2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

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Kristin Inman Kristin Inman of Pierre was awarded the Minnehaha Sertoma Club $2,000 scholarship. Kristin plans to attend Creighton University majoring in biology or biochemistry and minoring in music. Kristin has been a Student Senate officer, band drum major, Future Business Leaders of America participant, and Lady Governor’s tennis squad member. Kristin plays six instruments, is a two-year All State Band member, and was twice selected as a member of the Augustana Honor Band.


Jaden Kellogg Jaden Kellogg The Kevin Roth $2,000 scholarship was awarded to Jaden Kellogg of Miller who plans on attending Lake Area Technical Institute. Jaden plans to attend Lake Area Technical Institute working toward an associate's degree in Dental Assisting. Jaden aspires to become a dental hygienist. Jaden was active in band, choir, show choir, church, 4-H, basketball, volleyball, track, golf, and the school play.


Cierra Hauf Cierra Hauf was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the SDSD Foundation. Cierra plans to attend the University of South Dakota to pursue a four year dental hygienist degree. In high school, Cierra was a member of the choir and competitive cheer squad. She also supervised and assisted younger students with homework and activities at the local before and after care school program.


Shelby Johnson Shelby Johnson was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the SDSD Foundation. Shelby plans to attend South Dakota State University to pursue a four year degree in Graphic Design. Shelby also received awards for Honor Roll and National Honor Society. Her extracurricular activities included Book Club, cross country, track/field, Deaf Teens in Action, and Manga/Anime Club.


Cody Martinz Cody Martinz was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the SDSD Foundation. Cody plans to attend Jamestown College to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. In high school, he participated in basketball, lettered all four years, and was team captain senior year. Cody’s community activities include mission trips to Denver and New Orleans, youth group fundraisers, DARE program activities, and volunteering at youth basketball and volleyball events.


Dustin Schmidt Dustin Schmidt was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the SDSD Foundation. Dustin will attend Northern State University majoring in mathematics and chemistry and minoring in Music. Dustin has been involved in Special Olympics, Spanish Club, Band and Choir. He is also a member of a community-based show choir company called We Found Sound and is active in his church youth group.


Kale Smith Kale Smith was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the SDSD Foundation. Kale plans to attend South Dakota State University majoring in Physical Education and minoring in coaching cross country, track/field, and baseball. Kale participated in cross country, achieving MVP in track/field his freshman year and a long distance running award his junior year. He also participated in wrestling, baseball, SADD, and FFA. Kale was active in his church youth group and attended a Youth Gathering in New Orleans last summer.


Sierra Svatos Sierra Svatos of Lake Andes was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the SDSD Foundation. Sierra will attend Northeast Community College studying veterinarian technology and nursing. Sierra’s goal is to be a full time rancher/farmer. She was very active in her school and community participating in volleyball, basketball, track/field, softball, All State chorus four years, FCCLA, National Honors Society, student council and church activities. Sierra also volunteered many hours assisting with community projects.


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