geist, daughter of Dan and Sara Geist, is active in Cross Country, Track, Orchestra, and Speech. She has been on the A Honor Roll for two years.  She is active in student council, Knowledge Bowl, and Riverwatch.  She has been involved in Leo Club, Envirothon, school blood drive and Classic Noel Concert Committee. She volunteers as a youth figure skating coach, Wild Hog Marathon volunteer, holiday pianist at the nursing home, and plays community events for Pop Strings and Valley Fiddlers. Brantner, son of Jason and Kerri Brantner, is active in soccer, track and field, Concert Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Concert Orchestra, Pop Strings, Speech, Knowledge Bowl, and Leo Club.  He volunteers with the Crookston Youth Foundation, acting as the vice chair and on the design and technology committees, helps with food packing, and with the elementary track meet.  


    Triple A Award recipients at CHS meet the following criteria:
    • The student must be a senior in high school.
    • The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the date of the nomination.  

    • He or she must be a participant in League-sponsored fine arts and/or athletic activity.
    • He or she must comply with the MSHSL’s Student Code of Conduct.
     Excel Award recipients at Crookston High School meet the following criteria:


    • The student must be a junior in high school.
    • The student must be making satisfactory progress toward his or her graduation requirements.
    • He or she must be a participant in League-sponsored fine arts and/or athletic activity.
    • The student must hold a leadership position in school.
    • He or she must work voluntarily within the community of Crookston.
    • He or she must meet MSHSL General Eligibility Requirements.