If you have been to any of our school’s choir concerts, track meets, or basketball games, you might have met senior Elijah Rogge. He has participated in many extracurricular activities while getting good grades.
“During the pandemic, I look back, and I am like, how did I do all of that? But I think part of it is, when you enjoy all the things you’re doing, it doesn’t seem as chaotic,” Rogge said.
Rogge won a SportsHopes Community Service Award. SportsHopes is a non-profit organization based in Castro Valley aiming to help athletes transit from high school to college.
Rogge started track when he was in third grade, and ran throughout his elementary school years. He also participated in track and field in middle school and throughout high school.
“About track, what I enjoy is when I’m running, it feels liberating,” he explained.
He volunteered as a coach for Cathoic Youth Organization’s track and field and basketball youth programs and played basketball for CVHS in his first two years of high school.
“I was just trying to help kids and give them some knowledge that I’ve had over the years,” said Rogge.
He served as a junior counselor for the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District summer youth camps for the last three summers. His main responsibility is to take care of the children and track them doing their activities.
Besides sport, Rogge also sings with the A Capella choir, and his favorite concert is the 2020 Pops Concert, Mixtape 4 U.
“It was some of the last good memories I had before the pandemic hit,” he said.
After high school, Rogge wants to attend law school in a four year university for a bachelor’s degree in civil rights or criminal justice.