Josephson to be honored as ExCEL Award winner

The Minnesota State High School League has announced that Jared Josephson has been selected as one of the 2018 ExCEL Award recipients. Many activities are planned for the 2018 ExCEL Award recipients.

These activities include student profiles shown on 45TV, profiles on the MSHSL Web site, feature stories in the MSHSL Bulletin magazine, and an on-court award ceremony during the Girls’ State Basketball Tournament.

Following are the particulars for each activity.

45TV Recognition.

Profiles of each award recipient will be aired throughout the broadcast of the winter tournaments, beginning with the semifinals of the Girls’ Hockey Tournament, February 22-24 on 45TV.

Publications/Web Site.

The MSHSL will post photographs and student biographies on its website ( This information also will be included in the spring issue of the MSHSL Bulletin magazine.

The Bulletin is published three times a year and goes to League member schools, contest officials and media outlets across the state.

They will also feature the ExCEL Award recipients in the Girls’ State Basketball Tournament program.

Copies of the Bulletin and the tournament program will be sent to each award recipient in April.

On-Court Award Ceremony.

Each of the ExCEL award recipients is invited to participate in an on-court award ceremony.

The ceremony will take place during the Girls’ State Basketball Tournament at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Award recipients will be introduced and presented with a plaque during the half-time of the Class AA championship game. The ceremony will be televised and a DVD of the ceremony will also be available to each student.

Jared Josephson

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