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Minnetonka Rotary Scholarship Awards for 2017

Lenny Newman with Matthew Burg of Chanhassen and Patty Acomb with Lee Lehman of Minnetonka.

Press Release May 31, 2017
.......The Minnetonka Rotary Presents Scholarships at Minnetonka and Hopkins High Schools. 

The awards ceremony for each high school were held in May. On May 10th at the Minnetonka High School Auditorium and on May 24th in the Hopkins High School Cafeteria, Awards and Scholarships were announced and presented. At the Minnetonka Awards Ceremony there were over 70 presentations, and at Hopkins there were 64 such presentations. Both of the presentations had proud parents and friends clapping and cheering as each award recipient was announced. 

At the Minnetonka Ceremony, Lenny Newman, of the Minnetonka Rotary awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Matthew Burg of Chanhassen. Matthew was excited about his presentation and plans to attending Georgia Tech in Atlanta to study Engineering.  Matthew has been playing football at MHS and is planning on playing hockey at Georgia Tech. 

Lenny Newman, President of the Minnetonka Rotary Foundation said, “It was exciting to see these busy young people coming forward on awards night.  The presentation ceremony was a big deal and it looked like over 150 people turned out to see these young people acknowledged, recognized and receiving Scholarships and Awards. We can’t fix everything for them, because it’s their lives, but we can help and enable them to succeed with our scholarship. The Minnetonka Rotary believes in ‘Building Responsible Youth’, and Matthew Burg was an excellent choice for us to invest in for the future.”

The Hopkins Scholarship Awards Program was held on May 24th with Patty Acomb, of the Minnetonka Rotary Foundation, there to present the $2,000 scholarship to Lee Lehman of Minnetonka.  Lee showed leadership skills in various organizations and played football for the Hopkins Royals and he plans to attend the University of Minnesota to study Psychology. 

Patty was excited about the event and the young people she observed. Patty went on to explain, “There was an air of expectancy with young eager students with the rest of their lives ahead of them.  These kids strike me as the best of the best by their achievements and leadership.  Although they didn’t look like the kids on the street, they dressed up to show us who they were and what they will become.  Over 250 people turned out to acknowledge these students and their awards and I was glad to be one of them.” 

Both Matthew and Lee did service projects at their churches and worked with young people.  The Minnetonka Rotary believes that Service Above Self and Building Responsible Youth are two core values that they like to promote. Our congratulations to Matthew and Lee for a job well done in service to others and we see a bright future for both of these young men.  

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