Cougars News · MOIRA CROGHAN and JOHN ZIEMKOWSKI – ExCEL WINNERS


Congratulations to Lakeville South’s winners of the MSHSL sponsored ExCEL Award, Moira Croghan and John Ziemkowski. 

ExCEL – Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership – is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors who are active in school activities, who show leadership qualities, and who work voluntarily in their community.

Every member school of the Minnesota State High School League is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the ExCEL Award.  Nominees must be a junior in high school, make satisfactory progress toward graduation, participate in a MSHSL fine arts and/or athletic activity, hold a leadership position(s) in their school and work voluntarily in their community

This year’s junior female representative from Lakeville South is Moira Croghan. Moira competes in Swimming and Diving and Band. She also does a tremendous amount of community service and participates in a wide variety of clubs and school organizations.

This year’s junior male representative from Lakeville South is John Ziemkowski. John has competed in Cross Country, Track and Field, Hockey, and Tennis. He also has been involved with Band and a variety of other activities.

Congratulations Moira and John!