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Pillager students nominated for ExCEL, AAA awards

Sam Jensen1 / 4
Erik Peterson2 / 4
Julia Johnson3 / 4
Jordyn VanVickle4 / 4

Four Pillager High School students were nominated for the Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Award, and the Arts, Athletics, and Academics Award, both sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.

Juniors Jordyn VanVickle and Erik Peterson were nominated for the ExCEL award, a recognition program designed for Minnesota high school juniors. Eligible students must be active in fine arts and/or athletics, show leadership qualities and be model citizens in their community.

VanVickle, daughter of Travis and Jamie VanVickle, participates in volleyball, basketball, track, Unified Special Olympics and is a National Honor Society member.

Peterson, son of Paul and Nancy Peterson, participates in football, basketball, baseball, Unified Special Olympics, high school musical, band, choir, knowledge bowl and student council.

Seniors Julia Johnson and Sam Jensen were nominated for the AAA award, a recognition program designed for Minnesota high school seniors. Eligible students must be active in fine arts and athletics, show leadership qualities, be model citizens in their community and excel with in academics.

Johnson, daughter of Dan and Karin Johnson, participates in band, volleyball, track, high school musical, Unified Special Olympics, student council, yearbook and is a National Honor Society member.

Jensen, son of Lori and Jason Jensen, participates in basketball, baseball, Unified Special Olympics, high school musical and band.

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