On Saturday, March 16, Bailee Schiefelbein and 35 other high school juniors took the court at halftime during the Class AA Minnesota state girls’ basketball tournament championship game. Each received a Minnesota High School League ExCEL award, presented by the MSHSL president Bonnie Spohn of Eden Valley.
This award recognizes Bailee’s achievements in leadership, community service, and education. Each high school across the state of Minnesota nominates a boy and girl to represent it. A state committee then selects the top 36 students in the state.
Bailee is active in 4-H, FFA, Knowledge Bowl, Speech, volleyball, and basketball. Bailee also has been creating agricultural videos for third- and fourth-graders.