28 January 2015

Tiger Excel Award Winners

January 28, 2015

Farmington’s Elizabeth Welter and Devin Bernu win 2015 ExCel Award
FARMINGTON, MINN., January 28, 2015 – We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ExCel Awards are Elizabeth Welter and Devin Bernu. The ExCel Award highlights high school juniors that show satisfactory progress towards graduation and also participate in athletics and/or fine arts programs. Winners are not only viewed as leaders in the school but by also as volunteering in their community.

Elizabeth Welter is a three sport athlete competing on the swim and dive, gymnastics, and track and field teams for at Farmington High School (FHS). She is an all-state and all-section academic athlete. While competing on the gymnastics team, the team was named Team Academic State Champions last year. As a freshman, Elizabeth showed a lot of promise on the track. During the 9th grade conference meet, Elizabeth took home titles in the 4x100m relay, Long Jump, and Triple Jump. She had also finished 7th in the long jump in 2013 and 6th in the long jump in 2014’s varsity conference meets. Other than athletics Elizabeth is a part of the schools band. She participates in the pep band, as a soloist, instrumental and solo ensemble and the woodwind ensemble. She is also an honor roll student that is a part of the National Honor Society, Link Crew, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the school’s blood drive. Outside of school, Elizabeth volunteers at her local church along with the 4-H club, Feed My Starving Children, Adopt a highway/park, and at a nursing home. She is the longest standing club member with 4-H at 12 years.

Devin Bernu is a captain of the rising boy’s hockey team at FHS. He has been on the varsity team for three years. Devin is an A student who is a part of the National Honor Society ad Link Crew. Outside of school Devin volunteers at his local church and Feed My Starving Children. In the summer Devin worked alongside the Boys Hockey Coach, Greg May, coaching youth hockey players.

For more information about the ExCel Award please visit: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/excel.asp
Farmington Area Public Schools serve more than 6,500 students and 30,000 residents with K-12, Community Education and Special Education programs. The mission of Farmington Area Public Schools is to ensure each student reaches his or her highest aspirations while embracing responsibility to community. For more information please visit www.farmington.k12.mn.us or contact Sally McConnaughey at (651)463-5079, smcconnaughey@farmington.k12.mn.