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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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Libby Bailey

January 7, 2018 - January 13, 2018

School
Bridgewater Emery
GPA
3.960
Activities
volleyball, basketball and football statistician, school play, band, NHS, student council, FCCLA

Libby Bailey is from Bridgewater, SD, located within Southeastern Electric Coop, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Baylee Enander

December 3, 2017 - December 9, 2017

School
Hitchcock-Tulare School
GPA
4.072
Activities
Volleyball, Basketball, Track, FFA, Student Council, Mentor-Mentee Advisor, Football Statistician, FCCLA and member of the science quiz bowl team.

Baylee Enander is from Frankfort,, SD, located within Northern Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Olivia Christensen

November 26, 2017 - December 2, 2017

School
Lake Preston
GPA
4.000
Activities
Volleyball Oral Interpretation Competitive Cheerleading One Act Play Basketball Choir Sideline Football Cheer All School Musical Sideline Basketball Cheer Show Choir LYO Band Marching Band Jazz Band

Olivia Christensen is from Lake Preston, SD, located within Kingsbury Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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MIchael Sees

November 19, 2017 - November 25, 2017

School
Irene-Wakonda School
GPA
4.050
Activities
Extracurricular Activities: 1. Cross Country ? Ran varsity and lettered all three years of high school. 2. Track ? Lettered all three years of high school. 3. Baseball ? Played the summer of 9th and 10th year. 4. Bass All State Delegate 9th,11th, and 12th year. 5. Lettered in choir 9th and 11th year. 6. In 9th was an alternate for Tenor SD Jr. High Mixed Honor Chorus. 7. Sang in the 2017 Boys State Choir. 8. Performed in One Act 9th year. 9. Perfect attendance all three years. 10. Made A-Honor roll all three years 11. I-W Academic letter award all three years. 12. Became part of the IW Honor Society in 2017. 13. GPA 4.026, 28 ACT. 14. Went to 2017 Boys State, was an alderman in the city of Dallas. 15. US Senate Nominee both 11th and 12th years. 16. Nominated for Sophomore Leadership at USD. 17. Was a junior and senior class representative in student council. 18. Enjoy spending time reading at home. 19. Spends time working full-time at Broom Tree Retreat Center and Family Camp during the summer. Community: 1. Have spent 10 hours annually in the St. Agnes Sigel church cleaning and participating in soup kitchens. 2. Prepared and served meals at the Yankton banquet for those in need. 3. Spent 100+ hours mowing and maintaining the cemetery at St. Agnes Sigel.

MIchael Sees is from Irene, SD, located within Bon Homme-Yankton Electric Assn., a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Madisen Martinez

November 12, 2017 - November 18, 2017

School
Vermillion High School
GPA
4.000
Activities
National Honors Society Varsity Basketball Varsity Track and Field Student Council Random Acts of Kindness Students Against Destructive Decisions Hugh O'Brian (HOBY) Girls State

Madisen Martinez is from Vermillion, SD, located within Clay-Union Electric Corporation, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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Jill Donnelly

November 5, 2017 - November 11, 2017

School
Elk Point-Jefferson High School
GPA
4.000
Activities
Activities oral Interpretation, science fair, CCD, National Honors Society, student council, basketball, newspaper, high school rodeo, 4H rodeo, Youth Discipleship, Friends? Feast, Special Needs Rodeo

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

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Marco Walker

October 22, 2017 - October 28, 2017

School
Estelline School District
GPA
3.913
Activities
Student Council Treasurer, Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Oral Interpretation, Broadcast Technology

Marco Walker is from Estelline, SD, located within H-D Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.