ExCEL Award nominees

OHS ExCEL Leadership Award nominee junior Sarah Snitker.

Junior Sarah Snitker is involved in hockey, soccer, DECA, student council, choir, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Younglife. This fall she applied for the ExCEL award and has been nominated as one of the recipients. Snitker said, “I feel grateful for being nominated for this award. It has truly made me realize that being a leader doesn’t go unnoticed.” Snitker participates heavily in student council and often leads projects. She was also the class president during the 2020-2021 school year. Outside of student council, she holds many more leadership roles such as being a Sunday school teacher and being a Big sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Snitker said, “The biggest piece of advice I could give to a freshman or sophomore who has this goal of being nominated for this award is to treat others the way you want to be treated. The way you treat others shows a lot about who you are.”

OHS ExCEL Leadership Award nominee junior Nils Gantert.


Junior Nils Gantert is involved in soccer, basketball, tennis, student council, DECA and National Honors Society. This fall he also applied for the ExCEL award and was nominated. Gantert said, “It feels good to know that my hard work has paid off.” Gantert participates in student council heavily and has served as a chair for multiple events. Along with his leadership in the student council, he is also an OHS Boys Soccer captain. Gantert said, “Advice that I have for younger high schoolers is to just be involved in as many different activities.”