Those Who Excel


Those Who Excel (TWE – pronounced Twee!) has been an important part of the ETA for many years. All the work and events are done by volunteers of the organization in order to support our profession. The  program is organized and supported entirely by the members of the Elgin Teachers Association.  This program recognizes students from all levels in our district.  At the elementary level, each 6th grade teacher is invited to choose 1 student.  Each middle school recognizes 3 eighth grade students.  At the High School level, we awarded $1000 scholarships to seniors who are intending to pursue a career in public education.

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2019-2020 Those Who Excel Bowling Night and Scholarship Night

TWE November Bowling Information

TWE will take place on Wednesday, November 6 at Elgin Lanes.  The TWE Scholarship Night will take place in the Spring at Larkin High School.

If you have an item from yourself or a business for our raffles, or if your school is gearing up to have a basket to be raffled off, contact us at

Scholarships and Awards

TWE has been giving scholarships since 1984.  Here is a History of TWE Scholarship Winners

Amazon Smile: If you like to shop on Amazon, use instead of the regular Amazon.  You can select Those Who Excel as your organization to support and a portion of your purchases will go to TWE.

2019-2020 ETA TWE Raffle Baskets

Baskets with images are in the ETA Store where tickets can be purchased online.