The Little Falls Exchange Club has named Daniel Mushel, son of Bill and Julie Mushel, as the Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) Boy of the Month for January.
A well-known student at the LFCHS, Mushel has been involved in many activities at school. He has served as a Link Leader and a Student Council representative. Mushel has also taken part in three sports, participating on the wrestling team, serving as captain. Add to this cross country and track, earning a varsity letter in all three. In addition, Mushel has been a member of the jazz and concert band.
“I have known Daniel Mushel for six years. He has been a student of mine at Little Falls Community High School and a varsity athlete on the teams that I have coached in two different sports,” said teacher and coach Jeff Massmann. “Daniel is a kind person who is always giving to others. He has a very good heart that is always concerned about others who might need help.
“He has proven himself time after time as an honest young man with high standards and good character. Daniel is competitive in all that he does. Daniel has been a leader on our cross country teams through the years, as well as wrestling and track and field teams. Through the years, Daniel has excelled in athletics and in the classroom because of hard work. He has been a great leader among his peers and they admire him,” said Massman.
Massman called Mushel a goal-orientated student who has a vision for his future and the drive to get him there.
“Little Falls Community High is a great place to attend because of the leadership provided by seniors like Daniel Mushel,” said Massman. “Daniel has what we look for when we talk about student athletes.”
During his free time, Mushel likes to play frisbee golf, rock climb and hang with friends.
“Offering words of praise for Dan Mushel as the Exchange Club Boy of the Month for January affords myself the unique opportunity to commend a wonderful young man on his accomplishments,” said teacher Tom Stockard. “Dan sets himself apart from his peers through unrelenting effort and dedication to any activity or course he enters. He commands the respect from staff and peers in leading by example and engaging himself in a multitude of school and community events. In addition, his self-deprecating sense of humor is a very inviting as it exemplifies his respect to all in his company.”
Stock said Mushel is driven and competitive, yet humble and kind.
“Whether Mr. Mushel is attacking the cross-country course, grappling with his opponent on the mat, launching himself above the bar or tackling coursework, he strives to reach his maximum potential; Dan is a delightful individual and serves as a role model for his peers. He has a bright future,” said Stockard.
After graduation, Mushel plans to attend Moorhead State University, but has not yet chosen a major.