2019 ExCEL NOMINEES

    Juniors Parker Schelske and Adeline Tiggelaar have been named the Zimmerman High School Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Award nominees for 2019. Their applications will now advance and be considered in the statewide Minnesota State High School League awards program.

    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.

    The ExCEL Award recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges from schools throughout Minnesota. Each recipient will be recognized on KSTC-TV (Channel 45) during the broadcasts of the 2019 winter tournaments.

    This is the 23rd year that the Minnesota State High School League has sponsored the ExCEL Award. Wells Fargo is the program's new sponsor.  Award winners will be announced via the League website on February 4, 2019.


     Parker Schelske   Addie Tiggelaar




    ZHS is proud to announce Karissa Heyer and Caden Neubauer as the recipients of our 2019 AAA Award nominations.

    Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, the AAA Award – Academics, Arts, and Athletics – is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. Every member school of the League is invited to nominate one girl and one boy for the Triple “A” Award. Nominees must be a senior in high school, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, participate in MSHSL fine arts and/or athletic activities, and comply with the MSHSL Student Code of Conduct.

     Karissa Heyer  Caden Neubauer





    Zimmerman School is proud to announce that Senior Cheresa Bouley  has been named as Zimmerman’s Athena Award winner in the 2018-2019 school year.    

    The Athena Award is awarded to the “outstanding senior female athlete” in each school.  The award is based on excellence in individual sports or for participation and accomplishments in team sports.   Ilea will be recognized with other Athena Award winners at a banquet in St. Paul this spring.

     Congratulations, Cheresa!

    Cheresa Bouley





    Effective August 1, 2016, the academic standards for incoming student-athletes in NCAA DI and DII will increase. As you know, it is important to make every effort to communicate the new standards and the importance of academic achievement to future student-athletes who will be entering college in 2016 and after. These students are currently high school sophomores and are making academic decisions today that may impact their future eligibility.

    The points to emphasize to prospective student-athletes who plan to compete in their first year include: 

    That academic standards were raised to ensure that student-athletes are better prepared to handle college-level academic work.

    That starting in August 2016, student-athletes must earn at least a 2.3 grade-point average in the required core courses and achieve a minimum standardized test score (ACT/SAT) according to the NCAA Initial Eligibility sliding scale. Additionally, at least 10 of the required 16 core courses must be earned prior to the start of the senior year, and seven of those must be completed in English, math or science courses. 
    That all future student-athletes need to understand that academic success starts during their freshman year in high school, which will create opportunities for success on the field and in life.
    Please click on the link below for additional information www.eligibilitycenter.org