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23 will graduate as Rotary Global Scholars

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Twenty-three students are set to graduate from Edina High School as Rotary Global Scholars.

The Rotary Global Scholars program, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edina and the Edina Education Fund, was designed to help students develop global competency skills, prepare for a global career, develop understanding of world issues and learn to apply academic content to solve social and global issues.

To be a Rotary Global Scholar, a student must take coursework above and beyond graduation requirements, reach the highest level of a world language or already be fluent in a language other than English, be involved in activities of the Rotary Club of Edina, collaborate globally through travel or virtual experiences and complete a capstone course.

Last year was the first year of the program, with seven students earning the Rotary Global Scholar designation. Twenty-three are set to graduate this year and another 44 in 2023.

This year’s graduating Rotary Global Scholars and the countries they focused on in their capstone projects are:

  • Lucy Berke, France
  • Kate Brown, Bolivia
  • Ella Brown, Haiti
  • Nadia Choi, Korea
  • Lauren Ebert, Germany
  • Francesca Elia, Philippines
  • Oliver Engstrom, Vietnam
  • Sarah Hogan, India
  • Ziyan Ishani, Tanzania
  • Eleanor Karthaus, Indonesia
  • Norah Kennedy, China
  • Catalina Madrinan, Colombia
  • Peter Mans, Norway
  • Ana Martinez, Latin America
  • Sarah Mashaal, Singapore
  • Owen Sullivan, Philippines
  • Eloise Sundal, Germany and France
  • Benjamin Thym, Germany
  • Julian Thym, Germany
  • Oliva Tran, South Korea
  • Margaret Van Someren, New Zealand
  • Izzy Wagener, Mexico
  • Ella Zawoyski, Philippines