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1999 BHSS Scholarship Recipients


Scholarship Recipient

Ty Krell, hales from the Cowboy State; Torrington, Wyoming is his home. He attends Easter Wyoming College in Torrington, majoring in ag business with plans to transfer to Chadron State College in Nebraska to complete his education. Ty is ranch-raised and has grown up with the values of hard work, dedication and responsibility instilled in him through his family. Ty has a long history with Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo, competing in youth livestock judging events for several years. While holding down a part-time job at Dinklage Feedlot, he has reached high achievements through FFA, Boys State and sports programs. Ty has also been very active in community service through church, 4-H and Weston County Junior Fair activities, and also as the Ranch Rodeo Superintendent. He is involved with both ag and rodeo clubs at Eastern Wyoming College. "With the stressed ag economy, the idea of giving up has passed through a lot of people's minds," Ty says. "But out here in the West, giving up is in no one's dictionary!" "With hard work, dedication and taking responsibility, I know I will be able to make a considerable and positive contribution to the ag industry and to society." Ty's parents are Gary and Bev Krell of Four Corners, WY.




Scholarship Recipient

Academic excellence runs in the family of Sarah Geigle. Two years ago, Sarah Geigle was selected as a Foundation winner. Now it's her brother's turn. Josh Geigle, a student at South Dakota State University, is majoring in agricultural engineering. He is the fourth generation to ranch and farm on land homesteaded by his great-grandfather in 1907 and who immigrated from Germany. Josh is an Academic All-State Award winner in football and basketball, a National Honor Society Member, and Boys State Representative. He also holds the FFA Chapter Star Farmer Award and State Farmer Degree. He has been active in church youth groups and as a volunteer in community maintenance projects. "My dream is to one day be an active fourth-generation family member to ranch and farm the land my great-grandfather homesteaded," says Josh. "A degree in Agricultural Engineering will give the me the knowledge I need to use and apply new technologies, in a practical way, out in the field." Josh's parents are Norman and Diane Geigle of Wall, South Dakota.





Kelly Quaal isn't wasting any time. She has been taking and completing college course credits while finishing high school, showing much the same spunk as her great grandmother who staked a claim as a widow with two small children that marked the beginning of a four generation legacy. Kelly Quaal has been accepted at several universities and colleges and will be making her final decision as to pursuing higher education at either Concordia University in Nebraska, or Concordia College or Moorhead State University, both located in Minnesota. She is a sports enthusiast with hopes of playing college basketball. Her high school athletic career saw her play in undefeated seasons as a starter and co-captain. Awards include MVP and All-Star. She has participated in student council, Band and Fundraising Events. While working on the ranch, she has also served as a Meals on Wheels volunteer, a Spearfish Youth Basketball referee, in Lutheran Youth Group and is an ELCA member. She has received the US Achievement Academy Award, is a SD Miss Pre-Teen Finalist, a member of the Homecoming Royalty Court and was selected to participate in the Youth For Understanding Exchange Program where she traveled to Norway, the county of her family's origin. "The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo have been an important tradition in our family," says Kelly. "For as long as I can remember, it has been part of our wintertime activities. And my grandfather is one of the founding fathers of the High Plains Heritage Museum, where a wonderful legacy for future generations has been established. My father is a current board member. I respect and share pride in my ancestry and through hard work and commitment, will continue to make lasting contributions that will preserve our western heritage." Kelly's parents are Mick and Jean Quaal of Spearfish, South Dakota.



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444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
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Phone: 605-718-0810

The Black Hills Stock Show Foundation is a non-profit organization. As part of its mission of "Preserving The Legacy, Investing In The Future,"  the Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth in higher education and organizations, programs and projects that enhance services and education to the public.