Lealand Randel Signs with DSU


Photo courtesy of Lealand Randel

Another Dell Rapids senior has signed a letter of intent to play collegiate sports next year.   Dell Rapids senior Lealand Randel signed a letter of intent to play baseball with the Dakota State University Trojans.  The right-handed pitcher has played for the Dell Rapids High School club baseball team and the Dell Rapids legion team.

Lealand will join his brother Trey at Dakota State who is currently a pitcher for the Trojans.


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DRMS Students Have GenCyber Day with DSU

DRMS_GenCyber_1Each grade level from the Dell Rapids Middle School was able to participate in the GenCyber Day for 35 minutes each on Friday, January 19. Students had the opportunity to work with littleBits, Dash robots, Ozobots, or the BB-8 robots. littleBits offered students the chance to build items that moved, made noise, or had lights blink. The Dash and BB-8 robots allowed students to code the robots using a mobile device to move or perform tasks. Students using the Ozobots (a robot the size of a bouncy ball) used blank sheets of paper to draw pathways with markers for the Ozobots to follow. Students were also able to use a particular scene to change the direction or speed of the Ozobots.

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, an associate professor from Dakota State University in Madison, led of a group of undergraduate and graduate students that helped students with each station. DRMS_GenCyber_2

“While all of the connected toys are fun to play with, they all teach important fundamentals of computer science.  The kids learn linear logic they can apply as they advance their skills.  We know kids won’t be experts in a day, but if we can get them interested in cyber that is a big win,” commented Dr. Podhradsky.

DRMS_GenCyber_3Scott Headrick, one of the K-12 Technology Integrationists for the Dell Rapids School District, thought the event went well.  “We have great kids in Dell Rapids. It was wonderful to have students get an opportunity to learn problem solving skills and computer science! It was great to have Dr. Podhradsky and the DSU students lead us in such fun, learning activities!”

Submitted by Scott Headrick


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Carson Rentz Signs with DSU

CarsonRentzDSU2017Dell Rapids senior Carson Rentz signed his letter of intent to play basketball for the Dakota State University Trojans basketball team in Madison.  Rentz held his signing on Wednesday, November 15th, at Dell Rapids High School.

Rentz finished his junior season shooting 30% from the field, 27% from three-point area, and 75% from the free-throw line.  He was named the MVP at the DWU Classic and played for BBA this past summer.  In three seasons on the Quarrier basketball team, Rentz has a total of 184 points, 50 rebounds, 82 assists and 17 steals.  He has shot 34% from the field, 33% from three point area, and 78% from the free-throw line in his career.

Rentz was also the quarterback of the Quarrier football team this past season.

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Jacob Habeger Signs Letter of Intent with Dakota State

Dell Rapids Quarrier Jacob Habeger has signed a letter of intent to play football for Dakota State University in Madison, SD.  Those in attendance of his signing were Dakota State head coach Josh Anderson, coach Craig Jorgensen, the Dell Rapids high school wrestling team, and Habeger’s family.  Habeger plans to major in elementary education.  Habeger is the son of Ray and Sue Habeger of Dell Rapids.

Jacob Habeger - Letter of Intent

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