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Winners

View the current list of winners for this year’s Scholar of the Week program. The Scholar of the Week program is a partnership between KSFY Television and your local Touchstone Energy Cooperatives that honors the region’s accomplished high school students. Each weekly winner receives a cash award from their local Touchstone Energy Cooperative and is featured on KSFY. All winners are also eligible to receive one of the three scholarships that are given away at the annual Scholar of the Year banquet. Nominations for the weekly awards are submitted by area school principals and faculty, whose selections were based on excellence in the classroom and service in the community.

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Antonia Block

February 24, 2019 - March 2, 2019

School
Wilmot (605-938-4647)
GPA
4.000
Activities
Band 8 years (Drum Major, Student Director), Chorus 8 years (All State Chorus 4 Years), Oral Interp 4 years (State Qualifier 2016), FCA 3 years, St. Peter's Guitar Group 3 years, Presidents Award for Education EXcellence, John PHillips Souza Music Award, WHS top ranked student since her freshmen year, Student of the Month Junior Year.

Antonia Block is from Wilmot, SD, located within Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Codi Schmidt

February 10, 2019 - February 16, 2019

School
De Smet High School (605-854-3423)
GPA
4.220
Activities
-Member of FCCLA freshman year (Received Gold at FCCLA Nationals) -Member of National Honor Society since sophomore year -Class President sophomore year -Student Council Representative junior year -Student Council President senior year -Character on Track senior year -Participated in Math Contest all 4 years of high school -Academic Honor Roll -Academic All-State -Received Superiors at piano festivals -2018 Homecoming Queen -Selected Champion of Character -Member of Cross Country and Basketball teams

Codi Schmidt is from De Smet, SD, located within Kingsbury Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Janae Kolden

February 3, 2019 - February 9, 2019

School
Clark High School (6055323605)
GPA
3.950
Activities
Janae is involved in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), FFA, National Honor Society, Basketball, Volleyball, Track. She is a chapter President in FCCLA, and a chapter President in NHS and a chapter Treasurer in FFA. She is a starter on the athletic teams. Janae shows real leadership and has been a student that organizations can count on, especially in a small school. Janae has done much volunteering in the community and elementary schools Janae does well in classes and is taking 3 dual credit classes this first semester of her senior year.

Janae Kolden is from Vienna, SD, located within Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Jarret Haven

January 27, 2019 - February 2, 2019

School
Northwestern Area School District (605-887-3467)
GPA
4.000
Activities
4 years--Cross Country, Basketball, Track-4 years Academic All-State all sports; FBLA 7th place nationally-Agribusiness, 18 time state place winner; FFA, District Officer, 3 time grand champion goat showman, 2 time medal winner livestock judging; FCA, 2 years team leader; 4-H, 5 time grand champion goat showman, 3rd place overall breeding goat at sweet 16 showdown, pin holder in goat, cattle, dog, wood science, plant science, crops and weeds; National Honor Society; Student body president.

Jarret Haven is from Brentford, SD, located within Northern Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Maggie Huizenga

January 20, 2019 - January 26, 2019

School
Platte-Geddes High School ((605) 337-3391)
GPA
4.000
Activities
Activities / Accomplishments throughout High School: • Been involved in cheer, volleyball, track, choir, band, boys basketball stats, FFA, FCA, and our local youth group • Inducted into National Honor Society • Received Sophomore and Junior Scholarship for being top of my class • Team captain of the volleyball team • Made it to Honor Choir six years in a row • Been working at our local grocery store since freshman year and have been a lifeguard the past two years • Have kept a 4.0 GPA • Taking dual credit courses (personal finance, college algebra, speech, psychology) to get a head start on generals in college Community Service: • Played and talked with disabled children at the St. Jude’s Disabled Children’s Hospital • Fed the homeless at a soup kitchen in Sioux Falls • Helped with our local Kid’s Shopping Day, taking kids around town helping them buy things for their parents • Donate blood at every school blood drive • Helped at Vacation Bible School every summer • Apart of our school’s PALS program • Read scripture in church, sing at our church Christmas program

Maggie Huizenga is from Platte, SD, located within Charles Mix Electric Association, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Kassidy Clark

January 13, 2019 - January 19, 2019

School
Corsica-Stickney High School (16059465475)
GPA
4.000
Activities
basketball-4 year participant, volleyball- caption senior year and 4 year participant, yearbook-4 year participant, FCCLA- four year participant and secretary of chapter, one-act play-4 year participant, all-school play-4 year participant, 4-H- 8 year participant,student council- 6 year participant and 6 years being vice president of class, and national honor society- 2 year participant and vice president senior year

Kassidy Clark is from Stickney, SD, located within Central Electric Cooperative Association, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Sydney Tlam

January 6, 2019 - January 12, 2019

School
Mount Vernon (605-236-5237)
GPA
3.870
Activities
• 4 years basketball • 4 years volleyball • 4 years golf • Girls state participant-city auditor • HOBY participant • Citizen Washington Focus trip participant • 4-H member • FFA member • Teen Leadership Conference participant • 2 years student council class rep- fresh, soph • 2 years class president- junior, senior •

Sydney Tlam is from Mount Vernon, SD, located within Central Electric Cooperative Association, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Allison Young

December 9, 2018 - December 15, 2018

School
Sioux Falls Christian High School (6053341422)
GPA
4.040
Activities
- High School soccer - team set school wins record and advanced to second round of play-offs for the first time in school history; 2-year varsity captain; 4-year varsity letter; All-State Soccer Team - Club soccer member; represented the Dakotas for three years that set SD record for winning two games at Regionals; also part of Midwestern Regional League - Has played piano since first grade; three-time Piano Festival participant - Member of school's HOSA (Health Occupations Student Association) chapter; received 4th and 6th place at state HOSA conference in Health Education and Sports Medicine - Youth Group participant and member of leadership team; Bible Study member - Collision Ministries participant - Mentor for elementary and MS students, as well as younger soccer players - Tutor for various work sessions and ACT prep sessions - Works part-time at B and G Milkyway and Eyesite - Volunteered at Avera approximately four hours per week over the last two summers; worked in same-day surgery area and reception, as well as in ambulatory where she prepared pre-op rooms for patients and prepared surgery bags - Works in the nursery along with various outreaches with her church (ex. Banquet, Kids Against Hunger, Something to Eat. etc.) - Coaches a kids soccer team - High Honor Roll every semester of high school - 2-year letter in track - Obtained Academic letter Two-time student of the month Inducted into the National Forensic League

Allison Young is from Sioux Falls, SD, located within Southeastern Electric Coop, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.