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Outstanding Student Award winners named

St. Edmond’s Oberg, Senior High’s Miller selected

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary has selected two students as its Outstanding Student Award winners for 2019.

This year’s winners are Jacquelyn Oberg, of St. Edmond, and Drake Miller, of Fort Dodge Senior High.

Presented to the top senior as voted on by the faculty and staff at each high school, the award is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership and character. Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship toward tuition and books to the school of their choice.

Jacquelyn Oberg, the daughter of Dan Oberg and Mary Oberg, is a member of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Student Council, vice president of the National Council of Youth Leadership Conference, and earned Academic All-State honors in volleyball and Academic All-District honors in basketball. She also lettered in volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis. Oberg has also participated in Gaelic Choir, Concert Choir, Show Choir and the high school musical. She has received many awards in both sports and music. In addition, Oberg has been active in her church and the community, including volunteering at the Holy Trinity food pantry and the Marian Home, landscaping at Snell-Crawford Park, and participating in the Respect for Life garage sale.

Oberg will be in the Honors Program at the University of Iowa this fall, majoring in biology, with plans to go on to medical or dental school.

Drake Miller, son of Matt and Staci Miller, is a member and officer of National Honor Society and has been recognized as and Academic All-State student. Miller has participated in football and baseball, serving as captain for both teams. He has been active in the church and community, including helping with the Christmas Giving Tree, cleaning ditches with Noon Sertoma, and helping with the after-school program Butler Elementary School. He was also active in a leadership class project to renovate the school’s Hall of Fame.

Miller plans to attend Grand View University, majoring in kinesiology.