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. 

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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.

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As an incentive for the students to read during the school year, Mrs. Lieber, Woonsocket librarian, informed the kids that Mr. Lieber and Mr. Bruce, teachers at the school, graciously volunteered to be duct taped to a wall in the gym. Each student earned duct tape with each Accelerated Reader test they passed. Therefore, the more the students read, the more duct tape they earned, and thus, the more they got to use to “torture” a teacher. Some students earned several yards of tape, and others earned little to none, but the whole thing was enjoyed by all.

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