DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Wednesday, April 27th
• Happy Birthday to Margaret B.!
• Happy Birthday tomorrow to Brayden D.!
• Happy Birthday on Friday to Jocelyn G. & Ms. Stukel!
• Happy Birthday on Saturday to Kyler A.!
Lunch:  Big Daddy Pizza or Beef & Bean Burrito 
Quarrier Station:  Pork Fritter Sandwich, Sub or Salad

  • National Honor Society meeting for current members (seniors) over lunch TODAY in the Spanish Room.
  • NHS meeting for juniors on Monday over lunch in the Spanish Room
  • Yearbook sales are almost done for the year!  Please purchase your yearbook by Friday, April 29th for $65.  Forms are in the office or go online to purchase your 2015-2016 yearbook.
  • Students: Need a summer job? Job Opportunities are posted in the office window.
  • SENIORS: Rose order form is in the office. Roses are $4.00 each. DEADLINE TO ORDER AND PAY is May 9th.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • Spring Club Photos will be on Wednesday, May 4th during 3rd Block.
  • Be The Change Members – if you want to order a shirt – money ($6.00) needs to be turned in to Mrs. Ruesink soon.
  • Seniors – please note local scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching
    • FRIDAY – LG Everist Scholarship
  • Great Job to the golfers yesterday!
  • Good Luck to the track teams as they travel to Canton tomorrow – meet starts at 4pm.
  • **School is dismissed @ 1:30 today for teacher in-service.
  • No School Thursday or Friday.  Enjoy the break!
  • Quote and Daily Challenge Sponsored by DRHS Be the Change Team
    “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”—Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The Challenge for today is to share your truth with two friends or family members you love.  Let them know what they mean to you.

 

 

Tuesday, April 26th
• Happy Birthday to Carter G.!
Lunch:  Goulash or Grilled Chicken Sandwich 
Quarrier Station:  Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Sub or Salad

  • National Honor Society meeting for current members (seniors) over lunch TOMORROW in the Spanish Room.
  • A set of keys have been found, please claim in the office.
  • Yearbook sales are almost done for the year!  Please purchase your yearbook by Friday, April 29th for $65.  Forms are in the office or go online to purchase your 2015-2016 yearbook.
  • Students: Need a summer job? Job Opportunities are posted in the office window.
  • SENIORS: Rose order form is in the office. Roses are $4.00 each. DEADLINE TO ORDER AND PAY is May 9th.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • Spring Club Photos will be on Wednesday, May 4th during 3rd Block.
  • Be The Change Members – if you want to order a shirt – money ($6.00) needs to be turned in to Mrs. Ruesink soon.
  • Seniors – please note local scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching
    • FRIDAY – LG Everist Scholarship
  • Good Luck to the golfers as they travel to Dakota Valley today.
  • Reminder to Drivers Ed Students:  Sign up is tomorrow morning starting at 7:30am in the MS Commons.  Be sure you know your summer schedule and have payment with you
  • Quote and Daily Challenge Sponsored by DRHS Be the Change Team
    “When you see a worthy person, try and emulate him.  When you see an unworthy person, then examine yourself.-Confucius
    The Challenge for today is to look for positive role models and do your best to emulate them.  If you find yourself being judgmental or negative towards another person, take time to notice what you have in common with the person you are judging.

 

 

Monday, April 25th
Lunch:  Jerk Chicken Flatbread or Cheeseburger  
Quarrier Station:  Cheeseburger, Sub or Salad

  • Attention boys basketball players:  There will be a meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00am in Coach Fersdahl’s room for all boys currently in grades 8-11 that are planning on playing  basketball next year.  Please be on time!
  • A reminder that students (next year 9-12) and their parents who are interested in the Dell Rapids High School trip to Washington, D.C. next summer are invited to attend a short meeting in the Middle School Commons tonight (April 25th).  The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will last 30 minutes.  Mr. Shriver and Mr. Welbig are the trip contacts.
  • National Honor Society meeting for current members (seniors) over lunch on Wednesday in the Spanish Room.
  • A set of keys have been found, please claim in the office.
  • Yearbook Meeting TOMORROW at 7:45am in Mrs. Gleason’s room.
  • Yearbook sales are almost done for the year!  Please purchase your yearbook by Friday, April 29th for $65.  Forms are in the office or go online to purchase your 2015-2016 yearbook.
  • Students: Need a summer job? Job Opportunities are posted in the office window.
  • SENIORS: Rose order form is in the office. Roses are $4.00 each.
  • SENIORS–Please send the following for the Graduation Senior Slide Show…
    • Baby picture
    • Candid pictures and/or school event pictures (from kindergarten through 12th grade).  Please send any pictures you would like to contribute by TODAY to DRHSNews@gmail.com.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • Spring Club Photos will be on Wednesday, May 4th during 3rd Block.
  • Be The Change Members – if you want to order a shirt – money ($6.00) needs to be turned in to Mrs. Ruesink soon.
  • Art Club Calendars are now on sale for $5 each.  We have a surplus, so please don’t miss this offer and a chance to help out the visual arts at DRHS! See Wendy or Mr. Mott to get your calendar.
  • Seniors – please note local scholarship deadlines are quickly approaching
    • April 30 – LG Everist Scholarship
  • **Dual credit changes and reminders.  From now on, our Testing Center will be charging $18 for the Accuplacer exam.   Fall 2016 registration will begin on MONDAY.  If you haven’t heard, the student tuition cost has been increased to $48.33/credit.
  • Quote and Daily Challenge Sponsored by DRHS Be the Change Team
    “It is terrible an inexorable law that one cannot deny the humanity of another without diminishing one’s own; in the face of one’s victim, one sees oneself.” –James Baldwin
    The Challenge for today is to take a close look at whom you judge or mistreat in your life.  Change your focus and take whatever actions you can to make things right.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, April 21st
Lunch today will be choices of:  Pork Fritter Sandwich and Chicken Stew over a Biscuit

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is BLACK day on your schedule
  • Attention 5th grade students:  If you would like to read the morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention Students:  If you are in need of school supplies and you are unable to get them, please see Ms. Telkamp. She has lots of school supplies in her office!!
  • Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Minnehaha County Sherrif’s Office Explorers meets twice a month and provides hands on training in CPR, first aid, building searches, traffic stops and other areas of law enforcement. If you are interested, please talk to Ms. Telkamp or deputy Walker. This opportunity is for students 14 and older.
  • If you are interested in attending the SDSU women’s basketball summer camps, please stop in the office for information.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires for the summer baseball session, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • 6th and 7th graders: if you are interested in participating in sideline cheer next year for middle school football or basketball, please sign up in the office.
  • 5th and 6th grades will begin Smarter Balanced testing next week. All students will need headphones for some or all of the tests. If you have not done so already, please bring headphones to school so you are prepared when testing begins.
  • Middle School track sport photos are scheduled for tomorrow after school.
  • 2016 Poppy Poster Contest:  Entries are due next Tuesday.  See Mrs. Gengler for more information.
  • DR Sportsmen Club is offering a HuntSAFE Course April 26, 30th and May 1st – for more information, please stop in the office.
  • High School sideline and Competitive Cheer:  1st practice is next Wednesday @ 1:30 (forms are in the office)
  • Student council representatives:  we will have a meeting tomorrow at 10:04am in the commons.
  • Attention 8th grade students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are available in the office and are due before the end of the school year.
  • 4th Annual Dell Rapids Relay for Life Run will be held this Saturday.  Please stop in the office for more information.
  • FCCLA will be selling suckers and beef sticks at the north side of the commons area on today and Friday after school.  Cost is 1 item for $1.00 or 6 items for $5.00.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to Elk Point Jefferson today.
  • Good Luck to the middle school track teams as they travel to Garretson today.  Dismiss athletes at 2:50 for a 3pm bus time.  Meet starts at 4pm.
  • A set of keys have been found, please claim in the office.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  Tomorrow is HAT DAY!  Pay $1 and wear a hat all day.
  • April is Autism Awareness Month:  Please help promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis this year by wearing BLUE every Thursday.
    • FACT:  Autism greatly varies from person to person (no two people with autism are alike)

 

 

Wednesday, April 20th
• Happy Birthday to Charles S.!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle Meatloaf or Crispy Chicken Nuggets

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is ORANGE day on your schedule
  • Attention 5th grade students:  If you would like to read the morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention Students: If you are in need of school supplies and you are unable to get them, please see Ms. Telkamp. She has lots of school supplies in her office!!
  • Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Minnehaha County Sherrif’s Office Explorers meets twice a month and provides hands on training in CPR, first aid, building searches, traffic stops and other areas of law enforcement. If you are interested, please talk to Ms. Telkamp or deputy Walker. This opportunity is for students 14 and older.
  • If you are interested in attending the SDSU women’s basketball summer camps, please stop in the office for information.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires for the summer baseball session, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • 6th and 7th graders: if you are interested in participating in sideline cheer next year for middle school football or basketball, please sign up in the office. ​
  • 5th and 6th grades will begin Smarter Balanced testing next week. All students will need headphones for some or all of the tests. If you have not done so already, please bring headphones to school so you are prepared when testing begins.
  • Middle School track sport photos are scheduled for Friday April 22nd after school.
  • 2016 Poppy Poster Contest:  Entries are due April 26, 2016.  See Mrs. Gengler for more information.
  • DR Sportsmen Club is offering a HuntSAFE Course April 26, 30th and May 1st – for more information, please stop in the office.
  • High School sideline and Competitive Cheer:  1st practice is April 27th @ 1:30 (forms are in the office)
  • Student council representatives:  we will have a meeting on Friday at 10:04 in the commons.
  • Reminder to 6th grade students:  Athletic physicals for next school year will be done here at school today at 3:30.  You must return your paperwork and fee to your homeroom teacher or the office asap.
  • Attention 8th grade students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are available in the office and are due before the end of the school year.
  • O.I. will be here today, if you need to see them, please sign up in the office and we will call when they arrive.
  • 4th Annual Dell Rapids Relay for Life Run will be held this Saturday.  Please stop in the office for more information.
  • FCCLA will be selling suckers and beef sticks at the north side of the commons area on Thursday and Friday after school.  Cost is 1 item for $1.00 or 6 items for $5.00.
  • Good Luck to the high school vocal/band students as they travel to the Region II Large Group Contest today.
  • The library will be closed from 8-10am this morning.
  • Varsity girls golf sport photos will be taken today after school at the golf course.
  • Good Luck to the varsity golfers as they travel to Elk Point Jefferson tomorrow.   Bus time is 6:45am – meet starts at 9am.
  • April is Autism Awareness Month:  Please help promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis this year by wearing BLUE every Thursday.
    *     FACT: Autism now affects 1 in 68 children

 

 

Tuesday, April 19th
• Happy Birthday to Cydnee L.!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Soft Shell Tacos or Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is BLACK day on your schedule
  • Attention 5th grade students:  If you would like to read the morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention Students: If you are in need of school supplies and you are unable to get them, please see Ms. Telkamp. She has lots of school supplies in her office!!
  • Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Minnehaha County Sherrif’s Office Explorers meets twice a month and provides hands on training in CPR, first aid, building searches, traffic stops and other areas of law enforcement. If you are interested, please talk to Ms. Telkamp or deputy Walker. This opportunity is for students 14 and older.
  • If you are interested in attending the SDSU women’s basketball summer camps, please stop in the office for information.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires for the summer baseball session, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • 6th and 7th graders: if you are interested in participating in sideline cheer next year for middle school football or basketball, please sign up in the office. ​
  • 7th and 8th grades will begin Smarter Balanced testing this week. All students will need headphones for some or all of the tests. If you have not done so already, please bring headphones to school so you are prepared when testing begins.
  • ALL girls planning on playing volleyball next year freshmen through senior there will be a meeting TOMORROW at 8 am in Coach Solberg’s room.
  • Middle School track sport photos are scheduled for Friday April 22nd after school.
  • 2016 Poppy Poster Contest:  Entries are due April 26, 2016.  See Mrs. Gengler for more information.
  • DR Sportsmen Club is offering a HuntSAFE Course April 26, 30th and May 1st – for more information, please stop in the office.
  • High School sideline and Competitive Cheer:  1st practice is April 27th @ 1:30 (forms are in the office)
  • April is Autism Awareness Month:  Please help promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis this year by wearing BLUE every Thursday.
    *  FACT: Autism now affects 1 in 68 children
  • Great job to the 6th Grade Quiz Bowl team in their competition at Tri-Valley yesterday.  DRMS #1 finished in 6th place and DRMS #2 finished in 13th place
  • Congratulations to the 5th grade students at declam.
    Winners include:
    Poetry:  Liz P. – “Why Do I Have to Clean My Room?” by Jack Prelutsky and  Kaeley N. – “Sick” by Shel Silverstein
    Humorous:  Kerrigan K. – “Get Out of Bed” by Diane Z. Shore and Zach H. – “The Alien’s Have Landed” by Kenn Nesbitt
    Dramatic:  Katrina K. – “Cotton Candy” by Author Unknown
  • Student council representatives: we will have a meeting on Friday at 10:04 in the commons.
  • Good Luck to the varsity track teams as they travel to Beresford today.  Dismiss athletes at 2pm for a 2:15 bus time.  Meet starts at 4pm
  • Reminder to 6th grade students:  Athletic physicals for next school year will be done here at school tomorrow at 3:30.  You must return your paperwork and fee to your homeroom teacher or the office asap.
  • Attention 8th grade students:  DRHS Booster Club is offering a $50 athletic camp scholarship.  Forms are available in the office and are due before the end of the school year.
  • O.I. will be here tomorrow, if you need to see them, please sign up in the office and we will call when they arrive.
  • 4th Annual Dell Rapids Relay for Life Run will be held this Saturday.  Please stop in the office for more information.

 

 

Monday, April 18th
• Happy Birthday to Erin L.!
Lunch today will be choices of:  Homestyle Stroganoff or Crispy Chicken Sandwich

  • Attention 7/8 graders:  Today is ORANGE day on your schedule
  • Attention 5th grade students:  If you would like to read the morning announcements, please sign up in the office.
  • Attention Students: If you are in need of school supplies and you are unable to get them, please see Ms. Telkamp. She has lots of school supplies in her office!!
  • Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? The Minnehaha County Sherrif’s Office Explorers meets twice a month and provides hands on training in CPR, first aid, building searches, traffic stops and other areas of law enforcement. If you are interested, please talk to Ms. Telkamp or deputy Walker. This opportunity is for students 14 and older.
  • If you are interested in attending the SDSU women’s basketball summer camps, please stop in the office for information.
  • Dell Rapids Little League is looking for umpires for the summer baseball session, for more information & to sign up, please stop in the office.
  • 6th and 7th graders: if you are interested in participating in sideline cheer next year for middle school football or basketball, please sign up in the office. ​
  • 7th and 8th grades will begin Smarter Balanced testing this week. All students will need headphones for some or all of the tests. If you have not done so already, please bring headphones to school so you are prepared when testing begins.
  • ALL girls planning on playing volleyball next year freshmen through senior there will be a meeting this Wednesday, April 20th at 8 am in Coach Solberg’s room.
  • Middle School track sport photos are scheduled for Friday April 22nd after school.
  • 2016 Poppy Poster Contest:  Entries are due April 26, 2016.  See Mrs. Gengler for more information.
  • DR Sportsmen Club is offering a HuntSAFE Course April 26, 30th and May 1st – for more information, please stop in the office.
  • High School sideline and Competitive Cheer:  1st practice is April 27th @ 1:30 (forms are in the office)
  • April is Autism Awareness Month:  Please help promote autism awareness, autism acceptance, and draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis this year by wearing BLUE every Thursday.
    • FACT: Autism now affects 1 in 68 children

Homecoming Royalties

The Dell Rapids and Dell Rapids St Mary Homecoming Royalties have been announced for the 2014 Homecoming.  This year’s Homecoming for both schools will be the week of September 29th – Oct 3rd.

Dell Rapids St Mary Homecoming Royalty:

  • Brandi Wolles
  • Claudia Schwebach
  • Ally Mullaney
  • Wes Heinricy
  • Noel Hansen
  • Mitch Brown

**Coronation will be held on Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 p.m.

Dell Rapids Homecoming Royalty:

  • Taylor Brown
  • Meg Dearduff
  • Baily Munk
  • Jessica Tisher
  • Adam Karst
  • Tanner Ljunggren
  • Riley Schmidt
  • Andrew Wiebenga

**Coronation on Monday, September 29th will be changed from 7:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please share that time change with your family and friends. 

Dell Rapids School Registration and Open House

Quarrier LogoDell Rapids Public Schools will be holding registrations starting on Monday, August 11th, and will continue on Tuesday, August 12th.  The Senior class registration will be on Monday from 9:oo a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  The Junior class registration will also be on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  A mandatory Parent/Student meeting for fall sport participants in grades 7-12 will also be held on Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Registration will continue on Tuesday with elementary student registration at the elementary school from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Sophomore class registration will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  5th grade registration will also be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the middle school.  Freshman registration will run from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m at the high school while grades 6-8 registration will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the middle school.

Open houses for Dell Rapids public will take place on Tuesday, August 26th.  The elementary school open house will be from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  The 5th grade open house will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym.  Open house for grades 6-8 will be held in the home room classrooms also from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on August 26th.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 27th.

Complete school supply lists can be found by clicking the links:

2014 Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship

Since 2013 the Minnehaha Funeral Home, of Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, and Garretson, South Dakota, has awarded a $500 scholarship to one graduating high school senior from each of the high schools in our area. Minnehaha Funeral Home has always prided itself in its community involvement, and these scholarships will continue that focus. In addition to academic information, applicants were asked to submit an essay on how ethics and morals impacted their daily life. Recipients were chosen by a five person committee made up from the funeral home’s board of directors. We are pleased to announce that the 2014 recipients of the Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship of:

  • Baltic High School-Shi Almont
  • Chester Area High School-Adam Anderson
  • Dell Rapids High School-Michael Mitchell
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary High School-Kiley Reecy
  • Garretson High School-Conner Blosmo
  • Tri-Valley High School-Clark Haugen

Dell Rapids National Honor Society Awards Banquet

Dell Rapids High School held its National Honor Society Awards Banquet on Monday, May 12th, at the Dell Rapids Lutheran Church.

Below are the list of winners:

  • Bausch & Lomb Science Award—Jessica Tisher
  • George Eastman Young Leadership Award—Sarah Haak
  • Frederick Douglas Susan B. Anthony Award—Melanie Wilke
  • Trent Area Scholarship—Madie Vietor, Ben Hinricher, and Jacob Huewe
  • American Legion Scholarship—Tia McKillip
  • Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship—Michael Mitchell
  • David Schmidt Memorial Scholarship—Sheridan Skinner
  • Golden West Scholarship—Tia McKillip
  • Dan Daugaard Scholarship—Jackson Gleason
  • DREA Scholarship—Mallory Luke & Jacob Habeger
  • PEO Scholarship—Lexi Snyder
  • DR Lions Club Scholarship—Lexi Snyder
  • Jerry Hoftiezer Memorial Scholarship—Michael Mitchell & Ben Hinricher
  • DR Forward Youth Scholarship—Victoria Murphy & Lexi Snyder
  • Jeremy Baum “Hope” Scholarship—Alexis Damm
  • Wyatt Ammon Scholarship—Brock Reinhiller
  • Regina Evans “Grandma” Scholarship—Jonathan DeNoon
  • Gloria Beck Scholarship—Tia McKillip
  • Woody Yaroch Memorial Scholarship—Taiven Logan
  • Bernice & Henry Speh Scholarship—Kenaniah Swenson & Zane Schumacher
  • John Solem Scholarship—Tia McKillip, Jonathan DeNoon, Matthew DeNoon & Lexi Snyder

National Honor Society Awards—

  • NHS Teacher of the Year—Jann Saxon
  • NHS Friend of Education—LuAnn Heidebrink

Sports Recognition & Awards Night Awards:

  • Ron Berg—FB Jacob Habeger & Cody Nielsen
  •                     WR Austin Eulberg & Brock Reinhiller
  • WR State Champion: Leon Maxwell
  • Zach Leighton “Believe” Scholarship-Cody Nielsen, Andy Scherff, Zach Schroeder, & Mikaela Adams
  • Michael Entringer Scholarship—Cody Nielsen & Michael Mitchell
  • Scholar Athletes: Lexi Snyder & Cody Nielsen
  • Quarrier Athlete of the Year: Michaela Stofferahn & Zach Schroeder

Booster of the Year—Kevin & Jeanine Schnieders

Dell Rapids Finish 3rd at One-Act Play Regions

The Dell Rapids one-act play cast earned a 3rd place finish at the Region 3A competition held in Brandon on Thursday, January 30th.  Outstanding acting awards were earned by by Taiven Logan and Michael Mitchell with a three-for-three sweep from the judges.  Alec Riswold also earned an outstanding actor award from two out of the three judges.  Jessica Tisher earned a nomination from one judge.

Dell Rapids Connections

“Connections for a Healthy Community”

Dell Rapids Connections is a group of community partners including the Dell Rapids Public School, Dell Rapids St Mary School, the Dell Rapids Ministerial Association, and community members.  The mission is “connecting families to community resources.”

Dell Rapids Connections seeks to:

  • Empower families to make healthy decisions
  • Enhance awareness of community resources
  • Provide education and support to families
  • Provide opportunities to improve/foster healthy relationships

Upcoming September and October Events:

September 4th

  • Restoration Generation
  • Dell Rapids Public and Dell Rapids St Mary MS/HS School Assembly and Evening Community Concert

September 10th

  • National Suicide Awareness Day

September Teaching Staff Goal:  Assist Suicide Prevention Training

October 20th – 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

  • “To Save a Life” movie at Old 77 – Parent viewing

October 23rd – 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

  • “To Save a Life” movie at Old 77 – 7th through 12th grade viewing

2013 Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship Winners

Earlier this year the Minnehaha Funeral Homes, of Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, and Garretson, South Dakota, established five $500 scholarships to be awarded each year to one graduating high school senior from each of the high schools in our area (Baltic High School, Dell Rapids High School, Dell Rapids St. Mary High School, Garretson High School, and Tri-Valley High School). Minnehaha Funeral Home has always prided itself in its community involvement, and these scholarships will continue that focus. In addition to academic information, applicants were asked to submit an essay on how ethics and morals impacted their daily life. Recipients were chosen by a five person committee made up from the funeral home’s board of directors. We are proud to announce that the 2013 recipients of the Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship are:

  • Baltic High School-Jenna Brende
  • Dell Rapids High School-Corynn Hoff
  • Dell Rapids St. Mary High School-Theresa Duffy
  • Garretson High School-Erika Larios
  • Tri-Valley High School-Summer Bossman

***Minnehaha Funeral Home Press Release

Jenna Brende – Baltic

Corynn Hoff – Dell Rapids

Theresa Duffy – Dell Rapids St Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erika Larios – Garretson

Summer Bossman – Tri Valley

Jazz Ensemble Places Second at Festival

The Dell Rapids High School Jazz Ensemble participated at the SDSU/Brookings Optimist Jazz Festival in Brookings Thursday, April 4th.  The group received 2nd Place in Class A competition.  They also received “Outstanding Trumpet Section” and “Outstanding Rhythm Section” awards for their performance.  Jayme Damm and Zane Lodmell also received “Outstanding Soloist” awards.