2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

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Brennan Witt Brennan Witt of Custer was awarded the Minnehaha Sertoma Club $2,000 scholarship. Brennan plans to attend North Dakota State University. Brennan has not decided on a major, but wants to pursue a career that will make a positive impact in others' lives. Brennan has participated in service trips to Denver, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. He has been active in school, church, and community volunteering at the local food bank, Outlaw Ranch church camp, Custer Youth House, in addition to excelling in basketball, cross country, and track.


Michael Janecek Michael Janecek of Sioux Falls was awarded the Kevin Roth $2,000 scholarship. Michael plans to attend Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Michael has aspirations of becoming a physical therapist to support both deaf and hearing athletes with the goal of combining the two cultures to become one. Michael has participated in football, wrestling, basketball, and softball. Michael volunteered at the Deaf Club in Sioux Falls and worked for Communication Services for the Deaf lawn and snow removal services.


Jordan Thull Jordan Thull, of Oldham, was awarded a $1,000 SDSD Foundation scholarship. Jordan plans to attend Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown this fall majoring in Agri-Business. Jordan has been very active volunteering at various church and community events. Jordan's achievements include Honor Roll, class president, Top Math student two years in a row, Youth snowmobiler of the Year, and All State football Academic Recipient his senior year. Jordan was active in basketball and football, jazz, pep, and marching band, choir, National Honor Society, and FFA.


Alyssa Bogue Alyssa Bogue, of Beresford, was awarded a $1,000 SDSD Foundation scholarship. Alyssa plans to attend the University of South Dakota to pursue a double major in special education and elementary education. Alyssa knows from experience how a teacher can make a difference. Alyssa was involved in many school and community activities such as National Honor Society, FFA, Lincoln County Livestock 4-H Club and Junior Leaders. She volunteered at church, mentored elementary students, and delivered Meals on Wheels. Alyssa also participated in track, volleyball, concert and marching band, and choir.


Kieran Crain Kieran Crain, of Watertown, was awarded a $1,000 SDSD Foundation scholarship. Kieran plans to attend Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown this fall majoring in Automotive Tech. Kieran made the Honor Roll every year of high school, achieved several awards in his Scout Troop including Eagle Scout, Historic Trails, and Board Sailing award. Kieran participated in concert and symphonic band and participated in Teens Against Tobacco & Alcohol. His community service activities include the Watertown Banquet, Zoo Crew Summers, Memorial Day Service Honor Guard, Karing Kapers, Troop Pancake Feed, and NRA Youth Day. Kieran was also active in his church CCD group and works for the Watertown Hy-Vee store.


Madison Tinklenberg Madison Tinklenberg, of Tea, was awarded a $1,000 SDSD Foundation Scholarship. Madison plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls to pursue a career centered on psychology and sociology. Her goal is to help people be healthier mentally, resulting in better physical health. Madison participated in her church youth group, school play, and choir. She worked on the school yearbook, volunteered at the Humane Society/Second Chance, served Thanksgiving dinner at the Banquet, and assists with the children's ministry for preschoolers at church.


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