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11 students receive Connecting with Kids awards

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.

Eleven EHS students have been recognized by the Edina Community Foundation at their annual Connecting with Kids awards breakfast.

The Foundation has typically honored a slate of six adults and one student, however this year’s Connecting with Kids Awards honored a roster of students who demonstrated incredible leadership in organizing and implementing programs and events during the pandemic that helped youth in the community stay engaged and connected, and who bring student voice to community organizations. 

Students who received recognition are:

  • Lila Emerson & Claire Wegman-Krider, Edina Girls’ Sports Summit Leaders

  • Dedeepya Guthikonda & Izzy Wagener, Edina Reads Writing Contest Organizers

  • Sreeyutha Ratala, Camp Venom Coding Camp Creator

  • Connor Killilea, Creative Fundraiser for Second Harvest Heartland

  • Francesca Lichtenberger & Sabeeh Mirza, Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission Members

  • Atman Jahagirdar, Website Developer

  • Saketh Budideti & Kedar Simhadri, Hornet Mentor Connections Organizer

Read more about the leadership and creativity of students who created Camp Venom through the district’s Community Ed program.