Geist, Brantner, Borowicz and Winger recognized

    Crookston High School seniors Katherine Geist and Benjamin Brantner were recently selected as the 2019-2020 Minnesota State High School League Triple A award winners. Geist is active in cross country, track and field, orchestra, and has been involved in speech and visual arts. Her parents are Daniel and Sara Geist. Brantner is active in soccer, track and field, band, orchestra, speech and visual arts. His parents are Jason and Kerri Brantner.

    The purpose of the Triple A award is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in fine arts.

    Recipients 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 2019-2020

    Crookston High School juniors Emma Borowicz and Lucas Winger were recently selected as the 2019-2020 Excel award winners. Borowicz is active in tennis, basketball, track and field, and has been involved in swimming, band and math league. She enjoys volunteering and participating in various school, church and community activities. At school, she is involved in Leo Club, a member of student council and volunteers as a timer at swim meets. At her church, she helps with youth group, sings in the choir and is a server. Borowicz also volunteers for the Crookston Youth Basketball Association, Riverview Health Home Delivered Meals, the Crookston Youth Center, Lions Club, and Food Bank. Her parents are Garrett and Jennifer Borowicz.

    Winger is active in football, basketball, golf, concert band, marching band, and pep band.  He enjoys volunteering and participating in various school, church and community activities, and is involved in Leo Club and Prom Committee. He volunteers at his church helping out with youth group, at the homeless shelter, food packing and delivery, decorating and nursery work. Winger also volunteers with the Safety Town Program, as a team leader, teaching upcoming kindergarteners the importance of safety. His parents are Mike and Adrianne Winger.

    Excel award recipients must 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