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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.

Lexie Larsen

Lexie Larsen

September 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018

School
Lake Preston (605-847-4455)
GPA
4.000
Activities
9-12 Student Activities listed below: Band, Chorus, Comp Cheer, Track and Field, GBB, VB, Marching Band, Show Choir, FFA, Oral Interp, Sideline Cheer, Student Council Rep, Senior Class President, President of National Honor Society, Blue and Gold school newspaper writer Accomplishments below: Multiple top student awards in many of her HS classes, Citizenship Award winner, Girls State attendee, Multiple honor accomplishments throughout her HS career Sports below: Most improved in VB, Best Defensive player last year in GBB, Most Inspirational in VB, Go-Getter in Cheer, Diver Award in GBB Volunteerism below: Lutheran Youth Organization member, teaches Sunday School to pre-school, works at Maynard's grocery store and Arlington Nursing home, helps out on family farm, babysitting

Lexie Larsen is from Lake Preston, SD, located within Kingsbury Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Abby Dethlefsen

September 16, 2018 - September 22, 2018

School
Corsica-Stickney High School (6057702979)
GPA
4.000
Activities
Volleyball-participant four years, basketball-one year participant, track and field-participant four years, student council- four year participant positions include secretary, president, treasurer, FCCLA-3 year participant, National Honor Society-2 year participant secretary, 4-H- 9 year participant and current president for Stickney chapter, Farmer's Union-junior advisor council, and server for St. Mary's Catholic church in Stickney for nine years.

Abby Dethlefsen is from Stickney, SD, located within Central Electric Cooperative Association, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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FAITH TYLER

September 9, 2018 - September 15, 2018

School
Wagner (605-384-5426)
GPA
4.000
Activities
Volleyball- LMVC all tournament 2016 & 2017, SESD All-tournament 2016& 2017, Class A All- State 2nd Team 2017, Team MVP 2017, Basketball, Track (State Qualifier 2016 &2018), Student Council, FCA

FAITH TYLER is from Wagner, SD, located within Charles Mix Electric Association, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Kim Weber

September 2, 2018 - September 8, 2018

School
Parkston High School (6059283368)
GPA
4.000
Activities
Band, Choir, National Honor Society, Volleyball, Outstanding Freshman Science Student, Outstanding First Year Choir Member, Perfect Attendance, All State Chorus, Outstanding Sophomore Science Student Girls State, FCA

Kim Weber is from Parkston, SD, located within Southeastern Electric Coop, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Gracelyn Fast

May 6, 2018 - May 12, 2018

School
James Valley Christian School
GPA
4.000
Activities
Student Body President Student Council Cheerleading Captain Band-letter winner Yearbook team member Cross Country Team Manager Plays piano for church praise team JVC Student Ministries Active in church youth group tutoring elementary students

Gracelyn Fast is from Iroquois, SD, located within Dakota Energy Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Lincoln Turman

April 29, 2018 - May 5, 2018

School
T.F. Riggs High School
GPA
3.900
Activities
NHS, Cross Country, Wrestling, Student Senate, NHS, Student Body Vice President

Lincoln Turman is from Pierre, SD, located within Oahe Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Jett Skrien

April 15, 2018 - April 21, 2018

School
Marshall High School
GPA
4.210
Activities
Jett has participated in marching band, BPA (business professionals of America) and Link Crew (9th grade and new student mentor program). Jeff also has his own successful business performing magic

Jett Skrien is from Marshall, MN, located within Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Elsie Aslesen

April 8, 2018 - April 14, 2018

School
Elk Point-Jefferson
GPA
3.940
Activities
I have been involved in basketball through both my school and AAU team, track and field, National Honors Society, Student Council, Natural Helpers, and Freshman Mentors. I have also been involved in band, vocal, and volleyball throughout the course of my high school career. I have also taken many dual credit classes and will finish my high school career with twenty-three college credits. I have taken US History, Film Appreciation, and Speech 101, and I am currently taking AP Biology and Composition 1. Next semester, I plan on continuing AP Biology and taking dual credit Literature.

Elsie Aslesen is from Elk Point, SD, located within Union County Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Alexander Palecek

April 1, 2018 - April 7, 2018

School
Yankton High School
GPA
4.100
Activities
Science Olympiad, Math Team, National Honor Society, Student Council, Youth Group, Conference Council on Youth Ministries: Dakotas, Boy Scouts, Recycling Club, Choir, Debate

Alexander Palecek is from Yankton, SD, located within Clay-Union Electric Corporation, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.