Excellence is not an abstract value or virtue, but someting very concrete, something someone does. It is what happens when talented individuals choose to do excellent things. It requires expecting the best both from yourself and others. It requires being ambitious without being competitive.
Students from Andrews have done amazing things including winning multiple international competitions, making a mechanical orrery, running afterschool engineering clubs in local elementary schools, being awarded numerous national and international presitgious scholarships, and composing and playing great music.