Strive at Eden Prairie High School is unique in that there is an individual mentor for each student. Rotarians like Kim meet with their mentees one Friday morning a month, and two lunches during the school year with year-end celebration.
“Every kid is just one caring adult away from being a success story”, says John Shipp, Strive founder.
On Thursday, February 18th, the Rotary Club welcomed Rick Getschow, the city manager of Eden Prairie. Eden Prairie has many new projects planned for the upcoming years. A lot of work is being done on local parks. Starring Lake is installing new playground equipment, and Round Lake is taking out one of the 4 baseball fields in order to increase parking space. Also, within the next couple of years, Eden Prairie will be putting 6 or 7 new city-entry monuments. In addition, Eden Prairie was recognized for its service to the population. In 2015, Eden Prairie won the Service Excellence Award for its exceptional plowing.
The scholarships, sponsored by The Larry Olson Memorial Fund, the Eden Prairie Law firm of Fafinski Mark & Johnson P.A. and the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary Club, will be presented at the EPHS Awards celebration on May 19. (left to right in photo-John Kohner, Eden Prairie Noon Rotarian and Eden Prairie School Board member; Kevin Jeter scholarship winner; Mike Thomas Eden Prairie Noon Rotarian; Julie Jia scholarship winner; Kenneth Han scholarship winner; Robert Fafinski of Fafinski Mark & Johnson P.A.; Mark Anderson EPHS teacher; Mark Allen of OPTUM.)