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.

2019 Those Who Excel Bowling Night and Scholarship Night

Those Who Excel Flyer

2019 TWE List of Raffle Baskets

TWE will take place on Thursday, April 18 at Streamwood Lanes.  The TWE Scholarship Night will take place on Tuesday, April 23 at Larkin High School.

If you have an item from yourself or a business for our raffles, fill out this form to let us know about it.

If your school is gearing up to have a basket to be raffled off, fill out this form to let us know about it.

Scholarships and Awards

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

Here is the list of  2018 Those Who Excel students recognized by the Elgin Teachers Association.

Application links

6th and 8th Grade Nomination Form

High School Application Form

Baskets and prizes: If you are interested in getting together a basket please email Donna Streit at with your school and what is in your basket.

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.