Neidig and Hood receive Lamar Award Posted in: Sports Elgin class of 2021 student athletes Jordan Hood and Emma Neidig were recently awarded the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award of Excellence award. Hood and Neidig now take their next steps into the collegiate ranks. Neidig will attend Stanford University, and Hood will continue his education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. “Born and raised in Elgin, I have bled purple all my life starting from wearing my Elgin Little League jerseys,” Neidig said. “My years as a Wildcat continued the day I walked into the doors at Elgin High School and ended this past week as I walked across the stage, receiving my ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!