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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology took home a number of honors recently at the ASME Student Professional Development Conference in Madison, Wis. Jerry Farke, a senior from Armour, placed second in the presentation for his senior design project developing a hybrid rocket. Zachary Scheuffele, a senior from Wagner, received a scholarship at the conference.
Ethan Middle School has announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the current academic year. GOLD HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Caleb Brouwer, Kailey Feiner, Tia Schmidt, Katelyn Wittstruck. Seventh Grade: Alexandra Feiner, Callie Hohn, Sophie Scott. Sixth Grade: Jessica Bartscher, Zachary Clauson, Matthew Freeman, Regan Gerlach, Jenna Grosdidier, Brady Hawkins, Shawntel Hohn, Maddie Miiller, Skyler Muilenburg, Jada Plastow, Erica Storm, Rebecca Weber. SILVER HONOR ROLL Eighth Grade: Cody Brouwer, Jessica Endres, Jonathon Freeman, Colton Neugebauer, Derek Storm, Katelyn Warren. Seven
Robert Thompson, Howard, received his master of science in nursing on May 3, from the University of Mary, at the Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, N.D. The University of Mary awarded 411 bachelor's degrees, 457 master's degrees and 32 doctoral degrees.
The University of South Dakota has announced the recipients of scholarships for incoming students. These area students were awarded scholarships: Colome: Jacob Worden, Coyote Commitment Promise. Corsica: Allen Muilenburg, Coyote Commitment Achievement Scholarship; Kade Rexwinkel, Coyote Commitment Leadership Scholarship, Youth Business Adventure, Award of Excellence. Gregory: Desiree Stephen, Coyote Commitment Distinction Scholarship; Youth Business Adventure; USD Valedictorian Scholarship. Menno: Tyrell Bertsch, Coyote Commitment Achievement Scholarship; Matthew Preszler, Coyote Commitme
Natalie Schnabel and Luke Mushitz announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Christi Schnabel, Emery; and Keith and Cindy Mushitz, Geddes. Natalie is a 2010 graduate of Emery High School and graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in December 2013 with a bachelor of science in biology and a minor in chemistry. She will attend the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine beginning in July. Luke graduated from Dakota Christian High School in 2008 and from SDSU in May 2012 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Amanda DeJong and Tyler Leighton announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dennis and Blanche DeJong, Avon; and Joe and Julie Walter, Howard; and Brian and Kelli Leighton, Madison. Amanda is a 2011 graduate of South Dakota State University. She is a real estate appraiser for Farm Credit Services of America. Tyler is a 2007 graduate of SDSU and is a crop insurance specialist with Farm Credit Services of America. A July 19 wedding is planned in Mitchell.
SALEM -- Harley and Connie Wubben, Salem, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Tate Edward Hayford, son of Dale and Sydni Hayford, Spearfish. Jennifer works for South Dakota Social Services in Deadwood. Tate is an animal control officer for the city of Spearfish. A June 7 wedding is planned.
The following list includes the year the auditorium was built or last renovated and the number of seats for each of the schools in the Eastern South Dakota Conference. Year Seats Aberdeen 2004 720 Brandon Valley 1999 800 Brookings 2011 525 Harrisburg 2009 710 Huron 2009 880 Mitchell 1962 608 Pierre 1984 1,000 Watertown 1962 950 Yankton 1995 974
For the 15th consecutive year at Mitchell Technical Institute, the school has awarded its Spirit of MTI award. Selected by the faculty of MTI, the award recognizes one student graduating from each program.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Parkston CITY AIRPORT WINS STATE AWARD: The Parkston Municipal Airport won the award for Best Maintained Small General Aviation Airport in the state at the recent South Dakota Airports Conference in Spearfish. Brenda Huether, the city's finance officer and airport manager, said the conference was eye-opening and a good learning experience in her first trip to the event.