2017 ExCEL Award Winners

2017 ExCEL Award Winners
Posted on 12/22/2016
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Emily Rubins and Tanner Hubbard win 2017 Farmington ExCel Award

Farmington Area Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s ExCel Awards for Farmington: Emily Rubins and Tanner Hubbard. The ExCel Award highlights high school juniors that show significant progress towards graduation and also participate in athletics and/or fine arts programs. Winners are not only viewed as leaders in the school but also in their community.

Emily Rubins, daughter of Lise and Randy Rubins, has been involved in soccer and hockey for all three years of her high school career and she has lettered every year in both sports. She was named captain of the soccer team for the 2016-17 season and received honorable mention in the South Suburban Conference. She was also named captain for the 2016-17 hockey season and has received the Grit Award and the Haglund Award for her good attitude. In addition to athletics, Rubins is involved in the Tiger Leadership Club and the Outdoors Club. As a service learning project she recently helped teach a kindergarten gym class for a trimester. In addition to all this she has consistently appeared on the A Honor Roll and lettered in academics three years in a row.  

Tanner Hubbard, son of Gretchen and David Hubbard, is a member of the varsity swim and dive team. He has lettered twice and been recognized as Most Versatile and Most Improved. Outside of athletics he is an A Honor Roll student, a member of the National Honor Society, a part of Link Crew, and involved in Peer Tutoring. He is an active volunteer in the community, helping with the Tigersharks Swim Club, Partnership Resources, and Feed My Starving Children. Katy Beckman, one of Hubbard’s teachers said, “He is a respectful and responsible individual that is caring toward his peers.… He is a student that I hope other students are inspired by.”

Rubins and Hubbard have shown great leadership qualities and represented the district with true tiger pride. Their teachers and coaches are proud of them for this meaningful accomplishment.

For more information about the ExCel Award please visit: http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/excel.asp