Five area high school students won scholarships during CampEnterprise earlier this month.
Camp Enterprise, organized by the Rotary Club of Edina and Edina-Morningside Rotary Club, provides high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, business and the free enterprise system.
During the three-day autumn camp Nov. 2-4, presentations were made by business executives and entrepreneurs who shared their experiences with the students and answered questions about a variety of fields and interests. In addition, students participated in a series of customized teambuilding experiences. The students broke into teams and focused a majority of their time at camp on a business case study which culminated in team presentations. 
At the conclusion of camp and based on participation and leadership, five students were each awarded $1,000 scholarships. Scholarship winners were Emily Barten of Alexandria High School, Kaylynn Baumgard of Lakeville North High School, Willow Killion of Sibley Easy High School, Lillie Perez of Tartan Senior High School and Andew Piela of Edina High School.
About 90 students from the southern half of Minnesota and western Wisconsin participated in Camp Enterprise. Each student was sponsored by a Rotary Club. Fifteen mentors in business leadership were paired with counselors from area colleges. More than 80 volunteers from Rotary Clubs throughout the state worked together to coordinate the event. Camp Enterprise utilizes the facilities of True Friends Camp Courage in Maple Lake, Minnesota.
Camp Enterprise of Minnesota was established by the Rotary Club of Alexandria and taken over by the Rotary Club of Edina in 1980. When the Edina-Morningside Rotary Club was chartered in 1990, they became partners in the local project. There are approximately 25 such programs across the nation.