Eagan High School students Eva Erickson, Noah Maddio, and Erica Broeker were recognized for their exemplary academic and community work, and the character qualities of honesty and concern for others.
Evaluated by high school counselors and teachers, one student each month this spring is identified for this honor.
The Rotary Four-Way Test emphasizes honestly, consideration of others, and giving for the good of the community. This recognition to students has been given during the school year for the past 14 years.
“I am pleased to recognize these students who have shown strength of character and kindness that will guide them into all their future relationships,” said Steve Conlin, Realtor with Edina Realty and chair of Student of the Month committee for the past five years. “These students have benefited the Eagan community and I expect they will be an asset to any community they settle into in the future.”
For March, Erickson was identified as a student of outstanding character based on her volunteer work providing summer gym classes to students with disabilities. Additionally, she teaches middle school students to avoid the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Erickson has maintained a high GPA achieving a scholar of distinction status and was yearly placed on the Honor Roll while studying Advanced Placement classes in the sciences and a range of courses offered at on college campuses. She won awards in cross country and hockey competitions. Erickson gained employment in hockey officiating and in flower merchandising. She will attend Georgia Institute of Technology and major in physics and minor in computer science and Spanish.
The April Student of the Month is Maddio who volunteers as a LINK leader, Ambassador and Peer Tutor for Eagan High School. He is serious about this role to welcome freshman students the school. He has excelled in his AP courses in biology, calculus and history and was part of the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics since seventh grade in which he was taught advanced mathematics.
Outside of school activities Maddio was studying violin for 14 years, 10 of which were with the Minnesota Youth Symphony. During high school he was employed as a retail store cashier, peer tutor, summer groundskeeper and rink attendant. His college plans include attending Drake University or University of Wisconsin Madison to major in actuarial science.
Broeker is the Student of the Month for May and active in the Rotary sponsored Interact Club at Eagan High School to promote volunteer activities.
She also volunteers at the horse rescue program in Hastings, This Old Horse. Broeker has been a member of the National Honor Society each year of high school. Her community activities include the girls Robotic Team, conducting STEM activities for students with disabilities at Pacer Center and Dakota County Foster Group. She has been involved with jazz, concert and marching band throughout high school. Broeker’s college plans include studying biomedical engineering at Boston University.
Rotary of Eagan was founded in 1987 and is affiliated with Rotary International. The club has 74 members and Russ Zellmer, president of Langer Construction, is the current president. The Rotary motto is “Service above Self” and guided by the Rotary Four-Way Test. Meetings are Wednesdays at noon at the Lost Spur Golf Club in Eagan. See eaganrotary.org and Facebook.