MITCHELL — Dakota Wesleyan University welcomed 61 high school seniors from the region to campus last month for the DWU Scholarship Days and awarded scholarships.

Students with outstanding academic records, leadership potential and a commitment to service were invited to campus Feb. 2 and Feb. 16 to meet with faculty, staff and students, and further investigate the opportunities DWU has to offer academically and cocurricularly.

Trent Kingsbury of Letcher received the John Wesley Scholarship. To qualify for a John Wesley scholarship, students must have at least a 3.7 GPA and a 27/1210 ACT/SAT score. The award is for $13,000 to $14,750, and is renewable for up to 10 semesters if the student remains in good standing.

The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. A total of 733 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students that achieved a 4.0 GPA are recognized with an asterisk (*).

Included on the dean’s list were: *Tayla Weber of Woonsocket and Logun Feistner of Letcher.

The Letcher American Legion Auxiliary hosted their annual appreciation supper for the Letcher volunteer firemen and EMTs and their families. About 30 people attended this year, with many from out of town. The Auxiliary furnished the supper, and lots of good food was shared.  Karen Hoffman and Pat Nelson gave a couple of readings, and then the firemen and spouses were divided into two groups to play games. A good time was had by all.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.