August 2017

KAITLYN SWENSON smiles for the cameras and judge as she shows her calf during the County Achievement Days earlier this month. She received the award of Grand Champion Bucket Calf.

Results from the 2017 Sanborn County Achievement Days are in!
Earning Special Honors with a “Best of Show”: Clothing – Sutton Senska, Electrical – Lane Burkel, Food Preservation – Alexis Kelly, Foods & Nutrition – Bryce Larson and Aaron Linke, Home Environment – Ellie Evans, Horticulture – Nathan Linke, Miscellaneous – Dilyn Brooks and Lane Burkel, Photography – Dilyn Brooks and Lane Burkel, Visual Arts – Xavier Baysinger and Austin Schmit.

…To see the the rest of the results, along with many pictures from the event, get your copy of this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

MADISON – Dakota State University student Jessica (Schmit) Dawson, a mathematics education major from Artesian, will be student teaching during the 2017-2018 school year.
In the fall semester, Dawson will be teaching middle school math in the Madison School District; in the spring semester, she will be teaching high school math in the Howard School District.
To be accepted into the teacher education program, students must maintain a 2.6 cumulative grade point average and a 2.7 in their major. They must successfully pass the Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Test and the Praxis content exam in their area of preparation, and successfully complete all coursework and field experiences. Candidates work in multi-cultural settings, special education classrooms, regular education classrooms, and volunteer settings with K-12 children prior to acceptance into student teaching.
The majority of student teachers are placed in districts within a 60-mile radius of Madison.

The Sanborn County Food Pantry/Feeding South Dakota food giveaways will begin again on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Woonsocket Community Center.
After taking the summer off due to busy schedules, the committee decided to again provide the giveaways to Sanborn County residents throughout the fall and winter. There are no restrictions or requirements to meet in order to receive the food that is provided by Feeding South Dakota, which is an independent, non-profit organization whose main objective is to eliminate hunger in South Dakota.
The cost to Sanborn County is approximately eight cents per pound of food to get it shipped here, and all the food is donated by large corporations, such as Walmart and Smithfield Foods. The committee accepts financial donations to help defray the expense of shipping.
Volunteers are always needed on giveaway days. If you would like to participate, come to the Community Center at 3:30 p.m. to help unload the food, or come before 5 p.m. to help distribute the food or carry boxes for recipients.