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Robbinsdale Area Schools seniors win Rose Rees Peace Awards

Robbinsdale Area Schools seniors win Rose Rees Peace Awards
Posted on 05/03/2017
Armstrong High School Senior Eli Kantt and Cooper High School Senior Sam Herman were among 25 exceptional high school seniors from across the state to be honored during the 82nd Annual Rose Rees Peace Awards on Wednesday, April 26.

The award commemorates Rose Rees, a past president of National Council of Jewish Women-Greater Minneapolis Section.  Rees’ passion for world peace was a guiding principle of National Council of Jewish Women, as well as at the World Affairs Council of Minneapolis, which she founded.

Eli, who is an active member of the orchestra at Armstrong and has taken several Advanced Placement (AP) courses at the school, said the award is “acknowledgement that we as a society still value the ability to broker peace instead of endless arguments.” He plans to attend the University of Minnesota and major in international relations and politics, as well as work with an organization like the United Nations.

Sam, who is involved with several musical groups at Cooper, in addition to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and National Honor Society, said, “Winning this award means that all of the work that I have put towards the causes that I deeply care about actually do make an impact on a greater level.” He plans to attend the University of Minnesota and major in chemical engineering, in preparation for medical school before traveling to developing countries “to help improve the health and safety of those that deeply need it.”

“We are very proud of Eli and Sam’s success,” said Robbinsdale Area Schools Supt. Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D. “This recognition is well-deserved, and we know that their hard work and desire to improve the world will serve them well in college and beyond.”