What does it take to be a Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week? It's not just about grades or athletic ability. It takes a well-rounded individual that excels in the classroom and the community.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and KSFY Television have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school seniors throughout the region. "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" has been celebrating the achievements of high school seniors since 2002. Recipients are highly motivated high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. This program was founded on the four pillars of Touchstone Energy: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and a Commitment to Community. Faculty members nominate students based on their academic achievement as well as school and community involvement. Lake Region electric Association approves the nominations for review by KSFY and Touchstone Energy.

The selected Senior will receive a $250.00 check from Lake Region Electric Association and Touchstone Energy. Recipients are eligible to win additional scholarship at the Touchstone Energy Scholar Banquet.

For more information on the program please call Laura at Lake Region Electric Association: 605-345-3379 or 1-800-657-5869

Webster's Connor Bauer Chosen as Scholar of The Week

Connor Bauer, son of Scott & Pam Bauer,  is a student at Webster High School and was chosen as Scholar of the Week for the week of October 10, 2021. Connor participates in cross country, basketball, band, and robotics. Connor also excels academically; he has been on the honor roll every semester of his high school career and is a member of the National Honor Society. Webster Area High School Counselor, Chelsea Larson nominated Connor for this award. She often nominates seniors that are involved with NHS because they are strong students academically and are involved in with school and community activities. She says of Connor, “Connor is a genuinely nice young man.  He is supportive of his peers and is a role model to younger students.  He is a hard worker and strives to do his best.”

Connor received a check for $250 from lake Region Electric Association as part of the Scholar of the Week program. He was also featured on Dakota News Now during the 6:00PM news on Monday, October 11 and again on the Dakota News Now morning news on Tuesday, October 12 between 6:00AM and 7:00AM.

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Dakota News Now have joined together to recognize the achievements of high school seniors throughout the region. "Touchstone Energy Scholar of the Week" has been celebrating the achievements of high school seniors since 2002. Recipients are highly motivated high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community. This program was founded on the four pillars of Touchstone Energy: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and a Commitment to Community. Larson appreciates the Scholar of the Week program, “I am really glad that KSFY/Touchstone Energy Scholar program is available because it highlights the achievements and successes of many of our South Dakota students. Connor is one of those students that deserves to be recognized for being a role model and hard worker.”

For more information on the program please contact Lake Region Electric Association, your local Touchstone Energy cooperative.