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The Build Dakota Scholarship is a highly competitive full-ride scholarship offered to the best and the brightest students attending a South Dakota technical institution and entering a high-need workforce area. The scholarship pays for not only tuition, but also fees, books, tools, laptops and any other requirements for the program equaling a possibility of $24,000. 

According to the Build Dakota Scholarship website, “In the first five years, a projected 300 scholarships will be awarded annually. Beyond the first five years, the endowment will support approximately 50 full-ride scholarships.” 

This year, one of the recipients of the Build Dakota Scholarship is Kadin Schlenker, a 2019 graduate of Woonsocket High School. Schlenker plans to attend Mitchell Technical Institute in the fall. 

…See a photo in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

On Sunday, May 19, the Letcher Summer Youth Program hosted the Play Ball! Minnesota baseball clinic at the Woonsocket School Gym. The clinic was supposed to be at the Letcher baseball diamond, but with the weather being so difficult, it had to be moved indoors. 

Three clinic facilitators affiliated with the Minnesota Twins provided guidance and expertise for many of the county’s aspiring baseball and softball players. There were two groups of attendees. The first group was for boys and girls ages 6 to 9, and the second group was for boys and girls ages 10-13. Each group met and worked for about 90 minutes.

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

Savana Larson, Elsa Enfield and Emrie VonEye enjoy the fresh air and time together as they walk around the lake for the annual WEPC Walk-A-Thon.

The Woonsocket Elementary Parent Club (WEPC) has been conducting a walk-a-thon event every year since the organization was started approximately 15 years ago. The funds raised from the walk-a-thon help pay for the many things the WEPC helps fund every year, such as field trips for every elementary class, supplies for elementary teachers and supper for K-12 teachers and administration during parent-teacher conferences. They have also purchased open-face lockers and storage cabinets for every elementary room. They are currently working on raising funds to help pay for some large playground equipment.

…Read on and see another picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!