*Listed in reverse chronological order*
(May 2021 ● The Grinnell College Department of History and the Payne Fund)
An individual grant from the Payne Fund awarded to other select rising seniors who have earned recognition for their scholarly achievements.
Leonard M. Kurz ’75 Student Peace Award
(May 2021 ● Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Concentration; Grinnell College)
Through a generous gift from Leonard M. Kurz ‘75, this award was established in 2016 to help further campus and community awareness of issues related to peace and conflict studies and to support leadership efforts by students in these areas. This award includes a financial prize and is announced at Commencement to a third-year student or senior who has exemplified engagement with the field of peace and conflict studies both inside and outside the classroom.
Dean’s List at Grinnell College
Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2021
During High School
Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction
(May 2018 ● The Ruegg Family; Eastview Community Foundation)
“We purposely set this up to honor the good band students who maybe didn’t get as much recognition… We also wanted to recognize strong academics, but again honoring hard working students who weren’t always recognized as much as the absolute top-of-the class students” (Source).
Graduate with Highest Honors at Eastview High School
President’s Education Award at Eastview High School
STEM Scholar at Eastview High School
All State – Mock Trial
Mock Trial Captain at Eastview High School
(May 2017 – April 2018)
I was asked to step into the role as captain for the Eastview Mock Trial team during my senior year after being an attorney on the team for two previous years. As captain, I not only took time during practice to work with my own trial group, but also with younger attorneys and witnesses to help them succeed. That year, ‘varsity’ and ‘junior varsity’ groups from Eastview were paired against each other to go to the state mock trial competition. In 2018, I earned the Lighting Award for my team leadership as well as the Best Attorney award for the varsity group.
Band Department Student Assistant at Eastview High School
(August 2017 – June 2018)
Instead of taking a study hall during my senior year, I decided to work for the Band department during a class period throughout the year as their student assistant. I set up the whole program for success by cleaning instruments, making equipment more accessible, organizing and distributing music, and cleaning the classroom.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Honor Band – French Horn
Eastview Marching Band Service Team
(May 2017 – November 2017 ● Founding Member)
After being a member of the Eastview marching band from freshman through senior year of high school, I interviewed for an was selected to be a part of the inaugural marching band service team. Service Team was created to supplement section leaders in providing guiding figures for the 150-person band. Members went “above and beyond the call of duty” to perform non-glamourous, behind-the-scenes work to prepare the band for competitions. In addition to weekly meetings to discuss morale and boosting performance, one project I worked on was painting and building a 12-foot-tall, 36-feet-long house (The house can be seen during this video of the 2017 show, “The House on Summit Avenue”).
National Honor Society member with the Eastview High School Chapter
(May 2016 – May 2018)
At Eastview, “All 10th and 11th graders are invited to be candidates for NHS membership. The process consists of four parts, correlating with the four pillars of the national and EVHS organizations – Scholarship, Leadership, Character, & Service. All four parts are EQUALLY examined to determine if a candidate should be inducted into the Eastview Chapter of National Honor Society” (Source). Visit the Eastview NHS Website here; the membership application featured on the site is the same as the application I filled out in 2016 (as of June 2021).
Before High School
Bronze Award  and Silver Award 
(Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys)
The Girl Scouts’ Bronze and Silver Awards are the second and third highest honors a girl scout can achieve. For My bronze award project, my troop 53557 built a community garden around the peace pole at Thomas Lake Elementary School in Eagan, MN (Page 4). I received a letter from the Minnesota House of Representatives recognizing and thanking our troop for our hard work. For my Silver Award, I developed the ultimate “How to Camp Like A Girl Scout” Kit, with instructions, videos, and sample supplies to teach girls outdoor skills. I then donated the kits to the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.