The South Dakota Department of Labor Relations has awarded $6,000 to Kristie Bade of Northwestern Area High School. The senior was the first place winner in an essay contest, funded by a grant from the Investor Protection Trust. Her teacher, Anne Frericks won $500 for having sponsored Bade.
Aberdeen American News (SD) also reports that other students in the area also won. Chelsey Mehlhoff Clyde, a student at Warner High School, Austin Effling, from Britton-Hecla High School, and Schyler Sattler, also from Northwestern Area High School, all received cash awards.