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Black Hills Stock Show
Foundation Scholarships

Beginning in 1999, the Foundation expanded its annual
scholarship program to include the selection of three outstanding
High School Rodeo athletes who will continue their education
through university, college and/or technical institute
studies, and who are committed to careers in ag-related fields.


1999 South Dakota High School Rodeo State Finals Scholarship Winners:


Kotton Krull
of Harrold, SD will graduate from Highmore High School in May, 1999 with plans to continue his education at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. He is active in football, track, basketball and wrestling, lettering in football, wrestling and rodeo.

As a high school rodeo athlete, he is vice president of the Rodeo Club and is a 4-year qualifier has for state finals competition.

Selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among American High School Students, Kotton is a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Olympics and Future Business Leaders of America. His FFA involvement includes Chapter Reporter, State Convention Delegate, Farm Safety Teacher, and member of State Judging and Champion Shooting Teams.

He has received his Chapter Degree, Greenhand Award, Pin Award and Star Chapter Agribusinessman award.

While working on his parent's (Kip and Deb Krull) ranch, he has been a 4-H member for 11 years, holding all offices, volunteering during the Holidays to deliver food baskets to the elderly, as a server at the community supper held yearly and gives his time to mow and clean the community cemetery. He has received the 4-H Community Service Award and has been a State 4-H rodeo qualifier and member on the State 4-H Champion Shooting Team.

He serves as assistance coach and as an official for AAU wrestling.

In pursuing a degree in animal science, his goal is to accepted to Iowa State University's veterinary program, to specialize in equine veterinary and nutrition.

"My academic interest is strong in all the sciences," says Kotton. "I believe my agricultural background and working knowledge of the ranch are advantages in my chosen career."


Alisa Nelson
will graduate from Lemmon High School in May, 1999 with plans to continue her education at National American University, Aberdeen, SD.

Named to Who's Who Among American High School Students, she is the recipient of the United States Achievement Award, and has been a participate in the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. She is a member of the 4-H and National Honor Society Church Youth Group and of National Honor Society.

As a high school rodeo athlete, Alisa is active in the Rodeo Club, serving on several committees. She is student secretary of the SD High School Rodeo Assn., and has qualified for the National Finals in break-away roping. She has also served as president and secretary of the Lemmon High School Rodeo Club and captain of the school's Volleyball Team.

Her FFA career includes district, state and national involvement and awards including Greenhand and Chapter Degree Pins, first place wins in District Market Analysis competitions and Horse Proficiency awards. She has held a number of offices among them an FFA 2nd vice president and treasurer of the Junior Parliamentary Procedure Team. Committees she has chaired includes FFA Food for America, FFA clean-up Day, FFA Week, FFA Ag Olympics and FFA Farm & Home Show.

Areas of service work include Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Church Youth Group, Adopt-A-Highway projects, cleaning 4-H fairgrounds, volunteering time at the nursing home, raising money for the American Cancer Society, collecting food for the Food Pantry, volunteer work at Badlands Head Start and building dug-outs at the community baseball field.

Along with working on her parent's (Dan and Colleen) ranch, Alisa has also been employed at the Faith Veterinary Clinic. "My plans are to major in veterinary technology with business as a minor," explains Alisa "I like the hands-on work environment the curriculum at NAU provides."


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For Questions Or For More Information:
Black Hills Stock Show Foundation, Inc.
444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57701

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.