Service above Self
As part of the recognition the Rotary Club presented its annual “Service Above Self” award to three seniors, one from each of the schools. The recipients were chosen by staff from their schools as the best representatives of the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.”
The recipient from New Ulm High School was Maya Sarkar, daughter of Gautam Sarkar and Linda Sarkar. The recipient from Cathedral was Jenessa Rothmeier, daughter of Pete and Sue Rothmeier. The recipient from MVL was Allison Grunke, daughter of Tim and Theresa Grunke of Fairfax.
Each recipient receives a $500 scholarship grant from the New Ulm Rotary Club.
The top 15 percent of the graduating classes from the three high schools are as follow:
Katherine Bauer, daughter of Thomas and Kim Bauer; Emma Berg, daughter of Paul and Brenda Berg; Karen Chen, daughter of Fu Chen and Wen Ying Zheng; Bergan Forst, daughter of Lynn and Susan Forst; Jessica Helget, daughter of Robert and Jaqueline Helget; Michaela Howk, daughter of Michael and Sheila Howk; Leah Innvaer, daughter of Stein and Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, Mya Kotten, daughter of Dan and Shari Kotten; Alexandra Mages, daughter of Bradley and Theresa Mages; Amber Nelson, daughter of Craig and Kathy Nelson; Joshua Petersen, son of Mark and Julie Petersen; Matthew Phifer, son of Noah and Bridget Phifer; Maya Sarkar, daughter of Gautam Sarkar and Linda Sarkar; Stephanie Smith, daughter of William and Connie Smith; Isaac Stein, son of Steven Stein and Lavon Regnier; Ethan Thomas, son of Kris Zetah and John Thomas; Mariah Vogel, daughter of Amos and Marianne Vogel; Emma Wenzel, daughter of John and Jill Wenzel; Taylor Weyhrauch, daughter of Garrett Weyhrauch and Jennie Anderson; and Hailey Weymann, daughter of Jeff and Becky Lux.
Cathedral High School
Ellie Dittrich, daughter of Dave and Patti Dittrich; Lexi Grathwohl, daughter of Norman and Lisa Grathwohl; Anna Mohr, daughter of Marty and Sandy Mohr; Jordan Reinhart, daughter of Steve and Pat Reinhart; Jenessa Rothmeier, daughter of Pete and Sue Rothmeier; Jack Schwartz, son of Mike and Michelle Schwartz, and Michael Skillings, son of Bob and Colleen Skillings.
Minnesota Valley Lutheran
Austin Cox, son of Randall and Rebbecca Cox; Silas Dose, son of Brian and Donna Dose; Jacob Grefe, son of Thomas and Mary Grefe; Karissa Nolte, daughter of Brent and Laura Nolte; Jared Otterstatter, son of Michael and Teresa Otterstatter; Thomas Pfingsten, son of Todd and Karen Pfingsten, and Sarah Stelljes, daughter of Ross and Laura Stelljes.