The Eden Prairie A.M. Rotary Club presented Naomi Rogge and Jordan Greenberg with Golden Eagle Awards on May 30. Both winners received a $1,000 scholarship.
The pair were chosen from 10 female and 10 male student-athletes and seniors at Eden Prairie High School. The finalists and winners are picked each year based on a combination of grade-point averages and athletic honors accumulated in grades 9-12. As a group, the 20 senior finalists had an average GPA of 3.77 (out of 4.0), have earned 120 letters, and captained 27 EPHS teams.
Rogge is a multi-sport athlete, participating in hockey, soccer and lacrosse, with a 3.68 GPA. Lauded as a team leader, she is headed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where she will play Division I hockey.
Greenberg is an all-state swimmer and diver who has a 3.82 GPA and has been called the fastest swimmer EPHS has produced. He’s headed to Stanford University, where he’ll be part of the swim team.
The other female finalists were Brynn Boston, Brooke Bratrud, Hannah Brink, Allison Cottrell, Cassie Gross, Lindsay Eliasen, Brooke Ericksen, Samantha Morton and Jennie Novak.
The other male finalists were Dantel Anderson, Thomas Fuller, Nicholas Leivermann, Jacob Neuman, William Pahl, Austin Pham, Nolan Sullivan, Niklaus Zeller and Jackson Zaugg.
Attending the program at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, in addition to Rotarians, were school officials, media and family members. The club has presented the Golden Eagle Award annually since 1989.