2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients
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Landon Renli of Canton, is the recipient of a $2,000.00 Minnehaha Sertoma Club Scholarship from the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. Landon plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Speech and Communications Disorders and go on to get his doctorate in Audiology. Landon participated in baseball, basketball, football, quiz bowl, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, SADD, student council, student mentor and was awarded Scholastic Honoree for three years. In the summer, he worked on his family farm, for the City of Canton Summer Youth program, for the Lincoln County Conservation District by planting and caring for trees. He also volunteered for Therapy Dogs International where he trained and certified dogs to visit and bring comfort to patients in the Veteran Affairs, community hospitals, and nursing homes.
Nick Hanson of Mitchell, was awarded a $1,500.00 Sunrise-Sertoma Kevin Roth Scholarship by the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. Nick plans to attend the University of South Dakota majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Operational Analytics. Nick is active in soccer, Vice President of Pen Pals, coaches high school intramural basketball, volleyball, and dodgeball. He is also on the Honor Roll and involved with the National Honor Society. He is an active member in his community by volunteering at church, Salvation Army, Good Will, Tanta House, and snow removal for elderly neighbors. He has worked for the City of Mitchell Corn Palace as a concession stand worker, South Dakota Soccer Association as a referee, a bank teller and at cell phone repair.
Genevieve Catrett of Montrose, is the recipient of a $1,500.00 South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation scholarship. Genevieve plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls majoring in Social Work. Genevieve is active in choir, band, one act plays, Teens Against Tobacco Use, and was Vice President of her class. She worked at Good Samaritan Society nursing home as a dietary aide and has volunteered tutoring elementary students.
Jason Mills of Brandon, was awarded a $1,500.00 Scholarship from the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. Jason plans to attend the University of South Dakota majoring in Business with a minor in Criminal Justice. Jason was a member of the high school powerlifting team four years. He is currently a Sergeant in the Sioux Falls Police Explorers which has allowed him to have exposure to police work and volunteer events like Cinco De Mayo, Hot Harley Nights, and various Sioux Falls parades. Jason works at the Brandon Taco Johns as a crew leader.
Bailey Schlotterbeck of Watertown, is the recipient of a $1,500.00 scholarship from the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. Bailey plans to attend Lake Area Technology Institute majoring in Agricultural Education and then to South Dakota State University for teaching. Bailey is active in yearbook, all state choir, school plays, track, volleyball, cheer, and student council. She is very active in 4-H club, receiving many animal showmanship awards. Bailey has been involved with the Humane Society, Future Farmers of America, and Salvation Army Angel Tree. She has served ice cream to the elderly, organized food drives for the PAC program, donated money she won from the SD Crop Improvement Association to the Codington County 4-H and FFA, and has started and sponsored the County Schlotterbeck Ag Award.
Catherine Foy of Sioux Falls was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship from the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. Catherine plans to attend Augie Access majoring in Deaf Education or History. Catherine is a member of Student Against Destructive Decisions, Kids Against Hunger, and Civil Air Patrol doing search and rescue missions. At school, she participated in several talent shows and was a member of the homecoming royalty. Catherine won the South Dakota Optimist Club Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the South Dakota Miss Amazing Teen Pageant. Catherine works at Walgreens.
Tate Perry of Bancroft, is the recipient of a $1,000.00 Scholarship from the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. Tate plans to attend Lake Area Technical Institute majoring in Automotive Technology. Tate is active in church, choir, football, wrestling, Future Farmers of America and 4-H. He also helped plant flowers in the park to clean up the community. Tate has worked on the family farm, in construction, and as a farm hand for a local farmer.
McKenzie Morehead of Cavour, was awarded a $1,000.00 Scholarship from the South Dakota School for the Deaf Foundation. McKenzie plans to attend Mitchell Technical Institute will enroll in Human Services Technician program. McKenzie has been involved with basketball, drama club, choir and volleyball. She served as the volleyball manager and was a member of the Iroquois Peer Assistant team. McKenzie works at Burger King in Huron.
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