SC/W FFA finished spring invitational CDEs strong with trips to Little I in Brookings, Groton CDEs, and Lennox CDEs.
Many teams, including Agronomy, Meats, and Ag Business Management continued to rank in the top four at their respective events.
As April comes to a close, the FFA chapter will travel to Brookings this weekend to take part in the 89th SD FFA State Convention.  While there, 41 members will compete for the chance to go to Nationals, Ty Ziebart will interview for Star in Agricultural placement, and Garrett Dean, Colton Hotchkiss, Aaron Linke, Kyla Morgan, Trevor Olson, Shaun Snedeker and Ty Ziebart will receive their State Degrees. Furthermore, Aaron Linke will be representing SC/W as he interviews for the opportunity to serve as a 2017-2018 SD FFA State Officer.

…To read the results and see pictures of the Meat and Ag teams, pick up this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Each year, Central Electric Cooperative awards three $1,000 academic scholarships to local students.
Bailey Moody of Letcher is the recipient of the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Scholarship. Bailey is the daughter of Perry and Tracy Moody. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary and special education with a minor in reading at Dakota State University.
Karley Litterick and Aaron Linke were selected as this year’s winners of the Jay Headley Memorial Scholarships. Karley is the daughter of Steven and Holly Litterick of Howard. She plans to attend South Dakota State University for agricultural education, communication and leadership with an ag education specialization. Aaron is the son of Henry and Paula Linke of Woonsocket. Aaron plans to attend South Dakota State University for agronomy and ag science and participate in other ag-related activities while there.
The scholarships are funded by Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck, N.D., and the family of the late Jay Headley of White Lake.
Central Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative and provides electric power to Aurora, Brule, Buffalo, Davison, Hanson, Jerauld, Miner and Sanborn counties in South Dakota. Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives are dedicated to building our communities and improving our way of life.

MITCHELL – Approximately 200 students from Corsica-Stickney, Ethan, Kimball, Mitchell Christian, Mount Vernon, Plankinton, Sanborn Central, White Lake and Woonsocket attended the 22nd annual Custer Battlefield Highway Academic Festival at Dakota Wesleyan University Wednesday, April 5.
Nathan Linke of Woonsocket placed first in American History, and Koby Larson and Trent Kingsbury of Sanborn Central placed third and sixth, respectively.
In Biology, Woonsocket students Bailey Schmidt and Callie Bezpaletz placed first and sixth, respectively.
Katie Schmit of Sanborn Central placed sixth in Algebra I.
In Algebra II, Madi Moody of Sanborn Cenral placed fourth, and Aaron Linke of Woonsocket placed fifth.
Myah Selland placed fourth in American Government.
Kayla Olson of Sanborn Central placed fourth in Chemistry.
Sanborn Central student Sarah Morgan placed sixth in Geometry.
Byron Jessen, also of Sanborn Central, placed fourth in Literature IV and second in Physical Science.
Trent Kingsbury placed sixth in Physics.
In Advanced Senior Math, Myah Selland placed second and Nathan Linke placed fourth.
Koby Larson placed fourth in World Geography.
Each school can enter two students in each academic area’s test. Points are awarded to schools with students placing first through sixth in the competition. Four students from each school may enter the Quiz Bowl portion of the competition. When students answer a question correctly, they receive points; the school with the most points at the end of the competition wins.
Scholarships to attend DWU were awarded to winners who are juniors who rank first, second and third in qualifying competitions. Students can earn a $1,000 award with a first-place win and $500 if they are second and $250 if they place third.